Litigation for beginners: a survival guide for your client

Being a party to complex litigation is no easy task. Clients enter unfamiliar legal waters full of confusion, expectations and high bills. We wanted to clear up this toppled bookcase and make life easier for clients going through legal proceedings. Communication is key. That's why we created a series of visuals that guide clients through the entire process.
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Explain the procedure

Support the client in understanding what to expect by using procedural timelines. They cover all phases of litigation: commencement, written phase and oral phase. Everything is broken down into specific steps and includes important deadlines, timelines and necessary documentation. We designed procedural timelines for first instance proceedings, appeals, attachment of bank accounts and summary proceedings.

Proceedings in first instance


We made an intuitive presentation of the propositions, arguments, proofs and counterarguments.

Technical analysis of the case

Written round

Finally, legal design in written submissions to the court can be used to clarify complicated and detailed facts or draw attention to key points. Written submissions are often overly complicated and detailed, hiding important points in blocks of text. This distracts the reader's attention, at the risk of not getting the message across.


All (important) facts can be plotted on the timeline, providing a better overview. Facts are easier to grasp and connect from a visual representation than from a dense block of text.

Another timeline

Structure of the company

A clear representation of the business structure makes the reader's life much easier.

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Savannah Koomen
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