English-Speaking Drink Driving Offences in Spain

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"Albert has been a great help with my troubles. His advice have been really helpful!"

Max de Jager (May, 16 2023)

Highly professional, efficient service. Response to our urgent email almost immediately. Our lawyer, very approachable and helpful with the handling of this case and intercepting everything into Engli... [read more]

Highly professional, efficient service. Response to our urgent email almost immediately. Our lawyer, very approachable and helpful with the handling of this case and intercepting everything into English for us. The service provided was excellent value for money.

Rhona Goodwin (Nov, 16 2022)

"I found the service very helpful and easy to use. It took the fear out of employing a legal service in that it was upfront and transparent and reasonably priced."

Derry Conran (Nov, 02 2022)

"Very responsive and reached out to me via phone call to set up a consultation. Answered all my questions and was willing to help."

Natalie Stephens (Oct, 24 2022)

"Proactive, always helpful and ready to answer questions, took control of my issue and clearly explained what I needed to do. Good value."

Jerry Lockspeiser (Oct, 16 2022)

"Very professional and knowledgeable. Came well-prepared to the meeting. I am extremely satisfied."

Piotr Nagalski (Oct, 11 2022)

"Responsible, understanding, good personal contact. Always finding time for us, very kind and helpful."

Paul Tapper (Aug, 09 2022)

"My lawyer was amazing. Every question quickly answered."

Marc (May, 19 2022)

"Amazing service. Would recommend to everyone."

Noreen Murphy (Mar, 18 2022)

Excellent service, very quick to explain all procedures and possible outcomes. Once our lawyer began, the service was extremely professional and thorough, with clear communication at every stage. The... [read more]

Excellent service, very quick to explain all procedures and possible outcomes. Once our lawyer began, the service was extremely professional and thorough, with clear communication at every stage. The problem was dealt with in a very short time, I could not ask for better or more professional service.

Malcolm Shaw (Mar, 07 2022)

I found my lawyer to be prompt with all responses. My requirement was identified and understood, and I was advised of any potential complications. I found the service provided to be both professional... [read more]

I found my lawyer to be prompt with all responses. My requirement was identified and understood, and I was advised of any potential complications. I found the service provided to be both professional and approachable. Overall, I was very pleased with the service!

Elizabeth (Feb, 02 2022)

"Very, very happy with the service provided. I would definitely recommend my lawyer and would be very happy to use the service again. I felt in good hands immediately."

Joanne Mulvany (Feb, 01 2022)

"My lawyer was responsive and engaged and always willing to help. Everything went smoothly, and I received explanations regarding all the caveats. I highly recommend this service."

Tomasz Weglinski (Jan, 18 2022)

"Our lawyer was very helpful, professional and kind - nothing was too much trouble. If I left a message, we got a reply within 24 hours. Would recommend this service to anyone."

Michael Bailey (Dec, 13 2021)

"I was extremely pleased with the whole service."

Rex Millward (Jul, 02 2021)
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Service Details

Drink Driving Offences

This service is available across Spain

Who Is This Service For?

Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs normally will constitute an administrative infraction, though in certain cases may result in criminal charges.

The penalties range from fines to confiscation of your driving license to a prison term or community service.

Types Of Offence

Administrative Offence

If the results obtained from the breathalyser test exceed 0.25 milligrams per litre (0.15 for professional drivers and drivers with less than two year's driving experience), the driver will receive a €500 fine.

Should the test register an amount above 0.5 milligrams (0.3 for professionals and inexperienced drivers) or if the driver has been fined for the same reason in the previous 12 months, the fine doubles to €1,000. The driver will also lose their driving license for a specified period of time.

Criminal Offence

Criminal charges for driving while under the influence of alcohol in Spain will be pressed against any driver with a blood-alcohol level in excess of 0.60 milligrams per litre, as measured in a breathalyser test. A criminal offence may also be committed if the driver’s faculties are clearly affected by the ingestion of alcohol or drugs affecting the driver's ability to drive - even where the measured rate is below 0.60 milligrams per litre, or indeed if the driver refuses to take a breathalyser test.

Penalties

The penalties will depend upon the circumstances of the case, if anyone was injured or killed, if damage was done to property, if it is not a first offence etc

There will certainly be a fine and removal of your driving license as well, potentially, as a community service order or a prison term. You will also have a criminal record.

Important Advice!

Do not refuse to take a breathalyser test. To do so is an independent criminal offence, for which you will be charged, in addition to the prior offence of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

What Does This Service Consist Of?

  • Discussion with an experienced English-speaking criminal lawyer to determine the nature of the charges
  • Preparation of the defence strategy
  • Negotiation with the public prosecutor
  • Representation in court proceedings

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.

Why choose Advocate Abroad?

Our Lawyers

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Albert is an international lawyer based in Barcelona, attending inheritance, divorce and criminal cases for over 20 years. HIs offices are located in ... [read more]

Albert is an international lawyer based in Barcelona, attending inheritance, divorce and criminal cases for over 20 years. HIs offices are located in the centre of Barcelona. He offers personal legal assistance in English and Spanish.


Customer Reviews

Ruslan Bekukh Nov, 08 2022

This summer, my client Albert had a problem with the Catalan Bank Caixa - his mortgage account was blocked, and he lost the ability to pay mortgage instalments.

As a lawyer from Russia, I couldn't solve this problem on my own and turned to lawyers from AA. Maria was the first to respond, and I concluded an agreement with her on providing legal assistance to my client.

As a result, this problem was solved thanks to the highest professionalism and outstanding perseverance of Maria. Both my client Albert and I are completely satisfied with the quality of her work and are deeply grateful to her.

And if in the future I need legal assistance in Spain, I will definitely turn to Maria. [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

Max de Jager May, 16 2023

Albert has been a great help with my troubles. His advice have been really helpful! [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

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Alvaro is an experienced lawyer who has been assisting expats and visitors to Spain with their legal issues since 2011. He deals with both criminal an... [read more]

Alvaro is an experienced lawyer who has been assisting expats and visitors to Spain with their legal issues since 2011. He deals with both criminal and civil law matters, specifically property, probate and family law. He is also a member of the Association of Family Lawyers of Spain.


Customer Reviews

Rhona Goodwin Nov, 16 2022

Highly professional, efficient service. Response to our urgent email almost immediately.

Alvaro was very approachable and helpful with the handling of this case and intercepting everything into English for us.

The service provided was excellent value for money.

Ann Kolita Nov, 10 2022

Found Álvaro excellent at responding to emails, messages or calls. I didn't have to wait at all.

He was very helpful throughout the proceedings and would highly recommend him to other people.

