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Our legal experts and employees form a team of experienced specialists in almost every jurisdiction and support clients in and out of court.

We believe in specializing, but do not think that extensive expertise within just one field of justice creates the best lawyer. Knowledge of and experience in multiple jurisdictions do. This can add value to a lot of cases because often legal issues are much bigger than just one element of one jurisdiction. At Loonstein Advocaten, clients are not assigned to one person’s knowledge; our experts work together to achieve the desired outcome. We specialize in the following jurisdictions.

Labor law

  • Employment contracts
  • Terms of employment
  • Notice periods
  • Resignation, dismissal and compensation
  • Solicitation and competition clauses
  • Startups: tailored advice
  • Transition fees
  • Illness and incapacity for work

Legal issues within the labor law jurisdiction?

Are you an entrepreneur that is having issues with one of your employees or vice versa? We are able to help you by offering advice, negotiate or – when needed – litigate on your behalf. Within our team, we have got multiple experienced legal experts that are able to assist individuals, companies (including startups), and organizations. Get in touch or read more about this jurisdiction below.

 

Labor law
Labor law is the jurisdiction that combines all legal cases related to employers, employees and their relationships, such as contracts, terms of employment, resignation or dismissal (on the spot), compensation, competition clauses and illness and incapacity for work. 

Sooner or later, almost everyone will get involved in a legal issue regarding labor law. As an employee, or as an employer.

 

Prevention rather than cure
A conflict based on labor law can have a big impact on someone’s life. That is why it is important to make sure that the right agreements are made at the start of a relationship between employer and employee: a contract including the terms, rights, and duties both parties agree on such as salary, terms of notice, possible competition clauses and fitting compensation. A crucial time to prevent future conflicts and issues, thus the best time to seek legal advice. Especially for employers, who more often run into these kinds of problems.

 

Each time an employee is fired (on the spot) or quits their job, it can get very complex. A whole family’s income could be taken away. It is also possible that an employee has become unable to work which will turn into problems for both the employer and employee. Because major interests are at stake, these situations can get stressful for the persons dealing with the issue and their surroundings. Having the right legal assistance to handle the issue carefully and thoroughly can make a difference.

 

A personal approach
Years of experience, has taught us that in situations such as mentioned above, clients benefit from professional, yet personal legal assistance. Our legal team takes time to listen to your story and is determined to find the best solution for every client. We will indicate all the possible legal routes, advise and explain what our approach would be to reach your desired goals. Sometimes the solution can be reached by bringing both parties together to discuss the underlying problem, and sometimes other legal steps need to be taken. We will discuss all possible scenarios in an initial meeting without any obligations on your part, so you’ll exactly know what to expect.

 

Contact us without obligation
Are you in need of any advice? Please don’t hesitate to contact us. Usually, we’ll get back to you the same day. We will send you a clear overview of all actions that need to be taken, so you will know exactly what to expect and, of course, we will give you an estimation of costs. We’re certain we can deliver a plan that is to your satisfaction and gives you confidence that we will be able to get you the results you are aiming for. That’s why we offer a first meeting without obligation on your side. 

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Personal injury

  • Compensation
  • Medical errors
  • Traffic accidents
  • Industrial accidents
  • Violent crimes
  • Second opinion
  • Production errors (product liability)

Legal issues within the personal injury jurisdiction?
Did you get injured during an accident or an (medical) error? We’ll be able to help. Our team can assist and represent victims who were injured by an accident or an error. Get in touch or read more about this jurisdiction below.

Accidents
Accidents can happen to anyone at any time. In a split second, your life can take a downward turn. In traffic accidents, for example, approximately 20.000 people get severely wounded every year. Another 30.000 people suffer of whiplashes relating issues as result of a traffic accident. Also, during work or exercise accidents can occur. Or personal injury can be the result of a wrongfully executed medical procedure. 

Consequences 
An accident causing personal injury can have a huge impact on your life. Worst-case scenario, a surgery is needed or a psychiatrist needs to be contacted. As result of the accident, there is a possibility you will not be able to work for a while or you can become unable to do so for the rest of your life. Additionally, your daily life can be affected when the accident causes an inability to take care of your children and/or partner, doing house chores, or you will not be able to exercise anymore.

