The firm

Founded by three experienced lawyers, specialised in asylum and migration law, Pont & Wilg Advocaten opened its doors on the 1st of May 2019.

We are a small-scale, approachable firm, with personal attention for the client. You can count on a competent and committed approach to your case. Our lawyers consult regularly with each other, to make sure you benefit from the best available knowledge and expertise for your case.

Our firm offers legal assistance to private and corporate clients. Our services range from advising you on your options in a one-off consultation, guiding you through (complicated) application procedures or conducting procedures on your behalf at the Dutch Immigration Services, the District Courts, the Administrative Judicial Department of the Council of State, or the European Court of Human Rights, if necessary.

Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

We can be reached by phone at 020 -2443167, or by e-mail at

Our office is situated in De Pijp Amsterdam.

New address as of 11-08-2023:
Amsteldijk 22, 1074 HS Amsterdam

Office Pont & Wilg Lawyers

The lawyers

The following lawyers are registered in the register of the Netherlands Bar association for the following fields of law:
a) Froukje Holwerda is registered for Asylum and Migration Law
b) Claire Mayne is registered for Asylum and Migration Law
c) Audrey Kessels is registered for Asylum, Migration and Family Law
d) Charlotte Smit is registered for Asylum and Migration Law

Each year lawyers are required, according to the code of the Netherlands Bar Association, to acquire ten permanent education points for each registered field of law.

Our fees

We will discuss our fees and costs with you beforehand.

First consultation
An introductory consultation with one of our lawyers is generally free of charge.

Should you require a more extensive one time consultation, we will discuss the fees before we meet.

Further legal assistance
If further legal assistance is required, the lawyer will assess whether you may qualify for legal aid. (een toevoeging).

For more information on legal aid and the terms and conditions that apply, we refer you to the website of the Legal Aid Board ( which is also available in English.

In the event you do not qualify for legal aid, we will assist you on the basis of an hourly rate. During the intake consultation, the lawyer will give an assessment of the costs of our legal assistance. Besides our legal fees, you may be charged for application fees, court registry fees, costs for serving a summons, sending registered mail and requesting deeds.

You will find our terms and conditions (in Dutch) here: algemene voorwaarden (pdf).