Neil Macfarlane Nov, 03 2022

I had tried to instruct another solicitor to deal with my case. Not helpful, kept fobbing me off. That’s when I turned to Advocate Abroad.

Within a very short space of time, couple of hours, Alvaro contacted me. I explained the situation and he immediately said ‘No problems’ True to his word it was for me NO PROBLEMS.

His communication was always by return, even on a Red Day, which I had completely forgotten about.

He explained everything as we went along. Definitely highly recommended, I have recommended Alvaro to a colleague who is looking to purchase a property in Spain.

Francis Connolly, Birmingham, England Oct, 22 2022

Álvaro personally rang me literally minutes after my online enquiry. I explained my ongoing problems.

He immediately put my mind at rest and explained how he could resolve it. And resolve it he did. Keeping me informed throughout. I am absolutely delighted with his service.

Jose Ortega Oct, 14 2022

Alvaro’s response to my enquiry was very swift and understood extremely well what i requested.

Michael Fielden Sep, 27 2022

Advocate abroad were quick to reply to my messages and basically did what they said they would with no fuss.

Helen Tucker Sep, 23 2022

Alvaro was extremely helpful and patient. He replied promptly to my emails and explained things clearly whenever I needed further information.

The service was good value for money and I would highly recommend Alvaro and Advocate Abroad.

Janet Uglehus Sep, 02 2022

Everything explained very well, friendly yet professional. Excellent value for money. I would definitely recommend Alvaro.

Anita Whitaker Jul, 25 2022

Thank you for all your help, you were there and helped me within 2 hours.

And for continuing helping me with a very complicated case and always available for any questions or needs.

Sally-Ann Hills Jul, 25 2022

Álvaro was very kind and professional. Also, extremely knowledgeable.

I wish we had come across him in the first instance and the outcome would have been completely different I think. [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

Mary Anne Smyth Jul, 14 2022

Álvaro was incredible to work with. His responsiveness was lightening fast, and he was extremely competent and helpful. Alvaro was also friendly, patient and explained things very thoroughly, so I understood what was happening throughout the process.

Alvaro was beyond professional and went above and beyond in his work. I was surprised by how reasonable his rates were, especially because he was so excellent.

I would definitely recommend Alvaro without hesitation. He is an asset to the company.

Tim Cook Jul, 11 2022

Álvaro was exceptionally helpful and we shall continue to work with him in the future. Highly recommended. Excellent English (fluent). Extremely polite and professional.

Sarah Dearing Jun, 29 2022

Alvaro did an excellent job, I wished I’d used him for my divorce! I will definitely now only use him in future.

Johannes Tieman May, 27 2022

Completed in 10 days. Brilliant service!!

David Cockroft May, 27 2022

Álvaro was extremely pleasant and helpful, professional, prompt and efficient.

We feel that we have somebody in Álvaro that we can turn to in times of legal difficulty.

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Beatriz is an experienced solicitor practicing law in Malaga province. She provides expert legal advice to English-speakers across the Malaga region o... [read more]

Beatriz is an experienced solicitor practicing law in Malaga province. She provides expert legal advice to English-speakers across the Malaga region on matters such as Property Conveyancing, Inheritances, Contract Law, Immigration and Family Law.


Customer Reviews

Sharon Crull Oct, 04 2022

Beatriz was always very quick to respond and very thorough and professional. She kept me updated on her work and progress.

She went way beyond what I expected. I am extremely grateful to her for her work for me

Imogene Kluson Sep, 06 2022

We are very grateful to Beatriz for helping us obtain permanent residency in Spain. It was a pleasure to work with her as she guided us through the entire residency process.
We highly recommend working with her and appreciate her professionalism and excellent communication with us. [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

Michael Pratt Aug, 03 2022

Beatriz was efficient, informative and trustworthy, and we highly recommend her.

Timothy Mullins Aug, 02 2022

Beatriz is highly professional, always very helpful, extremely responsive and easy to deal with.

Ken Ruler Jun, 28 2022

I am so glad that I chose Beatriz to act for me during the sale of my apartment. Nothing was too much trouble, and she kept me fully informed throughout the entire proceedings.

I would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone. [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

Michael Bailey, Velez Malaga Dec, 13 2021

Beatriz is always willing to help - nothing is too much trouble for her.

If I leave a message she always get back to us within 24 hours.

She is very professional very kind. Would recommend her services to anyone.

Julian Magovern Sep, 17 2021

As always, great value for money, prompt service, and excellent communication. Thank you!

Fiona Gilmore, Nerja Jan, 07 2021

Beatriz was very professional but friendly. She explained everything clearly and I wouldn't hesitate in using her services again in the future.

Carole Nicholls, N/A Jul, 13 2020

Beatriz has been wonderful to deal with she is very approachable and always professional and I would certainly recommend her to friends.

When my circumstances changed Beatriz was extremely helpful and explained fully the action needed and the process required. I have communicated via email to her and she has always responded promptly and when I have visited her office she has always been very welcoming.

Her english is excellent and she has always let me know the costs upfront of any work she has done.

Anne Mette Bergmann, Malaga Mar, 14 2019

Beatriz has been extremely helpful all through the process of buying our apartment.

We had some serious challenges in the beginning with the first apartment we wanted to buy and Beatriz went more than all the way to help - we felt so secure in her hands, and still do.

We will continue to use her service and promote her to anyone who needs a lawyer.

Beatriz was recommended to us by a very good (Danish) friend in Spain and was he right :-) So we give her our best recommendation.

Lee, Uk Jan, 14 2019

Absolutely spot on service, very impressed!

Kevin, Algarobba Costa Jan, 08 2019

Clear information throughout, well explained and always had my confidence.

Jim & Susan Heron, Dundee, Scotland Jan, 07 2019

Beatriz was extremely professional and provided an expert service. She understood our requirements, was very approachable and responded to all questions quickly.

She explained the differences in legal requirements between the UK and Spain clearly and helped us to understand them. We would highly recommend Beatriz for any legal services.

We can't think of anything we would like to see improved about the service we received from Beatriz and would have no hesitation in contacting her again if we required any further information.

Martin Kiersnowski, Nerja Jan, 04 2019

Beatriz has always been friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend the service to friends.

Jason Yorke, United Kingdom Jul, 19 2018

Beatriz was really helpful and always kept me informed at all stages. She is very professional and a pleasure to deal with.

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Consuelo specialises in property matters, family and inheritance, immigration and also assists clients with the initial phase of business incorporatio... [read more]

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Customer Reviews

David B Nov, 03 2022

Very impressed with this service. Having a reliable expert to guide us through the process of owning a house in Spain was invaluable.

