Thomas Grosse, Attorney at Law and Civil Law Notary
Aynur Güngör, Attorney at Law
Regulations of the business law:
We are members of
- Rechtsanwaltskammer Hamm [Attorneys Chamber], Ostenallee 18, D-59063 Hamm,
Phone 02381/985000, Fax 02381/985050, E-Mail: info[at]rak-hamm.de
Notary Grosse is also a member of
- Westfaelische Notarkammer [Notaries Chamber], Ostenallee 18, D-59063 Hamm,
Phone 02381/96959-0, Fax 02381/96959-51, E-Mail: info[at]westfaelische-notarkammer.de.
Both chambers are acting as supervision authorities as well. Notaries are furthermore subject to the supervision of the
- Praesidentin des Landgerichts Essen [President of the district court], Zweigertstrasse 52, D-45130 Essen,
Phone 0201/803-0, Fax 0201/803-2900, E-Mail: Poststelle[at]lg-essen.nrw.de
Our statutory occupational titles are "Rechtsanwalt und Notar", best translated as "Attorney at Law and Civil Law Notary", respechtively "Rechtsanwältin". These titles were bestowed upon us in the Federal Republic of Gemany.
Any Attorney is subject to the regulations of:
- Federal Lawyers Act (BRAO)
- Occupational Regulations (BORA, en)
- German Lawyers Fees Act (RVG)
- Rules for Attorneys in the European Community
- Conciliation Acts of the Attorney's Chamber Hamm and the
- Federal Attorney's Chamber
and any Notary is subject to the regulations of:
- Federal Notaries Act (BNotO)
- Authentication Act (BeurkG)
- Notaries Official Regulations (DONot)
- Fee Index for Courts and Notaries
- Guidelines for official and other duties of the Westphalian Notaries Chamber
All links in German. If one of them should be broken, the regulations can be looked up in their respective current version on the homepages of the surveillance authorities:
- Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer [Federal Attorneys Chamber]
- Westfaelische Notarkammer [Westphalian Notaries Chamber].
Avoiding conflicts of interest: Acc. to sec. 45 BRAO no Attorney is allowed to accept a mandate, he previously delt with as a Notary, no Notary is acc. to sec. 3 para. 1 No. 7 BeurkG allowed to notarize, if he or one of his colleagues was involved in exactly the same matter as an attorney. In order to avoid such collisions, name registers must be kept and checked before taking on any mandate.
Dispute settlement: There is an arbitration order from the Hamm Bar Association (Free arbitration in property law disputes due to an alleged poor performance of the lawyer's contract from an existing or terminated client relationship). Since 2013 there has also been an arbitration option at the Federal Attorneys chamber and since 2016 for extrajudicial online dispute resolution if there is an online established contractual relationship, this EU-Platform. We are ready to participate in dispute settlement procedures at one of these arbitration boards.
Administrative district (Notary Grosse):
My administrative district as a notary is identical to the district of Essen-Borbeck local court, containing Essen suburbs Bedingrade, Bergeborbeck, Bochold, Borbeck-Mitte, Dellwig, Frintrop, Gerschede, Schoenebeck and Vogelheim (ZIP codes 45355, 45356, 45357 und 45359). The act of notarization usually has to take place in this very administrative district (except "particular legitimate interests of the clients demand acting beyond"), this regulation does apply for any german civil law notary, the object of the notarization can be located everywhere.
Verbal or written information that we gave outside of a client relationship is non-binding.
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Born 1954 in Essen, Germany,
Attended Gymnasium (~German High School) Borbeck,
Attended Ruhr-University Bochum 1977-1982,
Trainee Lawyer at Essen district court 1982-1986,
Research associate at the Institute for Manpower Studies (IAW) and the Institute for Applied Innovation Research (IAI), Ruhr-University Bochum 1986-1987,
Attorney at Law since 1986 (or advocate, barrister, counsel, counselor, lawyer, proctor, solicitor; in German all those are called "Rechtsanwalt", "Anwalt" in short, who practice law either at the court or beyond, German Law knows no division into solicitors and barristers),
Civil Law Notary (in German: Notar) since 1994,
married to a family court judge, two children, resident in Essen-Borbeck.
Born 1977 in Dortmund, Germany,
Attended Ruhr-University Bochum 1997-2003,
Trainee Lawyer at Essen district court 2003-2007,
Lawyer at a legal expenses insurance 2007-2019,
Attorney at Law since 2019,
married, three children, resident in Essen-Borbeck.
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