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MR. BAS A.S. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ) believes that when knowledge travels, opportunities arise. The attorney thinks client-focused, acts fast and speaks frankly in a language that you understand. He makes sense, not nonsense. Expect accessible personality, an open mind and a pragmatic bullet point approach.

Email fraud

Email fraud (“Phishing”) involves fraud perpetrators making contact by email and can take a number of forms. The email may appear to be from a reputable company however when one clicks on the email or attachment or link within the email, malicious software (malware) is downloaded onto the PC or other device allowing the fraud perpetrator to track online activity and identify personal or financial information for fraudulent purposes. Both individuals and companies can be victims of this type of crime.

In this white paper, learn more about our comprehensive approach to deterring and preventing Email Fraud

White paper – Comprehensive approach to deterring and preventing CEO Fraud

Business Email Compromise (BEC) Fraud (or CEO Fraud) is similar to Invoice Redirection Fraud however in this case junior employees in the finance department of a company receive an email from a fraud perpetrator purporting to be the Chief Executive Officer stating that an important deal or some other urgent matter is pending and that a substantial payment needs to be processed immediately.

In this white paper, learn more about our comprehensive approach to deterring and preventing Business Email Compromise (BEC) Fraud (or CEO Fraud)

White paper – Comprehensive approach to deterring and preventing Invoice Redirection fraud (or Mandate Fraud)

Invoice Redirection fraud (or Mandate Fraud) occurs when your company receives a request to change a direct debit, standing order or bank transfer mandate, from someone purporting to be from another organisation to which regular payments are made, for example a business supplier. It generally takes place when a criminal impersonates your company and deceives the customer into making payment of the company’s genuine invoices to a fraudulent third party account instead.

In this white paper, learn more about our comprehensive approach to deterring and preventing Invoice Redirection fraud (or Mandate Fraud).

Representing civil servants accused of misconduct

BAS VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., Esq.), attorney at law, advises governmental authorities and other (semi) public bodies, dealing with all aspects of both drafting and interpreting relevant legislation. Thanks to his broad knowledge of administrative law, we are well positioned to advise all types of public bodies and to litigate on their behalf. BAS VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., Esq.), attorney at law, also advises private sector clients dealing with the same matters. His expertise includes public procurement, public contracts, public transport, health, education, social housing, public office, governmental liability, state aid, subsidies and compliance and sanctions. Attorney BAS VAN LEEUWEN has also a great deal of experience dealing with complex political issues with a lot of media attention.

BAS VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., Esq.), attorney at law, advises on critical public and administrative law issues arising from the exercise of public powers in the Constitutional and statutory environment in which public bodies operate. He advises government departments and other bodies on the need for legislation and have drafted primary and secondary legislation on their instructions. He also prepares rules of procedure, risk reduction policies, codes of conduct and related guidelines and advise on their implementation.

Representing Private Detectives accused of malpractice

BAS VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., Esq.), attorney at law, is expert in private detective misconduct defence. He is intimately familiar with the standards in the private detective services industry in the European Union, and have assisted in drafting internal legislation related to the private detective industry. He has regularly write articles for Dutch and International private detective organizations. Issues concerning private detective misconduct defence 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.

BAS VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., Esq.), attorney at law, prides himself on being proactive. He employs preventive measures with his private detective clients to help them avoid litigation altogether. He reviews 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 attorney BAS VAN LEEUWEN’s clients face actions, claims of negligence and/or lawsuits, he has the trial experience and are ready and able to provide defence. His first goal is usually to eliminate the case before it goes to trial. But if dismissing the case before trial doesn’t happen, he is ready to litigate the case before the courts. BAS VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., Esq.), attorney at law, has many years of experience representing and winning cases for his clients from the private detective services industry.

Representing Private Security Guards accused of malpractice

BAS VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., Esq.), attorney at law, is 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.

BAS VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., Esq.), attorney at law, prides himself on being proactive. He employs preventive measures with our security clients to help them avoid litigation altogether. He reviews client operations, with a focus on policies, procedures and best practices. Preventing a lawsuit is far less expensive than litigating one. However, when his clients face actions, claims of negligence and/or lawsuits, BAS VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., Esq.), attorney at law, has the trial experience and are ready and able to provide defence.

