Hendriks & James



Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 12
1017 RC Amsterdam

T: +31 (0)20 421 85 19

E: info@hendriks-james.nl

“Hendriks & James = unprecedented quality and service, by far the best translation services I have ever experienced in my practice.”

Peter Claassen, Partner & member of the Board, AKD lawyers & civil-law notaries

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Hendriks & James was established in 2002. Numbering many leading Dutch law firms as well as the European Court of Justice among its clients, it frequently translates texts for major, highly publicised cases in various branches of the law.
Hendriks & James prides itself on its prompt delivery of accurate, reliable translations which are grounded in the relevant legislation and case law. All translations are dealt with by a combination of native English speakers and Dutch translators with legal qualifications.
Hendriks & James is accustomed to working to demanding deadlines without compromising its own exacting standards. All translations are handled with strict confidentiality.
“H&J provides extremely high-quality translation services. Their promptness and eye for detail are impressive.”

Sil Kingma, lawyer, SOLV lawyers

Nynke Hendriks established Hendriks & James together with Ian James Gaukroger in 2002.
Nynke is an experienced legal translator from Dutch to English and is fluent in both languages. Possessing a thorough working knowledge of all branches of the law, she was for many years a translator for the Dutch Ministries of Finance and Justice.
Nynke studied Dutch law at the University of Amsterdam, specialising in the law of intellectual property and writing her LLM dissertation on patent law. Before that, Nynke obtained a BA (Hons) in Art History from the University of Essex and an MA in Hispanic Studies from King’s College, University of London. She is listed in the register of certified translators and interpreters (“Wbtv”) of the Dutch Ministry of Justice.
Ian James Gaukroger established Hendriks & James together with Nynke Hendriks in 2002.
A British citizen, he has been living in the Netherlands for twenty-eight years. Ian has considerable translation experience of texts dealing with various branches of law, as well as subjects ranging from music to marketing and information technology. In 1999 he completed an extensive course in legal translation. Since then he has specialised in legal translations from Dutch to English. Ian is listed in the register of certified translators and interpreters (“Wbtv”) of the Dutch Ministry of Justice.
Before moving to Amsterdam, Ian obtained a Master of Music Degree from the University of Rochester, New York. As a professional pianist he has performed with many prestigious ensembles and orchestras, including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
Dorine Stevens is a senior project manager at Hendriks & James. Together with Tamara she is the first point of contact for both clients and translators. She also works as a trainee translator and editor, and she is listed in the register of certified translators and interpreters (“Wbtv”).
Dorine obtained a Bachelor’s degree in International Communications at the Maastricht School of Translation and Interpreting and, in 2013, she graduated with a Master’s degree in English Literature and Culture from the University of Amsterdam. Following her studies Dorine joined De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek as a Trainee Translator and gained experience with translating legal documents.
Tamara van Bruggen is a project manager at Hendriks & James.
In 2012 Tamara graduated from the ITV School for Translating and Interpreting majoring in English Translation. Following her graduation Tamara has focused on legal translations from English to Dutch and vice versa and in 2013 she completed a specialist legal translation course. She is listed in the register for certified translators and interpreters (“Wbtv”) of the Dutch Ministry of Justice.
Tamara runs the office in Amsterdam with Dorine and on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays is pleased to provide you with free estimates and help you with any queries you may have.
“Hendriks & James offers a fast, reliable and highly flexible service, setting itself apart with intelligent translations. Terminology is consistent (in the same document as well as between different assignments) and they make sure that the translations they produce cannot be misunderstood.”

J.K. van Hezewijk, lawyer and senior associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP


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In 2008 Hendriks & James won the tender issued by the Court of Justice of the European Union to provide Dutch to English translations of judgments, statements of case and references for preliminary rulings.
Are you an experienced translator of Dutch to English or vice versa or an editor or proofreader of one of these languages? Are you interested in working for Hendriks & James on a freelance basis? Please feel free to send us your CV, specifying your qualifications, experience and rates.

In addition to its commercial activities, Hendriks & james is pleased to support the Tim & Kim Village project in Ethiopia by providing translation services free of charge.

Visit www.timkimvillage.com for more information.

“Hendriks & James provides outstanding translations which do justice to the frequently complex subject-matter. The translators deliver promptly and are quick to accommodate any requirements.”

Jan van Nass, lawyer, BarentsKrans N.V.



Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 12
1017 RC Amsterdam

T: +31 (0)20 421 85 19

E: info@hendriks-james.nl

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