Even though we never met Consuelo in person, communication was clear and everything went smoothly. [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

Thomas Thomson Jun, 29 2022

Was extremely satisfied with the response times and explanations and assistance that we received. No hesitation in using Consuelo for future legal work.

Susie Ashton-Leatherland Jun, 27 2022

Consuelo has helped me every step of the way,from a frightening set of circumstances to her taking the reigns and helping me considerably. I wouldn't hesitate to ask for her help again. Susie Ashton-Leatherland [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

Aaron Dolan May, 03 2022

I received a service from Consuelo, she was very helpful and prompt. She came back to me quickly when I asked a question and I am satisfied over all with the service she provided.

Peter Duffin Mar, 02 2022

Consuelo provided an excellent service. Consuelo and her team were very responsive to our needs and helped us through any difficulties that arose, providing a very professional service.

I would highly recommend her to my friends and colleagues.

Arjan Schaap Feb, 24 2022

Consuelo is an excellent advocate abroad. We are very grateful for her help. For the whole experience 5 stars. [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

Jon Winchcombe Dec, 09 2021

Consuelo was extremely helpful in navigating the difficulties the residency system. She was always available to fully and comprehensively answer any questions we had, and held our hand through every step of the long process. It is hard to see how she could have done more to help us understand and alleviate any fears or concerns we had.

We will be using Consuelo for any other services we need as I don't think any other company could be more patient and supportive, and we would recommend her to anyone who needs to navigate the residency or visa system. We were very lucky to get such a first-class service from an excellent professional.

Patrick Mcdermott, Benidorm Nov, 25 2021

Consuelo was able to carry out my instructions in a very professional way and communicated updates throughout the process.

I would use Advocate Abroad again.

Douglas Goddard, Alicante City Oct, 25 2021

Consuelo was always available and very responsive to requests and work needing to be done. She dealt with all work in a very efficient way and provided good solutions to all queries raised by the Authorities.

Consuelo always went that little bit further to ensure all our requirements were completed within the timescales set by the Spanish Authorities. Consuelo was extremely professional and it was a great relief to me to use her services as she removed all the stress and anxiety elements from the process and I was completely confident in her abilities to deliver and would recommend her without hesitation 5 stars service.

Terry Fenttiman Sep, 22 2021

Consuelo was very helpful and fully understood my needs she explained everything in detail and was very professional and responded very quickly to any questions I had, I have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone who needs a professional in that region of Spain.

Prepare for English, Alicante Sep, 14 2021

Navigating the bureaucratic complexities of a post Brexit residency application at the Alicante Extranjeria office was a stress-free experience with Consuelo. Thank you very much! Highly recommended. [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

Antony P, La Manga Del Mar Menor Sep, 02 2021

Consuelo was fantastic throughout the process of applying for Spanish residency.

She was always a phone call or a WhatsApp away whenever I had any queries. She went above and beyond to ensure everything went smoothly.

I would highly recommend Consuelo if you are looking for a solicitor

Ruth Lingley Aug, 10 2021

Very responsive, got back to me promptly, answered all my questions thoroughly.

Anuradha Oogur Jul, 15 2021

I definitely recommend Consuelo. Very professional, reliable, did the job with trust and confidence.

English speaking and found her very helpful quickly responding to emails, phone calls. No hassle with the work. I really appreciate her work. I will definitely recommend Consuelo as I bought property and her job was done on time without any difficulties.

Best of luck ,I will rate her work to 5 star!

Dinah Sparkes, Spain, Alicante May, 17 2021

My case was handled very professionally. It was a delicate matter and I knew I was in a safe understanding pair of hands. I would definitely recommend this solicitor , efficient and no problems with the language. Well done great result!

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Cristina brings not only a great deal of experience dealing with international clients but has also been based abroad for many years, accordingly she ... [read more]

Cristina brings not only a great deal of experience dealing with international clients but has also been based abroad for many years, accordingly she speaks English fluently. As a result her communication is of the highest level, meaning that clients understand fully any legal process they are undertaking, thereby ensuring peace of mind at all times. Cristina deals with property related matters as well as probate and family law on behalf of English-speaking clients.


Customer Reviews

Ian Dalton, England - Cristina in Lanzarote Jun, 08 2021

Totally professional , even through the language barrier and distance between us all facts and evidence needed for my case was collected understood and used effectively and efficiently.

My Lawyer Cristina was absolutely outstanding in everything she done and took way any worries or pressure I may have been under. I would honestly recommended Cristina to anyone from start to finish she has been first class.

Emerson D'Abbot-Doyle, Fuerteventura Apr, 29 2019

Cristina’s level of approachability was second to none & was very empathetic of our family situation & was very adaptable to changes in circumstances as they arose.

Her professionalism throughout was unquestionable & I wouldn’t hesitate in using her again or recommending her to others. Service was perfect in every way.

Keith Naylor, Fuerteventura Feb, 22 2019

Very satisfied with the service provided. Cristina is bilingual.

MF, Lanzarote May, 21 2018

My lawyer Cristina was extremely understanding , friendly and reassuring. With Cristina on my side, it gave me confidence to continue.

Catherine Trainor Feb, 22 2023

Personal and professional service!

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Domingo has 10 years experience as a practising lawyer in Gran Canaria and specialises in providing expert advice in property law matters, inheritance... [read more]

Domingo has 10 years experience as a practising lawyer in Gran Canaria and specialises in providing expert advice in property law matters, inheritances, family law and contract law issues, in particular time-share agreements.


Customer Reviews

Sam Mendis Oct, 17 2022

Excellent English-speaking Solicitor, Domingo, that was informative and helpful throughout. I would highly recommend. [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

Rahel Dietze Jul, 13 2022

myAdvocate abroad helped me so much, I can barely say it! Domingo was one of the biggest help for me opening up my business in the canary islands! [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

Michael Hoban Jan, 18 2022

Domingo was a very helpful solicitor, & provided me with important advice which set my mind at ease, & resolved the issue

Jonathan Williams, Maspalomas Aug, 19 2020

Domingo is a reliable, competent and friendly guy. He has done all we have asked of him without any issues whatsoever.
We would recommend him instantly to our friends and neighbours.

Neil Halton-Smith, Las Palmas Feb, 26 2020

He was the utmost Professional. And I would recommend him to anyone.

Bill Clark, Las Palmas Oct, 22 2019

Friendly and professional service of the highest standard. Good value for money, flexible and dealt with matters both in the UK and Gran Canaria in a timely and pragmatic way. Would definitely recommend this business and Domingo in particular.

