Administrative and Public Law

Administrative law is mainly about the rights and obligations of individuals and businesses in their dealings with government bodies. However, it is also about the way in which the government takes decisions and what you as a individual or corporate entity can do if you disagree with a government decision.

How Causa Finalis Law Firm (CFLF) can help

Causa Finalis Law Firm advises businesses and private individuals in lawsuits against the central state, municipalities, regions, government agencies, public bodies and public corporations in general administrative law. We have a great deal of expertise to offer adequate judicial and extra-judicial assistance within Decisions of administrative bodies, Submitting a notice of objection, Notice of objection and appeal, Licence appeals service (revocation and refuse), Enforcement (administrative coercion, penalties and administrative fines), Adminstrative Contracts, Spatial planning; zoning and exemptions, Certificate of Conduct is refused, Constitutional Law and Human Rights, Public Administration Probity Screening Act and Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) and Area Ban.

Causa Finalis Law Firm advises public and semi-public operators, companies, investment funds and banking institutions, throughout The Netherlands and abroad, in all areas of public law. We assist clients, from the development of their strategy to the day-to-day management of their activities, in the following fields: organization and management of public bodies, choice of contractual arrangements, launch of consultation procedures, negotiation and monitoring of contracts, management of public services, economic interventionism, digital and energy transition, out-of-court settlement and litigation before national and supra-national authorities.

Private Public Partnership

Sometimes the private sector works in coordination with the public sector.

If your application for a certificate of conduct is refused

A certificate of conduct (VOG) is a document by which the Dutch State Secretary for Justice and Security declares that the applicant did not commit any criminal offences that are relevant to the performance of his or her duties.

The Dutch Public Administration Probity Screening Act

The Dutch Public Administration Probity Screening Act (BIBOB Act) is intended to prevent the government from becoming directly or indirectly involved in criminal activities.

Urban planning and development

Causa Finalis Law Firm works across The Netherlands on behalf of large local authorities and large groups (public or private developers, investors, builders, retailers, etc.).

Taxi Drivers

Taxi licence appeals can be complex and in order to have the highest chance of success you need to be discussing your case with a dedicated taxi defence lawyer. The taxi licensing authorities have wide reaching authority to revoke and suspend licences. On occasion these powers can be misapplied and these issues can be successfully appealed at the District Court or the Administrative Court for Trade and Industry. Getting the correct advice and intervening at the earliest possible stage can be critical. On occasion, through careful negotiation and mediation a licensing authority may be persuaded to reinstate a taxi licence without going to the District Court or the Administrative Court for Trade and Industry. This of course would depend on the facts of the individual case.

Taxi Driver Licence Revoked | Objection and Review

The KIWA has powers to revoke a taxi driver licence, but can a council actually prevent you from being granted a taxi driver licence? As usual with questions of legality, regulation and the variety of circumstances sometimes involved, when it comes to taxi licensing appeals answers are not quite so clear cut. Before issuing a taxi licence to a driver, the KIWA must be satisfied that the applicant is a ‘fit and proper person‘.

Taxi Company Licence Revoked | Objection

The KIWA has powers to revoke a taxi company licence, but can a council actually prevent you from being granted a taxi driver licence? As usual with questions of legality, regulation and the variety of circumstances sometimes involved, when it comes to taxi licensing appeals answers are not quite so clear cut. Before issuing a taxi licence to a company, the KIWA must be satisfied that the applicant is a ‘proper entity‘.

TTO Licence Revoked | Objection and Review

A local council (e.g. DBI) has powers to revoke a taxi licence, but can a council actually prevent you from being granted a taxi licence? As usual with questions of legality, regulation and the variety of circumstances sometimes involved, when it comes to taxi licensing appeals answers are not quite so clear cut. Before issuing a taxi licence to a driver, the local council must be satisfied that the applicant is a ‘fit and proper person‘.

Taxi Driver Licence Refused | Objection and Review

The KIWA has powers to refuse a taxi licence, but can a council actually prevent you from being granted a taxi driver licence? As usual with questions of legality, regulation and the variety of circumstances sometimes involved, when it comes to taxi licensing appeals answers are not quite so clear cut. Before issuing a taxi licence to a driver, the KIWA must be satisfied that the applicant is a ‘fit and proper person‘.

Taxi Company Licence Refused | Objection

The KIWA has powers to refuse a taxi company licence, but can a council actually prevent you from being granted a taxi company licence? As usual with questions of legality, regulation and the variety of circumstances sometimes involved, when it comes to taxi licensing appeals answers are not quite so clear cut. Before issuing a taxi licence to a driver, the KIWA must be satisfied that the applicant is a ‘proper entity‘.

TTO Licence Refused | Objection and Review

A local council (e.g. DBI) has powers to refuse a taxi licence, but can a council actually prevent you from being granted a taxi licence? As usual with questions of legality, regulation and the variety of circumstances sometimes involved, when it comes to taxi licensing appeals answers are not quite so clear cut. Before issuing a taxi licence to a driver, the local council must be satisfied that the applicant is a ‘fit and proper person‘.

Private-sector Detective Companies, Audit Firms and Accountancy Organisations

Private Detective licence appeals are a specialised area of the law. With private detectives in the Netherlands it is not unusual for issues to come up with regard to licensing. Private Detective licence appeals can be complex and in order to have the highest chance of success you need to be discussing your case with a dedicated lawyer. The Justis Department (Judicial agency for Testing, Integrity and Screening) have wide reaching authority to revoke and refuse licences. Often you will have a right to object directly to the Licensing committee (Justis Department). There is a right of appeal to the District Court if the licensing committee (Justis Department) uphold the refusal and thereafter in certain circumstances to the Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State.

Private Detective or Company Licence Refused | Objection and Review

If you are facing private detective or company licence refuse, you need to think about making a Private Detective Licence Refuse Objection. Getting your licence refused can have a devastating effect on your career, your livelihood and your dependants.

Private Detective or Company Licence Revoked | Objection and Review

If you are facing private detective or company licence revocation, you need to think about making a Private Detective or Company Licence Revoked Objection. Getting your licence revoked can have a devastating effect on your career, your livelihood and your dependants.

Surveillance and Security

Security Guard licence appeals are a specialised area of the law. With security guards in the Netherlands it is not unusual for issues to come up with regard to licensing. Security Guard licence appeals can be complex and in order to have the highest chance of success you need to be discussing your case with a dedicated lawyer. The Justis Department (Judicial agency for Testing, Integrity and Screening) have wide reaching authority to revoke and refuse licences. Often you will have a right to object directly to the Licensing committee (Justis Department). There is a right of appeal to the District Court if the licensing committee (Justis Department) uphold the refusal and thereafter in certain circumstances to the Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State.

Security Guard or Company Licence Refused | Objection and Review

If you are a security guard, you know that you need to protect your licence, after all, it’s your livelihood! Equally, if you are a professional preparing for a security guard exam and learning ‘the knowledge’ you would be very concerned if you were to have your licence application refused. In either case, we can assist you. We assist many hard working security guards with the legal complexities that come with security guard licence appeals, including both security guard licence refusal and security guard licence revocation.

Security Guard or Company Licence Revoked | Objection and Review

If you are a security guard, you know that you need to protect your licence, after all, it’s your livelihood! Equally, if you are a professional preparing for a security guard exam and learning ‘the knowledge’ you would be very concerned if you were to have your licence application refused. In either case, we can assist you. We assist many hard working security guards with the legal complexities that come with security guard licence appeals, including both security guard licence refusal and security guard licence revocation.

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