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Hofzicht Advocaten

Hofzicht Advocaten is a specialized law firm consisting of six expert lawyers who have joined together to provide their legal services in a conveniently located practice in The Hague’s city centre. Our lawyers are specialised in Family, Employment, Criminal and Juvenile Law. They are driven, approachable and strive for efficiency, transparency and unequivocal communication. We believe that excellent legal aid should be accessible, therefore, our fees are moderate and depending on the case a fixed fee can be agreed upon. We also provide pro bono services and our firm has the ‘High Trust’ status with the Legal Aid Board.
We accept walk-in consultations anytime during working hours. One of our lawyers will review your case. You can also contact us to make an appointment. It is possible to make an appointment outside office hours. We are also happy to answer your questions via e-mail info@hofzichtadvocaten.nl or phone +31(0)70-8209250.



Our team


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Elena Deliran

ATTORNEY AT LAW

Specialised in Family, Employment and International Law
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Ms. Deliran completed her LL.B in Dutch law in 2009 and her LL.M. in International and European Law in 2010 at the University of Amsterdam. She first started practicing law in 2011, previously working with two prominent law firms in the Hague and as of July 2016 she became a partner at Hofzicht Advocaten.
Ms. Deliran is specialised in family law and employment law and she often deals with international cases. Her intercultural background and language skills (Ms. Deliran is fluent in Dutch, English, Persian and Spanish), together with her experience with international legal matters enable her to assist international clients and cases effectively. In her practice Ms. Deliran deals with various aspects of family law such as divorce proceedings, spouse and child alimony, custody and visitation rights and child protection matters. Furthermore, Ms. Deliran assists both employers and employees in employment law matters. She advises and assists clients on contracts, change of employment conditions, evaluation of employees, sickness, suspension and employment termination proceedings.
Ms. Deliran is a board member of ‘Proefprocessenfonds Clara Wichmann’, a Dutch non-governmental organisation that uses strategic litigation in order to strengthen the legal position of women. Ms. Deliran is also a member of the Family and Juvenile Law Association, the Employment Law Association, the Dutch section of the International Commission of Jurists and the Dutch section of International Law Association.

deliran@hofzichtadvocaten.nl
LinkedIn: Ms. Deliran
In case of emergency:
+31 (0)6-14304699



Advocaat

Kees Emeis

ATTORNEY AT LAW

Specialised in Criminal, Juvenile and Family law, with an emphasis on Criminal Law
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In the beginning of his career Mr. Emeis worked as a prosecutor and ever since he has developed a passion for criminal cases. He has experience with a variety of criminal cases such as vice offences, hooliganism, domestic violence, homicide, traffic violations, juvenile law cases, environmental and economical criminal cases. Mr. Emeis can also assist you when you no longer are a suspect but have problems with the police or the judiciary. For instance, if you wish to make a complaint against police misconduct, confiscation of your mobile, retention of your driving license, threat of depravation of freedom or arrest in case of outstanding fines or a threat with conversion of unexecuted community service in imprisonment.
Mr. Emeis also has a family law practice. He is experienced with family law issues such as divorce, recognition of paternity, custody and visitation, alimony and child protection cases. When confronted with a restraining order, Mr. Emeis can assist you in the complaint proceedings or summary proceedings.

emeis@hofzichtadvocaten.nl
LinkedIn: Mr. C.M. Emeis
In case of emergency in criminal cases:
+31 (0)6-45236457




Advocaat

Gerard Gijsberts

ATTORNEY AT LAW

Specialised in Criminal, Juvenile, Family and Employment Law
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Mr. Gijsberts obtained a law degree from Leiden University with a main focus on Criminal law. In 1999 he started practicing law in The Hague, working at three law firms where he had a general practice with a strong emphasis on criminal cases. In 2011, Mr. Gijsberts obtained a post-academic specialization degree in Criminal Law at the Willem Pompe Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology.
Mr. Gijsberts can not only assist you in regular criminal cases, but also with cases related to the criminal proceedings such as obtaining a declaration of conduct, declaration of invalidity of a driving license, registration in an incidents record, a confiscation claim, request to provide a DNA sample, recovery of social security from the municipality or the dismissal authority in case of fraud or the existence of a cannabis plantation. Moreover, Mr. Gijsberts is also specialised in Juvenile Criminal Law, specifically with cases pertaining to the protection of children, such as placement of children under supervision or outside the home. Oftentimes Mr. Gijsberts is appointed as a special guardian for minors in cases whereby the recognition of paternity is at stake. For cases related with dismissal and termination of the employment agreement, you can also contact Mr. Gijsberts.
Mr. Gijsberts is a member of the Dutch Association of Criminal Lawyers, The Dutch Association of Juvenile Lawyers and The Hague Association of Juvenile lawyers.

gijsberts@hofzichtadvocaten.nl
LinkedIn: Mr. G.L. Gijsberts
In case of emergency in criminal cases:
+31 (0)6-23588118




Advocaat

Belinda Kuppens

ATTORNEY AT LAW

Specialised in Criminal, Juvenile and Family Law
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In 2010, Ms. Kuppens graduated from Leiden University with a honours degrees in Criminal Law, in addition to a degree in Criminology. She assists clients with a variety of general criminal law cases and special procedures such as proceedings pertaining to the Central Office for Motor Vehicle Driver Testing, restraining orders, confiscations, a certificate of conduct and DNA submission. Ms. Kuppens also specialises in Juvenile law cases such as juvenile criminal law and child protection cases. Furthermore, Ms. Kuppens deals with family law matters, especially alimony, but also custody, visitation rights, name change and divorce.

