The fees of Maître Olivier Alves 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.
Maître Olivier Alves 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 Maître Olivier Alves.
To specify the terms and conditions for fixing the fees, a fee agreement will be made between Maître Olivier Alves 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).
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 Insurance: the Cabinet Alves Olivier 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.