Looking for French lawyers?
If you have a legal issue in France, or a cross-jurisdictional issue, you may require the assistance of lawyers who are qualified in French law.
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 specialists to assist you. At the very least you will need English lawyers who are familiar with French law.
Emigration to France
Many English people emigrate to France every year and undertaking 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 here.
At Contact Law we work with solicitors in the UK who understand the French legal system, but we also work with lawyers in France who may be better placed to assist with particularly complex matters.
If you are moving to France you may need lawyers for a number of other issues. You may, for example, decide to make a will, or take advice on 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 the UK.
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, provided they are suitably qualified.
Whilst it is often preferable to have lawyers in the area you are living, expertise is the most important criterion to keep in mind when making your selection. We can help you find the best lawyer for your circumstances.
If you would like to obtain legal advice on French law, we can put you in touch with a lawyer who specialises in French law, or a French lawyer, free of charge. Please visit us at http://www.contactlegal.fr/ or complete the web-form above to speak to one of our advisors.