General terms and conditions

Limitation of liability

Lawyers are allowed to limit their liability towards their clients, but this limitation may not be inferior to the amount of the basic coverage of their professional liability insurance of the Antwerp Bar Association, at present 2.500.000,00 euros.

Unless other firm agreements are made with the client, all lawyers of BOUTELIGIER JANSSENS GROUPING OF LAWYERS limit their liability in all files entrusted to them always to the maximum coverage of the insurer. It is to be understood that for the franchise, not covered by the insurer, the lawyer concerned is liable.

Our professional liability is insured with AMLIN EUROPE INSURANCE SE, Avenue Roi Albert II, 37 at 1030 Brussels (enterprise number 0644.921.425) and this to the exclusion of the US and Canada.

Unless agreed otherwise, the lawyers of BOUTELIGIER JANSSENS GROUPING OF LAWYERS are not liable for the services of third parties to which they have addressed themselves.

Litigation, applicable jurisdiction of the court

Any agreement whatsoever entered into with a lawyer of BOUTELIGIER JANSSENS GROUPING OF LAWYERS, is subject to Belgian law. (This may not lead to referring the dispute via international private law to another legal system.)

In case of a dispute only the court of first instance at Antwerp has jurisdiction to hear any dispute.

For the sake of completeness we wish to inform you that should you have any complaint or concern, you may always address yourself to the lawyer chosen to you, as well as to Mr Johan DE WEERDT, Louizastraat 32 , b1 2000 Antwerp, tel. 03/231.17.14, fax: 03/233.08.36, johan.deweerdt@advocaat.be

You are always at liberty to address yourself to the “Ombudsman Services for consumer disputes relating to the legal profession”, www.ligeca.be

Termination and revocation (withdrawal of the case)

According to present practices an agreement with your lawyer can be terminated at any time. You are not obliged to motivate. Fees and state of costs will be due for all services and costs rendered until the day of termination. You can choose any way to inform your lawyer, but you can also use the form which the law imposes us to sent you.

Other mandates or missions, such as advices will be treated within a reasonable term. If a deadline for you is important, please do not forget to make this clear explicitly when ordering services.

Termijn van dienstverlening

Het is doorgaans niet mogelijk de termijn op te geven waarbinnen de dienst kan worden geleverd.  Dit kan alleszins niet voor rechtszaken gelet op de uiteenlopende wachttijden van de Belgische rechtbanken. Other mandates or missions, such as advices will be treated within a reasonable term. If a deadline for you is important, please do not forget to make this clear explicitly when ordering services.

Legal protection

We kindly request you to verify whether or not you have a legal assistance insurance, in order that the necessary steps can be taken in due time and cause with you insurer. If so needed, the lawyer chosen by yourself, can check the policy conditions.