Legal fees will be carefully adapted according to each situation.
Depending on the case, the firm will propose either a fee based on time spent, a flat-rate fee for the entire procedure, or a basic fee with an additional performance fee based on the result obtained.
In any case, the fee will be proposed and fixed in agreement with the client, and formalised in a fee agreement.
Payment schedule: Following the agreement on fees made at the beginning of the case, ‘retainer’ payments will be made as the case progresses until the payment of the end-of-case fee. A summary of the fees received and the fees awaiting payment in view of the work carried out, as well as the amount or the agreed method of calculation, will be provided at the end of the case.
Fees and expenses of external agents, travel expenses, and miscellaneous expenses: Miscellaneous expenses, travel expenses, proceedings costs, and expenses and fees of external agents such as bailiffs, experts, arbitrators, mediators and others, will be paid in addition to legal fees, upon presentation of an invoice.
Disputes: Disputes concerning the validity, interpretation, and execution of fee agreements or disputes concerning the lawyer’s services will be brought before either the President of the Bar of Paris, or (free of charge) the national mediator at the National Bar Council: Mr Jérôme Hercé, CNB Consumer Mediator, 22 rue de Londres, 75009 Paris – email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: https://mediateur-consommation-avocat.fr