Legal advice for individuals
Foreigners living in Italy are not fully acquainted with the Italian system, which is often very different from what they are used to in their own country. It is thus very important to offer initial information and advice to individuals. Our lawyers are able to advise any person who is in Italy for any reason; they may in particular offer assistance to diplomats, expats and local people working in Embassies and Consulates.
Arbitration: private citizens can sidestep the problems of protracted legal actions by resorting to arbitration and the Mediation–Arbitration procedure. Our experts are at your disposal for any information and advice you need. All free of charge.
Labour law and Welfare
Labout and Welfare law: Advice and assistance, in and out of the law court, on the subject of subordinate work and self-employment, collective labour agreements, professional grading and the re-calculation of pay items, dismissals and withdrawals, disciplinary actions, trade union disputes, injuries, temporary and permanent disabilities.
Family law:Family law is the area of private law that governs family relations, dealing with issues relating to marriage, filiation, adoption, kinship and affinity.
Legal assistance is also provided for the pathological stage of the marriage relationship resulting in separation and divorce, illustrating to the client the rights and duties of the spouses and the children, with assistance given in the pre-judicial and actual judicial phases. Activities are sometimes performed with the aid of professional consultants specialising in child psychology or psychiatry for making plans for more appropriate relations, and of notaries, for sorting out the division of property.
In the first phase technical assistance is provided to determine the conditions of consensual separation, including care of the children and calculation of the financial support for spouse and children, agreed upon by the parties, and, if this is not possible due to failure to reach agreement or for other problems, to work out a more complex legal separation.
Following separation, the spouses can ask for a divorce and, if specific conditions are met, the annulment of the marriage before an ecclesiastical court (the Sacra Rota).
Child law: Family law also deals with the protection of children in general, including illegitimate children, i.e. children born of unmarried parents. When in a family, with parents married or living together, problems crop up that may lead, for instance, to the need or appropriateness of imposing limits or restrictions to the power of one or both parents, a special juridical body is called into play, the Children’s Court, which also has jurisdiction for adoption cases. Children are assisted when they are victims and when they commit offences, in all courts.
Criminal law: Legal assistance for private citizens, companies and their directors
Road accidents and injuries
Road accidents and injuries: Compensation for physical, material and moral damages and loss of amenity as a result of road accidents. Representation and protection against insurance companies.
Non-performance of airlines and shipping companies.
The Notary public Gives advice to both companies and individuals that sometimes require the assistance of a Notary public. Relations with the notary public begin prior to stipulating any deed. The client will express his wishes, and will receive the necessary explanations.
Even when he authenticates the signatures, the notary public ensures that the content of the contract is appropriate for the legal situation and the will of those signing the deed, bringing to their attention the clauses that may be particularly onerous; he guarantees the validity and efficacy of the deed.
He is particularly expert in property transfers, successions by descent or by will, corporate documents, advising on the best solution and warning about the dangers of agreeing on certain deeds. Amounts paid to the notary public include his professional fees and the reimbursement of taxes, duties, levies and any other expenses incurred.