Terms & conditions
- Unless otherwise agreed in writing between the client and the firm LAMON LAW, the relationship between the client and the firm LAMON LAW will be exclusively governed by these general terms and conditions.These terms and conditions are available in Dutch, French, and English.
- The offices of the firm LAMON LAW are located at de Schiervellaan 23, 3500 Hasselt (Crossroads Bank for Enterprises no. 0851.616.745).The lawyers employed at the firm LAMON LAW are all members of the Hasselt Bar Association. This bar association is a member of the Flemish Bar Council.
- The code of ethics for lawyers can be consulted on the website of the Flemish Bar Council www.advocaat.be and, as far as the Hasselt Bar Association is concerned, on the websitewww.juridischlimburg.be.
- The firm LAMON LAW undertakes to handle the cases entrusted to it by the client with the required care and professional seriousness. the firm LAMON LAW assumes a best-efforts obligation (i.e. an obligation to perform to the best of its ability, but without guaranteeing a specific result).
- Fees and disbursements plus 21% VAT will be charged in accordance with the terms and conditions summarised under the ‘Fees and disbursements’ section of the website www.lamon-law.be.An advance payment will be charged at the start of the case corresponding to ten hours of services at the agreed hourly rate. The client must pay the invoice for the advance payment immediately on receipt into the account number of the firm LAMON LAW (BE35 4500 5654 9137). The firm LAMON LAW will be entitled to suspend services for as long as the invoice for the advance payment remains unpaid. Once received, the advance payment will be set off against interim payments to be made.
- The services provided by the firm LAMON LAW will be invoiced to the client on a quarterly basis. Every fees and disbursements statement will be accompanied by a detailed summary of the services that were provided in the period concerned.The fees and disbursements statement is payable into the account number of the firm LAMON LAW within eight days.
- An unpaid fees and disbursements statement will attract agreed interest from the due date, by operation of law and without any prior notice of default, at the rate laid down in Article 5 of the Belgian Act of 2 August 2002.
- If the fees and disbursements statement is not paid, The firm LAMON LAW will be entitled to suspend its work, by operation of law and without any prior notice of default.
- All intellectual rights associated with the opinions, contracts and drafting of procedural documents vest in the firm LAMON LAW insofar as they do not already vest in third parties. Unless express, prior and written consent is obtained from the firm LAMON LAW, the client may not distribute, disclose or exploit the result of these intellectual rights in any way.
- The firm LAMON LAW has professional indemnity insurance for an amount of €3,750,000 (€1,250,000 as first-priority cover, and €2,500,000 as second-priority cover, which is supplementary to and used only after the first-priority insurance has been exhausted).The civil professional liability of lawyers employed at LAMON LAW is covered by a group insurance policy underwritten by the Dutch-speaking Bar Association of Flemish Lawyers taken out through AMLIN EUROPE N.V (Boulevard du Roi Albert/Koning Albert-II laan 9, 1210 Brussels). The geographical cover of the insurance is worldwide, with the exception of the United States of America and Canada.Broker: Vanbreda Risk & Benefits, Plantin en Moretuslei 297, 2140 ANTWERP.The liability of the firm LAMON LAW can never exceed the insured amount. If the professional liability insurance does not cover the damage and the firm LAMON LAW is not at fault in this regard, the compensation on the basis of a professional error will be limited as regards the principal sum, costs and interest to an amount of €10,000.A copy of the insurance policy can be obtained from the firm LAMON LAW.
- The firm LAMON LAW will transfer all amounts received for the client as soon as possible to the client. If the amount cannot be transferred immediately, the client will be notified of the amount upon its receipt and also informed why the amount cannot be transferred immediately.The firm LAMON LAW is entitled to make deductions from amounts received on behalf of the client to cover outstanding fees and disbursements statements. The client will be immediately informed thereof in writing, when this is applied.
- The district courts of Hasselt (Belgium) have sole jurisdiction in case of a dispute and will then apply Belgian law. (without this being able to lead to a referral to another legal system under private international law).