The Cabinet Scp Soudri & Associes 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 Joseph Soudri will offer the customer a choice between several billing formulas, focusing on promoting the form of fees the most advantageous for the client.
To specify the terms and conditions for fixing the fees, a fee agreement will be made between the firm of Maître Joseph Soudri 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 Joseph Soudri 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.
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 Scp Soudri & Associes 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.
Compensation and reimbursement of fees: the Code of Civil Procedure (Article 700) and the Code of Criminal Procedure (Article 475-1) provide for the possibility for a court to order the opposite party to reimbursing you partially or in full for the fees and expenses incurred in court proceedings.