The Cabinet Thierry Lupiac establishes its fees transparently with its clients, depending on the nature and difficulty of the case and the time spent processing the file. In accordance with the ethical rules of the profession of Lawyer, the fees will be the subject of an estimate, subject to the agreement of the client.
From the first appointment and after preliminary study of the file, the firm Thierry Lupiac will offer the customer a choice between several billing formulas, focusing on promoting the form of fees the most advantageous for the client.
A fee agreement will be established between the firm Thierry Lupiac and the client in order to materialize the service offered by the firm as well as its method of remuneration, the form of which may be:
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 Thierry Lupiac 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.
In this case, a fixed amount is paid for the whole procedure. This fee setting system is particularly suited to cases where the law firm is able to estimate in advance the time required to process the file.
The "result" fee.
Where the firm and the client have expressly provided for this in the fee agreement, additional compensation, based on obtaining a specific result for the client, may be added to a "minimum" fee. Based on a package or a quota of hours. However, the performance fee can not be the sole mode of remuneration of the lawyer.
Legal protection: if you have legal protection insurance as part of an insurance contract, the Cabinet Thierry Lupiac fees may be covered, in part or in full, by your insurance company. Despite this financial support, the client remains free to choose his lawyer.
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.