Beer advocaten

Mirella Hartman

Attorney at law / partner / Mediator

‘I am passionate and practical. The human-interest and social aspects of this area of law appeal to me. But I also like the content-specific details. Digging, analysing and creative thinking, pushing the limits of the law: I have found this fascinating for over 30 years and I still enjoy it.’


Leiden University,
graduated in 1989

Admitted to the bar


Mediator since


MfN-registered mediator (since 2018)

Personal Injury post-graduate programme at Grotius 

Grotius Academie

Professional and association memberships 


Other professional activities

Treasurer of the PEOPIL Executive Board (since 2022)

Member of the Audit Committee of the Amsterdam Bar Association (since 2018)


General Board Member of PEOPIL (2014-2022)

Editor Handboek Personenschade, part of Medische aansprakelijkheid from 2005 - 2014

Teacher on Medical Liability 2006 and 2012, in-house education SRK

Member of editorial advisory board of Nieuwsbrief Personenschade from 2005 - 2012

Final editor Nieuwsbrief Personenschade, a monthly newsletter published by Kluwer: 1997 - 2004

Lecture on medical disciplinary law held on 17 December 2003 for social insurance lawyers organized by the OSR institute for legal training

Teacher course on the basics of personal injury as part of the Medical Liability programme of OSR in Utrecht, from 1999 - 2002

Teacher course on the basics of personal injury, ‘Practical Introduction into Road Traffic Liability’ of OSR in Utrecht from 1995 – 1998

Participant in focus group meeting in March 2006 as part of the so-called WODC study (Scientific Research and Documentation Centre of the Ministry of Safety and Justice) led by Prof A.J. Akkermans of VU University. The group had to provide an overview of the expectations of victims and their families of liability law and the basis for those expectations. The objective of participation was to gather input from the practice as part of the legislative proposal on Hedonic Damages.

Participant in IWMD-meetings (Interdisciplinaire Werkgroep Medische Deskundigen) providing practice-based input on controversial subjects

* 2007 on the patient health record card

* 2008 about the ‘problem definition in medical errors’

Advisor project group GOMA 2009/2010: editor draft Code of Conduct disclosure of medical errors, which took effect mid-2010

Overview publications