The fees depend on criteria such as :
– the degree of difficulty of the case
– the time spent on the documents
– the work provided by the lawyer
– the importance of the case and the interests at stake
The firm tends as far as possible to offer flat rate, fixed and unchanging fees in order to allow you to define your budget precisely in advance. Payment facilities may be granted. This is usually possible for procedures that represent little chance and for the right purposes are reasonably foreseeable. Otherwise, you will be offered a fee for the time spent by the lawyer in the interest of your case. During a first study appointment, you are informed of the economic conditions of the firm. The payment of fees is done in installments and is the subject of requests for provisions which allow payments to be spread over time.
On request, an alternative statement of costs and fees can be established on a regular basis. A final statement of costs and fees is drawn up when the file is closed or when there is no need to perform new duties in the medium term. In certain procedures, the firm may provide, in agreement with the client, that the payment of part of the fees will be made on the basis of a percentage of the result obtained, namely the sums recovered or the saving of a disputed claim. Due to professional ethical obligations, fees cannot be exclusively linked to the result obtained. In certain cases, the firm may offer a “subscription” for regular consultations at a preferential rate. These will generally be institutional clients with frequent and regular consultation requests.