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French law

French law can be baffling when you’re trying to buy or sell a property in France, or agree a French contract, or sort out a French will. Our French avocat is fluent in English and French and will guide you through the French system.

Get in touch or call us on 0800 0131165

French law advice

We have a strong French legal team, led by our own resident avocat based in Bishop’s Stortford, England. Hervé Blatry is a rare resource in a UK law firm, being a French-qualified avocat with over 25 years' experience of guiding clients safely through the French system. The French legal system is very different to our own – so get specialist advice to avoid the pitfalls!

Our French law services:

French property

  • sale and purchase
  • leases (civil or commercial)
  • construction contracts
  • mortgages
  • farming agreements.

French contract law

  • contracts for the sale of goods
  • distribution agreements
  • business purchase or rental agreements
  • non-disclosure agreements
  • sales or purchase of shares

French dispute resolution

  • enforcement action if existing contracts are not being honoured
  • construction disputes
  • property disputes
  • disputes with banks regarding mortgages
  • commercial contracts disputes.

French wills and inheritance

  • fixed-fee French wills - wills for a couple: £400 plus VAT, a single will: £350 plus VAT
  • arranging gifts during your lifetime
  • lasting powers of attorney under French law
  • specialist advice for beneficiaries

Call our French law solicitors on 0808 231 1320Call us for a free initial chat, at no obligation, or fill out our enquiry form and a solicitor will get in touch

What our clients say

Mrs Isabel Corbett


I just wanted to thank you for all your help in the purchase of our apartment. You and your team have made the process much more straight forward and knowing we had your knowledge and expertise behind us, has made our property purchase journey in France so much less stressful.

Peter Bottery

Saffron Walden

Before our discussions, I felt a bit like someone who had been parachuted into the middle of a minefield; after our discussions, I feel that at least I have been given a mine detector and a map!

We understand your situation and our expert team are here to help

Get in touch to speak with someone who can help you move forward.

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Tees coronavirus update

We’re open and here to help you. We’re running as normal with our employees all working from home.

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If you are a client, please be assured you can get in touch with Tees and we are still working on your case. To replace face-to-face meetings, we have the facilities to do video-conferencing, conference calls or just speak on the phone, as you need.

Due to the circumstances, please call us if you would have wanted a home visit, and we can organise the best and safest way of being in touch.

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