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How to complain about a lawyer from another European country?

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The regulation of lawyers registered in a different European country is usually the responsibility of the national/regional/local bar association where the lawyer is registered.

If you would like to make a complaint about the way your lawyer handled your case, firstly, you should find out with which regulator s/he is registered in the given country. A number of the European countries have a decentralised system which means that lawyers are registered with their local or regional bars rather than the national bar. These bars also deal with the disciplinary proceedings.

A number of countries have joined the European Lawyers Database, which can help you locate where your lawyer is registered. For other countries, you may need to run a search directly on the national Bar association websites.

Once you found out where the lawyer is registered you can identify and contact the relevant bar association. Below is a list of the European bar associations with further links to regional/local bars of the given country.

 

Belgium

Orde van Vlaamse Balies (Flemish-speaking Federal Bar)

Staatsbladsstraat 8

B-1000 BRUSSEL

Tel.: +32.(0)2.227 54 70

Fax: +32.(0)2.227 54 79

Email: ovb@advocaat.be

Website: http://www.advocaat.be

You can search the lawyers’ database here: http://www.advocaat.be/SearchLawyer.aspx 

 

Ordre des barreaux francophones et germanophones (French- and German-speaking Federal Bar)

Maison de l’Avocat

Avenue de la Toison D’Or, 65

B-1060 BRUXELLES

Tel.: +32.(0)2.648.20.98

Fax: +32.(0)2.648.11.67

Email: info@avocats.be

Website: http://www.avocats.be

You can search the lawyers’ database here: http://www.avocats.be/fr/un-avocat-cest-quelquun-quil-faut-voir-avant-pour-%C3%A9viter-les-ennuis-apr%C3%A8s 

 

France

Barreau de Paris (Paris Bar)

Conseil National des Barreaux (CNB)

23, Rue de la Paix

75002 PARIS

Tél. : 01 53 30 85 60

Fax : 01 53 30 85 61 / 62

Email: cnb@cnb.avocat.fr

Website: www.cnb.avocat.fr

You can seach the lawyers database here: http://cnb.avocat.fr/Trouver-un-avocat-en-France_a341.html 

 

Germany

Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer (Federal Bar Council)

Littenstraße 9

D-10179 BERLIN

Tel.: +49.30.28.49.39-0

Fax: +49.30.28.49.39-11

Email: zentrale@brak.de

Website: http://www.brak.de

You find the contact list of all German regional bars here: http://www.brak.de/die-brak/regionale-kammern/adressen-der-regionalen-rechtsanwaltskammern/ 

 

Hungary

Hungarian Bar Association (Magyar Ügyvédi Kamara)

1055 Budapest,

Szalay u. 7. 

Hungary

Telefon: 3119-800, 3111-773

Telefax: 3117-867

Website: http://www.magyarugyvedikamara.hu/tart/index/5/1 

E-mail: muk@muknet.hu

You find the contact list of all Hungarian regional bars here: http://www.magyarugyvedikamara.hu/tart/index/7/1 

 

Italy

Consiglio Nazionale Forense (National Bar Association)

via del Governo Vecchio, 3

I-00186 ROMA

Tel.: +39.06.97.74.88

Fax: +39.06.97.74.88.29

Email: bruxelles@consiglionazionaleforense.it

Website: http://www.consiglionazionaleforense.it

View this website to locate a lawyer registered in Italy: http://www.consiglionazionaleforense.it/site/home/area-avvocati/ricerca-avvocati.html 

 

Netherlands 

Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten

P.O.Box 30851

NL-2500 GW DEN HAAG

Tel.: +31.70.335 35 35

Fax: +31.70.335 35 31

Email: CCBE@advocatenorde.nl

Website: http://www.advocatenorde.nl

To locate a lawyer registered in the Netherlands, visit this page https://www.advocatenorde.nl/vind-uw-advocaat 

 

Romania

National association of Romanian Bars

Palatul de Justiţie (U.N.B.R.)

Spaiul Independenţei nr.5 - Sector 5

050091 BUCHAREST

Tel.: +40.21.313 48 75

Fax: +40.21.313.48.80

Email: unbr@unbr.ro

Website: http://www.unbr.ro

Please click here to view the list of regional bar associations of Romania: http://unbr.ro/en/narb/bars/ 

 

Spain

Consejo General de la Abogacía Española

Paseo de Recoletos N°13

E-28004 MADRID

Tel.: +34.91.523.25.93

Fax: +34.91.532.78.36

Email: informacion@abogacia.es

Website: http://www.cgae.es

You can find the list of all regional bar assocaitions of Spain here: http://www.abogacia.es/conozcanos/la-institucion/colegios-y-consejos/ 

 

 Sweden

Swedish Bar Association (Advokatamfundet)

Box 27321, SE-102 54 Stockholm,

Sweden

Telephone: +46 8 459 03 00,

Fax: +46 8 660 07 79 

Website: https://www.advokatsamfundet.se/Advokatsamfundet-engelska/About-us/ 

E-mail: info@advokatsamfundet.se

 

 

 

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