If you’d prefer to rule out any financial surprises at the end of the day, the best option is to agree beforehand on a set price. In most cases, it’s fairly straightforward to divide a case into a number of separate components.
Although success may not be guaranteed, what we can guarantee is that we’ll do our very best to obtain the best possible result for you. Under their professional code of conduct, Dutch lawyers are forbidden from entering into ‘no cure, no pay’
We can of course charge you in the conventional manner if you’d prefer us to do so. In that case, we keep a careful record of the amount of time we spend on your case and send you a monthly invoice based
If your income and assets are below the statutory limit, you may be eligible for legal aid. This means that the Dutch State pays some or all of your lawyer’s fees. You then only have to pay a personal contribution, which we
Have you taken out legal aid insurance? In that case you have the right to choose your own lawyer, at the insurer’s expense, if you are involved in a judicial or administrative procedure. That is what the Court of Justice of the
A fixed 7% office charge is added to the lawyer’s fee to cover certain office expenses that are difficult to itemise (such as postage, photocopying and secretarial support). Most of these expenses are liable to VAT.
If we end up litigating on your behalf, your lawyer will tell you beforehand about any out-of-pocket legal expenses that may be incurred. These include costs incurred in calling witnesses and experts, and also costs such as registry fees, bailiff’s charges and
In principle, we invoice you on a monthly basis, thus enabling you to keep track of the costs of your case. Each invoice is accompanied by an itemised list of the activities we have performed for you, so as to keep you