Attorney BAS VAN LEEUWEN’s first goal is usually to eliminate the case before it goes to trial. But if dismissing the case before trial doesn’t happen, he is ready to litigate the case before the courts. He has many years of experience representing and winning cases for his clients from the security industry.

Getting Help with Private Detective Licence Appeals

A comprehensive detective licence appeals service

BAS VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., Esq.), attorney at law, can help appeal your case in the following circumstances.

– Have you had a refusal to issue or grant a detective or company licence?
– Has your existing detective or company licence been revoked or suspended?
– Have restrictions and prohibitions been placed on a licence?
– Have conditions been attached to a detective or company licence?
– Has a licence been refused to you or are you facing revocation of a detective licence on the grounds of ill health and disability?
– BAS VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., Esq.), attorney at law, can represent you at disciplinary hearings.
– BAS VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., Esq.), attorney at law, can help draft the Appeal Notice.
– BAS VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., Esq.), attorney at law, can apply to suspend the detective or company licence revocation before the appeal is heard.

Often you will have a right to object directly to the Licensing committee (Department Justis). There is a right of appeal to the District Court if the licensing committee (Department Justis) uphold the refusal and thereafter in certain circumstances to the Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State. When and where to make an appeal is a strategic decision and that timing can be critical.

BAS VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., Esq.), attorney at law, can advise you on your position regarding the legalities or the case, discuss evidence with you and technical defences. Defend your income – let us defend your security guard or company licence.

Common reasons for private detective licence appeals

• Failure to disclose a criminal or serious motoring conviction,
• Licensing Authority (Deparment Justis) will arguing you don’t meet the “proper person” criteria to hold a licence due to demonstrating other “bad conduct”.
• Customer complaints
• Dishonesty.
• Getting arrested or convicted of a criminal offence in the District Court or the Court which has led to the suspending of the licence.
• You may also find yourself facing a serious criminal charge before the Criminal Court. In such circumstances, attorney BAS VAN LEEUWEN’s private detective legal service focuses on defence of both a criminal charge and the private detective or company licence revocation.

Private Detective or Company Licence Refused | Objection and Review

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.

The Company Licence

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

If the council refuses to issue a licence, you can object in accordance with the General Administrative Law Act (Algemene wet bestuursrecht) to the Department Justis Licensing Committee. If that objection and review is unsuccessful, the private detective company can still make an appeal to the District Court. At this stage the burden of proof is on the council to prove that the organization is not aproper entity. The Department of Justis may also attach certain conditions on a private detective company licence, against which it is also possible to launch an appeal.

The Investigator Licence

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

If the Chief Commissioner of Police refuses to issue a licence, you can object in accordance with the General Administrative Law Act (Algemene wet bestuursrecht) to the Chief Commissioner of Police. If that objection and review is unsuccessful, the private detective can still make an appeal to the District Court. At this stage the burden of proof is on the Chief Commissioner of Police to prove that the private detective is not aproper person. The Chief Commissioner of Police may also attach certain conditions on a private detective, against which it is also possible to launch an appeal.

Private Detective or Company Licence Revoked | Objection and Review

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.

The Company Licence

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

If the council refuses to issue a licence, you can object in accordance with the General Administrative Law Act (Algemene wet bestuursrecht) to the Department Justis Licensing Committee. If that objection and review is unsuccessful, the private detective company can still make an appeal to the District Court. At this stage the burden of proof is on the council to prove that the organization is not aproper entity. The Department of Justis may also attach certain conditions on a private detective company licence, against which it is also possible to launch an appeal.

The Investigator Licence

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

If the Chief Commissioner of Police refuses to issue a licence, you can object in accordance with the General Administrative Law Act (Algemene wet bestuursrecht) to the Chief Commissioner of Police. If that objection and review is unsuccessful, the private detective can still make an appeal to the District Court. At this stage the burden of proof is on the Chief Commissioner of Police to prove that the private detective is not aproper person. The Chief Commissioner of Police may also attach certain conditions on a private detective, against which it is also possible to launch an appeal.

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