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Vanessa van der Horst | Lawyer

Vanessa van der Horst

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Educational and training background

Vanessa van der Horst studied Constitutional, Administrative and Criminal Law at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. During her studies, she conducted research at the The Hague Police into the outcome of discrimination cases within the criminal justice chain.


Vanessa started her career as a legal court secretary at the Utrecht District Court. Afterwards she worked as a staff lawyer for the Council for the Judiciary. Since 2009, she has worked in various (coordinating) positions within the Public Prosecution Service in Utrecht and has gained special experience in the investigation and prosecution of  Opium Act offenses and anti-terror and anti-money laundering cases.


With thorough knowledge and experience from both investigation and judicial practice, Vanessa knows how to set clear lines for an effective defense in criminal cases.


Vanessa van der Horst has registered the following legal area in the register of legal areas of the Dutch Bar Association:

General practice

This registration obliges her to obtain ten training credits in each registered legal area in accordance with the standards of the Netherlands Bar every calendar year.

More information can be found via this link: registration mr. V.H. vander Horst