We can assist
Our team is able to help victims of personal injury in taking legal steps. Firstly, an initial meeting can be scheduled, to get to know you and the circumstances of your case. Additionally, we will explain what you can expect from us. Afterward, we can – when needed – put in a request for your medical files and engage a medical advisor. There is also a possibility that we will conduct further investigations relating the circumstances of the accident. In that case, our legal team will collect evidence of the cause of the accident and will draft a list containing all existing damages in relation to your income and pension loss, claims of grief money, and healthcare costs. All damages will be included in a (provisional) damage statement.

Liability
When we have gathered all the information which is needed, we will hold the party that caused the damages liable and contact their insurance company. To prevent you from getting into financial trouble during the legal procedure, we will and ask for an advance payment. When the insurance company acknowledges the liability, we will set up a solid follow-up approach.

Progress
Our team will do everything to make sure your case gets settled as soon as possible, because we reckon that you are not keen to spend years negotiating or to spend years being stuck in ongoing legal procedures. We will monitor the progress of your case and will try to prevent your case will be “on hold” for an unnecessary long time.  

Procedure
If there is no other way to reach the desired outcome, we will start a legal procedure. A procedure can be started when the liable party will not acknowledge the damages or when the liable party does accept liability but won’t agree to the desired settlement. Our firm has a team of experienced litigators and will be able to assist you in and out of court.

Contact us without obligation
Are you in need of any advice? Please don’t hesitate to contact us. Usually, we’ll get back to you the same day. We will send you a clear overview of all actions that need to be taken, so you will know exactly what to expect, and of course, we will give you an estimation of costs. We’re certain we can deliver a plan that is to your satisfaction and gives you confidence that we will be able to get you the results you are aiming for. That’s why we offer a first meeting without obligation on your side. 

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Person- and family law

  • Parting entrepreneurs
  • Divorce or dissolution of a registered partnership
  • Partner alimony
  • Child support
  • Division of matrimonial goods
  • Name changes
  • Recognition and authority
  • Guardianship and parenthood
  • Visitation and access arrangements
  • Divorce agreements
  • Retirement
  • Prenuptial agreement
  • Adoption

Legal issues within the person- and family right jurisdiction?
Are you and your partner separating or getting a divorce? Are you a single parent that would like to draw up a visitation and access arrangement for your kid(s)? Did one of your parents pass away and do you have questions about his or her testament? Or would you like to know more about other legal issues regarding marriage, divorce, birth or inheritance law? We are able to assist, advice, negotiate or – if needed – litigate for you. Our firm has multiple experienced legal experts that specialize in person- and family law. Get in touch or read more about this jurisdiction below.

Person- and family law
This jurisdiction primarily focuses on legal issues regarding family relations such as birth, marriage, divorce but also covers legal cases about inheritance. Sooner or later, almost everyone will get involved in a legal issue regarding this jurisdiction. From birth to passing, more legal issues could arise than you would initially think. Also, unfortunately, more people are getting divorced nowadays which will have a huge impact. Not only for the persons separating and their lives, but also for their kids and other people close to them. Our firm is able to give legal assistance to make use the procedure is handled correctly, while we will never losing sight of the emotional side of the issue.

 

Family relations are at stake
Conflict within the person- and family law jurisdiction has big influence on a person’s life and the lives of parents, brothers, sisters, (ex) partners and kids. That is why a correct and appropriate approach is crucial to prevent conflicts. Those conflicts usually harm the children involved.

There are multiple ways to deal with a divorce. In most cases, both parties choose their own lawyer and go to court; a legal route which is needed when both parties are not able to reach an agreement. However, it is also a possibility to resolve the issue together by discussing all needs and wishes, and then reach an agreement, assisted by a legal expert. This will often speed up the process, leads to less legal fees and is usually less stressful for both parties and children. When there are children involved, it is legally obligated create a parenting plan.

 

Emotions of sadness and grief are inherent to the passing away of a loved one. On top of that, the inheritance could lead to legal issues. Which persons are heirs of the deceased and who are not? What are the rights and obligations or (ex) partners and (step) children? In such cases, legal assistance is advised.

 

Person- and family law also includes joyful occasions such as birth or adoptions.

 

Our legal team can assist you with all legal issues regarding this jurisdiction. Because there are often multiple significant interests at stake, cases tend to get complex and could lead to conflict. Therefore, it is crucial to get advice from a competent en knowledgeable legal expert.

