T.E. Deurvorst, attorney at law
General Terms and Conditions
These General Conditions are applicable to all work carried out or to be carried out by or on behalf of Dr T.E. Deurvorst (hereinafter referred to as "the Adviser" for a party seeking justice (hereinafter referred to as "the Client", and to all other legal relationships between the Adviser and the Client.
Unless agreed otherwise, the Client shall owe the Adviser a fee calculated on the basis of the number of hours (or portions of hours) worked, multiplied by the hourly rate agreed between the Adviser and the Client. In addition to the fee, the Client shall owe the Adviser the disbursements paid by the Adviser on behalf of the Client, for example travel costs, costs incurred for experts, copies, and administrative charges. Value added tax shall be added to all amounts owing, in so far as such tax is payable by the Adviser.
Bills submitted by the Adviser shall be paid within 30 days after the date of the bill concerned. In the event of payment being overdue, the Client shall owe interest at the commercial rate on the amount outstanding or, if the Client is a private party seeking justice, at the statutory rate.
The Adviser will consult with the Client in advance, as far as possible, if one or more third parties must be engaged in connection with work that has been assigned to the Adviser, or that arises from that work. Due care will be exercised in selecting such third party or parties. The Adviser can accept no liability in respect of errors of shortcomings on the part of such third party or parties in the provision of the services concerned.
Any liability on the part of the Adviser in respect of work carried out or to be carried out, or otherwise related to an assignment issued by or on behalf of the Client, shall be limited to the amount to which, in the case concerned, there is an entitlement under the professional liability insurance policy taken out by the Adviser.
Should a third party or parties have a claim or entitlement against the Adviser in connection with work or services carried out or provided for or on behalf of the Client, the Client shall indemnify and if necessary compensate the Adviser, except in the case of a deliberate act or omission or gross negligence on the part of the Adviser.
The legal relationship between the Adviser and the Client shall be governed by the law of the Netherlands. Any dispute arising from that legal relationship shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent court in Amsterdam, The Netherlands; this shall be without prejudice to the right to institute an appeal to a higher court or a "cassation appealÅh to the Dutch Supreme Court.
Amsterdam, 1 March 2009