Getting Help with Security Licence Appeals

Security Licence Appeals

Security Guard licence appeals are a specialised area of the law. With security guards in the Netherlands it is not unusual for issues to come up with regard to licensing. Security Guard licence appeals can be complex and in order to have the highest chance of success you need to be discussing your case with a dedicated lawyer.

The Justis Department (Judicial agency for Testing, Integrity and Screening) have wide reaching authority to revoke and refuse licences. Often you will have a right to object directly to the Licensing committee (Justis Department). There is a right of appeal to the District Court if the licensing committee (Justis Department) uphold the refusal and thereafter in certain circumstances to the Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State.

On occasion these powers can be misapplied and these issues can be successfully appealed at the District Court. Getting the correct advice and intervening at the earliest possible stage can be critical. On occasion, through careful negotiation and mediation a licensing authority may be persuaded to reinstate a security guard licence without going to the District Court or the Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State. This of course would depend on the facts of the individual case.

A comprehensive security guard licence appeals service

– BAS VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., Esq.), attorney at law, can help appeal your case in the following circumstances.
– Have you had a refusal to issue or grant a security guard or company licence?
– Has your existing security guard or company licence been revoked or suspended?
– Have restrictions and prohibitions been placed on a licence?
– Have conditions been attached to a secuirty guard or company licence?
– Has a licence been refused to you or are you facing revocation of a security guard licence on the grounds of ill health and disability?
– BAS VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., Esq.), attorney at law, can represent you at disciplinary hearings.
– BAS VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., Esq.), attorney at law, can help draft the Appeal Notice.
– BAS VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., Esq.), attorney at law, can apply to suspend the security guard or company licence revocation before the appeal is heard.

Often you will have a right to object directly to the Licensing committee (Department Justis). There is a right of appeal to the District Court if the licensing committee (Department Justis) uphold the refusal and thereafter in certain circumstances to the Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State. When and where to make an appeal is a strategic decision and that timing can be critical.

BAS VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., Esq.), attorney at law, can advise you on your position regarding the legalities or the case, discuss evidence with you and technical defences. Defend your income – let us defend your security guard or company licence.

Common reasons for security guard licence appeals

– Failure to disclose a criminal or serious motoring conviction,
– Licensing Authority (Deparment Justis) will arguing you don’t meet the “proper person” criteria to hold a licence due to demonstrating other “bad conduct”.
– Customer complaints
– Dishonesty
– Getting arrested or convicted of a criminal offence in the District Court or the Court which has led to the suspending of the licence.
– You may also find yourself facing a serious criminal charge before the Criminal Court. In such circumstances, our security legal service focuses on defence of both a criminal charge and the security guard or company licence revocation.

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