Jonathan Williams, Maspalomas May, 16 2019

A highly professional lawyer who carried out the task set by ourselves to a very high standard indeed. He was polite, helpful and knew his business perfectly.

I will be using him again and will be recommending his services to friends and acquaintances alike, with the knowledge he will do a great service for them.

Diana Rawstron, London Nov, 03 2016

Domingo provided an excellent service on this matter and I was very pleased that I had found him through your website.

I definitely use the same lawyer again in the future.

Michelle Richardson, UK Apr, 19 2016

Domingo has great empathy, and works hard with great understanding of your needs.

Domingo is available and flexible, he is there for you always, and very professional at all times.

My case was a difficult one,Domingo did all he could given the circumstances, I could not of have asked for more.

KRF, Las Palmas Jun, 22 2015

My lawyer showed great attention to detail, was responsive and very professional.

I will definitely use his services again.

Janinne Cara Hardaker Jan, 09 2023

Domingo was absolutely amazing [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

Lesley Korn Mar, 30 2023

Domingo was friendly, knowledgeable, professional and helpful. He responded very quickly to our questions and needs. After drawing up our Wills, he met us at the Notary office to finalise the documents and translate for us. He provided an excellent service and we would definitely recommend him.

Christina Apr, 24 2023

I contacted Advocate Abroad to help me with a legal problem and within just a few minutes Domingo contacted me.

He immediately told me what I needed to do and what would happen. He was very efficient, professional and non-judgemental at all times. Furthermore, he did everything possible to help me.

I would recommend Domingo to anyone looking for a hard working, honest solicitor.

He was a gentleman.

Keith M May, 24 2023

Excellent service. Very professional. Answers any questions in very fast response time.

Would highly recommend Domingo.

Jeet Varia Jun, 28 2023

Diligent and rigorous.

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Erardo is an experienced English-speaking lawyer in Lanzarote. For over 18 years he has provided expert legal advice to English-speakers in matters r... [read more]

Erardo is an experienced English-speaking lawyer in Lanzarote. For over 18 years he has provided expert legal advice to English-speakers in matters relating to Property Law & Conveyances, Contract Law, Business Formation, Criminal Law, Unfair bank agreements, Mortgages and Family Law.


Customer Reviews

Richard Merrick, Arrecife Nov, 08 2021

Erardo has been amazing, - he has assisted with Spanish wills, property purchase and local taxes.

We would highly recommend him for he genuinely cares and committed to providing a quality and reliable service. He has guided us step by step and been exceptional

With Thanks
Karen and Richard

Elaine Sneddon , Arrecife Feb, 25 2021

Provided a good professional service- no problems at all.

Keith Hardcastle, Arrecife Jan, 07 2021

Erardo and staff were very responsive and helpful at all times. "Excellent "

John Grant, Lanzarote Oct, 02 2020

Erardo was patient, attentive, and tireless. He's is clever, diligent and his English is excellent.

He is affable and frank: two qualities that are essential in a good lawyer. I very much appreciate his help and advice during the case.

I don't hesitate to vouch for his professionalism. [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

Paul Kyriacou , Arrecife Jun, 09 2020

Extremely professional service. Appointments made easily & always punctual. Fast & efficient.
Great service!

Ole Sørensen, Lanzarote Jul, 30 2019

Fast and good follow up by Erardo. [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

John Grant, Arrecife, Lanzarote May, 16 2019

Very sympathetic. Excellent advice.

Victoria Aspey, Lanzarote Mar, 12 2019

Erardo was always there to answer questions and help in any way he could. I will certainly use him again in the future.

Sue Gaunt, Lanzarote Mar, 05 2019

He always responded promptly to any enquiries and really took time to explain things I wasnt sure about

Christopher Studholme, Arrecife Feb, 28 2019

Erardo has worked for me before and he has always been 100% efficient and always completed tasks which I have requested. I recommend Erardo to anyone who needs assistance in Spain or Lanzarote
No, it was excellent

Samuel S Perrie, Scotland Nov, 20 2018

Great service, always very attentive communication, was excellent via email and Skype, always let me know what was happening stage by stage.

Nigel Whinnett, Esher, UK Jul, 04 2018

Professional, friendly, efficient service, good value, a pleasure to use the services of the lawyer and his team. In depth knowledge of the relevant laws, taxes etc.

Would highly recommend and use again.

Martina, Plymouth Mar, 05 2018

Erardo was fantastic and helped immensely during a very difficult situation.

He consulted with my lawyer in the UK and explained to her what needed done. Without him the situation would not have been resolved. He was very understanding and I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending him. Outstanding.

Norman McElroy, Northern Ireland Jan, 18 2018

Erardo was very professional, always available and most courteous in all the dealings I had with him.

I would be happy to recommend Erardo to anyone.

Graham & Karen Pell, Nottingham England Sep, 05 2017

I found Erardo very approachable, he always answered all the questions that we asked of him quickly, giving us all the information we needed.

He offered a good value for money service & met with us anytime we needed assistance, but did provide most of the information we needed by e-mail (which were all in good quality of our language - English).

I would use Erardo again to do other legal matters & would not go elsewhere e.g. writing our Spanish wills etc. We would recommend him to others if asked.

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Esther has practised law in the Canary Islands since 2002 and specialises in civil, commercial, criminal and real estate law. Together with an impress... [read more]

Esther has practised law in the Canary Islands since 2002 and specialises in civil, commercial, criminal and real estate law. Together with an impressive academic records, which includes a Masters in Urban Planning, she has a very good command of English and German as well as her native Spanish.


Customer Reviews

Marc Todd Jun, 27 2022

I recently instructed Esther of Advocates Abroad for conveyance assistance and her advice and assistance was professional and prompt. I would seek her advice and services again. [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

Anne Vanhalakka, Belgium Oct, 17 2020

I am very pleased about Esther's kind and professional help to arrange a probate and property ownership case.

Stephen Millman, Maspalomas Sep, 09 2020

Esther is bilingual and very helpful. Very satisfied with the service.

Peter Tynemouth, Maspalomas Jun, 30 2020

Gave informed advice.. Described different options and gave indications of costs for these options. Very professional.

Christopher Allen, Las Palmas Nov, 28 2019

Very informative and clear.

Breda McMahon, Gran Canaria Jun, 25 2019

Esther provided a very professional and efficient service.

I would certainly recommend her! [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

Coenraets, Playa Inglés Mar, 21 2019

I was looking for advice about the legal method of splitting the common costs among the owners of a compound. Her advice was very helpful during the owners meeting that I had this afternoon.

Pernilla, London Apr, 13 2018

We had excellent service from Esther at Advocate Abroad when buying a property in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria.