kuppens@hofzichtadvocaten.nl
LinkedIn: Ms. B. Kuppens
In case of emergency in criminal cases:
+31 (0)6-34175599




Advocaat

Peter Spoelstra

ATTORNEY AT LAW

Specialised in Criminal, Juvenile and Penitentiary Law
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Mr. Spoelstra obtained his legal degree in Criminal law from the University of Amsterdam. He has years of experience as a lawyer, mainly assisting clients and juveniles in criminal cases and those who are incarcerated.
Mr. Spoelstra also assists clients in issues related to confiscation of a car, scooter or driving license and can help writing a complaint or petition if a community service is converted into a detention. Furthermore, if you do not wish your DNA to be included in the database, Mr. Spoelstra can help you with the complaint procedures. He also assists victims in criminal proceedings.

spoelstra@hofzichtadvocaten.nl
LinkedIn: Mr. P.H.W. Spoelstra
In case of emergency in criminal cases:
+31 (0)6-54366836



Advocaat

Gerard van der Steen

ATTORNEY AT LAW

Specialised in Criminal, Juvenile and Family Law
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Mr. Van der Steen studied Dutch Law, with Criminal law as his specialisation, at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. During his studies Mr. Van der Steen worked as registrar of the Juvenile Law Team at the district court in Rotterdam. Upon his graduation in 2004, Mr. Van der Steen started practicing law in Wassenaar. From 2010 to 2015 he worked at the firm Torenstraat in The Hague and in January 2016 he co-founded Hofzicht Advocaten. Throughout the years, Mr. Van der Steen specialised in Criminal, Juvenile and Family law. Mr. Van der Steen deals with a wide variety of criminal cases representing adults, adolescents and juveniles. Furthermore, he has a many years of experience dealing with Family law issues such as divorce, custody and visitation rights, spouse and child alimony and placement of juveniles under supervision or outside of the home.

vandersteen@hofzichtadvocaten.nl
LinkedIn: Mr. G. van der Steen
In case of emergency in criminal cases:
+31 (0)6-18132037



Areas of practice

Employment law

We assist both employees and employers in employment law related matters such as:

  • Employment agreement
  • Employer liability
  • Dismissal and termination of employment
  • Change of employment conditions
  • Obligations of employers and employees during illness
If you are an employer, you can enquire about the special services we can provide based on your company’s specific needs.
Lawyers: Elena Deliran and Gerard Gijsberts

Criminal law

Our criminal law experts assist suspects and accused in all stages of criminal proceedings and in issues related to a criminal case. They can also advise and assist clients prior to the start of a criminal proceeding and during police hearings. Our lawyers deal inter alia with accusations of fraud, organized crime, drug-related offences, domestic violence, traffic offences and issues related to driving license and rejection of a declaration of good conduct.
Lawyers: Kees Emeis, Gerard Gijsberts, Belinda Kuppens, Peter Spoelstra and Gerard van der Steen

Juvenile law

Juvenile law includes both criminal cases in which the suspect or the accused is a minor, and civil law cases whereby a child’s care and protection is at stake. The specific legal position of children both in criminal cases and child protection cases, requires a different legal approach. Our lawyers can assist or represent either the juvenile or their parents, for instance in:

  • Hearings by the police
  • Court proceedings
  • Complaint procedures against placement in closed youth care facilities
  • And proceedings whereby a child is placed under supervision or outside the home
Lawyers: Kees Emeis, Gerard Gijsberts, Belinda Kuppens, Peter Spoelstra and Gerard van der Steen

Family law

Family law related issues can be very delicate, especially when children are involved. Our family law experts apply their legal and interpersonal skills to manage family law cases with professional care. The lawyers are experienced in both national and international family law and can advise and assist you on various legal matters such as:

  • Name change
  • Paternity recognition
  • Pre-nuptial agreement
  • Divorce or termination of partnership
  • Spouse and child alimony
  • Custody and visitation rights
  • Division of assets and properties
Lawyers: Elena Deliran, Kees Emeis, Gerard Gijsberts, Belinda Kuppens and Gerard van der Steen



  Fees

Hofzicht Advocaten believes that specialised legal assistance should be available to all and therefore our firm also deals with legal aid (pro deo) cases. If you are eligible for legal aid, you are only obliged to pay a small contribution to the costs of legal assistance. Eligibility and contribution requirements are outlined on the website of the Legal Aid Board. Our lawyers will assist you in applying for legal aid via the Legal Aid Board.

If you are not entitled to legal aid, we will assist you based on an hourly rate or a fixed fee. The hourly rate of our lawyers varies between € 175 and € 225 (excluding 21 % VAT) based on the complexity and urgency of the case. During the first meeting the lawyers will make an estimation of the legal costs.

If you need legal advice for your company, you can enquire about the special services we can provide based on your company’s specific needs.

In certain legal proceedings you must pay court registration fees and additional disbursements. For more information on court registry fees, click here .



directions

Directions

Directions

Our firm is located very centrally in The Hague, at Lange Poten 9, across the entrance of the Parliament.
You can use the parking facilities provided by Q Park of the locations ‘Plein’ and ‘Grote Markt’.
Our firm can be easily accessed by public transport. The Hague Central Station is on a walking distance and several buses and trams stop within two minutes’ walk from our office.

Tram lines 1 and 16 and bus lines 22 and 24 stop at ‘Centrum’
Tram lines 2, 3, 4 and 6 stop at ‘Spui’
Tram lines 9 and 15 stop at ‘Kalvermarkt-Stadhuis’



Questions? Contact us!