The fees are defined in transparency, after our fees estimate is duly accepted by our clientele, in compliance with the ethics rules applicable to our professional practice.
As from the first appointment (free of charge) and after a brief overview of the file, we propose to our clientele, depending on the case, an option between three invoicing formula. We try our best to propose the best and most appropriate option, from a financial standpoint, to our clients.
In order to specify the fees and invoicing terms, a fees protocol shall be executed between our lawfirm and the client. Depending on the case, three fees option may be proposed:
Fees based on spent time:
The fees amount depends upon the number of hours dedicated to the file and the hourly rate.
Such hourly rate shall be defined on a case by case basis, depending on the nature and complexity of the tasks assigned and which generally varies in a range comprised between 200 and 350 euros per hour, VAT excluded. For your complete information, it shall be specificed that this indicative range of hourly rates only applies to effective value-added tasks (such as notably: legal opinions, legal risk assessment of a situation and related recommendations, strategical appraisons as regards pre-litigation and litigation, drafting of contracts and procedural acts, pleading hearings...)
As regards tasks with a much less added-value but are still necessary for the performance of the assignments entrusted to us (such as notably: legal searches, travel time for hearings attendance, phone calls with relevant administrative authorities and courts...) we believe that a lower hourly rate is justified and shall apply.
Based on the information provided to us, Cabinet Temple Boyer Legal shall specify, to the maximum possible extent, the anticipated breakdown of costs, per task concerned, in order to conduct and properly perform the entrusted assigment.
"Lump sum" fees:
This formula may be used in cases where there is little uncertainty as regards the proceedings in progress, enabling us consequently to agree on a lump-sum fee for the management of the file and related proceedings.
The result fees may be calculated on a result, ie. profit, advantage or loss avoided for the client. This is an additional compensation that may complete the fees based on time spent or the lump sum fee but shall not be regarded as the sole compensation. A result fee is only due in case clients and attorney have expressly agreed upon under a written agreement.
Legal protection: if you benefit of a legal protection insurance within the framework of an insurance policy, our fees may be, partially or completely, borne by your insurance company. Despite this financial arrangement, the client remains free to choose his lawyer.
Reimbursement of fees by the adversarial party: following a judicial procedure, the judge may decide to sentence the adversarial party to indemnify the paid fees and related costs incurred by a party in the proceedings. In civil matters, this indemnification is provided for under article 700 of the French civil procedural code whereas, in criminal matters, the indemnification is provided for under article 475-1 of the criminal procedural code.