Esther speaks both Spanish and English, and is very friendly, professional and genuine. She took care of the whole purchasing process and explained all the steps for us, including giving advice on Spanish bank account, NIE numbers etc.

We are very pleased with all the help we have received and can highly recommend Esther. Thank you so much!

Julia Alcock, Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria Feb, 22 2018

Esther was very friendly and approachable. She was professional and answered any questions I asked. We would definitely use her again in the future.

Jackie Stevenson, Gran Canaria Jul, 19 2017

Esther is informative and extremely helpful and above all very professional.

I would definitely use the same lawyer again in the future.

Liam Kirwan Jan, 19 2023

Esther was very efficient and genuinely helpful. A very professional person. [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

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Federico has practiced law since 1993. He specialises in the following legal fields: Criminal law including Extraditions, Family law, Probate, Bankrup... [read more]

Federico has practiced law since 1993. He specialises in the following legal fields: Criminal law including Extraditions, Family law, Probate, Bankruptcy & Debt Recovery, International law, Commercial law, He speaks the following languages fluently: English, German, French, Spanish


Customer Reviews

Myra Forkan Nov, 09 2022

Frederico acted on behalf of my son. He was exceptional! He went through details of the case and explained everything made him feel at ease and obtained the best possible outcome. Excellent ! would highly recommend Frederico. We are more than happy.

Cari Romans May, 06 2022

Very responsive, efficient, patient when there were postal issues delivering documents.

Claudia Jones, Ibiza Apr, 12 2021

Federico was helpful, friendly and efficient. The services were reasonably priced, and I received the advice and solutions I needed.

Chris Lord, Madrid Sep, 07 2020

Very professional, very fast. Saved our company $5200 usd in possible losses.

Havin Omed, Madrid Jan, 17 2020

I was satisfied with all of services above. Especially his responses so good.

Daelibe Guerra Jan, 17 2023

Frederico contacted me promptly and was extremely helpful.

Marion Ressman Feb, 14 2023

Federico replied to my request immediately, he was extremly helpful and solved the issue without hesitation

Kim alexander Henderson Mar, 20 2023

My lawyer was very pleasant and helpful

Graham Arnott May, 05 2023

Federico was brilliant. He advised me and took action immediately. His communication was always helpful, clear and timely.

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Francisca is a highly experienced lawyer with 15 years track record assisting English-speaking clients in a number of fields, including property law a... [read more]

Francisca is a highly experienced lawyer with 15 years track record assisting English-speaking clients in a number of fields, including property law and has an impressive academic record including Masters Degrees in Family and Criminal Law. Francisca spent five years living in London and has maintained an extremely high level of English to this day.


Customer Reviews

Alexandra Vrabelova Jul, 27 2022

Excellent work, big effort and responsibility. High professionality and skills (thank you, Francisca), and in every time willingness to answer all my questions. I fully recommend! Now I am a happy owner of property in Spain:) [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

Carole Coke-Glass Mar, 29 2022

Francisca was totally professional and extremely responsive in her understanding and actions, a very effective communicator, with fluent English, and the ability to explain and gain feedback to ensure that we understood each step of the process, the service provided and expectations from her clients.

Francisca remained empathic and provided clear guidance throughout the process. We were made to feel valued and our opinions and thoughts were listened to with patience and care, particularly, as we had never endeavoured to buy a property aboard before and we do not speak Spanish.

Francisca was able to see our point of view, as we ventured into new territory. Her support ensured that we felt confident and in control throughout the purchasing process. Francisca was always open and approachable, and always responded to queries and returned our calls without delay. We cannot praise her hard work enough and would highly recommend her to anyone seeking to purchase a property aboard.

Although always professional, the relationship made as feel that we were dealing with a good friend and it was more just a transactional relationship, Francisca displayed emotional intelligence throughout the whole process.

David Stack, Valencia Jan, 11 2021

Francisca has always been very helpful and professional and has gone out of her way to assist me. All very good!

Christopher Horne, Puçol Oct, 02 2020

I both purchased and sold a property in Spain utilising Francisca's services in both instances. I felt it was essential to use a lawyer as I am from the UK and this was my first experience of buying and selling in Spain and the system, process and tax requirements are very different and I wanted someone experienced and professional to oversee everything and 'hold my hand' through the process.
It seems that most Spaniards do not utilise a lawyer or use an independent property surveyor and the inmobiliaria/estate agent does a huge amount of additional work compared to what they do back home. This combined with the arras (deposit of thousands of Euros paid directly to the seller to 'secure' the property and take it off the market) made me nervous as it was so different to what I was used to in the UK - in some ways it's a lot better system.
Like most reading this review, I did a huge amount of internet research when looking for property to buy in Spain and from experience have found that there are many companies set up by Brits and other non-Spaniards that are looking to take advantage of first time buyers from their native countries by putting up flashy websites and charging exorbitant fees - without exception I found that the Spanish inmobiliaria/estate agent, lawyers, etc. were far more professional, hard working and able to get things done at a fair price. The challenge is, if like me, your Spanish language skills are poor to non-existent - my advice to you is to get used to using both Google Translate and WhatsApp on your mobile phone with a data package that works in Spain as these came to my rescue on multiple occasions and are invaluable.
Francisca's services through both the buying and selling process of my property were exemplary and professional at all times, her fees fair, her communication swift and her level of integrity beyond doubt. Some of Francisca's greatest non-lawyer strengths are her ability to empathise with a non-Spaniard buying property for the fist time in Spain, communicate the system clearly, set the necessary appointments / provide clear directions and generally 'hold your hand' through the process and sooth your nerves when necessary.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Francisca to anyone requiring the legal services (not just buying/selling property) of a lawyer in Spain and will certainly approach her again should I need such services again. It is rare to find a professional of this level of integrity in any industry or country.
We need more clones of Francisca across Spain! :-). From my experience, her services and professionalism cannot be improved upon.

Peter Marsh, Gandia Aug, 07 2019

In all departments Francisca was outstanding in every case!

Mark Fairley, Gandia Apr, 30 2019

Francisca was extremely professional, great communication throughout the purchasing process.

Phoned or emailed me to keep me updated and worked to a good timescale for completion. Prepared well for the notary and simplified the answers on any questions or issues that occurred.

I would highly recommend Francisca for anyone from the U.K wishing to purchase property in Spain.

She takes away any stress or fear that can happen from entering the unknown legal practice in Spain. I would definitely use Francisca again for legal service, on any future issue or purchasing of property.

She provided good value for service and would be a future person to go to, for any expat in the Spanish community.

Wayne, Valencia Mar, 16 2019

Francisca was very informative and helpful. She handled my divorce professionally and made it easy for me throughout the process.

