Sanne van Vroenhoven
van Vroenhoven

Sanne van Vroenhoven



Sanne joined Bell Lax in November 2021 as a Trainee Solicitor. In 2023, she qualified as a solicitor and now works in our Commercial Litigation team.

She quickly found her passion for commercial litigation and chose to specialise in this area. Sanne now runs her own caseload and continues to assist Richard Kerry, the Director of the Commercial Litigation team, with his files.

During her training and her career, Sanne was worked on cases involving:

  • Breach of contract
  • Construction related claims
  • Professional negligence
  • Debt recovery
  • Unfair prejudice
  • Insurer negligence
  • FOS complaints
  • Enforcing foreign judgments
  • Rectification claims
  • Charging Orders
  • Orders for Sale
  • Eviction and possession
  • Breach of franchise agreements

Although Sanne has experience in many areas of commercial litigation, she particularly enjoys working on construction claims and contract disputes. Sanne has successfully acted for both Claimants and Defendants and has also successfully represented them in Court.

Some of her notable cases include:

  • Successfully defending a claim worth over £700,000
  • Successfully settling a rectification claim and obtaining an indemnity for her client which covered the vast majority of the costs incurred as a result of the claim
  • Successfully evicting tenants on behalf of landlords
  • Obtaining a Court order, in favour of her client, for the payment of £75,000 in respect of unpaid invoices
  • Securing an Order for Sale over the defendant’s home to settle an outstanding debt
  • Successfully defended a claim for a breach of a franchise agreement and negotiated termination of the agreement on favourable terms for her client
  • Obtaining orders for repayment of debts for many clients
  • Successfully enforced a Lithuanian arbitration award through the English Court system and the use of High Court Enforcement Officers

Clients have praised Sanne for her dedication, hard work and persistence when acting for them. Many clients commend Sanne for her efficiency in progressing matters and her thoroughness when investigating claims.

Outside of work, Sanne enjoys playing hockey for Sutton Coldfield Hockey club and socialising with her friends and family. She is also a keen adventurer and can often be found hiking around the Peak District – in fact she once completed a solo 110-mile hike on the South West Coastal Path.

In addition to speaking English, Sanne is fluent in Dutch.