Legal fees

Legal fees are billed according to the nature of consultation or service provided.
Individuals with financial difficulties may be eligible for the Japan Legal Support Center (the JLSC or Houterasu) legal aid. Please feel free to first make an appointment with us.

Legal consultation

JPY 5,000 per 30 minutes (not inclusive of consumption tax)Please take note that hourly fee will be applicable for corporations.

Civil case

1) Retainer Fee: A percentage based on the economic benefits of the case; and

Economic benefits amount Percentage
JPY 3 million or less 8%
Exceeding JPY 3 million JPY 90,000,
in addition to the equivalent of 5% of the economic benefits

2) Contingent Fee: A percentage based on the economic benefits awarded as a result of legal administrative services provided at the end of the case.

Economic benefits amount Percentage
JPY 3 million or less 16%
Exceeding JPY 3 million JPY 180,000,in addition to the equivalent of 10% of the economic benefits

Minimum retainer fee is JPY 200,000 (not inclusive of consumption tax).

In addition, depending on the nature and complexity of the case, additional charges may be applicable (for example, if a case is extremely complicated, or if a case is expected to involve an extremely large amount of preparation and handling).

Divorce case

The retainer fee and contingent fee for divorce negotiation, divorce settlement and divorce proceedings are as follows:

1) Retainer Fee: Between JPY 300,000 to JPY 500,000; and

2) Contingent Fee: Between JPY 300,000 to JPY 500,000

If economic benefits are awarded, the fee structure of a civil case will be applicable.

Inheritance case

1) Retainer Fee: A percentage based on the economic benefits of the case; and

Economic benefits amount Percentage
JPY 3 million or less JPY 300,000
Exceeding JPY 3 million JPY 240,000,in addition to the equivalent of 2% of the economic benefits

2) Contingent Fee: A percentage based on the economic benefits awarded as a result of legal administrative services provided

Economic benefits amount Percentage
JPY 3 million or less JPY 600,000,
Exceeding JPY 3 million JPY 480,000,

in addition to the equivalent of 4% of the economic benefits

Please contact us for more information on the fees for drafting of will, executor of will and other estate planning services.

Hourly Fee (Time charge)

Hourly fee for the handling of cases is at a minimum rate of JPY 30,000 per hour (not inclusive of consumption tax).

Advisory Fee

In principle, advisory fee is at a minimum rate of JPY 50,000 per month (not inclusive of consumption tax), actual fee to be determined through discussion.