Van Hilten Advocaten & Mediators closes down as of November 1st

The partners of Van Hilten Advocaten & Mediators at Amsterdam and The Hague have by mutual agreement decided to end their collaboration.

Emma Kostense will continue her current practice at the law firm SmeetsGijbels in (1071 KP) Amsterdam at the Jacob Obrechtstraat 70 (see

Willem de Vries will continue his current practice at the law firm ScheerSanders Advocaten in (2585 ED) The Hague at the Nassauplein 36 (see

Margreet Ruijgrok, Monique Beijersbergen, Coen van den End, Sabrina De Jong en Zoë Vis will launch a new law firm named Silk Advocaten en Mediators. Silk Advocaten en Mediators will be located at the current address in (1075 HJ) Amsterdam at De Lairessestraat 129 and in (2596 AL) The Hague at the Zuid Hollandlaan 7 (Spaces) (see

Edith van Ruitenbeek will discontinue her law practice and will focus on other professional activities.

Raya Oranje-Jorna will launch a law firm in (2514 AB) The Hague at the Koninginnegracht 19, named Raya Jorna Advocaat en Mediator (see

van Hilten Advocaten & Mediators over ons
Monique Beijersbergen

Monique Beijersbergen


  • Lawyer (certified January 2009)
  • Mediator
  • Special curator


  • Juridisch Post Academisch Onderwijs (PAO) Leiden University, specialisation course special curator in youth affairs (2017)
  • vFAS mediation training (2016 – 2017)
  • vFAS Legal Specialisation Family Law Traning (Juridische Specialisatie Opleiding Familierecht, JSOF) (2015 – 2016)
  • vFAS Legal Training in Family Law (Juridische Opleiding Familierecht, JOF) (2014 – 2015)
  • Postgraduate Course in Labour Law (Postacademische Leergang Arbeidsrecht, PALA) Erasmus University Rotterdam (2014)
  • Professional training in law (2009 - 2012)
  • Master Labour Law, University of Amsterdam (graduated in 2008)
  • Master Civil Law, Leiden University (graduated in 2007)
  • Bachelor of Law, Leiden University (graduated in 2006)
  • VWO, Adelbert College Wassenaar (final exams in 2002)


  • September 2019 - present: lawyer, mediator and special curator at Van Hilten Advocaten & Mediators in The Hague
  • June 2016 - September 2019: lawyer, mediator and special curator at Verhoeff Advocaten in The Hague
  • May 2013 - June 2016: lawyer at Wille Donker Advocaten in Alphen aan den Rijn
  • January 2009 - 2013: lawyer at De Clercq Advocaten Notarissen in Leiden
  • September 2008 - January 2009: legal assistant at De Clercq Advocaten Notarissen in Leiden
  • May 2008 - September 2008: student assistant at University of Amsterdam
  • November 2007 - May 2008: student assistant at Hugo Sinzheimer Instituut (research institute for labour and law) in Amsterdam


  • Association for Family Law Lawyers and Divorce Mediators (Vereniging Familierecht Advocaten en Scheidingsmediators, vFAS)

Ancillary activities:

  • Annotator for Dutch magazine "Jurisprudentie in Nederland" (JIN) (2017 – present)
  • As a lawyer, checking letters of employees of the Children’s and Young People’s Legal Advice Centre (Kinder- en Jongerenrechtswinkel) (2015 – present )
  • Function as a judge in the practice court of the 'Mootcourt' at the Leiden University (2014 – present)
  • Organiser New Year's dinner of the Alphense and Goudse Balie (2015 – 2016)
  • Member of the Leiden Bar Committee (2009 – 2013)
  • Volunteer Leidse Rechtswinkel (2005 – 2007)

Playing the piano, horse riding, traveling, reading