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Clear Fees

All-in fee: One simple hourly rate of € 232 – 290 excl. VAT without hidden costs.

Many firms charge office costs as a percentage of their fees of up to 7%! We think that that is nonsense. Everything is included in our fees. No office surcharge. (We do charge you for disbursements though. Those are costs we pay on your behalf to the court, bailiffs or other third parties.)

How many hours will you spend on my case?

A lot depends, of course, on how many documents and correspondence we need to read to properly assess your case and how much time it will take for you to make the right decision for you to pursue your case. A general rule of thumb, based on years of experience, is the following:

  • 5 hours for advice without the need to negotiate with an opponent;
  • 10 hours for representation to and negotiation with an adversary;
  • 20 hours for legal proceedings.

If you do not qualify for subsidised legal aid, we ask for a retainer for the expected number of hours and for court fees (if applicable). We determine the number of expected hours in accordance with the rule of thumb above.

Surcharge for urgency or priority

Is your case particularly urgent or do you request priority handling for some other reason? If so, we may charge a 50% surcharge on our usual fee. We will discuss this explicitly with you before handling your case, so there will be no surprises.

Pro deo/Subsidized legal assistance

Do you qualify for subsidized legal assistance? Then we will apply for you that subsidy and we will work under that scheme (so “pro deo”), wherever you live in the world, as long as you have a legal issue for which Dutch courts are competent. In the schedule below you can discover what your contribution for legal aid will be. This is a one time monetary contribution payable to us once the subsidy is awarded. However, if legal proceedings are required, you may also incur court fees (up to € 100 for first instance court and up to € 350 for appeals).

Up to 75% discount

In case you don’t qualify for subsidized legal aid, but is our regular rate a problem for you? With us you are eligible for a discount on our rate if you meet the following conditions

  1. You (and your tax partner) had no taxable assets two years ago and this year.
  2. Your taxable income in the reference year (two years ago) was less than €44,000 (single persons) or €64,000 (non-single persons).
  3. This discount also applies to entrepreneurs!
  4. Read more information here.
SingleNorms 2023Married, living together or single-parent famliy
Fiscal annual income in the reference yearContribution / DiscountFiscal annual income in the reference year
until € 21.300€ 159until € 29.600
€ 21.301 – € 22.000€ 343€ 29.601 – € 30.700
€ 22.001 – € 23.300€ 515€ 30.701 – € 32.100
€ 23.301 – € 25.300€ 688€ 32.101 – € 35.900
€ 25.301 – € 30.000€ 859€ 35.901 – € 42.400
€ 30.001 – € 34.00075 % discount€ 42.401 – € 47.000
€ 34.001 – € 39.00050 % discount€ 47.001 – € 57.000
€ 39.001 – € 45.00025 % discount€ 57.001 – € 65.000
> € 45.000No discount> € 65.000

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