I have been working as a lawyer since 1986, specialising in the field of insurance law, liability, and compensation from the start. After working for Beer Lawyers in Amsterdam for 15 years, I started my own practice in 2014 with my collegue Evert Wytema. I am registered as a mediator with the Netherlands Mediaton Institute (NfM). I also act as substitute judge at the Rotterdam Court (Dordrecht), where my knowledge and experience in disagreement procedures is especially helpful. I am also on the editorial board of the journal Verkeersrecht (Traffic Law), and have taught courses and given lectures widely in my specialty.
I assist many children with serious injuries, and their parents. When I work with my clients, I am often deeply moved by the way they face their predicament. Many children cope with their situation with the most amazing and inspiring courage and resiliance. It gives me the greatest satisfaction to be able to support them and to help them in what can seem like hopeless situations. I am especially touched when a trusting relationship develops between my clients and me. It is wonderful to see them pick up their lives with such spirit, discover new and promising avenues, and steer their lives in the direction they want to go.