French English lawyers
English French lawyers are sometimes used in addition to a Notaire by people buying property in France.
If you simply want the French contracts to be checked over and a confirmation as to whether the paperwork is legally sound, you can generally choose a simple, affordable, "contract-checking" service. Solicitor representation can also be available, to ensure that you are helped every step of the way.
When choosing an English speaking lawyer in France it is important to check the following;
1. Is qualified to practise French law (i.e. a French Avocat);
English French lawyers should be regulated by the French and UK Law Societies and comply with their rules and regulations. With this in mind they should have full professional indemnity insurance.
French lawyers that speak English can offer services, such as;
Buy-to-let / leasebacks
Landlord & tenant
Buying through a company
French mortgage contract review
Inheritance law advice
Inheritance tax planning
Capital Gains Tax assessment
If you’d like more information on English lawyers in France, contact Fabien Cordiez, a French English lawyer based near Marseille.