Are the fees of a lawyer in the Netherlands in a contract law case reimbursed through the Dutch government?
You can some of the legal fees you incur in a contract law case reimbursed through the government if you meet a number of conditions.
For instance, your gross annual income must not exceed €29,400. There is also a cap on your own assets.
Through pro bono legal aid, the government keeps legal support affordable for every citizen. Incidentally, it does not mean that the help of a contract law lawyer in the Netherlands is free. In almost all cases, you pay a limited contribution.
Ask about the exact conditions during a free consultation with a pro bono contract lawyer in the Netherlands.
Have you taken out a legal expenses insurance? If so, it pays to check its coverage again. Do Dutch lawyers' fees in a contract law case fall under the chosen coverage? In this case, make sure you ask your insurer's permission before engaging a contract lawyer in the Netherlands. If you do not, you run the risk of a claim request being rejected. It is often just a formality; you have the right to select your own contract lawyer in the Netherlands.
Remko Roosjen is an English speaking attorney-at-law in the Netherlands, specialised in Dutch contract law.
A major part of his work as a lawyer involves advising and litigating on commercial contracts under Dutch law. Remko acts on behalf of suppliers, manufacturers, importers, distributors, resellers and internationally operating trading parties.
As civil litigation attorney and contract lawyer in the Netherlands, Remko represents a wide range of both plaintiffs and defendants.