We litigate civil cases for our clients at the Supreme Court. Clients are first advised by our specialised cassation lawyers on the possibility of bringing an appeal to the Supreme Court or whether it is worthwhile to conduct a defence in a Supreme Court appeal instituted by a counterparty. This recommendation forms the basis of the proceedings. Clients benefit from the combined experience of our two cassation lawyers; they engage in peer review and are sparring partners when it comes to deciding on a plan of action. Our cassation lawyers stand out from the field because of their extensive litigation experience at district courts and courts of appeal; this enables them to better understand the choices made at earlier stages of the proceedings and explains why their recommendations are also useful in cassation.
Our areas of expertise
Supreme Court litigation is an art unto itself. It calls for specific knowledge of procedural law as well as broad experience with all the various areas of law that could be at issue in civil cassation. The Supreme Court itself never establishes the facts of a case; it bases its assessment on the facts established by the court of appeal. The Supreme Court only examines whether the rules of law have been correctly applied and whether the judgment is understandable in view of the case documents. In addition, very strict deadlines apply for lodging a Supreme Court appeal.
This is how we do it
Our cassation lawyers examine the case file and draft a cassation recommendation on the basis thereof. They then proceed to lodge a timely Supreme Court appeal or submit a timely defence against an appeal lodged with the Supreme Court.