Legal services based on special expertise: registration - of persons providing collection services
Anyone wishing to provide debt collection services in a commercial manner must register this activity in the Legal Services Register. Debt collection service is the collection of third-party claims or, for the purpose of confiscation on behalf of a third party, assigned claims, if the collection of claims is carried out as an independent transaction. Registration may be subject to conditions or conditional conditions. Conditions may be ordered or amended at any time by the competent authority. Without registration in the Legal Services Register, legal services in connection with another activity are permitted if they belong as an ancillary service to the professional or activity picture (for example, collection of customer claims assigned to a workshop for performance).
summary presentation of the vocational training course and the previous practice of the profession Certificate of leadership for authorities (document type O) Explanation of whether insolvency proceedings are pending or whether an entry in a debtor register has been made in accordance with Section 26 (2) of the Insolvency Regulations (InsO) in the last three years prior to the filing of the application. Explanation of whether registration or admission to the bar has been refused, withdrawn or revoked in the three years preceding the application, or whether there has been an exclusion from the bar, and, if so, a copy of the decision, Documents proving practical expertise: Work certificates / other certificates of the previous practical activity or qualification for a judgeship according to the German Judicial Act (DRiG) Documents proving theoretical expertise: Certificate of successfully completed subject-matter course, written supervision work and its evaluation as well as a detailed description of the contents and course of the course Proof of professional inertial insurance
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 (theoretical and practical) and proves this by means of documents. Important benchmarks for the required reliability are: previous life (in particular any criminal offences) and economic conditions.
Anyone established in the European Economic Area (EEA) for the purpose of practising a profession related to the provision of legal services may, under certain conditions, exercise that profession as a temporary legal service in Germany.
- Section 6 (1) sentence 1 Legal Services Ordinance (RDV)
- Section 10 paragraph 1 No. 1 Legal Services Act (RDG)
- Section 13 (1) Sentence 3 and second sentence 1 Law on Legal Services (RDG)
- Section 32 Ordinance regulating jurisdictions in the judiciary and the administration of justice (ZustVO-Justice)
- Section 19 Law on Legal Services (RDG)