HURET Avocat pays particular attention to the information that its clients and prospects must receive regarding fees, their amount and their invoicing method. Accordingly, no work or diligence is carried out without the express agreement of its clients on the terms and conditions for invoicing the Firm’s fees.
This information and the express agreement of the client are provided in writing following the acceptance of a fee proposal submitted by the Firm, in the form of a fee agreement which specifies the amount or method of determining the fees to be incurred by the client in connection with the processing of their case.
The fees depend on the nature of the case, the steps to be taken, and any working time that may need to be scheduled to process, based on the information available to the Firm at the time about the main characteristics of the case.
The method for setting fees may be based on:
- the Firm’s time spent on due diligence at the hourly rate expressly agreed with the client in the invoice. A statement of due diligence is kept up to date by the Firm and made available to the client to keep them informed of the due diligence performed and invoiced.
- a fixed fee if the nature and characteristics of the case make it possible to determine from the outset the steps to be taken and a corresponding amount of fees.
- the determination of a performance fee, in addition to the fees for time spent or the fixed price and fixed by fee agreement which determines a percentage applied to the sums obtained or kept by the client, at the end of the transaction.
In addition to such fees, the client must also pay any costs that may have to be incurred during the course of the case (travel expenses, involvement of other professionals (notary, bailiff, etc.).
All fees, and costs if any, are increased by VAT at the current rate.
In accordance with the provisions of articles L. 612-1 and following of the Code of Consumption, the Cabinet informs you that in case of litigation, the customer has the possibility to have access for free to the Consumer Ombudsman at the Conseil National des Barreaux (CNB) whose contact information is : CNB, Consumer Ombudsman, 180 Boulevard Haussmann – 75008 Paris.