PRACTICE AREA | SERVICE DETAILS
- Date 26 Apr 2020
- Attorney at Law B.A.S. van Leeuwen (LL.M., Esq.)
- Skills Corporate Fraud and Criminal Law, Corporate Investigations, Compliance and Sanctions
- Location Utrecht-City, Amsterdam
- Category Areas of Legal Practice, Labor law and social security, Surveillance and Security
ABOUT THIS PRACTICE AREA | SERVICE
We are expert in security guard defence. We are intimately familiar with the standards in the security industry in the European Union, and have assisted in drafting internal legislation related to the security industry. We have regularly write articles for Dutch and International security organizations. Issues concerning security guard defense include: a) Negligent Security, b) Assault and Battery, c) Excessive Use of Force, d) Breach of Contract, e) False Imprisonment, f) Civil Rights Violations and g) Defamation.
We pride ourself on being proactive. We employ preventive measures with our security clients to help them avoid litigation altogether. We review client operations, with a focus on policies, procedures and best practices. Our many years of experience tell us that preventing a lawsuit is far less expensive than litigating one. However, when our clients face actions, claims of negligence and/or lawsuits, we have the trial experience and are ready and able to provide defence.
Our first goal is usually to eliminate the case before it goes to trial. But if dismissing the case before trial doesn’t happen, we are ready to litigate the case before the courts. We have many years of experience representing and winning cases for our clients from the security industry.
B.A.S. (Bas) van Leeuwen (LL.M., Esq.), attorney at law and forensic auditor, graduated in 2003 from University of Utrecht, where he obtained a Master’s degree in Criminal Law. After his graduation, he worked for almost seven (7) years as a forensic auditor for various public and private entities concerning law enforcement, security and forensic accounting. In the mean time he established his own forensic auditing practice in 2006 and created the fundementals of PRAETOR MAXIMUS FORENSIC AUDITING (PMFA). Van Leeuwen became a member of the Amsterdam Bar in 2010. After having established his own law firm in 2010 and managed the growth and success of his practice for ten (10) years, Van Leeuwen created CAUSA FINALIS LAW FIRM (CFLF) in 2020.
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