Lawyers in Finland
In Finland, legal services are offered by a large range of providers. There is no monopoly for attorneys in the legal profession. Hence, legal advice is also offered by persons who are not subject to the professional supervision of the Bar Association. However, only members of the Bar Association may use the title of Attorney at Law (in Finnish: asianajaja, in Swedish: advokat).
The professional rules for attorneys ensure compliance with certain standards that are essential from the client’s perspective. This includes, for example, confidentiality, avoidance of conflicts of interest, and a respectful and ethical intercourse with clients and opponents.
Legal fees are not subject to details professional regulation and are largely subject to agreement between the attorney and their clients. Time-based fees with specified hour rates are usually the base for remuneration. Fixed fees or caps for defined work packages are also commonly used.