Are you looking for lawyers specialising in French law?
If you have a legal issue in France, or a cross-jurisdictional issue, you may require the assistance of lawyers who are aware of the law on a particular issue in France. The French legal system is very different to the legal system in England and Wales and as a result you will quite possibly need local lawyers to assist you. At the very least you will need English lawyers who are specialised in French law.
Emigration to France
Many English people emigrate to France every year and this move might require lawyers knowledgeable in the French legal system to assist you. It is possible to instruct French lawyers in England to deal with your case and this can be particularly helpful if you are still living in England. At Contact Law we work with solicitors in the UK who understand the French legal system, and we also work with lawyers in France.
If you are moving to France you may need lawyers for a number of other issues. You may, for example, decide to make a French will, or take advice on French tax and inheritance laws. It is also worth taking legal advice if you wish to make major changes in your life, such as getting married. French lawyers will be able to advise on prenuptial agreements and the legalities of marriage in general, which differ from those in England and Wales.
Selling/buying property in France
If you decide to sell or buy property in France, lawyers in England or in France can help with the legalities, though it is often preferable to have lawyers in the area you are living, so that you can visit their offices at short notice if required.
If you would like to obtain legal advice on French law, Contact Law can put you in touch with a local lawyer who specialises in French law, or a French lawyer, free of charge. So, if you have any questions or would like our help please call us on 0800 1777 162 or complete the web-form above.
- Last Updated on 16/02/2012