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Manon Renken

Lawyer & Mediator

  • T. +31 (0)71 512 60 50 / +31 (0)6 42 62 40 20
  • E. renken@defamiliekamer.nl
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Already during her studies at Leiden University, Manon had a clear preference for family and juvenile law. Because of the many family law subjects, she chose notarial law and after her studies she worked one year and a half as a candidate notary at an office in The Hague in the family law section. She then moved on to the practice of law and opted for a small law firm in Rotterdam. In 2004 Manon joined TeekensKarstens in Leiden, leading the family law section. She started her own office in 2009, now known as the Familiekamer Advocaten & Mediators.

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Laurette de Jong


Laurette studied Law at Leiden University, where, in addition to her Bachelor’s degree, she completed her masters in Juvenile Law and Labour Law in March 2016 and June 2017 respectively.

When Laurette started her Bachelor’s degree, she was almost certain that she wanted to do something for children. Children form a vulnerable group in society, because they are in a dependent position and usually have less knowledge of their rights and therefore have fewer opportunities to stand up for them.

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Ellen Heemskerk-van Dam

Ellen Heemskerk-van Dam


Ellen joined the Familiekamer in June 2013. After completing her degree, she worked as a secretary at a consultancy firm and from there she moved to a law firm, where she supported lawyers working in various areas of law. Her interest in family law has continued to grow, after which she moved to our firm in 2013. From her secretarial position, she has been promoted to the position of office manager.

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Esther de Mos


  • T. +31 (0)71 512 60 50
  • E. secretariaat@defamiliekamer.nl

Esther joined the Familiekamer in January 2015. Before that, she worked as a secretary at an accountancy firm for a long time. However, in the past she also worked as a secretary at a law firm in the field of labour law and family law seemed to be another interesting challenge.

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