 

A personal approach
Years of experience, have taught us, that clients benefit from professional, yet personal legal assistance. Our legal team takes time to listen to your story and is determined to find the best solution for every client. We map all the possible legal routes, advise and explain what our approach would be to realize your desired goals. Sometimes the solution can be reached by bringing both parties together to discuss the underlying problem, and sometimes other legal steps need to be taken. We will discuss all possible scenarios in an initial meeting without any obligations on your part, so you’ll exactly know what to expect.

 

Contact us without obligation
Are you in need of any advice? Please don’t hesitate to contact us. Usually, we’ll get back to you the same day. We will send you a clear overview of all actions that need to be taken, so you will know exactly what to expect, and of course, we will give you an estimation of costs. We’re certain we can deliver a plan that is to your satisfaction and gives you confidence that we will be able to get you the results you are aiming for. That’s why we offer a first meeting without obligation on your side.

Inheritance law

  • Accepting inheritance
  • Reign
  • Executor-testamentary
  • Drafting of testament
  • Division of inheritance
  • Surviving spouse
  • Legitimate portion
  • Residence in common home
  • Settlement of inheritance
  • Usufruct

Legal issues within the inheritance law jurisdiction?
Are you in the unfortunate circumstance where your partner or one of your parents has passed away and do you have questions about accepting or refusing the inheritance? Does the inheritance need to be divided by multiple heirs? Or are you disinherited by your parents and you have questions about your rights relating the heritage? Our legal team would be happy to answer all your questions and/or assist you by giving advice or starting a legal procedure on your behalf. Please contact us to make an appointment or read more about inheritance law and our approach below.

 

Inheritance law
This jurisdiction entails all legal aspects that could occur when and if a family member or acquaintance passes away. Usually the most prominent issue is about the property. You might need advice relating the drafting of a testament or you may need legal assistance if there is a conflict about the content of a testament. You might have questions about the division of property and the legitimate potion. You could also have questions relating the acceptance of the inheritance when the deceased owed a debt. In these cases, it is wise to seek legal assistance. We are able to help.

 

Our approach
Because there are multiple parties are involved, inheritance law could be legally complicated.

In a sad time in which Inheritance law comes at play, a fast yet correct and strategic approach is needed. Our legal team will thoroughly listen to your story to understand all circumstances of your case. What are your expectations and what is the ideal outcome? We are able to advise you on all options. A solution out of court is the desired option. We will analyze if this is the best route to take and if so, how we’re going to approach the issue. If a legal procedure is necessary we are also able to litigate on your behalf so the judge can decide on the matter. Our legal experts are experienced within this jurisdiction and also have handled cases with parties abroad involved.

 

Contact us without obligation
Are you in need of any advice? Please don’t hesitate to contact us. Usually, we’ll get back to you the same day. We will send you a clear overview of all actions that need to be taken, so you will know exactly what to expect, and of course, we will give you an estimation of costs. We’re certain we can deliver a plan that is to your satisfaction and gives you confidence that we will be able to get you the results you are aiming for. That’s why we offer a first meeting without obligation on your side. 

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Criminal law

  • Your company is a suspect
  • Legal assistance for suspects
  • Legal assistance for crime victims
  • Violent crimes
  • Fraud
  • Confiscation measures
  • Financial economical criminal law
  • Opium law
  • Extradition
  • Lore
  • Review your legal case

Are you a victim or suspect of a criminal offense? You can count on our support. We defend both groups in legal cases revolving criminal law. Our legal experts are multilingual and can assist you in Dutch, English, Hebrew (Ivy) and German.

 

Commune criminal law
Our firm offers assistance in various areas within the jurisdiction of criminal law, to both victims as suspects. This entails all illegal acts as described in the Code of Criminal Law such as life crimes (murder and manslaughter), violent crimes, human trafficking, sexual offenses, and property crimes. Our legal experts are also actively involved in economic crimes such as money laundering, fraud, scamming and forgery.

 

Traffic
Our team of legal experts also has experience relating criminal offences as described in the traffic law, such as causing traffic accidents, driving too fast and driving under the influence of a (illegal) substance.

 

Drug issues
We could also offer our assistance in cases revolving drug crimes. In both simple cases, such as possessing and/or using (soft)drugs or having a hemp plantation for own use, and bigger cases, that could revolve around international drug trafficking and hemp plantations.

We can assist
Did you get arrested or did you receive an official letter for a police interrogation? We understand that this can make you nervous. We can provide assistance and could clarify every step in the procedure. Before the interrogation, we will discuss all options and prepare you for the questioning of the police and if needed we are could litigate on your behalf.

