Founded by Serdar Han Topo, TOPO Law Firm is operating in Şişli, Istanbul (European side). Topo Law Firm provide services to individuals and institutions ranging from private Legal Counseling to Family & Divorce Law, Information Technology Law, Criminal Law, Real Estate Law, Intellectual Property & Patent Law, Corporate & Commercial Law and Immigration Laws. Topo Law Firm has been providing qualified legal services for several years to National and International clients through our Divorce Lawyer, Information Technology Lawyer, Criminal Lawyer, Real Estate Lawyer, Intellectual Property & Patent Lawyer, Corporate & Commercial Lawyer and Immigration Lawyers.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
You may find the answers to some of the questions which you may have below. For further questions, you may visit us at Topo Law Firm, please make an appointment using the appointment form before your visit, or contact us using the contact information mentioned in the end of our page.
Is a fee charged for asking a question to a lawyer?
Asking initial questions to the lawyer is free. However, if you would like to seek legal consulting service, you are required to pay the legal consultation fee determined by the IBA (Istanbul Bar Association).
I need to file a lawsuit and do not need legal consulting. Do I still have to pay a legal consulting fee?
In the case that you are planning to file a lawsuit directly, you are not required to pay a legal consulting fee.
Are the costs & expenses of each case the same?
The costs & expenses of cases are Not the same. The costs & expenses of the lawsuit varies depending on the type of the lawsuit, the duration it will take, the actions to be performed, and the other details of it.
Can we obtain the lawyer fee from the opposing party after the case is over?
Legally, if the case is won, it is possible to collect the lawyer fee from the opposing party at the end of the trial. The court may decide to make the opposing party pay the attorney fee under the name of the counsel fee.
Is it possible to negotiate with the opposing party after the case is opened?
Yes, it is possible but Not every case can be dismissed upon negotiation with the opposing party after the case has been opened. Specially in the criminal cases Even if the complaint is withdrawn after the public case is opened, the case will continue to be prosecuted.
Will the information I provide remain confidential?
In line with the principle of client-attorney privilege, all information will be kept strictly confidential. And on the basis of ethical rules and the obligation to maintain confidentiality, the information will not be shared with third parties.
How can I give a power of attorney?
Anyone who wishes to obtain legal assistance in order to be able to file a lawsuit or pursue a lawsuit must give power of attorney (POA) to the lawyer. The authority to issue a power of attorney for citizens living in the country is given to Notaries. Those living abroad may obtain a power of attorney from a local public Notary or the Turkish consulates or embassies abroad.
The Power of Attorney varies according to the type of the case. For example, for recognition and enforcement cases and divorce cases, a power of attorney for a divorce lawsuit must be provided with a picture attached… In addition, the individual must have a passport or ID and 2 photographs readily available.
The POA to be granted for other cases is the general case POA which includes the authority to collect and receive money. You can find our POA information on our website or by contacting us through the contact information provided.
How much is the cost of filing a lawsuit?
The fees paid at the time of filing the lawsuit may vary according to the type of the case. Whether you reach to an agreement with the lawyer, or the nature of the agreement with the lawyer, the litigation costs are determined each year by the Ministry of Justice.
In some cases, the legal fee is determined according to the relative value of the case and in some cases regardless of the case value, a fixed legal fee is required.
The fee paid to lawyer are subject to the minimum wage tariff set each year by the Turkey Bar Association. It is forbidden to agree on a fee that is lower than the determined tariff. For further information on fee, you may contact us via our contact information.
How long will my case last?
Due to an excessive number of cases, an insufficient number of judges, prosecutors, and other judicial personnel, and deficiencies in the justice system, cases are unable to be concluded quickly. Concluding a case in a short period of time is strictly related to working with our lawyers who has a full command of the procedures and principles.
The numerous technical details involved in cases such as recognition and enforcement, the removal of content from internet, contested or uncontested divorces, labor cases, immigration cases, Intellectual property cases, an expert and experienced lawyer is required to litigate these cases in the shortest time possible.
In this respect, the qualified and expert lawyers at the Topo Law Firm, founded by Av. Serdar Han Topo, will provide you with quickest legal solutions in the shortest time possible.
How can I get answers to my questions?
The most important factor in solving legal problems is working with an experienced lawyer and law firm. You can contact us for your legal questions and you can obtain creative solutions to your problems. Your questions will be answered by our expert and experienced lawyers through e-mail within 24 hours.
The answers to your questions online should not be considered as legal advice unless taken during legal consultancy. Asking a question to the lawyer does not establish a lawyer-client relationship between the one asking the question and the one answering the question. You may also write your specific in the comment section of our articles.
Is it obligatory to hire a lawyer?
In the Turkish legal system, it is not compulsory to hire a lawyer except for some obligatory situations that require a lawyer. This means you can file a lawsuit on your own and pursue it. However, law is like a very deep ocean. Obtaining the help of our lawyers who have previously worked on cases such as yours is very important to pursue your case and secure your rights.
Even though the Lawyers based on their expert practice areas are divided into categories such as a criminal lawyer, IT lawyer, real-estate lawyer, and divorce lawyer, but they can take care of any legal case. However, an experienced and qualified lawyer in the field that you need assistance in is always more favorable.