Lawyer shot and injured
On 6 November 2019, another shocking incident involving a Dutch lawyer occurred. Philippe Schol, a lawyer working in Enschede, was shot and seriously injured by unknown assailants just across the border in Germany.
An investigation into the incident and possible links with his work as a lawyer has been launched by the authorities. It has been reported that Mr. Schol had been repeatedly threatened and that measures were taken to protect him.
Lawyers for Lawyers will follow the investigation closely.
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