Where can I find open case enquiries?
As a registered lawyer, click on "My area" and "Open Case Enquiries" in the navigation bar. You can now view the open case enquiries, show interest in specific cases and contact litigants or remove case enquiries from your list. In addition, you have the option of indicating that you have been given the mandate for an open case and of creating a case on the basis of this open case enquiries.
What is the process from an open case enquiry to a mandated case?
As a registered lawyer, you have found an open case enquiry that interests you. Click on "Show interest". You now have the option of sending a personal message to the litigant of the open case enquiry. If you have completed a mandate agreement with the litigant, you can click on "Mandate granted" in the corresponding case enquiry. To create a new case based on the case enquiry, confirm that there is a mandate agreement and enter an authorisation code. Your client can generate this code under "My area" and "Authorisation code". Click on "Confirm and Create New Case". A new case is created and appears under "My area" and "My Cases". You can now edit your case.
How do I create a new case?
As a registered lawyer, click on "My area" and "Create New Case" in the navigation bar. You can now create your case. It will then appear under "My area" and "My Cases", where you can edit it at any time.
How can I view and edit access rights to the case?
As a registered lawyer, click on "My area" and "My Cases" in the navigation bar. For your case, click on the button "Access Rights & Edit Requests". Here you can define the access rights and accept or decline your access requests from sponsors or contact interested sponsors (e.g. to conclude a confidentiality agreement prior to access).
How do I publish a case?
As a registered lawyer, you have finished creating your case, defined the access rights and want to publish it on the platform. To do this click from within the case on "Release for approval". Confirm that all case details are correct and click on "Release for approval".
How do I answer sponsors' questions and publish case questions & answers?
Interested sponsors asked their questions about the case in the Q&A phase (Q phase). Your case is now in the Q&A phase (A phase). Click on "My area" and "My Cases" in the navigation bar. Click on "Edit Q&A" for your case. You can now answer the questions in the text field. Once you have completed the questions & answers on the case, you can click on "Publish Q&A" under "My area" and "My Cases" in your case. Confirm and click on "Publish Q&A".
What is the financial risk of my client?
Basically, your client does not have any financial risk when the sponsorship of his legal concern is successful. We expressly point out, however, that the process budget and the process costs included there will only be taken over by the sponsors if the sponsorship is successful. If there is no financing for your client's case on the AEQUIFIN platform, your client will bear the costs incurred by the mandate relationship with you. Costs of a possible counterclaim will also not be borne.