Disciplinary Law

Liability of professionals

Lawyers of Delissen Martens provide legal assistance to professional service providers in disciplinary cases. It may concern putting forward a defence in disciplinary cases of lawyers, civil-law notaries, accountants or court bailiffs. Sometimes we represent the other party and provide legal assistance to prejudiced clients who file a complaint against a professional.

A complaint will usually precede a liability under civil law. A well-founded complaint may attribute to the substantiation of a failure or of unlawful acts. Delissen Martens is a full-service law firm. The combination and collaboration with the lawyers conducting liability matters, or financial matters, contributes to an expeditious and effective conduct of your case.

Insurance disputes, regulatory issues, personal injury and Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Prevention) Act (Wwft)

In addition to the legal assistance provided in civil, disciplinary or criminal cases in which professionals become involved, we also focus on insurance disputes and advice, regulatory issues (Wwft), or personal injury.

A special detail is that a number of the lawyers forming part of the disciplinary practice group of Delissen Martens are or have been working as supervisory officials themselves.

Complaints about lawyers

Lawyers can be confronted with complaints made by clients or by the Dean of the Bar Association, which might lead to disciplinary proceedings. Since 2015, the Dean has competence relating to administrative law (imposing a penalty, a fine, directions). Furthermore, lawyers may be confronted with a search of premises conducted by the Public Prosecution Service or with tax audits. It is not advisable for lawyers to conduct their own defence. Moreover, the dynamics within sanctions law against lawyers is usually completely different from what a lawyer is used to in the conduct of his day-to-day legal cases.

If you have any questions about complaints against lawyers? Please do not hesitate to contact Bas Martens or Hendrik Sytema.

Complaints against civil-law notaries

Civil-law notaries are expected to perform their notarial profession with due care. They are under governmental supervision, Financial Supervision Office. A complaint about the quality of the services provided by a civil-law notary can be handled by the Disputes Committee for the Notarial Profession. Disciplinary law issues are handled by the Civil-Law Notaries Disciplinary Board. The lawyers of Delissen Martens assist civil-law notaries and clients of civil-law notaries in these proceedings.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Bas Martens.

Complaints against court bailiffs

The supervision of court bailiffs is carried out by the Financial Supervision Office (Bureau Financieel Toezicht – BFT). The Court Bailiffs Division is in charge of the disciplinary proceedings. We conduct the defence of court bailiffs in disciplinary and civil proceedings.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Bas Martens.

/ Team Disciplinary Law

Any questions about Disciplinary Law?
Please contact Carene (C.M.H.) van Vliet

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