MR. RICHARD A. KORVER
Mr. Richard A. Korver
Richard A. Korver has been a lawyer since 2000. Today, he is a co-founder of Korver & Van Essen advocaten | lawyers, and leads the firm’s civil law department.
His modern specialisation means that he is an expert on litigation and negotiation. This ties in with his background as the incorporator and trainer of The-Act-Trainingen, a bureau that has been providing training in communication skills for (legal) professionals since 1996.
His clients are predominantly professional practitioners and companies. However, Mr Korver represents private individuals as well. There are many proceedings in which there is common ground between criminal and civil law. Examples include, among others, disciplinary action taken against a professional, proceedings against the government concerning unlawful detention or hospital orders, or Interlocutory Proceedings against the publication of pictures of alleged shoplifters.
In addition to procedural law, Mr Korver has predominantly devoted himself to the legal side of the Dutch Debt Rescheduling (Natural Persons) Act (Wet Schuldsanering Natuurlijke Personen – WSNP), corporate law and vice cases. He regularly gives lectures on the WSNP.
Until 1 June 2009, he was a board member of the Test Case Fund Clara Wichmann (Proefprocessenfonds Clara Wichmann), and he is a member of the Netherlands Association for Procedural Law (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Procesrecht), the Association for Women and Law (Vereniging voor Vrouw en Recht), the Association for Health Law (Vereniging voor Gezondheidsrecht) and the Dutch Association for Education Law (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Onderwijsrecht) and a board member of the The-Act Foundation (Stichting The-Act) and the The-Act-Plays Foundation (Stichting The-Act-Plays), a theatre company.
He is a co-founder and board member of the National Lawyers Network Vice Victims (Landelijk Advocaten Netwerk Zeden Slachtoffers – LANZS) and completed his studies with an investigation into the legal (im)possibilities for victims of incest. He represents victims of (sexual) crimes in criminal proceedings, but also in the civil matter of recovering the loss or, in family law, to limit the consequences of the abuse as much as possible. In addition, he also represents people suspected of (sexual) crimes.
Because vice cases quite often involve serious loss, civil law and criminal law often come together in such cases. As a result of family supervision orders, this is often the case in juvenile law as well. This is why Mr Korver is often involved in such cases.
Mr Korver also handles international cases. He has represented clients in London, Madrid and Brussels and is a member of The International Criminal Bar (ICB), International Criminal Law Network (ICLN), The International Criminal Defense Attorneys Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). Mr Korver is also regularly engaged in international child abduction cases.
In addition to being a trainer at The-Act-Trainingen, Mr Korver regularly teaches for Kluwer (criminal law) and Zuidweg & Partners (insolvency law).