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Retention periods for solicitors’ documents

Retention periods for solicitors’ documents

Summary dated 1 September 2021 of the essential legal provisions regarding the retention periods of your archives.

Documents Minimum retention period Format Start date of the retention period Act
Documents 5 years Original Following completion of their task. This period, however, is not applicable when the solicitor has been explicitly ordered to retain certain documents. Art. 2276bis old Belgian Civil Code

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