Fees are charged in a transparent manner and in accordance with the ethical principles of the profession.
Before taking charge of the file, a quotation is proposed.
If this quotation is accepted, a fee agreement must be signed between the lawyer and his client.
It can be proposed :
- Flat fees, established in advance based on estimated due diligence;
- Hourly fees;
- Result fees;
- A sunscription with recurring payment.
In matters of seizure of real estate, partition, auction and judicial securities, the lawyer’s rights and fees are fixed on the basis of a tariff determined in accordance with the procedures provided for in Title IV bis of Book IV of the French Commercial Code.
Except in cases of emergency or force majeure or when acting as total legal aid or as part of the third part of Act No. 91-647 of 10 July 1991 on legal aid, a lawyer shall conclude a written fee agreement with his client, which shall specify, in particular, the amount or method of determining the fees covering foreseeable due diligence, as well as the various costs and expenses envisaged.
Fees take into account, according to usage, the client’s financial situation, the difficulty of the case, the costs incurred by the lawyer, his notoriety and the diligence of the lawyer.
Any fixing of fees that would only be based on the judicial result is prohibited. An agreement is lawful if, in addition to the remuneration for the services provided, it provides for the fixing of an additional fee based on the result obtained or the service provided…”