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

Our rates

We charge fees for our activities between € 175 and € 220 an hour for lawyers with less than four years of work experience and between € 220 and € 245 an hour for lawyers with more than four years of work experience. For our lawyers-partners we charge a fee of € 300 an hour.

Rates are inclusive of 6% office charges, exclusive VAT and taxed and untaxed disbursements. Disbursements are the expenses incurred by the lawyer for the client’s benefit, such as court registry fees, bailiff’s fees and travel and lodging expenses.

For certain cases a different fee may be agreed upon, depending on the nature or urgency of the case. In principle, we don’t handle cases based on legal aid from the Dutch Government (translated into Dutch a so called “toevoeging”).