LEGAL ADVICE, ONLINE LEGAL SERVICES, CONSULTATION, COUNSELING
Know your rights!
In our law office in Győr or Tata, we can arrange a personal consultation on a specific legal issue, be it family law, real estate law, company law, criminal law, labor law or any other legal issue that falls within the scope of our legal practice. During the legal consultation, you will receive a formal legal opinion from a lawyer, so that you will be aware of what you can or should do in a particular case.
In some cases, it is possible to obtain legal advice online (by e-mail) or by telephone, for which we can provide further information by telephone.
Understand what you are signing!
It may seem cliché, but a well-written contract can be crucial in the event of a dispute later, so it matters what is in the document you sign.
In many cases, it is not the client who determines the content of the contract, but the other party or the lawyer instructed by him or her, who drafts it, but even in such cases you have the right to have it looked over, reviewed by a lawyer and to obtain the appropriate legal advice before signing.
Always consult a lawyer before signing, do not regret it afterwards!
ONLINE LEGAL SERVICES
Get information online, conveniently!
In today’s fast-paced world, getting things done quickly and efficiently has become a priority for everyone. We are increasingly hearing that technology and artificial intelligence could radically transform all areas of law in the coming decades. The state of the art now is that the human element will remain an indispensable part of the practice of law, but the demand for online services in the legal profession is also becoming apparent, and this could be the precursor to a major transformation.
Accordingly, our Office has introduced the following innovations to help our existing and new Clients to solve their legal problems as efficiently and quickly as possible, even if they cannot come to our Győr or Tata offices:
– Legal advice, consultation by phone, e-mail, and video conferencing (Skype, Google Meet, etc.
– Review of documents, contracts, legal opinions by e-mail
– Preparation and drafting of contracts based on the applicable rules of the law
Of the above services, remote legalization and the closely related services of remote identification and diplomatic authentication must be explained. Let us first examine the issue of remote identification. The Law on the Legal Profession does not require that the identification of the natural person must take place during the face-to-face meeting with the lawyer. However, the Law on the Prevention and Combating of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing allows identification without a personal appearance only if the supervising body – in the case of lawyers, the Hungarian Bar Association – determines the way to do so and if the electronic communication device used is audited beforehand. Consequently, in cases covered by the Pmt, identification without personal appearance may be carried out if these conditions are met, whereas in cases not covered by the law, the lawyer may identify the natural person without any further identification, even if the natural person does not appear in person. The President of the Hungarian Bar Association has defined in its Resolution 1/2019 (31.VII.) the electronic means of communication that may be used for identification. Examples include Skype, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet.
If the remote identification has been carried out, it is possible to countersign the document even if the signing of the document or the acknowledgement of the signature as one’s own was not carried out physically in the presence of the lawyer or the person authorized to represent the lawyer, but by videophone. This is known as telecommunication. The video phoning must be recorded, and the recording must be kept with the deed.
Finally, diplomatic authentication. According to the relevant provisions of the Real Estate Registry Act, if the private document was issued abroad, the signature of the declarant must be authenticated by the Hungarian diplomatic authority abroad, or the authentication by a foreign body authorized to authenticate signatures must be authenticated by the Hungarian diplomatic authority abroad (diplomatic authentication or re-certification). Where there is no Hungarian diplomatic authority abroad, the signature must be authenticated by the diplomatic authority abroad of the state representing the interests of the Hungarian State. Importantly, there is no need for diplomatic authentication or re-certification of a private document issued abroad if the document has been endorsed with an Apostille or if the requirement for authentication or re-certification is otherwise waived by international agreement or reciprocity practice.