The legal profession is a regulated profession whose modalities of organisation and functioning are strictly defined by the law of 31 December 1971 and modified by the law of 6 August 2015, the decree of 27 November 1991, as well as by the particular regulations organising the legal profession such as the harmonised internal regulations and the procedural rules of the Paris Bar.
It should be noted that:
In application of Article 10 of the law of 31 December 1971 modified by the law of 6 August 2015, the fees of postulation, consultation, assistance, advice, writing of legal acts under private seal and pleadings are freely determined by mutual agreement between the lawyer and their client.
This agreement takes the form of a fee agreement providing for the amount and the method of determining the fees covering the foreseeable actions as well as the various expenses and disbursements envisaged.
In the event of a dispute over the fees, the dispute will be submitted to the President of the Bar Association according to the applicable laws.
TRANSPARENCY OF FEES
The fees of MOYERSOEN Avocats are established by mutual agreement with clients according to the service rendered, which depends on the work done both in quality and quantity, and the result obtained, but also on the extent of the firm’s engagement.
MOYERSOEN Avocats informs its clients beforehand of the conditions of remuneration and the methods of determining its fees, and in particular:
- Hourly rates applied by the firm
- VAT rates applicable to each case
- Postulation fees and special diligence of any locally appointed lawyer, if applicable
- Of the possible intervention of any other professionals
- Conditions of access to legal aid
Several structures can be retained for the calculation of the fees:
MOYERSOEN Avocats specifies to its clients the hourly rate that it proposes to apply under a time-based fee structure.
This hourly rate may vary depending on the business handled. A higher hourly rate may be agreed upon in cases that warrant it or a lower rate for particular due diligence.
The hourly rate is mentioned in the fee agreement as well as the invoices issued under this agreement.
MOYERSOEN Avocats and its clients may agree on a fixed and definitive fee.
The performances covered by this package are specifically indicated in the fee agreement.
In certain contentious cases, MOYERSOEN Avocats can agree with its clients to include a complementary result-based fee in addition to a primary fee structure.
This result-based fee is provided for in the fee agreement.
DISPUTE ON FEES
The existing remedies are defined by the provisions of Articles 174 to 179 of the amended Decree of 27 November 1991.
In the case of a dispute, the claimant must send a letter by registered post with acknowledgment of receipt to the President of the Bar Association of the Paris Bar.
The President of the Bar Association will seek an arrangement and must take a decision within four months.
In the event of a disagreement on the decision taken by the President, the claimant shall seize the First President of the Court of Appeal of his residence, within the period of one month, in accordance with the provisions of Article 176 of the decree of the 27 November 1991.