Legal services due to special expertise Registration of persons providing collection services

If you wish to provide debt collection services for business, you must register this activity in the Legal Services Register. It is possible to register who is personally suitable and reliable for the performance of the activity, as well as who has a special expertise and proves this accordingly. Important benchmarks for the required reliability are: previous life (in particular any criminal offences) and economic conditions. Registration may be subject to conditions or conditional conditions. Conditions can be arranged or changed at any time. Legal services which are related to another activity as ancillary service (e.B.g. collection of customer claims assigned to a workshop for performance) are free of permission. Registration in the Legal Services Register is not required for these services.

Applicants are requested to use the forms provided under www.rechtsdienstleistungsregister.de. The application must be addressed to the President of the Brandenburg Higher Regional Court, Gertrud-Piter-Platz 11, 14770 Brandenburg. The following documents must be submitted (Section 13 (1), 2 RDG): (a) the application, including additional declarations; (b) a summary of the vocational training course and the previous practice of the profession; c) a certificate of leadership in accordance with Section 30 (5) of the Federal Central Register Act; (d) documents proving theoretical and practical expertise; (e) proof of existing professional insinuated insurance. In addition to the application, holders of authorisations under the Legal Advice Act only have to present the certificate of authorisation and proof of existing professional liability insurance (Section 1 RDGEG). The application must be submitted in writing in accordance with Section 6 (1) rdS. The documents to be submitted must be presented as originals.


Preconditions
I. Requirements for registration (Section 12 (1) RDG): 1. Personal suitability and reliability; reliability is usually lacking, (a) where the person has been convicted of a crime or offence relating to the pursuit of a profession in the three years preceding the application; (b) if the person's financial situation is disorderly; c) if in the last three years prior to the application, a registration pursuant to Section 14 RDG or admission to the bar in accordance with Section 14 (2) Nos. 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 of the Federal Lawyers' Code are revoked, admission to the Attorney General's Office has been withdrawn in accordance with Section 14(1) of the Federal Lawyers' Code or has been refused or an exclusion from the Bar Association has been refused or an exclusion has taken place under Section 7 of the Federal Lawyers' Code; 2. theoretical and practical expertise in the field or sub-areas of Section 10(1) rdG in which the legal services are to be provided (more detailed details with regard to proof of expertise can be found in the Ordinance on the Law on Legal Services ( RDV); 3. professional insinuation insurance with a minimum insurance sum of €250,000.00 for each insured event. Property damage liability insurance must comply with the terms of Section 5 of the Ordinance on the Law on Legal Services of 19 June 2008 (BGBl. I p. 1069). According to that provision, the insurer must, inter alia, be contractually obliged to inform the registration authority of impairments to the insurance cover (Section 5(6) rdV). In addition, the insurer's benefits for all damages caused within one year may be limited to four times the statutory minimum insurance sum of € 250,000.00 (Section 5 (4) RDV). II. Requirements for the registration of licence holders in accordance with the Law on Legal Advice (Section 1 (1) RDGEG): 1. Certificate of authorisation under the Law on Legal Advice 2. Professional insinuation insurance with a minimum insurance sum of € 250,000.00 for each insured event. Property damage liability insurance must comply with the terms of Section 5 of the Ordinance on the Law on Legal Services of 19 June 2008 (BGBl. I p. 1069). According to that provision, the insurer must, inter alia, be contractually obliged to inform the registration authority of impairments to the insurance cover (Section 5(6) rdV). In addition, the insurer's benefits for all damages caused within one year may be limited to four times the statutory minimum insurance sum of € 250,000.00 (Section 5 (4) RDV).

Hints
The granting of authorisation for the area of pension advice referred to in Section 10 (1) no. 2 RDG does not fall within the competence of the Brandenburg Higher Regional Court. In this respect, the competent body is the President of the Regional Social Court of Berlin-Brandenburg.
Section 10 paragraph 2 of the Legal Services Act (RDG) Section 13 paragraph 1 of the Legal Services Act (RDG) Law on Out-of-Court Services (RDG) Introduction Act on the Law on Legal Services (RDGEG) Ordinance on the Law on Legal Services (RDV) Ordinance regulating responsibilities under Section 19 rdG of 05.06.2008

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After the application and the submission of all the necessary documents, the examination and registration takes place in the Legal Services Register; or, in the absence of admission requirements, the application has been rejected.