SYSTEMATIC FEE AGREEMENT PROPOSED FROM THE START OF THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP.
COST OF A LAWYER : THE LAWYER, LIKE ANY INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONAL, BILLS FOR SERVICES RENDERED TO HIS CLIENTS (ANALYSES, COUNSEL, DRAFTING OF LEGAL DOCUMENTS, ETC.).
HIS REMUNERATION CONSISTS OF FEES. FEE-SETTING IS FREE, THERE IS NO FIXED SCALE.
FEES FOR LITIGATION ACTIVITIES
Fees factor in several criteria: the nature of the litigation, the complexity of the case, time spent and the outcome…
The fee amount as well as the payment terms and conditions are recorded beforehand via a fee agreement.
The fees may be as follows:
Flat rate : at the opening of the case, remuneration is planned for in a comprehensive and intangible manner.
Time spent : the lawyer is paid on an hourly basis. The hourly rate set with the client by mutual agreement, is multiplied by the number of hours spent on the case in conformity with a due diligence sheet.
The outcome : must be planned by means of a beforehand recorded fee agreement.
In that case the lawyer collects a minimum fee (usually a flat rate) to which is added an “additional” fee based on the outcome. The contingency fee may be a lump sum or proportional to the outcome.
We suggest you contact your insurance provider to check whether you are eligible to receive legal protection (guarantee contracted as part of for example a comprehensive home insurance or a professional liability insurance) whereby part or all of the lawyer’s fees are covered, but also those of a bailiff or a legal expert.
Depending on your financial circumstances, payment in instalments of fees owed can be agreed upon.
Fees are determined according to each act to be performed.
It is also possible to set up subscription plans.
Depending on the nature of the litigation, the law practice accepts to provide legal aid.
You will have to take the necessary steps to obtain Legal Aid.