A close-knit team with plenty of experience
Dies Siegers, employment lawyer and partner, combines high-quality legal advice with a practical approach. Dies has extensive experience in all aspects of employment law, such as collective and individual redundancy, reorganizations and supervising procedures with the works council. She began as a researcher at Utrecht University, but her desire to pursue a more practically useful career led her to choose the legal profession, first with two large firms in Amsterdam (Ekelmans den Hollander / Lovells and Boekel de Nerée) and co-founded Van Bladel Advocaten in 2009. Dies assists mainly large and medium-sized companies, including ICT firms, the automotive, the banking and insurance sectors and the food industry. In 2015 she obtained with distinction the certificate for the postgraduate course in employment law from the Academie voor de Rechtspraktijk and is a member of the Dutch Employment Lawyers Association (VAAN) and the Employment Lawyers Association for the Middle Netherlands region (VAANM).
Saskia Le Noble
Saskia Le Noble, employment lawyer and partner, has a varied caseload assisting both large and medium-sized businesses, as well as employees and company directors. She is an expert in many areas including collective and individual redundancy law, employment conditions, sick employees and non-compete clauses. Saskia began her career in the year 2000 on the employment law practice group at a large Amsterdam firm (Ekelmans den Hollander / Lovells), going on to work for six years at a niche employment law firm in the Dutch capital. She is co-founder of Van Bladel Advocaten, since 2009. In 2011 Saskia obtained the certificate for the postgraduate course in employment law (PALA) and is a member of the Dutch Employment Lawyers Association (VAAN) and the Employment Lawyers Association for the Middle Netherlands region (VAANM).
Heleen Dammingh, employment lawyer and partner, advises and litigates on all aspects of employment law, assisting large and small businesses and employees. Heleen's particular area of interest concerns sick employees and reintegration. Her approach is practical, specific and honest, backed up by solid knowledge of her subject. After more than 16 years working at Van Benthem & Keulen Advocaten, she made the move to Van Bladel Advocaten as partner in 2015. In the services she provides she advises many businesses in the retail and service sectors. In 2003 Heleen obtained the certificate for the postgraduate specialist course at the Grotius Academy (Radboud University). She is a member of the Dutch Employment Lawyers Association (VAAN) and since 2012 has been a member of the Supervisory Council of the Foundation for publicly run primary education in Utrecht (Stichting Openbaar Primair Onderwijs Utrecht - SPO Utrecht).
Hanneke Klinckhamers, employment and civil service law lawyer and partner, is working at Van Bladel Advocaten as of 1 September 2019. Before that she worked at L&A advocaten and Boekel De Nerée N.V., where she started in 1996 her career as lawyer. As an expert employment lawyer, Hanneke has built up a long track record in commercial legal practice. She advises a wide range of business and private clients in the top segment. As a subspecialization, Hanneke covers the topics of disability, top incomes in the (semi) public sector (government, healthcare, education, culture, housing) and the financial sector (WNT and WFT), civil service law and the normalization of civil servant status (WNRA). Hanneke has followed the specialist postgraduate course in labor law (PALA) and is a member of various professional associations, including the Association of Employment Lawyers in the Netherlands (VAAN), the regional Association of Employment Lawyers Midden-Nederland (VAANM), and the Association for Civil Servants & Law (V&AR). Her approach can best be described as result-oriented with an eye for the human side of the matter.
Liesbeth Zwitserlood, employment lawyer, joined Van Bladel Advocaten in September 2016. Her previous experience included a number of years with Nauta Dutilh, where she specialized in employment law. Liesbeth advises and litigates on virtually all aspects of employment law, including employee participation law, and assists employers, employees and works councils. Liesbeth is an absolute professional who is valued by clients for her keen eye, commitment and solution-oriented approach. She successfully completed the postgraduate course in employment law (PALA) and is a member of the Dutch Employment Lawyers Association (VAAN), the Employment Lawyers Association for the Middle Netherlands region (VAANM) and the Dutch Employment Law Association (VvA). Liesbeth is also a mediator for labour relations.
Steven Bergwerff, employment lawyer, joined Van Bladel Advocaten in April 2022. He studied law and history at the Utrecht University and is working as a lawyer since 2017. From the beginning of his career he has focussed on employment law. Before he joined Van Bladel Advocaten, he worked at BVD advocaten, where he had a special focus on companies in retail and large healthcare institutions. At Van Bladel Advocaten he assists both employers and employees, on virtually all aspects of employment law. In 2020 Steven did the postgraduate specialist course at the Grotius Academy and obtained the certificate with distinction. He is a member of the Dutch Employment Lawyers Association (VAAN) and the Employment Lawyers Association for the Middle Netherlands region (VAANM).
Floris Meinardi, employment lawyer, joined Van Bladel Advocaten in December 2022. Floris studied law and public administration & organizational science at Utrecht University and completed the master's degree in Intellectual Property Law, Innovation and Technology (Dutch law) cum laude. During his studies, he worked as a legal assistant at a law firm, completed internships at several law firms and was active for a student association. Floris focuses on all aspects of employment law and also knows his way around privacy law.
Giny Consten, secretary, has many years of experience in legal services. She oversees the administrative handling of the case files and takes care of the financial administration. She has been with Van Bladel Advocaten since 2008.