In the Czech Republic, there is no minimum amount required in order to initiate debt recovery court proceedings.
The client will have to decide if trying to recover the debt is cost-effective in relation to the size of the claim.
The court fee is 5% of the total amount under dispute, or 4% for smaller cases, if filled electronically.
In most cases, the compensation for judicial costs is adjudicated in favour of the party that wins the case. The compensation consists of the paid court fee to the plaintiff, and the costs of legal representation by an attorney. The legal fee component of the compensation is calculated based on the amount under dispute, in accordance with the decree No. 177/1966 Sb. (Advocate´s Tariff), depending on number of necessary legal actions in the proceedings.
For example, if the amount under dispute was EUR 10000, the total costs for acceptance of the case, filing of the action to the court, and appearance before the court, including court fees would amount to about EUR 1821. In case of higher amounts subject to a dispute, the total costs would be more cost-effective. In case of lower amounts, the total costs are less cost-effective.