Highly recommend and reasonable fees. Thank you, Francisca!

Wayne Cherry, London, England Mar, 09 2019

Francisca was very informative and attentive to all of my inquiries and concerns. I would definitely be going back to her if needing her services again and would recommend her brilliant services.

Gary Moore, Gandia Feb, 28 2019

Francisca is a first-class Professional ' puts u at ease.

100% up to date and reliable.  I would not consider using anyone else.

Val, France Jan, 08 2019

Francisca was extremely helpful. We especially appreciated the clarity and sensitivity to our situation.

Thom Koller, London Nov, 05 2018

Francisca provided a perfect service!

She is professional, dedicated and took care to understand the needs of my situation. Her service offers exceptional value for money and gives complete peace of mind.

Rosemarie Byrne and John Cooper, Dublin Ireland Oct, 09 2018

We found Francisca extremely helpful with a great amount of knowledge about buying a house and re-locating to Spain.

Mr David P Robson, Valancia Jul, 12 2018

My lawyer Francisca offered value for money and was very helpful. Will use her again.

David Stack, Lliria, Spain Jun, 21 2018

Francisca was extremely helpful. She made the whole process easy to understand. I would definitely recommend her service to friends.

John Hogan Mar, 21 2023

My wife and I recently purchased a house in Spain. Initially there were significant issues with the deeds and later problems with the Bank Transfers, however Francisca of AA skilfully and successfully steered us through these problems, reassuring us at each stage, minimising our stress levels and easing our burden. [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

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Francisco is a highly experienced lawyer who has spent almost 30 years providing representation to English-speakers in Spain. He specialises in Civil ... [read more]

Francisco is a highly experienced lawyer who has spent almost 30 years providing representation to English-speakers in Spain. He specialises in Civil law (family, succession, contracts, claims, insurance claims and property claims), Commercial law (business incorporation) and Employment Law.


Customer Reviews

Alan Barry, Cadiz Jan, 27 2021

We sought advice on a residential lease document. Francisco was very responsive to our initial request for assistance and thereafter.

The advice he gave was excellent and allowed us to sign the lease in comfort. We then used him to advise/assist us in our Spanish Immigration applications. This process was also very successful. Throughout Francisco was very approachable and patient as he took us through the intricacies of Spanish bureaucracy!

Louis Sbardella, Cadiz Nov, 10 2020

Francisco is a very passionate individual that takes his position very seriously. I am so incredibly pleased that I was able to find him to help me and that he spoke English as well.

Francisco was and is truly a good man, a good lawyer and a very knowledgeable and personable man. I look forward to enlisting his services in the future. Kind regards to Francisco.

John Neder, Cadiz Mar, 06 2019

Francisco was very helpful with our enquiries. His level of English was excellent and we were very satisfied with the level of service we received.

Candy, Cadiz Feb, 11 2019

Francisco was very responsive, supportive and understanding.

Unfortunately, I had to use another lawyer who has helped me in another case.

Cornelius Boone Mar, 03 2023

I liked the fact that he stayed in constant contact with me which made the transition much smoother.

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Inma is a highly experienced lawyer having spent more than 25 years assisting clients in Murcia and Orihuela Costa. She deals principally in matters ... [read more]

Inma is a highly experienced lawyer having spent more than 25 years assisting clients in Murcia and Orihuela Costa. She deals principally in matters of civil law (property, family, probate) as well as commercial law, assisting clients set-up businesses in the region. Inma also takes an active role in the Legal Guidance Service of the Bar Association of Murcia.


Customer Reviews

Nick Dipper Oct, 17 2022

Fabulous service Inma, 5 stars all round, thanks so much for all your help xx [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

Aurore Restle Sep, 07 2022

We were very lucky to be assisted by Inma during our processes in Spain. She was perfect and gave us more than simple advice. She facilitated everything and made everything possible. [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

Nev & Kris Jackson Jul, 19 2022

Inma helped me recently and went out of her way to make everything easier for me by coming to me as I struggle to walk & don't have a car.

If you need help, I highly recommend contacting her. Thank you again. [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

Carole Giles Jun, 30 2022

We have been very pleased with Inma.
She has kept us up to date and reassured us along our emotional journey in dealing with our late mother's affairs.
When we have met with Inma we have found that she has a very caring personality. [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

Anna Wadolowska Jun, 27 2022

Our lawyer, Inma did a great job with helping us solve a purchase we made with a dishonest car dealer in Spain.

She was very honest with us from the start, always responded on time, and dealt with a very difficult character on the other party and managed to close the case with success.

We highly recommend this service! [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

Tony Sparkes May, 20 2022

Inma provided the current, accurate status of the law as it stands with respect to our issues.

Noreen Murphy Mar, 18 2022

Amazing service. Would recommend to everyone.

Annemarie Bissett Mar, 11 2022

Inma was a pleasure to deal with, she was available by email and by WhatsApp and she answered all of our questions quickly and thoroughly. She was happy to deal with our estate agent, the other solicitor, the bank and the notary in our behalf and went above her duties to help with other things like with the community of owners in our urbanisation.

She gave a clear breakdown of costs, which helped with our budgeting, she was friendly and met us personally when we came to Spain to make sure all of our questions were answered before we began our purchase!

I would have no hesitation in using her services again for any legal matter in Spain. Inma was professional, friendly, extremely thorough during our purchase process, always contactable and explained the whole process to myself and my husband patiently and in excellent English ( las we don’t speak any Spanish at all). 5 star service!

Kevin Caref Feb, 23 2022

Inma was extremely helpful in assisting me with my Spanish residency application. Very responsive, professional, and knowledgeable.

Strongly recommend her services! [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

Noreen Murphy Feb, 22 2022

Brilliant communication, really helpful, approachable, solved my problem and professional.
Would use Inma always!

David Wallis Powell, Murcia City Nov, 09 2021

Inma was very helpful and easy to deal with. We only requested Inma's assistance with completing Spanish Will's but Inma also went to the trouble to find out some information regarding university entrance for our daughters and whether or not Brexit had any impact. She has also put me in touch with a tax adviser in relation to my business in Spain.

Stephen Kelly, Murcia City Oct, 27 2021

Inma tried very hard to resolve our situation and I can only commend her professionalism in a difficult situation. She was very sympathetic and determined to obtain a resolution.

We have no hesitation in recommending her for legal assistance and will use her services again, if the need arises.

Lea Sherlock Jul, 28 2021

She helped me lots , and have used her before. Great lawyer, much recommended, thanks again ,and we have on going other jobs

Rex Millward, Torrevieja Jul, 02 2021

I was extremely pleased with the whole service.

