Cassation and Civil Procedural Law

There are times that you have to go to court. Courts are, however, staffed by people, and a court handing down a judgment may be wrong. If either party disagrees with the decision on appeal, appeal in cassation at the Dutch Supreme Court is an option for particular cases. The Supreme Court may only quash a judgment if the lower court has not correctly applied the law or if the judgment has not been properly explained. The court of cassation does not re-examine the facts of a case, but only verifies the interpretation of the law; it is therefore not possible to put forward new facts or arguments. Hence, not every case can be submitted to the Supreme Court.

Prevention better than cure

In the realm of law too, prevention is better than cure. So it may be wise to involve a cassation attorney early in a case. A cassation attorney looks differently at a case and can, in close consultation with the attorney handling the case, help decide on the best approach, not least in terms of procedural law. That way, a possible appeal in cassation can be taken into account at an early stage.

Special expertise

Proceedings before the Supreme Court require a cassation attorney, who is qualified and has special expertise in that field. Kneppelhout combines expertise in all major legal fields with specific know-how in procedural law and the tricks of the cassation trade, so that you are assisted in the best possible way in legal proceedings.

What Kneppelhout can offer:

  • Advice on appeal proceedings, possibly with a view to appeal in cassation
  • Strategic advice on appeal proceedings
  • 'Quick scan' or advice on cassation proceedings
  • Civil-law cassation proceedings

Track record