Terms and conditions Sørensen Advocaten
The boutique law firm of Sørensen Advocaten is an alliance of (practice) companies, including Sørensen Advocaten. Sørensen Advocaten has its offices in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. References to Sørensen Advocaten in these general terms and conditions are references to Sørensen Advocaten as part of the Sørensen Advocaten alliance, unless otherwise specified and except insofar as the context requires otherwise.
The (practical) companies affiliated to the grouping provide their services exclusively for their own account and risk, to which the services always applied by the respective (practice) company. Only lawyers who are (in)direct shareholders of these (practical) companies can be designated as partners of the sørensen Advocaten partnership. However, they act solely on the account and risk of their respective (practical) companies and together do not form a partnership or company under firm.
These general terms and conditions apply to all assignments (including any additional or follow-up assignments) which Sørensen Advocaten (KvK 24379615) performs or causes to be performed for or on behalf of the Client, if and insofar as cases taken on by Sørensen Advocaten are handled by its associated attorneys Yvonne Sørensen and/or Karlijn Kapel. Applicability of the Client’s terms and conditions is excluded.
Regardless of the intention of the Client and regardless of any agreement between the Client and a person of course, who is affiliated with Sørensen Advocaten regarding the method of execution of an assignment to be awarded, all assignments are only accepted and executed by the B.V. of the lawyer concerned. The applicability of Articles 7:404 BW and 7:407 paragraph 2 BW is excluded.
Sørensen Advocaten is free to use the services of third parties (hereinafter referred to as “Auxiliary Persons”) at his discretion if this is conducive to the proper execution of the contract. Costs associated with the involvement of these Auxiliaries will be passed on to the Client. The liability of (the lawyers of) Sørensen Advocaten for acts or omissions of Auxiliary Persons engaged by it is excluded.
The liability of Sørensen Advocaten is limited to the amount paid in the case in question under the (professional) liability insurance of the B.V. of the lawyer concerned, plus the excess which, according to the policy, remains on behalf of the lawyer. At the request of the Client, the relevant insurance policy will be provided at the premises of Sørensen Advocaten.
The Client shall safeguard Sørensen Advocaten and all natural persons and legal persons directly or indirectly linked to Sørensen Advocaten against all possible claims by third parties directly or indirectly related to or arising from the work carried out or carried out by Sørensen Advocaten for the Client. All costs incurred by Sørensen Advocaten in connection with third-party claims will be reimbursed by the Client to Sørensen Advocaten.
Prior to matters for private Clients, an advance is levied. In addition to the agreed hourly fee, the Client will be charged for advances and sales tax with a specified note. Any advances paid by the Client can be settled at any time by Sørensen Advocaten with outstanding declarations. Any remaining advances will be settled against the final declaration. The remaining amount will be refunded to the Client. Declarations are subject to a period of 14 days. If payment is not made by the due date, the Client will be in default without notice of default being required and Sørensen Advocaten is entitled to charge statutory interest (for private individuals) and commercial interest (for companies) and to take what it deems to be necessary measures to settle the outstanding invoice.
Sørensen Advocaten has a complaints scheme and has an internal complaints officer (Mr. E.M.Y. Sørensen). Complaints that cannot be resolved internally are submitted to the Legal Profession Disputes Committee. The complaints system will be sent to you at your request.
These terms and conditions are set in both The Dutch and English languages. In interpreting disputes, the Dutch version is decisive.
The legal relationship between Sørensen Advocaten and the Client is the use of Dutch law. Disputes will be settled by the competent court in Amsterdam.