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The office Groffils Attorneys is the joint practice of the following attorneys:
Liesbeth Groffils, with main office in 9000 Gent, Rabotstraat 118 a secondary office in 9790 Wortegem-Petegem, Rijborgstraat 14 and the BVBA GROFFILS Attorneys, with main office in 9000 Gent, Rabotstraat 118, K.B.O 0639.881.383.
Han Vervenne, with an office at 9000 Gent, Rabotstraat 118, K.B.O. 0821.299.592,
Niels Bovens, with an office at 9000 Gent, Rabotstraat 118, K.B.O. 0680.400.164 (legal intern),
Jan Heyvaert, with an office at 9000 Gent, Rabotstraat 118, K.B.O. 0734.913.966 (legal intern),
Hélène Maveau, with an office at 9000 Gent, Rabotstraat 118, K.B.O. 0735.512.002 (legal intern).

The office Groffils Attorneys is headquartered at 9000 Gent, Rabotstraat 118 and can be reached by telephone at 09 223 96 66, telefax 09 223 46 66, e-mail info@groffils-attorneys.be, website www.groffils-attorneys.be

The attorneys of this office support their clients before Belgian and foreign courts and civil instances where they are legally entitled to act as attorneys in all branches of law and this primarily in civil law, commercial law and criminal law. For a more detailed explanation of this we refer you simply to the rubric “domains of law”. And they provide their clients with legal advice and provide them with legal support.

The attorneys of this office calculate the price for the services they render depending on the type of case, according to an hourly rate, according to the value of the case, for a fixed amount or by retainer. This price specification shall always be the subject of any oral or written agreement between the attorney and the client from the beginning of services.

The price is composed of the attorney’s fees, office costs and costs for third parties to be advanced by the attorney. The 21% VAT is also owed on the fees and costs calculated for the attorney and, as according to the cse, the advanced costs.

The professional liability of the attorneys of the office Groffils Attorneys is insured with a collective policy with the number LXX034899 concluded by the Belgian Bar Association [Orde van Vlaamse Balies] with N.V. Amlin Europe, whose cooperate headquarters is in the Netherlands, Amstelveen, KVK 33055009, branch office Belgium KBO 0416.056.358.

The warrant on civil liability, professional, is set for 1,250,000 Euros per claim with an exemption of 2,500 Euros per claim and per attorney. For the office’s legal interns this exemption is 1,250 Euro. For cases in which the attorney was engaged by the Office of Legal Aid this exemption is 300 Euro.

All attorneys from the office of Groffils Attorneys are registered with the bar of Gent, while Liesbeth Groffils is also registered with the bar of Oudenaarde.

All attorneys from the office of Groffils Attorneys are subject to the rules of the Flemish Bar Association, to the National Association of the Bar and the Gent Bar Association. Liesbeth Groffils is also subject to the rules of the Bar Association of Oudenaarde.

None of the attorneys of the office Groffils Attorneys is a member of any multi-disciplinary cooperative or partnership in the framework of his/her professional activities.

None of the attorneys of the office Groffils Attorneys is subject to an out-of-court legal settlement. In the case of any disputes concerning billing statements, there is the option of arbitration before the Bar Associations of Gent or Oudenaarde (the latter only for Liesbeth Groffils). Further information about the characteristics and the conditions for the application of these rules of arbitration can be obtained from the Bar Association of Gent (9000 Gent, Opgeëistenlaan 401) or from the Bar Association of Oudenaarde (9700 Oudenaarde, Bourgondiëstraat 5).

All billing statements issuing from an attorney from the office Groffils Attorneys are due and payable within 8 days of the billing date, excluding any written agreements that differ from these conditions. In the case of failure to pay by the due date, this billing statement will be legally increased with a fixed indemnity of 10% with a minimum of 75 Euros without issue of a notice of default being legally required. Likewise from that moment on, default interest is owed in the amount of 10% per annum. In the case of court-ordered collection or dispute, only the court of law of first instance or the Commercial Court of East Flanders, Ghent Division or the Justice of the Peace of the 1st Canton of Ghent shall have jurisdiction, reserving the possibility of arbitration that is taken to a higher court; in any of these cases Belgian law always applies.

This information form will be brought to the attention of the client at the latest at the start of services performed by the attorney. Once services have been initiated, the client will be deemed to have at least become aware of these terms www.groffils-attorneys.be.