I try to create calm, offer guidance to clients in a stage of their lives that many find difficult and attempt to convince clients that reaching an amicable settlement is usually better than a court decision. An amicable approach ends the conflict faster, puts an end to existing uncertainties, costs less and is less stressful emotionally. However, an amicable settlement is not always possible, in which case the conflict will need to be resolved in court. As a former deputy judge at the Arnhem-Leeuwarden Court of Appeal I know better how a judge decides in courtcases.
CALM AND ATTENTION
In 2018 I decided to continue my lawyer’s practice on a smaller scale. Now, I can go about my work with a greater sense of calm and focus more time and attention on my clients. I have fewer case files and I don’t waste time on management tasks. I am selective in taking on new clients.