Jeff Lunn, Murcia City Jul, 01 2021

Inma was very helpful and explained everything to me carefully in English, which was very much appreciated, as we only have a very basic grasp of Spanish.

She worked with an engineer to look at our project for a small campsite and we were very impressed with the service provided, and we are only sorry that we couldn't proceed with our plans at this time.

However if we do decide to go ahead I would have no hesitation in contacting Inma again, or indeed for any other legal advice or help.

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Inmaculada has assisted individuals and corporations in the Valencia region with the legal and tax matters for over 30 years. From offices in Valencia... [read more]

Inmaculada has assisted individuals and corporations in the Valencia region with the legal and tax matters for over 30 years. From offices in Valencia City and Castellón de la Plana, Inmaculada provides expert legal advice and assistance to English-speakers in Property matters, Contract Breaches/Debt Recovery, Family law and Business formation and bookkeeping service.


Customer Reviews

Mark Hurst Oct, 17 2022

Inma was a 'Godsend' in moving us through the minefield that is the process of residency applications...mine as a European citizen was fast and very easy, but my wife's application as a UK citizen was complex & very precise.

However, with Inma's help & expertise it was completed. Inma is knowledgable, efficient, helpful, approachable, speaks perfect English (with a slight Scottish twang:-) and has a wonderful sense of humour. We cannot recommend her highly enough & we will use her for all of our legal needs in Spain. Thank-you Inma! [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

Felix Oct, 04 2022

Very helpful and professional in her approach. Prompt response to all of my emails.

I’m very satisfied with the service I got!

Mark Hurst Aug, 18 2022

Inma was a 'Godsend' in moving us through the minefield that is the process of residency applications...mine as a European citizen was fast and very easy, but my wife's application as a UK citizen was complex & very precise. However, with Inma's help & expertise it was completed.

Inma is knowledgable, efficient, helpful, approachable, speaks perfect English (with a slight Scottish twang:-) and has a wonderful sense of humour. We cannot recommend her highly enough & we will use her for all of our legal needs in Spain. Thank-you Inma

Magham Abbass Aug, 09 2022

I would like to express my opinion about Inma.  She is very helpful , understanding and had excellent communication with me during the process

I would like to thank her sooo much as I am very happy and satisfied with her way of sorting out the issue we approached her for

I will recommend her to everyone who needs any lawyer in Spain.

Thus, massive thanks for her great help and support.

Paul Tapper Aug, 09 2022

Responsible, understanding, good personal contact. Always finding time for us, very kind and helpful.

Filip Dakovic Aug, 09 2022

Inma and her team were very friendly and professional in helping me get NIE number.

I would highly recommend them and hope to do business with them in future.

Geraldine Munnelly Mar, 06 2022

Inma helped me to buy a property in the Valencia region. I could not have had someone more trustworthy and helpful. Her English is totally fluent and she had no problem taking the time to read through all the documents and explain everything to me.

I had many questions as it was my first property purchase and she always took the time to explain. She double checked things that didn't seem right which ended up saving me a lot of money, extra work that she noticed and argued for me to save me money.

I am so grateful to her for making this process so much easier and having someone I could trust. I would highly recommend anyone buying in this area to work with her. :) [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

Geert Hofman, Valencia Jan, 14 2022

Inma was super in assisting us to acquire the property. Very responsive (frequent calls/email exchanges) and relentless chasing all the loose ends.

A 5 star rating very well deserved and more than pleased to act for further references. [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

Josh Pears Dec, 10 2021

Inma was fantastic. She made a very difficult, painful and chaotic process very smooth and quick. I was extremely stressed and anxious about what I needed to achieve but she immediately put my mind at ease, explained exactly what was needed and in the end it was executed exactly as described. Very happy with her help. I would highly recommend. Thank you! [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

Ste Marrs, Manchester UK Dec, 02 2021

As much as the probability was against me to gain a successful defence Inma provided the best and most adequate advice required in order to prepare my defence and representation.

Thanks for your help!

Sayuri Akimoto, Valencia City Oct, 08 2021

I appreciated Inma's ability to explain and provide appropriate solutions.

Charles Bou Samra Aug, 09 2021

Fast response, easy going, kind.

Terence Cabral Aug, 09 2021

I have already referenced them to my friends. They listened, understood what I was asking for help with, were clear with feedback, answering all questions - being bilingual was very helpful to someone just learning the language - then gave me my options & to the point.

Very professional & approachable. They did what they said they would which inspired trust & reliability.

Paul Dunne, Valencia Mar, 30 2021

I have contacted and received legal assistance from Inma and her team on at least 3 occasions including property purchase, Residencia, and general legal advice.

She is very thorough and explains everything well. Probably the quickest responses I have ever had in Spain!

Highly recommended. [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

Blessing Samson, Spain, Valencia Mar, 18 2021

I am very satisfied with the service - recommended!

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Jose Antonio is a highly-experienced lawyer in the Alicante area of Spain. With offices in the centre of Alicante Capital, Jose-Antonio has offered ex... [read more]

Jose Antonio is a highly-experienced lawyer in the Alicante area of Spain. With offices in the centre of Alicante Capital, Jose-Antonio has offered expert legal advice for more than 10 years to English-speakers involved in Property transactions and contractual disputes as well as family law, inheritance and business formation.


Customer Reviews

Robert Theobald Oct, 12 2022

Jose helped us through every part of the process with speed and efficiency. Because he spoke perfect English he explained everything so that we understood what we were doing. He cleared the way and prepared every part of the process, so there were no hold-ups.

His friendly attitude made us very comfortable and his professional approach made both the purchase and sale of the property smooth and easy. He gave very good value for money and nothing was too much trouble.

Geraldine Walduck Jul, 11 2022

I cannot recommend too highly, my lawyer Jose. He is the ultimate professional on every level. An excellent communicator. A lovely, approachable gentleman who is extremely knowledgeable about law.

William Bain Mar, 21 2022

I have used Jose on several occasions now and I’d happily use him again in the future.

Trevor Bridges, Alicante Nov, 08 2021

We were provided with excellent professional service at all times. We are delighted with the service provided by Jose A.  Many thanks. [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

Janekate Sep, 14 2021

Lawyer Jose Antonio worked on my case. He is very calm, professional and easy to approach, cares about his client. He worked on my case divorcing a Spanish national, which I thought would take forever because I had tried before and failed with a different lawyer.

He was straight forward, told me what I had to do and I was divorced in a short time. I will forever be grateful because he saved my life. I’m so glad I reached out to Advocate and they recommended the right lawyer. I recommend him 100%. [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

William Bain Aug, 24 2021

Jose is always very helpful and nothing is a problem. I have used him many times already and will continue to do so.

