Being summoned (served personally by a bailiff or left in a closed envelope in your mailbox) is a serious matter. With the summons, you are taken to court by your counterparty (e.g. your business partner), which means that your counterparty will call upon the court to rule on your conflict.
The summons will explain what the conflict is about and on what day and time you have to appear in court.
The summons is drawn up in Dutch by a lawyer or a bailiff, which means that your counterparty has already engaged professional help.
Do not throw the document away or in a drawer, but call a lawyer immediately!
Engage a lawyer
If you don’t take action and leave it as it is, the judge will agree with the other party (because you have not instructed a lawyer to represent you to show your version of the situation) and render a judgement against you, which may be executed directly.
Contact us urgently, as soon as you receive a summons, to find out in time what we can do for you.