How Can I Change My Details or Address?
What Should I Do If I Have a Complaint?
Do You Also Handle Debt Recoveries against Private Individuals?
What Is the Difference between a Debt Recovery Agency and a Debt Recovery Law Firm?
I Would Like to Preserve the Commercial Relationship with My Debtor. Is That an Option?
Do You also Handle Debt Recovery Matters Which Were Handled by Another Debt Recovery Party (Second Placement) Already?
What Should I Do Prior to Handing over My Debt Recovery Matter?
How Can I Hand over a Debt Recovery Matter?
What Happens After a Debt Recovery Matter Has Been Handed Over?
How Long Does the Average Debt Recovery Process Take?
Who Is Going to Handle My Matter?
Can a Debt Recovery Instruction Be Halted Early?
What Should I Do if My Debtor Contacts Me Directly?
What Should I Do if My Debtor Pays Directly to Me?
How Will I Be Kept Up to Date on the Status of Cases?
Can You Draft a Contract Which Is Not on Your Website?
Are You Able to Resolve Conflicts without Intervention by the Court?
When Will You Start Proceedings, How is That Determined?
Can I Start with the Judicial Phase Straight Away?
Can I Put forward a Defence by Myself or Do I Need a Lawyer?
How Long Do Legal Proceedings Last?
That depends. The duration of legal proceedings depends on a number of factors:
- What type of proceedings are being started? A winding up petition is usually handled by the Court within four weeks, while straightforward summons proceedings often take an average of six months to one year;
- In which country are the proceedings started? In the Netherlands, legal proceedings tend to move relatively fast compared to many other European countries. Legal proceedings may take a lot longer there;
- The Court’s diary. To plan a hearing takes time. Judges and staff also need to be available to work on the matter;
- The complexity of the case. If the case is complex, legal proceedings may take half a year or a year longer than for a simple matter;
- Is the option to appeal used? After legal proceedings, both parties have the option to appeal. This causes a matter to take even longer;
What Are the Costs of Legal Proceedings?
The costs you incur for legal proceedings are also called legal costs. These include the following costs:
- Court Fees. These costs are paid at the start of proceedings;
- Legal fees of the lawyer. We work against an hourly fee which is agreed with you in advance, or against a fixed price for the entire proceedings.
If the Court decides in your favour, part of your legal costs may be reimbursed.