Yes, indeed. In certain circumstances particularly in labor and death or injury claims there are usual agreements concluded between a claimant and his lawyer to get paid on a “no-cure no-pay” basis at a percentage of approx 15-20% of the amount actually recovered and separately agree about the relevant costs incurred.
Under Greek Law, a claimant (foreign or local) can apply to the relevant First Instance Court (Security Measures Section) seeking to obtain an Order freezing the assets (real estate, bank accounts or any other movable things) of his opponent. The relevant application is made “ex parte” and it is possible to obtain a Preliminary Order for freezing the above assets until the time of the main hearing of the application. The security applications very often are filed before the relevant Courts, particularly to secure business claims and normally they are heard within 1 up to 3 months as from their filing.
Certainly. Under the Greek Bar Association Rules it is obligatory for a Greek lawyer or a law firm to effect such a review before undertaking a case.