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.

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– Has your existing detective or company licence been revoked or suspended?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.

Getting Help with Security Licence Appeals

Security Licence Appeals

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.

On occasion these powers can be misapplied and these issues can be successfully appealed at the District Court. 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 security guard licence without going to the District Court or the Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State. This of course would depend on the facts of the individual case.

A comprehensive security guard 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 security guard or company licence?
– Has your existing security guard or company licence been revoked or suspended?
– Have restrictions and prohibitions been placed on a licence?
– Have conditions been attached to a secuirty guard or company licence?
– Has a licence been refused to you or are you facing revocation of a security guard 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 security guard 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 security guard 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, our security legal service focuses on defence of both a criminal charge and the security guard or company licence revocation.

Security Guard or Company Licence Refused | Objection and Review

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.

The Company Licence

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 security 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 security company licence, against which it is also possible to launch an appeal.

The Department Justis has powers to refuse a security company licence, but can a council actually prevent you from being granted a security 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 person‘.

The Guard Licence

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 guard 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 guard is not aproper person. The Chief Commissioner of Police may also attach certain conditions on a security guard, against which it is also possible to launch an appeal.

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

Security Guard or Company Licence Revoked | Objection and Review

Objection and Review

If you are facing security guard or company licence revocation, you need to think about making a Security Guard 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

If the Department Justis revokes 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 security 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 Justis Licensing Committee may also attach certain conditions on a security company licence, against which it is also possible to launch an appeal.

The Department Justis has powers to revoke a security company licence, but can a council actually prevent you from being granted a security 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‘.

The Guard Licence

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

If the Chief Commissioner of Police revokes 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 guard 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 guard is not aproper person. The Chief Commissioner of Police may also attach certain conditions on a security guard, against which it is also possible to launch an appeal.

Taxi Licence Refused | Objection and Review

Taxi driver licence (KIWA)

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‘.

If the council refuses to issue a licence, you can object in accordance with the General Administrative Law Act (Algemene wet bestuursrecht) to the ILENT Licensing Committee. If that objection and review is unsuccessful, the driver can still make an appeal to the Administrative Court for Trade and Industry. At this stage the burden of proof is on the council to prove that the driver is not a fit and proper person. The KIWA/ILENT may also attach certain conditions on a taxi driver licence, against which it is also possible to launch an appeal.

Taxi company licence (KIWA)

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‘.

If the council refuses to issue a licence, you can object in accordance with the General Administrative Law Act (Algemene wet bestuursrecht) to the ILENT Licensing Committee. If that objection and review is unsuccessful, the company can still make an appeal to the Administrative Court for Trade and Industry. At this stage the burden of proof is on the council to prove that the company is not a proper person. The KIWA/ILENT may also attach certain conditions on a taxi licence, against which it is also possible to launch an appeal.

Local Taxi Driver Licence (TTO)

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‘.

If the council refuses to issue a licence, you can object in accordance with the General Administrative Law Act (Algemene wet bestuursrecht) to the Local Licensing Committee. If that objection and review is unsuccessful, the driver can still make an appeal to the Administrative Court for Trade and Industry. At this stage the burden of proof is on the council to prove that the driver is not a fit and proper person. The local council (e.g. DBI) may also attach certain conditions on a taxi licence, against which it is also possible to launch an appeal.

Taxi Licence Revoked | Objection and Review

Taxi driver licence (KIWA)

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‘.

If the council revokes a licence, you can object in accordance with the General Administrative Law Act (Algemene wet bestuursrecht) to the ILENT Licensing Committee. If that objection and review is unsuccessful, the driver can still make an appeal to the Administrative Court for Trade and Industry. At this stage the burden of proof is on the council to prove that the driver is not a fit and proper person. The KIWA/ILENT may also attach certain conditions on a taxi driver licence, against which it is also possible to launch an appeal.

Taxi company licence (KIWA)

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‘.

If the council revokes a licence, you can object in accordance with the General Administrative Law Act (Algemene wet bestuursrecht) to the ILENT Licensing Committee. If that objection and review is unsuccessful, the company can still make an appeal to the Administrative Court for Trade and Industry. At this stage the burden of proof is on the council to prove that the company is not a proper entity. The KIWA/ILENT may also attach certain conditions on a taxi company licence, against which it is also possible to launch an appeal.

Local Taxi Driver Licence (TTO)

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‘.

If the council revokes a licence, you can object in accordance with the General Administrative Law Act (Algemene wet bestuursrecht) to the Local Licensing Committee. If that objection and review is unsuccessful, the driver can still make an appeal to the Administrative Court for Trade and Industry. At this stage the burden of proof is on the council to prove that the driver is not a fit and proper person. The local council (e.g. DBI) may also attach certain conditions on a taxi licence, against which it is also possible to launch an appeal.

Representing Taxi Drivers | accused of malpractice

Taxi Drivers accused of malpractice

Taxi licence appeals are a specialised area of the law. With taxi drivers in the Netherlands and particularly in Amsterdam perhaps some of the most regulated anywhere in the world it is not unusual for issues to come up with regard to licensing.

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.

A comprehensive taxi licence objections and 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 taxi licence (including hackney carriages, private hire vehicles and Operator’s licences)?
• Has your existing taxi licence been revoked or suspended?
• Have restrictions and prohibitions been placed on a licence?
• Have conditions been attached to a taxi licence?
• Has a licence been refused to you or are you facing revocation of a taxi 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 taxi licence revocation before the appeal is heard.

Local authorities vary in their approach to taxi licensing. Often you will have a right to appeal directly to the Licensing committee (KIWA/ILENT/DBI). There is a right of appeal to the District Court or Administrative Court for Trade and Industry if the licensing committee (KIWA/ILENT/DBI) 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 taxi licence.

Common reasons for taxi licence objections and appeals

• Failure to disclose a criminal or serious motoring conviction,
• Licensing Authority (KIWA/ILENT/DBI) will arguing you don’t meet the “fit and 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.
• Vehicle maintenance and safety issued
• You may also find yourself facing a serious criminal charge before the Criminal Court. In such circumstances, our taxi legal service focuses on defence of both a criminal charge and the taxi licence revocation.