The Cabinet Lucy Figueiredo 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 Lucy Figueiredo 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 Lucy Figueiredo and the client. Three formulas can be proposed:
Fees at the time spent:
Fees will be based on the number of hours the firm handles the file. The amount of the fees will therefore depend on both the time spent and the hourly rate (which depends in particular on the nature of the tasks to be performed).
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 .
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 Lucy Figueiredo 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.