The Cabinet MINGAUD AVOCATS Conseil 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 MINGAUD AVOCATS Conseil 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 MINGAUD 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 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).
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 MINGAUD AVOCATS Conseil 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.
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.