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Criminal Defence Lawyer
Becoming a criminal defence lawyer was an obvious choice for Tosca Urbanus; defending others is her second nature. She exclusively defends suspects in criminal cases, mainly in cases involving offences against property, offences against a person, violent offences and drug-related offences. Tosca Urbanus is also specialized in criminal cases concerning ‘cybercrime’ and penitentiary law. Together with Willem Jebbink, she assists convicts during their conditional release, advising people on the legality of the special conditions imposed upon them and in litigation against the State of the Netherlands. In addition to criminal law, Tosca Urbanus graduated in international criminal law and human rights; defending clients in cases where fundamental rights are at stake has her special interest. She does not shy away from a principle argument, a view she shares with her colleagues.
Tosca Urbanus studied criminal law and international law at the University of Amsterdam. From 2013 until 2015 she worked as a law clerk at the criminal court of the District Court of Amsterdam. During her studies she did an internship and worked at law firms and conducted research into the legal possibilities for reparations for war victims. Since 2015 she works as a lawyer at Jebbink Soeteman Advocaten. Since 2016 she is the secretary of the board of the Nuhanovic Foundation, a Dutch foundation that supports litigation for obtaining reparations for war victims. Since 2019 she is vice-chairperson of the Dutch Association of Young Criminal Lawyers (‘NVJSA”)