The lawyers of the firm Dillen-Warson Law practise their profession in the form of a “de facto association/cost-sharing partnership”. All our lawyers are registered with the Crossroads Bank for Enterprises (for further details, see the identification details of the individual lawyers under the section “lawyers”) and are registered for VAT.
The firm is based in 1000 Brussels, Handelsstraat 124, letter box 3, Belgium.
All the lawyers of the firm Dillen-Warson Law practise in Belgium and are registered with the Brussels Bar. You can call on them for the services described on the website (http://www.Website.be).
All lawyers, registered as lawyers with the Brussels Bar, are governed by the Regulations of the Flemish Bar Association and those of the National Bar which can be perused on http://www.advocaat.be, and by the Regulations of the Brussels Bar, which are freely available on http://www.baliebrussel.be.
Since February 2004, the Belgian Act on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering and terrorist financing contains both an identification and a notification requirement in the event of unusual money transactions. Since then, lawyers are a. o. obliged by law to identify their clients and to keep proof of this identification on file.
This obligation applies to clients, natural persons, and to legal entities and their representatives alike.
The general terms of business hereafter are applicable to all the services, as listed on this website, the lawyers of Law Firm Dillen-Warson Law furnish their clients with.
Any client who calls on the services of any one of these lawyers is deemed to have read and understood and to unreservedly accept the present general terms of business.
Any conflicting terms and conditions operated by the client are applicable only if expressly accepted by the lawyer in writing. Agreements concluded between clients and one of our lawyers shall entitle the lawyer in question to assign assignments and cases to any of the lawyers who form part of the firm.
All agreements are deemed to have been concluded at the lawyer's normal place of practice. In principle, agreements are considered to be open-ended. Clients are entitled to terminate the agreement at any moment in time by notifying the lawyer to that effect in writing.
Where applicable, the lawyer shall furnish the client with a final expenses and fees statement, with due regard for the services provided right up to the time the agreement came to an end. Lawyers are not entitled to claim damages. On request, the lawyer shall return the file documents to the client.
The lawyer is also entitled to terminate the agreement at any moment in time by notifying the client to that effect in writing. On no account shall the lawyers be held accountable for any time limits that are exceeded for fault of the client, third parties or due to an event of force majeure.
A written agreement can be concluded at the client’s request. To this end, an appointment needs to be made with the lawyer in question.
Where no agreement is concluded, the following terms shall apply. Our hourly rates are communicated at the client’s request. Our fees are exclusive of general office expenses, 21% VAT (save in the event of exemption) and any specific file-related costs. Owing to the importance of a case, its extreme complexity or urgency and/or the favourable outcome, an additional fee may apply. Dillen-Warson Law and each one of its lawyers are entitled to ask for advances in the form of fees. Dillen-Warson Law and each one of its lawyers individually periodically invoice for the services provided. Our invoices come with an itemised statement of all charges.
Invoices, fee statements and expense statements are payable within 8 days.
Thereafter, moratorial interests at the rate of 10% per annum as of the date of the request and fixed penalties of 10% with a minimum of EUR 250 shall automatically and without prior reminder or formal notice be due by way of compensation for any and all extra-judicial expenses, administrative costs, loss of time and correspondence.
Said compensation shall be due without a prior reminder or formal notice having been issued and without prejudice to the principal, interests and possible procedural costs.
Any dispute regarding a request to settle fees or the final statement shall be put in writing and forwarded within 8 days of the invoice date or the invoice in question shall be deemed to have been irrevocably accepted.
Requests for payment that have not been acted on within 8 calendar days shall automatically render all other requests for payment instantly due and on the understanding that the lawyer shall not be obliged to provide any further services, under any agreement whatsoever, until such time as the amounts outstanding have been settled.
In terms of professional liability, each one of the Dillen-Warson Law lawyers is covered by NV Amlin Europe with registered office in the Netherlands, Amstelveen, Commercial Register number 33055009 and with branch in Belgium registered under RPR (Register of Legal Entities) number 0416.056.358. Policy number LXX034899. Cover: EUR 1,250,000 per lawyer and per claim.
This cover extends to any work performed from Belgium, throughout the world, with the exception of claims filed in the US or Canada or which come under the jurisdiction of the US or Canada.
Dillen-Warson Law and each one of its lawyers undertakes to respect your privacy and to handle your personal data with care and to maintain their confidentiality.
All data are processed in accordance with the prevailing legislation and codes of good practice, including the Data Protection Act of 8 December 1992 on processing personal data. In no case will your personal data be passed on or made available to any third party without your consent.
For further information or, in the event of a complaint, please contact our office manager, Gert WARSON, by e-mail (email@example.com) or by telephone (+32 (0) 498/27 13 09).
In the event of dispute, Belgian law shall prevail.
The parties shall endeavour to resolve any disputes that may arise in an amicable fashion. Unless otherwise agreed with the client, solely the courts of Brussels have jurisdiction, without prejudice to the right of Dillen-Warson Law or each one of its lawyers to file legal proceedings before the courts of the judicial district where the client is based.
Where extra-judicial dispute settlement is opted for, the arbitration rules of the Brussels Bar shall apply, as provided for in the NOAB Codex, version 2012