My personal strength is the determination and thoroughness with which I handle all my cases. All facts and chances need to be found out. Good enough just doesn’t do it for me. That tenacity, focus and some change have turned me into a nationally recognized specialist in traffic law.
When I was a young attorney I got a client whose blood values diverged. The psychiatrist that gave him a medical examination recommended a ban on driving for this client. The client was very certain: “I don’t drink”. The central office for driving permits (CBR) followed the advice though. Eventually I found a clinical chemist that explained to me that the blood value test was the result of a genetic peculiarity. A counter-expertise examination confirmed this. However, the CBR did not want to accept this. Me and my client did not stop there.
I wrote an article for the Dutch Lawyers Journal: “With scientific preciseness we pointed out a few clear mistakes in the procedure followed when the CBR decides to retrieve and invalidate a driver’s licence. This article was followed up on by the national press, which gave quite a stir. There was a lot of media attention on this topic and I was asked as an expert witness to answer questions of our national parliament. That is how it all started, after that my determination and focus turned me into the traffic law specialist I am today.
Fair is fair, it is a great field to work in because there is a lot of things happening all the time. In addition it’s great that clients from all over the country manage to find me as a consequence of the media attention. I am also regularly consulted by the television, radio and newspapers.
A disabled client had bought a second hand delivery van from another individual. She especially bought this van, because it could easily transport her wheelchair.
At the time of the conclusion of the agreement the MOT had almost expired. Since the client did not know anything about technical