mr. E. (Ellen) Leentjes

"The biggest difficulties are where we don't look for them"

The more you know about something, the more interesting it will get. This also applies to my field, family law. As a child, I wanted to become an actress and a lawyer. I do see similarities. When arguing, for example, you are also facing an audience. In my practice, too, you have to empathise with the client, but you should not get carried away. I have to look through emotions, stick to the legal relevance. It starts with listening. Then I apply structure and take responsibility. A role that suits me perfectly.

Ellen Leentjes is a deputy judge at the Overijssel District Court and registered as a mediator at the MFN. She completed the specialisation course in Family Law and the training as a lawyer-divorce mediator. Ellen is a member of the Family Lawyers and Divorce Mediators Association (vFAS). She previously had various positions at the Dutch Bar Association.

Ellen Leentjes has been working as a lawyer for more than twenty years.

Publications of Ellen

Publications of Ellen Leentjes