The fees of the firm of Christophe Sanson are set in complete transparency with the client, after acceptance of our quote by the latter, in accordance with the rules of ethics of the profession of Lawyer.
The firm Christophe Sanson undertakes to evoke the question of fees from the first appointment, after having read the case. The method of payment most suited to the client and the case in question will be systematically recommended by the Cabinet Christophe SANSON.
To specify the terms and conditions for fixing the fees, a fee agreement will be made between the firm of Maître Christophe Sanson and the client. Three formulas can be proposed:
Fees at the time spent:
Fees will be based on the lawyer's time and hourly rate. When this form of remuneration is adopted, the firm Christophe Sanson indicates to its client the estimated number of hours necessary for the processing of its file, and has at its disposal a count of the time devoted to its business.
The flat rate fee:
This formula is generally used in cases where there is little risk in the process, allowing the firm to agree with its client a lump sum for the entire processing of the case .
Fees "to the result".
The performance fee is based on a result, that is, on the gain, economy or benefit to the client. It is a supplement of remuneration which is added to the honor to the past time or the flat fee but which can not be the only mode of remuneration. A performance fee is of course due only in the case where the client and the lawyer have previously agreed to it by a written agreement.
Legal Protection Insurance: the Cabinet Christophe SANSON invites you to check if you have a legal protection guarantee attached to one of your insurance contracts. If this is the case, the firm's fees will then, in whole or in part, be borne by your insurer, within the limit stipulated in the insurance contract. This coverage by the legal protection insurance does not, however, call into question the freedom of choice of the lawyer by the client.
Reimbursement of your fees by the opposing party: following legal proceedings, the judge may decide to order the other party to compensate you for the fees paid and the costs incurred during the procedure . In civil matters, this compensation is provided for by Article 700 of the Code of Civil Procedure and in criminal matters by Article 475-1 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.