Have you suffered damages? Has your contract partner failed to honour their agreements? Have you yourself been held liable, for example, for a mistake made, for a child, or for a service or product? Do you believe that the State has breached its duty of care towards you?
What can our liability lawyers do for you?
Every person and business owner is at risk and can be held liable for certain damages or mistakes made. We can help you mitigate risks by advising you on the choice of a particular legal form, your general terms and conditions, contracts to be drawn up or insurance against certain risks.
Your concern as an entrepreneur is that your rights are clearly formulated and that you are aware of your obligations. A contract is often the only handhold at the time when disputes arise with your contract partner. We provide that strong handhold so that doing business cannot result in unwanted liabilities.
We are also happy to assist you if you have suffered damage. The main rule is that damages stay where they fall, but in practice, damages are often recoverable. This is what our liability lawyers can advise you on.
If you have suffered damages as a private individual, we are also happy to assist you. We can advise you on the feasibility of a claim and, if necessary, litigate on your behalf.
Where we can support you
- Liability of companies
- Evaluation of contracts
- Professional liability
- Directors' liability
- Personal injury
- Product liability
Default or tort
If you have suffered damage, we will assess for you whether or not it is recoverable from another party, for example on grounds of breach of contract (if there is an agreement between the parties) or in tort. In the case of breach of contract, it is important that you draw up a legally valid notice of default.
Our lawyers are based in The Hague
Are you looking for a liability law lawyer? You are welcome to come to our office in The Hague. Our liability lawyers have the right knowledge and expertise to assist you. Although our office is located in The Hague, we operate throughout the Netherlands.
What does a notice of default contain?
A notice of default is the last opportunity you give your counterparty to still fulfil its obligations. A formal notice must meet three requirements:
- Written: a formal notice can also be sent by e-mail under circumstances. Oral notice of default is not possible.
- Summons: a summons to your contracting party to still comply with a specified obligation. In the notice of default, clearly describe which agreements still have to be fulfilled.
- Notice of default: a reasonable period given to your contractual party to comply.
Failing to comply within the specified period puts your contracting party in default and may give rise to claims for damages (among other things).
Need legal support?
For more information, please contact Olivier van Hardenbroek or someone from the liability law team. They will be happy to assist you.
/ Team Liability