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    General administrative law

    The government exerts an influence on our daily lives that should not be underestimated. The actions of the government and protection against those actions are, to a large extent, determined by administrative law. Van Doorne has the right specialists.

    The use of and need for administrative law

    In our democratic state under the rule of law, the government takes up a special position. Based on public law, the government can exercise powers that are not available to other (private) parties. It can, for instance, grant or revoke licences, it can impose levies and attachments, and it can impose and maintain standards.

    Using the instruments offered by administrative law, the government can look after the general interest and operate in areas of public life that would otherwise not be dealt with, such as infrastructure, pension systems and healthcare. Those far-reaching powers do require a statutory basis. The legislator has to provide effective legal protection against these powers being exercised by the government. That is what administrative law is for: to regulate the relationship between citizens or private parties and the government.

    The domain of specialists

    Administrative law is characterised by very comprehensive legislation that consists of formal acts, orders in council, ministerial regulations and policy rules but also unwritten law such as the general principles of sound management. And don’t forget the comprehensive case law generated by administrative law. If you add to that the fact that the interests in administrative law proceedings are often so great, you will probably understand why we only put specialists on such cases: specialists who have the knowledge, ample of practical experience, who know which chord to strike during negotiations but who do not shy away from crossing swords at the administrative court.

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