Are you a victim of a criminal offence? We are able to help and assist by pressing charges and in the procedure, we can seek compensation for the damages.

Pro bono
We also give our assistance in pro bono cases. In these cases, most of the legal fees will be covered by the Dutch state.

 

Contact us without obligation
Are you in need of any advice? Please don’t hesitate to contact us. Usually, we’ll get back to you the same day. We will send you a clear overview of all actions that need to be taken, so you will know exactly what to expect, and of course, give you an estimation of costs. We’re certain we can deliver a plan that is to your satisfaction and gives you confidence that we will be able to get you the results you are aiming for. That’s why we offer the first meeting without any obligation on your side. 

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Contract law

  • Drafting and checking contracts
  • Non-compliance
  • Termination of agreement
  • Liability
  • Compensation
  • Bankruptcy and moratorium
  • Competition
  • Liability of director
  • Seizure and execution law

Legal issues within the contract law or commercial law jurisdiction?
Are you having an issue with a signed agreement or are you looking for assistance to draft a new contract? We are able to help. Our legal team can answer all your questions and fill in the blind spots, so you won’t miss anything. We assist individuals, companies and organizations. Get in touch with our experts or read more about this jurisdiction and our approach below.

 

Contract law
This jurisdiction handles all cases related to contracts and agreements; how to set up collaborations correctly and the validation of existing contracts. Contract law also determines the consequences when an involved party is non-compliant. In these cases, a person or company did not comply with the terms of the agreement by either not fully fulfilling the set obligations, not achieving the goals in the set amount of time or not executing correctly. 

 

There are various forms of agreements that all are subject to different rules. For example, regulations for a purchase agreements are not the same as regulations for rental- or settlement agreements, and so on.

 

No conflict is the same
When a party is non-compliant, the law offers different ways to handle the situation, such as dissolving the agreement, extending the terms or claiming compensation. It is very important to get assistance from a specialized legal expert, who is able to find a fitting solution for the specific situation. Our legal team succeeds in realizing the best possible outcomes on a regular basis by using guts and creativity.

We start by analyzing the situation and listing all the possibilities and chances for our clients, whether they are the plaintiff or defendant. We are sure we will achieve optimal results. In a first meeting, which is without obligation on your part, we will discuss and give you an overview of expected steps and costs, so you know exactly what to expect.

 

Progress
From the first moment of contact, our team ensures that your case is quickly and thoroughly dealt with. We will ensure progress and do not accept unnecessary delays from your opponent, whether this is the government, a person or a company.

 

Procedure
If necessary, we will start a legal procedure on your behalf or assist you in the legal trial when you are being sued. Our legal experts are experienced and know what it takes to be successful in the courtroom.

 

Contact us without obligation
Are you in need of any advice? Please don’t hesitate to contact us. Usually, we’ll get back to you the same day. We will send you a clear overview of all actions that need to be taken, so you will know exactly what to expect, and of course, give you an estimation of costs. We’re certain we can deliver a plan that is to your satisfaction and gives you confidence that we will be able to get you the results you are aiming for. That’s why we offer the first meeting without any obligation on your side. 

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Real estate law

  • Project development
  • Financing
  • Purchase and sale of real estate
  • Lease agreements
  • Changes in rental prices
  • Rental disputes
  • Sublease
  • Storage
  • Ground lease
  • Construction law
  • Evacuation

Legal issues within the real estate law jurisdiction?
Are you purchasing a house, on your own or together with a partner? Did you buy a property and came across hidden defects that were not reported before the sale? Or are you having issues with the owner of the property that you are renting? In all cases regarding real estate law we are able to assist.

Real estate law combines all regulations of purchasing, renting and selling properties, issues with licenses, dispossession, and more. We often advise companies and individuals who need assistance before or after purchasing, renting or selling a property. Because of the large amounts that are at stake, the right legal aid is crucial within this jurisdiction. Our legal team is able to answer your questions, offer advice and be of assistance within legal procedures. Get in touch with our firm or read more about the jurisdiction and our approach below.

