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Messy divorce or amicable settlement?

Messy divorce or amicable settlement?

Guestblog Sandra Verburgt for Kingsley Napley law firm.


Five developments in 2017 to keep at your peril

Five developments in 2017 to keep at your peril

  1. Litigating in English
  2. Divorce Challenge
  3. Reforms modern business law
  4. Amendments legislation on parentage and custody
  5. Brexit


Statutory indexation 2017

Statutory indexation 2017

With effect of 1 January 2017 the maintenance contributions will be increased by operation of law. The amounts of maintenance of existing, determined or varied maintenance contributions shall be increased with the percentage of 2,1%.


Attachment of bank accounts in the European Union made simpler as of 18 January 2017

Attachment of bank accounts in the European Union made simpler as of 18 January 2017

According to an inquiry carried out by Atradius (April 2016) into the payment reliability of 3,000 businesses in 13 West European countries (Payment Practices Barometer), 88 percent of the Dutch companies was faced with late payments. As a result, 20 percent of the entrepreneurs were forced to postpone payment to their own suppliers, which gave cause to one fifth of the companies to critically examine the payment history and the credit risk of customers in more detail .


IAML intervenes “pro bono” in UK Supreme Court case AR v RN

IAML intervenes “pro bono” in UK Supreme Court case AR v RN

On 29 April 2015, for the first time, the IAML were given permission to intervene in the UK Supreme Court. This is an important case which concerns the significance of parental intention in the determination of the habitual residence of a child for the purposes of an application under the Hague Convention.


Dutch court upholds lower court ruling banning surveillance of lawyers’ communications after successful CCBE intervention

Dutch court upholds lower court ruling banning surveillance of lawyers’ communications after successful CCBE intervention

On 27 October 2015, a Dutch Court of Appeal upheld The Hague District court’s ruling in the Prakken d’Oliveira case which ordered the Dutch State to stop all surveillance of lawyers’ communications until it provided for independent oversight.

Press release CCBE, Brussels, 29 October 2015


Statutory indexation 2014

Statutory indexation 2014

With effect of 1 January 2014 the maintenance contributions will be increased by operation of law. The amounts of maintenance of existing, determined or varied maintenance contributions shall be increased with the percentage of 0,9%.


Bas Martens Dean of the Hague Bar Association

Bas Martens Dean of the Hague Bar Association

On 25 October 2012 Mr. Bas. D.W. Martens, partner at Delissen Martens was elected Dean of the Bar at the Supreme Court in The Netherlands.