Dutch Law & Procedures
Justice is your one-stop-shop in The Netherlands to collect your debts and represent your financial interests. As a - to us foreign - organization, you won't have to worry about getting to know the Dutch legal system and all procedures. We will take this burden from you when you choose to work with Justice.
We can however and of course, understand that you would like to know a bit about Dutch procedures. How are matters dealt with and what is a global outlook on the procedures we might encounter for you?
Please find an overview of this relevant information below:
Basics of Dutch Law
Dutch law originated from 18th century French law and therefore shows resemblances with this system. It can be defined as a seperation of powers (trias politica), where the governmental, judicual and executing powers are seperated.
Looking at the law itself, there are three sorts available. Criminal law, Administrative law and Civil law. Your debt collection cases will always fall under Civil law.
Dutch courts do not have a jury system, verdicts are solely spoken by judges. Most cases (up to € 25.000) are dealt with by sub district courts. An appeal is always possible (except for cases <€ 5.000) with district courts, or even Courts of Appeal or the Supreme Court (called High Council).