There are several professions involved in distributing legal services in the Netherlands. These are, to some extent, in competition with one another. Theadvocaat is the only one mentioned in the 1977 Legal Services Directive. Most advocates are also procureur, the exercise of which profession is compatible with that of advocate. The function of the procureur is explained below. The notaris and to a lesser extent the belastingadviseur must also be taken into account. There is also a brief description of the deurwaarder and the Rechterlijk Ambtenaar.

ADVOCAAT (advocate)

NOTARIS (notary)


DEURWAARDER (bailiff / process server)

Dr Julian Lonbay
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