“Always be accessible to your clients”
I was already very curious at an early age. I kept asking adults about everything, wanted to know exactly why something happened and how things worked. I continued that curiosity in my work. I always want to find out the exact origin of an issue, and then come up with a practical solution. The beauty of justice is that there are always two sides to a story. I want to be honest with the client about the risks associated with their side of the business. Don’t promise the moon. A dispute can bother and disturb a client. I therefore think it is important to be open to hearing the client’s story and respond to it as quickly as possible.
Kristien studied Dutch law at the University of Groningen (Private Law) and Dutch Law (administrative law and private law) at Hanze University of applied sciences Groningen. Before entering the legal profession, she was a clerk in the civil sector of the court of Groningen. Kristien is particularly active in the areas of tenancy law, employer law, and health law.
She likes sharing her experiences and knowledge by giving lectures and writing blogs.