I am the owner of Looten Advocatuur en Mediation. As an attorney at law and qualified registered mediator I offer services to individuals, professionals and businesses. I specialise in cases involving juvenile and family law, as well as 3rd party liability, damages and personal injury. My focus is on preventing and effectively solving conflicts. In this process my clients’ interests are central. As a professional mediator I call on my extensive legal experience to guide the parties in evaluating the processes and risks of a case and to evaluate the sustainability of solutions.

As a member of the Dutch ambassadors network for mediation I advocate mediation as an effective tool to resolve conflicts and an attractive alternative for legal procedures. I offer workshops to foster the goals of the ambassadors netwerk.

 

I am an attorney at law and professional mediator&nbsp. I specialise in cases involving juvenile and family law, as well as 3rd party liability, damages and personal injury. My focus is on preventing and effectively solving conflicts. In this process my clients’ interests are central.

Conflicts are part of life. As an attorney at law I help organisations, professionals and individuals in solving their disputes.  When possible I assist them through the use of mediation, a process that relies on confidentiality, voluntary compliance to the process and party autonomy. Solving a conflict by mediation is valuable; it can save relationships. As such mediation can be an efficient and not seldom a more effective alternative to proceedings in court. Solutions agreed upon by parties in a final contract are subject to law. As a qualified registered mediator I call on my extensive legal experience to guide the parties in evaluating the processes and risks of a case and to evaluate the sustainability of solutions.

published several articles and through the years I organise workshops. I am a member of the editorial board of the Dutch Mediation magazine and a frequently invited speaker on subjects related to mediation.

Academic education
Utrecht University/Erasmus University/LANGZS,  attorney at EGZ, 2015
Utrecht University, attorney at juvenile law, 2014
Grotius academie, postdoc. business and liability, 2007
Grotius academie, postdoc. attorney at personal injury law LSA, 1992
Utrecht University, private law (LLM), 1985

Mediation
As a qualified registered mediator I assist organisations, professionals and individuals in solving their disputes through the use of the mediation process that relies on voluntary compliance to the process, confidentiality and party autonomy. Solving a conflict by mediation is valuable; it can save relationships. As such mediation can be an efficient and not seldom a more effective alternative to proceedings in court. Solutions agreed upon by parties in a final contract are subject to law.

I specialise in family and inheritance mediation, as well as in restorative justice and in work and teams. I work according to the rules of the Dutch Mediators federation (MfN). Please download the MfN rules and the code of conduct.

I am a member of: the MfN, the Dutch association of Mediation Attorneys at law (NVvMA), the Dutch Inheritance Foundation, the Society of family mediators (mfam) and the professional association of mediators for restorative justice. As a member of the Dutch ambassadors network for mediation I advocate mediation as an effective tool to resolve conflicts and an attractive alternative for legal procedures. I offer workshops and courses to foster the goals of the ambassadors netwerk.

Education
ADR Result, inheritance mediator, 2016
Centrum voor Conflicthantering, mediator in restorative justice, 2013
The Lime Tree, registermediator MfN, family mediator, work and teams 2011-’14

Academy for Coaching, academic coach, 2013

Workshops

  • mediation course for juveniles, 2016-2018
  • family law in the Netherlands, 2017, 2018
  • claims and compensation in restorative justice, 2016-2018
  • legal aspects: children and personal injury, 2012
  • teacher VU Law Academy, postdoc.: pension law, 2006-2013
  • several aspects of health law, disciplinary action law and liability in health care, 1998-2013
  • law of confidentiality in health care, 2011
  • aspects of compensation and claims, 2004
  • liability of insurance doctors, 2003
  • disciplinary action law, ‘de Jonge Balie bij de Hoge Raad der Nederlanden‘, 2001

Publications

  • Nederlandse Mediation, 2018/22: Criminal law – restorative justice, wrongful action minor, liability of parents for their children, damage
  • Newsletter Criminal Law (NbSr) 2018/4 no. 95 – restorative justice, expenses of a successful mediation (art. 591 Dutch Code of Criminal Procedure), annotators: D.M. Siemerink-Looten, A.H.T. de Haas
  • Nederlandse Mediation, 2018/10: Criminal law – tort, abuse, compensation for damage
  • Nederlandse Mediation, 2017/48: Criminal law – wrongful act, abuse, damage
  • Nederlandse Mediation, 2017/11: Criminal law – unlawful act, joint ownership and property
  • Nederlandse Mediation, 2016/21: Co-author: Criminal law / Family law – misappropriation, unlawful act and aspects of pre inheritance mediation, D.M. Siemerink-Looten, J. Dierx
  • Nederlandse Mediation, 2016/16: Neighbors’ statutory rights and obligations – Unlawful act
  • co-author Manual Child Abuse (Kindermishandeling, handboek medische diagnostiek en aanpak?) subject: child protection orders – Springer media Bohn Stafleu Van Loghum, 2013
  • NTvG 2011: co-author Negative advance directive in an acute comatose patient, D.E.M. Sijpkens, D.M. Looten, W.G.H. Corté, A. Wiegman, P. Speelman, J.A. Romijn
  • Co-author (1st, 2nd and 3rd edition of) Pension Act, text and comment, edited by prof. dr. E. Lutjens, subject: procedural law, Kluwer 2007, 2008 en 2010 
  • Pensioen en praktijk 2006: The draft Pension Act: more equality despite marital status?
Almost every conflict can be resolved. If not, starting a lawsuit is an option. Désirée Siemerink-Looten can help you as an attorney at law. She also can mediate as a qualified registered mediator in order to resolve the conflict. As a member of the Dutch ambassadorsnetwerk for mediation she advocates mediation as an effective tool to resolve conflicts and an attractive alternative for legal procedures. She offers taylor made workshops and courses  to foster the goals of the ambassadors network.        

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Looten Advocatuur & Mediation

Waalsdorperweg 115, 2597 HS  The Hague

Telephone: +31 (0)70 – 32 60 343 

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