 

Our approach
Do you find yourself within a legal issue regarding real estate law? We are able to assist. The first step is to welcome you to our office to discuss your case, without obligation on your side. Once you have shared your story, we will give you our first analysis and an estimate of your chances for success. Next, we will create an overview of all the steps needed to achieve the desired results. We will also list all possible scenarios and give an estimation of the costs. This way, you will know exactly what to expect. We understand the importance of handling legal issues regarding real estate law correctly and will make sure you will not be faced by surprises. In most cases, multiple legal experts will assist your case, so you are not dependent on just one point of contact. This way, we ensure clear communication and – more important – progress.

 

Contact us without obligation
Are you in need of any advice? Please don’t hesitate to contact us. Usually, we’ll get back to you the same day. We will send you a clear overview of all actions that need to be taken, so you will know exactly what to expect, and of course, give you an estimation of costs. We’re certain we can deliver a plan that is to your satisfaction and gives you confidence that we will be able to get you the results you are aiming for. That’s why we offer the first meeting without any obligation on your side. 

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Corporate law

  • Startups
  • Forms of enterprises (partnerships, self-employed persons, etc.)
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Legal disputed between shareholders and employees
  • Contracts
  • Liability and damage claims
  • Business properties
  • Collection processes
  • Competition

Legal issues within the corporate law jurisdiction?
Corporate law concerns all legal persons with a profit motive. While running a business, countless legal issues can occur. It all starts when you are founding your company. In this crucial time, you will be deciding about important matters such as the right form of enterprise, the location of the company and the purpose it will serve. Also, this is the time when several contracts are signed with external parties.

 

Moreover, existing companies will not be able to avoid legal issues as well. Contract matters with employees, suppliers, customers, and lessors, are just a few of the examples. Furthermore, your company can face bankruptcy and suspension of payment.

Whatever the issue is, we are able to assist. We are known for thinking outside the box which especially benefits this area of justice. Creative solutions can lead to the best results.

Our approach
Do you find yourself within a legal issue regarding real estate law? We are able to assist. The first step is to welcome you to our office to discuss, without any obligations. Once you have shared your story, we will give you our first analysis and an estimate of your chances for success. We will list all the steps to achieve the desired results. We will create overview of all activities necessary, possible scenarios and give an estimation of the costs. This way, you will know exactly what to expect. We understand the importance of handling legal issues regarding real estate law correctly and will make sure you will not be faced by surprises. In most cases, multiple legal experts will assist your case, so you are not dependent on just one point of contact. This way, we ensure clear communication and – more important – progress.

 

Contact us without obligation
Are you in need of any advice? Please don’t hesitate to contact us. Usually, we’ll get back to you the same day. We will send you a clear overview of all actions that need to be taken, so you will know exactly what to expect, and of course, give you an estimation of costs. We’re certain we can deliver a plan that is to your satisfaction and gives you confidence that we will be able to get you the results you are aiming for. That’s why we offer the first meeting without any obligation on your side. 

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(Jewish) ecclesiastical law

  • Posts
  • ‘Gittien’ (Jewish divorce)
  • Church and administration
  • Church procedures
  • Church employment contracts
  • Statutes and regulations
  • Ecclesiastical law

Ecclesiastical law, also known as canonical right, contains all rights and regulations set by the religious churches and is applied by ecclesiastical courts. In most cases, it is connected to issues revolving the right to practice religion such as Jewish-, Christian- or Islamic believers. In countries without a separation of church and state, ecclesiastical law is unavoidable and in certain cases, ecclesiastical law even prevails civil law. This jurisdiction rules about issues like church closure, rental- and labor disputes, drafting statutes and regulations and other religious matters.

 

Our approach
Are you a religious or pastoral worker, member or director of a church community and in need of legal advice or assistant? We are able to help. We have got multiple legal experts within our team that specialize in both ecclesiastical and civil law. We know how to combine the two jurisdictions. The founder of Loonstein Advocaten, Herman Loonstein, has dealt with countless legal issues within this field of law. Many of in which he helped shape the existing ecclesiastical law that is practiced in the Netherlands.

In most cases, multiple legal experts will assist your case, so you are not dependent on just one point of contact. This way, we ensure clear communication and – more important – progress.

 

Contact us without obligation
Are you in need of any advice? Please don’t hesitate to contact us. Usually, we’ll get back to you the same day. We will send you a clear overview of all actions that need to be taken, so you will know exactly what to expect, and of course, we will give you an estimation of costs. We’re certain we can deliver a plan that is to your satisfaction and gives you confidence that we will be able to get you the results you are aiming for. That’s why we offer a first meeting without obligation on your side. 

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