FEES

Violaine Motte’s fees

Accord­ing to French Law No. 71–1130 of Decem­ber 31, 1971 and its sub­se­quent amend­ments, the attorney’s fees are freely set.

After the first meet­ing, Vio­laine Motte Esq. sends you a pro­pos­al for a fee agree­ment on the scope of work, requir­ing your sig­na­ture to for­mal­ize your consent.

In all cas­es, fees are set before tax­es. They are gen­er­al­ly sub­ject to the Val­ue Added Tax (VAT) of 20% for ser­vices pro­vid­ed for cus­tomers estab­lished in France (com­pa­nies or indi­vid­u­als), as well as for indi­vid­u­als estab­lished abroad. They are set with­out VAT under the exemp­tion con­di­tions pro­vid­ed by the applic­a­ble legal and reg­u­la­to­ry pro­vi­sions, in par­tic­u­lar for com­pa­nies estab­lished in the Euro­pean Union or in oth­er third coun­tries. Spe­cial rules apply on a case-by-case basis and are explained to the customer.

Vio­laine Motte’s fees are most­ly invoiced on a time-spent basis with ref­er­ence to an agreed hourly rate. Indeed, the vast major­i­ty of files entrust­ed to her do not allow pre­cise deter­mi­na­tion in advance of the time nec­es­sary for the per­for­mance of the ser­vices. Detailed time sheets list­ing the ser­vices car­ried out and the costs incurred are com­mu­ni­cat­ed to the client at reg­u­lar inter­vals – main­ly on a month­ly basis.

Upon client’s request, Vio­laine Motte may pro­vide a non-exhaus­tive and non-restric­tive esti­mate of the num­ber of work­ing hours nec­es­sary to per­form the request­ed ser­vices. “Alert” thresh­olds can be agreed so as to inform the client when the esti­mat­ed amounts have been exceeded.

Should the time required to car­ry out the due dili­gence be pos­si­ble to be deter­mined in advance, or when a suc­cess fee has been pro­vid­ed in addi­tion, flat-rate and/or capped fees may be agreed.

In addi­tion to fees invoiced on time-spent basis or fixed-rate basis, suc­cess fees may be fore­seen, cor­re­spond­ing to a per­cent­age of the sums obtained and/or saved by the client through the work car­ried out by Vio­laine Motte. It should be point­ed out that French law does not allow an attor­ney to work exclu­sive­ly on a suc­cess fee basis, no mat­ter how high the lat­ter would be.

When the client intends to use the ser­vices of Vio­laine Motte on a reg­u­lar basis, fees may be sub­ject to an annu­al sub­scrip­tion, payable monthly.

A pro­vi­sion­al advance pay­ment is gen­er­al­ly request­ed upon sign­ing the fee agree­ment. Invoic­es are payable by check or by trans­fer, upon receipt of the invoice and no lat­er than 30 days fol­low­ing receipt.

Should the first pro­vi­sion or any oth­er invoic­es not be paid despite a reminder, Vio­laine Motte is enti­tled to sus­pend her mis­sion or with­draw from it, in accor­dance to the con­di­tions pro­vid­ed in arti­cle 13 of the decree of July 12, 2005.

In accor­dance with applic­a­ble legal and reg­u­la­to­ry pro­vi­sions, should Vio­laine Mot­te’s mis­sion be inter­rupt­ed before its end, she is enti­tled to the pay­ment of the fees due, to the extent of the work accom­plished. In addi­tion and where applic­a­ble, she is enti­tled to the pay­ment of a part of the suc­cess fee that had been agreed, regard­ing the result obtained or to the ser­vice ren­dered to the client.

Costs payable by the client

Vio­laine Mot­te’s fees do not include the fol­low­ing non-exhaus­tive costs, dis­burse­ments and expens­es: bailiff, man­dat­ed lawyer, expert’s fees, reg­istry, trav­el, pho­to­copy­ing, plead­ing fees.

These costs are paid imme­di­ate­ly by the client, either direct­ly to the pro­fes­sion­al who invoic­es them, or to Vio­laine Motte who will have made an advanced pay­ment on behalf of the client.

Disputes

Any dis­pute relat­ed to the amount or the pay­ment of fees, costs and dis­burse­ments is sub­mit­ted to the Pres­i­dent of the Paris Bar.

In accor­dance with the pro­vi­sions of Arti­cle L. 612–1 of the Con­sumer Code, should a client be a con­sumer, he may seek recourse, free of charge, to the Con­sumer Medi­a­tor at the Nation­al Coun­cil of Bars (CNB) whose con­tact details are the following:

CNB-Médi­a­teur à la con­som­ma­tion — 180 Boule­vard Hauss­mann 75008 Paris
Per e‑mail: mediateur@mediateur-consommation-avocat.fr
On the web­site by fill­ing the form: https://mediateur-consommation-avocat.fr

CONTACT VIOLAINE MOTTE

MEET VIOLAINE MOTTE

E‑mail: v.motte@motte-avocat.eu

Mobile phone: +33 6 28 68 89 01

Court mail­box B1091

34 rue de Liège

75008 Paris — France

Metro sta­tions Liège, Europe, Saint-Lazare

CONTACT VIOLAINE MOTTE

MEET VIOLAINE MOTTE

34 rue de Liège

75008 Paris — France

Metro sta­tions Liège, Europe, Saint-Lazare