The du MANOIR de JUAYE firm’s fees are calculated in accordance with the requirements of the rules of practise of the Bar Association for the Court of PARIS. Three possible methods are proposed and, in default of agreement with our client, the first of the three is applied.
Furthermore, the firm of du MANOIR de JUAYE and partners reinvoices its disbursements to the client according to the procedure set out in point 4.
1. Invoicing based on time spent.
Our fees vary according to the attorneys’ skills, speciality and seniority and the complexity of the matter. The hourly rates of members of the Firm are from 100 to 400 Euros We endeavor to provide our clients with an estimate of the amount of our fees, pursuant to a recent decision of the French Supreme Court (Cour de Cassation). With regard to legal proceedings, this estimate is only an indication, as it is difficult to anticipate the nature of the opposition and the length of the proceedings, except in very simple cases. The recovery of any sum after a court decision is always invoiced on the basis of time spent. In accordance with the practise of the Attorney’s profession, an advance is requested by way of provision on opening the file. This advance is then deducted from the amount of the last invoice issued in the matter.
2. Invoicing comprising a fixed sum plus a supplement in the event of success.
This supplement may be a fixed sum or a percentage of the sum awarded or the savings effected.
3. Invoicing on the basis of time spent plus a supplement in the event of success.
This supplement may be a fixed sum or a percentage of the sum awarded or the savings effected. In accordance with the practise of the Attorney’s profession, an advance is requested by way of provision on opening the file. This advance is then deducted from the amount of the last invoice issued in the matter.
4. Reinvoicing of disbursements.
The following are not included in the fees and are therefore reinvoiced to the firm’s client: Taxes and dues; Sundry expenses (e.g., costs of database research, carriage and shipment, documentation, photocopying, company registration formalities, etc.) Procedural litigation costs (e.g., travelling expenses, Court Officer’s fees, etc.); the latter are generally ordered to be paid by the losing party before the court. Procedural costs in company law matters (e.g., court registry fees; company formalities, etc.) Time spent in transmission of the case file to a third party
In the event of a redundancy or dismissal claim brought by an employee before an industrial tribunal, the fees of the du MANOIR de JUAYE firm are often calculated as follows:
– A fixed portion of between 2000 and 3000 Euros excluding VAT.
-A variable portion of 10 to 20% of the amount the employer is ordered to pay the employee.
-If the case continues before the Court of Appeal, a new fixed portion of about 1000 Euros is charged. The variable portion remains unchanged.
In accordance with our code of practise, these items are indicative only and may be adapted for any client establishing a special situation.