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TRAINING AND SPECIALISATION

Your lawyer is a legal professional. Whether working alone or in a law firm, whether a generalist or specialised, your lawyer has the same obligations with regard to his professional competence and to continually updating his knowledge.

Lawyers may advertise those fields they prefer dealing with and in which they have greater competence. They may also have their specialist capacity validated by the Bar.

For more information, see: http://www.barreaudeliege.be/EN/Matieres.aspx.

The Liege Bar maintains close links with the University of Liege and its Faculty of Law. Within the Commission Université Palais (CUP), the Bar and the University organise top-notch conference cycles in Liege, Brussels and Charleroi.

For more information, see: http://local.droit.ulg.ac.be/sa/cup/

The Bar also stages a number of training or academic events targeting its members or the public at large.

 

FORMAL NOTICE SERVED BY YOUR LAWYER AND THE “LAWYER'S DEED”

Having formal notice served by your lawyer can interrupt the limitation period for one year. Doing so avoids the initiation of legal proceedings for the sole purpose of interrupting the limitation period, and provides the parties with additional time to conduct negotiations.

 

A private deed countersigned by your lawyer and the lawyers of the other parties has a particular cogency, with the lawyer effectively guaranteeing the identity of the signatories. Moreover, he confirms - subject to the interpretation of the deed - that the parties have reached agreement on the deed's content.

 

YOUR LAWYER AT THE HEART OF EUROPE

Liege is ideally situated at the intersection of road, river and air routes, and as such links up to no less than four European states.

Building on this long-term business and cultural interlinkage, the Liege lawyers naturally support and assist their clients in their regional, inter-regional and international relations, especially in the context of the MEUSE–RHINE EUREGION and regardless of the language used.

The Liège Bar has set up twinning agreements with the Bars of GhentBordeauxLyonParisKinshasa/GombeKöln and Rwanda.

Moreover, the Bar, alongside a number of lawyers, is a member of the International Association of LawyersConférence Internationale des Barreaux de tradition juridique communeEuropean Bars FederationAvocats Sans FrontièresInternational Criminal BarWorld Coalition against the death penalty and the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE).

 

CONSULTING YOUR LAWYER ONLINE

The legal profession is not standing still, and lawyers are having thoughts about its future. They would like to see themselves as forward-looking, well and truly implanted in the 21st century.

This is why the Bar offers its members and clients a package of online legal services available in 4 different languages, giving you the opportunity to pose legal questions online or submit a (draft) contract for a legal opinion.

Consult your lawyer: http://www.barreaudeliege.be/EN/Consultation.aspx

 

PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE

In the unlikely event of a fault or error, your lawyer's professional liability is covered by a civil liability insurance policy. This covers any damage caused in the exercise of his profession, either personally or through his employees or trainees.