The Cabinet Martin Laviolette Avocats 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.
The firm Christophe Martin Laviolette 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 the Cabinet Martin Laviolette Avocats.
To specify the terms and conditions for fixing the fees, a fee agreement will be made between the firm of Maître Christophe Martin Laviolette 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 .
Fees "to the result".
The performance fee is based on a result, that is, on the gain, economy or benefit to the client. It is a supplement of remuneration which is added to the honor to the past time or the flat fee but which can not be the only mode of remuneration. A performance fee is of course due only in the case where the client and the lawyer have previously agreed to it by a written agreement.
Legal protection: if you have legal protection insurance as part of an insurance contract, the Cabinet Martin Laviolette Avocats 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.