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 www.smeetsgijbels.com).

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

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 www.silkadvocaten.nl).

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 www.rayajorna.nl).

Other Areas of Expertise

In addition to pure family law, Van Hilten also has what is known as a more general practice. This mainly concerns the fields of disciplinary law, real estate law and contract law.

The real estate practice is often concerned with issues regarding the buying and selling or leasing of commercial and living space. But some of us also have many years of experience with leaseholds, easements and disputes between neighbours.

Disciplinary law is a matter all of its own. In his eight years of experience serving on the Supervisory Board for The Hague, two of which as dean, our Willem de Vries was closely involved with disciplinary law for the lawyers. On account of this background, he often supports lawyers as well as other independent professionals, such as medical doctors and accountants. He does this for matters concerning professional partnerships and company shares, but also regarding ethics and disciplinary cases. It is generally ill-advised to represent oneself in such cases. Compare the doctor, who (never) operates on himself.