Apply new case

Make your choice and follow the instructions:

  • Starting a new case

    Step-by-step plan

    1. Submit per email the following information about the client:
      • Full name
      • Date of birth
      • V-number
      • Address or AZC
      • Language
      • Phone number
      • Handwritten authorisation (see point 3 below)
    2. In asylum cases, submit  by email  a copy of the W-document in PDF format (if available).
    3. Submit by email a (simple) handwritten or typed authorization by the client that he or she wishes to have me represent them as their lawyer. It may also be written in English. I need the signature so please scan it in PDF or send a picture via email or WhatsApp.
    4. I will double check whether the client already has a lawyer. If not, I will arrange to become the lawyer. If yes, there needs to be a takeover (see below) in this instance.
    5. I will request to obtain the dossier after everything has been regulated.
    6. Upon my receipt of the dossier the client will be invited to my office.
  • Takeover of an ongoing case

    Step-by-step plan

    1. Submit per email the following information about the client:
      • Full name
      • Date of birth
      • V-nummer
      • Address or AZC
      • Language
      • Phone number
      • Handwritten authorisation (see point 3 below)
    2. In asylum cases, submit by email a copy of the W-document in PDF format (if available).
    3. Submit by email a (simple) handwritten or typed authorization by the client that he or she wishes to have me represent them as their lawyer. It may also be written in English. I need the signature so please scan it in PDF or send a picture via email or WhatsApp.
    4. Indicate the reasons as to why the case should be taken over: for example that the person is not satisfied with his legal representation and why so. If there is a lack of confidence, motivate how this came to be. This is important in regard to the costs of the takeover.
    5. Email me a copy of a letter of the other lawyer so that I can double check the address and can inspect the lawyer’s dossier number.
    6. From here on I will contact the other lawyer to discuss the case and to determine whether a takeover of the case is desirable. It may be in the interest of the client in some instances to retain his or her lawyer.
    7. If no objections to the case takeover arise, I will request the dossier and request the Legal Aid Board (Raad voor Rechtsbijstand) to have mutations for free legal aid assigned to my person.
    8. The Legal Aid Board can impose a personal contribution (eigen bijdrage) of € 196,00 per case for the case takeover. Should for example an appeal and a vovo (voorlopige voorziening) be taken over, the applications for free legal would be doubled. The personal contribution can therefore increase to an amount of € 392,00. The Legal Aid Board determines on its own if a good reason has been given for a takeover.
    9. Upon my receipt of the dossier the client will be invited to my office.
  • Second opinion

    Step-by-step plan

    1. Submit per email a copy of the decision in PDF format accompanied by your wishes.
    2. I would preferably also receive a copy of your lawyer’s  letter in which he or she states why he or she cannot continue with the case.
    3. I will assess the case or if need be request additional documents from you.
    4. The step-by-step plan for "starting a new case" applies should I decide to take on the case.