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Corina Hoogendoorn has been in private practice since 2018.She joined Van Till Advocaten in September 2021, where she is a member of the team that handles real estate and government affairs. Corina’s practice area is in general administrative law, with an emphasis on environment and planning law. Additionally, Corina deals with integrity investigations on the basis of the Dutch Public Administration (Probity Screening) Act (Wet Bibob).
My love for administrative law and the legal profession
It never occurred to me to work in the construction company run by my father and uncle. At that time, I wasn’t sure what job I wanted to do. However, a career quiz pointed me in the direction of dentistry, accountancy, and law. That’s probably because I’m precise and practical. In the end, I chose to go to law school, which turned out to be the best choice. I really enjoyed studying, and my favourite subject was administrative law. During my studies, I was a court clerk at the Central Appeals Tribunal.
After finishing my studies, I worked for almost three years as a (senior) court lawyer in administrative law at the District Court of Amsterdam. It was here that I became aware of the importance of good legal representation. That was when my interest in working in private practice was piqued. As a lawyer in private practice, I have advised and assisted several construction companies and other businesses in proceedings in the broad field of administrative law.
Zoning plans, planning permission and enforcement decisions
Recently, I introduced a client to the ruimtelijkeplannen.nl website, to give them a glimpse into the wonderful world of zoning plans, structural visions and general rules drawn up by municipalities, provinces and central government. ‘Law is everywhere,’ I said. ‘If you have an eye for it,’ he agreed. I had taught my client to look at his own profession in a different way.
Expertise under one roof
From a wide market of legal service providers, it is not easy to choose an advisor or lawyer who can give you good advice. The reason I chose Van Till Advocaten was because of its large administrative law team and the efficient and practical way in which the office is run. Van Till Advocaten is also a great place to work, with a positive work environment. No-one here works on their own: instead, there is a spirit of cooperation, which is the key ingredient for good legal representation.
Article in the Dutch magazine ANWB Verkeersrecht. Environmental zones: the necessity, effectiveness and proportionality of measures (VR 2018/119).
State and administrative law at Leiden University
- Dutch Administrative Law Association (VAR)
- Dutch Association for the Environment (VMR)
- Dutch Association of Young Real Estate Lawyers (VJOJ)