Cassatie

De behandeling van zaken bij de Hoge Raad is een specialisme op zich. Pels Rijcken is in Nederland hét toonaangevende kantoor op dit gebied.

Cassatieprocedure

De cassatieprocedure heeft een ander karakter dan de procedure bij de rechtbank of het hof. De Hoge Raad is bij de beoordeling van het cassatieberoep gebonden aan de feiten zoals die door de lagere rechter zijn vastgesteld. De uitspraak van de lagere rechter kan alleen vernietigd worden wegens strijd met het recht óf en ondeugdelijke motivering. De Hoge Raad stelt hoge eisen aan de kwaliteit van cassatieklachten en het verweer daartegen. Succesvol procederen in cassatie vraagt daarom veel deskundigheid en ervaring.

De cassatieadvocaten van Pels Rijcken

Pels Rijcken beschikt al decennia over een team gespecialiseerde cassatieadvocaten. Zij behandelen meer zaken bij de Hoge Raad dan enig ander advocatenkantoor. Onze specialisten combineren kennis van procesrecht en cassatietechniek op het hoogste niveau met expertise op alle belangrijke rechtsgebieden, zowel civiel als fiscaal. Het team treedt op voor cliënten uit de private en de publieke sector, vaak in opdracht van de advocaat die de zaak voor de rechtbank en het hof heeft behandeld.

Pels Rijcken kan in elk stadium en in elke vorm bijstand verlenen. Of het nu gaat om een quickscan, een uitvoerig advies, een cassatieprocedure of prejudiciële vragen aan de Hoge Raad. Onze cassatieadvocaten werken altijd nauw samen met de opdrachtgever. Vaak al  in hoger beroep, met het oog op een eventueel cassatieberoep.

Cassatieblog.nl

De cassatieadvocaten van Pels Rijcken delen hun kennis over de cassatierechtspraak op Cassatieblog.nl. Hier signaleren en becommentariëren zij elke week de civiele uitspraken van de Hoge Raad. Cassatieblog.nl biedt hiermee een snelle, toegankelijke en deskundige blik op de cassatierechtspraak.

Aanbevelingen

  • Hailed as "a top constitutional lawyer in the Netherlands," Martijn Scheltema of Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn N.V. is a prominent figure in the business and human rights space. He advises advises various state departments on human rights-related policy and legislation. In addition to establishing binding dispute resolution mechanisms, he also represents the Dutch state in high-profile appeals before the Supreme Court. A source says that "the depth of his knowledge is phenomenal," adding: "He is an absolute delight to work, with a very solid, strong legal brain.", Chambers Global 2021
  • Hans van Wijk represents banks and government bodies before the Supreme Court. His tenacity as a lawyer is valued by clients, one describing him as an "extraordinary lawyer with excellent determination.", Chambers Global en Chambers Europe 2021
  • Karlijn Teuben is an "excellent litigator." She represents a broad client list of energy multinationals, insurance companies and state bodies in the Supreme Court. An interviewee underlines that Teuben has a "very good reputation in Supreme Court litigation.", Chambers Global en Chambers Europe 2021
  • Sikke Kingma assists international corporates and state bodies with IP disputes before the Supreme Court. Clients appreciate his work in the court of cassation, one observing that "his Supreme Court advice was of stellar quality, thorough and covering all the angles.", Chambers Global en Chambers Europe 2021
  • One client stresses that Hans van Wijk is "well known as one of the best Supreme Court lawyers in The Hague" and "delivers everything we need.", Chambers Global en Chambers Europe 2020
  • Clients report that she (Karlijn Teuben, red.) has "a very sharp legal mind.", Chambers Global en Chambers Europe 2020
  • Interviewees describe him (Sikke Kingma, red.) as "a very sharp lawyer," adding that "his way of writing is excellent and his oral pleading is very convincing.", Chambers Global en Chambers Europe 2020
  • ‘On supreme court litigation they excel.‘, Legal 500, 2020
  • ‘We have trusted the Dispute Resolution team of Pels Rijcken to handle complex litigation for us. They are exceptionally knowledgeable and committed. Their work has been outstanding., Legal 500, 2020
  • ‘As the State Advocate of the government of the Netherlands Pels Rijcken not only performs as an excellent ordinary law firm, but also has a unique strength, Legal 500, 2020
  • “Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn’s team head Sikke Kingma is 'a very strong Supreme Court lawyer'.”, Legal 500 2019
  • "One client says: "I am very impressed with the team as a whole and rate my experience of their representation of my case as excellent," adding: "Their drafting and oral skills in support of our position was world class.", Chambers Global en Chambers Europe 2019
  • "Another source adds: "They are a great firm to work with," noting that "the focus is always on the best result for the client.", Chambers Global en Chambers Europe 2019
  • "The team is very quick to respond to requests for legal opinions on issues, and well-researched and lucid advice is generally available on short notice.", Chambers Global en Chambers Europe 2018
  • "They are very thorough and meticulous.", Chambers Global en Chambers Europe 2018
  • "The team's advice to multinationals and the Dutch state is 'always very concise, clear and excellent'. It is jointly led by 'real litigator' Willem Heemskerk, who is 'committed to his clients' and 'always able to think outside the box', and the 'sharp' Hans van Wijk, who is 'a specialist in Supreme Court matters' and 'very thorough in his approach'. Bert-Jan Houtzagers is also recommended for 'always delivering pragmatic advice on complex matters'.", Legal 500 2018
  • "Sources are impressed with the way the firm's culture matched up to its reputation: The firm is a class act and a veritable institution in The Hague. The lawyers are friendly, co-operative and knowledgeable, setting a high standard for competitors in the Dutch legal market, adding that it is a leading firm in the area of Dutch administrative law.", Chambers Global en Chambers Europe 2017
  • "They are fast and they always give us their reviews and answers quickly, and the quality is perfect. They got to know us and our business and that's important.", Chambers Global en Chambers Europe 2017
  • "Well-respected firm Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV is ahead of the curve; its team comprises experienced, smart and very responsive litigators, including the down-to-earth Willem Heemskerk, sharp lawyer Hans van Wijk and Bert-Jan Houtzagers, who always gives pragmatic advice.", Legal 500 2017
  • "The lawyers here are very dedicated and keep to strict deadlines. They know what they are talking about especially with regard to Supreme Court proceedings.", Chambers Global en Chambers Europe 2016
  • "The team always leaves enough time to discuss our briefs and drafts and we are always able to get in touch with the partner. The firm is very flexible, client-oriented, efficient and effective.", Chambers Global en Chambers Europe 2016
  • "One of the top firms in the Netherlands, Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn NV is particularly renowned for its Supreme Court litigation practice. ", Legal 500 2016