Taco van der Dussen

“As a lawyer you want to win every case. But what is even more important is that the client is satisfied with the final result and the way in which this has been achieved.”

Taco van der Dussen

The scope of my practice

Labour law in its broadest sense. I advise employers, but I also often assist statutory directors and managers in procedures and negotiations. If necessary, at the cutting edge. If you want to achieve peace, you must be willing to fight for it.

The urge to win and the client relationship

Two elements are always strongly present in my work as a lawyer. On the one hand, you just want to win every case. But more important is the relationship with the client. They must be satisfied with the result and, on the way to achieving it, also have full confidence that I can look after their interests skilfully and decisively.

Energy

No matter how important the work is, to keep doing well you sometimes have to take a step back and be able to put things into perspective. I do that by sailing a lot and extensively and enthusiastically. I also teach at a karate school. Such activities give me the energy to take on tough challenges. For example, I have assisted two prosecutors twice in cases in which everything seemed to be against us. In such situations, standing tall, setting a good course and achieving results, gives an indescribably beautiful feeling.

From 1 October 2021, in addition to my work as a lawyer, I am the dean of the Zeeland-West Brabant Bar Association. This means that I hold a supervisory position and I am the chair of the executive committee of the Bar Association.

Education
  • Dutch law, Groningen University, 1985
  • Officers’ training at the Dutch military academy 

 

Organisations
  • Dutch Employment Lawyers Association (VAAN)
  • Employment Law Association (VvA)
  • Association of Employment Law Attorneys Breda - 's-Hertogenbosch
Ancillary activities

Sports teacher Shotokan Karate

Taco van der Dussen is registered with the Netherlands Bar Association as a specialist in:

  • Labour Law

This obliges him to obtain ten study points in his registered field of law each calendar year in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar Association.