Stuart Munro Jul, 05 2021

Jose was always good natured and polite and fully helpful in every respect. I would have no hesitancy in recommending him or to use him again.

Emily Mason, Alicante City May, 19 2021

José was very easy to contact, by email and phone; he kept me updated whenever anything changed or progress was made. He reassured me many times and was very understanding, which really helped as I was obviously very worried about the situation.

I found Jose to be very approachable and kind, knowledgeable as well and explained everything whenever I had questions (even if they were probably very silly!).  Jose also I think was really good value for the level of service he provided.

I'd have no hesitation in recommending him, or using him again, although I sincerely hope I never need to! Definitely great at his job!

Susanne Taheri, Alicante Mar, 25 2021

Kind and fast replies, good advice and it feels that if I ever need any legal advice in the future I for sure will contact José again.

I am pleased with all contact that I have had .

Annabella Foulkes, Alicante City Mar, 16 2021

Was quick to respond and provided very clear guidance.

Keith Wortley, Denia Feb, 18 2021

Jose has provided me with outstanding help and advice over the last ten years.

I would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone seeking legal advice in Spain. I have come to regard him as a friend over the period of our acquaintance. His fees are extremely reasonable, and has always replied to my queries within twenty four hours.

I cannot speak more highly of his professionalism and only wish I had been aware of his existence twenty years ago, when I first bought property in Spain.

Robert Anslow, Alicante Sep, 21 2020

Jose was fantastic he really made a difficult job straight forward I would recommend him to anyone [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

David Smith, Alicante Sep, 12 2020

Jose was always very responsive, understood the problem and clearly explained the costs and benefits of possible solutions and took prompt action to resolve the issue.

1st Class and very professional. A great ambassador for your network.

Wayne Leatherbarrow, Costa Blanca Sep, 01 2020

Confident, articulate, concise & polite. I've used eleven 'abogados' to date, all pale behind Jose. One case I had lasted 12 years ! So I do believe that I know a little concerning the lugubrious trade today. The Best Rise to the Surface.
I'm happy, Thank you.

Geraldine Walduck, Alicante Aug, 14 2020

Jose Antonio is exceptionally professional and methodical in all that he does. He is knowledgeable in all areas of Spanish Law and is always a pleasure to deal with. I have no hesitation in recommending him.

The service provided by Jose is exceptional at all levels.

"Maria is an experienced English speaking Spanish lawyer with experience in Property law, inheritances and corporate and private banking."


Customer Reviews

Marco Bruschi May, 03 2023

I needed a lawyer since I got in trouble with getting a money refund after cancelling a car reservation due to fraudulent information posted on the internet by the car dealer. I then contacted Advocate Abroad and my case was followed by Maria, one of the lawyers of the team.

Thanks to her action I was able to get back in few days a relevant part of the money and this I consider an absolute success. When dealing with Maria I built the strong opinion that she is a smart, excellent and reliable professional, coming quickly to the point of the matter.

I would absolutely recommend her and Advocate Abroad in the future to friends who could need legal support in Spain, and I would myself contact them again in case of need. [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

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Maria-Jose read Law at the University of Alicante, and in 2004 became a member of The Law Society of Murcia. In 2005 she established her own law firm ... [read more]

Maria-Jose read Law at the University of Alicante, and in 2004 became a member of The Law Society of Murcia. In 2005 she established her own law firm with offices in the centre of Murcia and maintains offices both there and in Valencia. Maria-Jose acts as Secretary of the Civil Section in the Law Society of Murcia and is a leading member of the legal community. She assists clients with property acquisitions and disposals as well as a full range of civil law matters such as inheritances and family law matters. She speaks English fluently.


Customer Reviews

Andrew Small Nov, 16 2022

Maria-José did an excellent job for me. I understand nothing about legal stuff. She managed to steer me through a very difficult time. Which has now come to an end.

I cannot thank her enough, and would definitely recommend her. All the best! [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

Ayaz Ahmad Nov, 03 2022

Maria-José was fantastic and very professional. She was quick on answering my queries and have very prompt replies whenever I requested.

At the very beginning itself she informed me about the process, the documents required and expected time. Her quotation was also detailed, and reasonable.

I would highly recommend Maria-José to anyone who needs some legal help in Spain. [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

Natalie Stephens Oct, 24 2022

Very responsive and reached out to me via phone call to set up a consultation. Answered all my questions and is willing to help.

Nicole Hewitt Oct, 17 2022

Maria has been dealing with our residency appeal. Really kind and professional. Always responds quickly to emails.

Would certainly recommend! [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

Ali Jul, 25 2022

This was quite the experience that an expatriate who does not speak the language needs – which made me feel less of a stranger and more like at home.

Maria explained the process and procedure with clarity, and she always kept me well-informed till I got through this eventually.

Thank you, Maria, for the great work and I wish you best of luck and success in your professional endeavors.

Jett Smith Jul, 06 2022

Firstly, I was pleasantly surprised how quickly I was contacted and given an appointment. In our very first meeting, it was apparent that Maria is not only knowledgeable and professional, but she is obviously a very caring person.

For the first time in several months of dealing with my Residencia problem, I felt relaxed and positive that she would be successful. She kept me informed on every issue and what to expect. I cannot properly express the relief I had when she informed me that my application was approved, and stayed in contact right up to the day I received my new TIE card.

Thank you for connecting me with Maria. You are very lucky to have her on your team.

James Welch Jun, 27 2022

Maria was fantastic from start to finish during this process and I can't recommend her highly enough.

Maria quickly ascertained what the issue was and how best to resolve it, and within just over a week from our first engagement she had dealt with my legal concerns and given me some long overdue peace of mind. [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

Raff Albo Jun, 27 2022

My Lawyer was Maria: diligent professional and helpful and ready to advise on any concerns arising throughout the entire purchase contract. I will advise this firm to anyone going to buy a property in Spain. Many thanks. Raffaele [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

Victor Jun, 16 2022

Maria gave a comprehensive breakdown of what her service entailed, including elaborating on other alternatives.

She was quick on delivery and communicated clearly. Overall, this was a satisfactory service.

Agata Pawlik Jun, 09 2022

Thanks to Maria-Jose's professionalism and very quick reaction, I was able to make very efficiently my arrangements. It was also a pleasure to meet her - a very kind and helpful person.

Her English proficiency impeccable.

Thank you again! Appreciate all the help.

Agata

Barry French Apr, 28 2022

Maria was fantastic. So glad I found her!

Always there when I needed her, she always called back afterwards, if she was busy with another client.

Malcolm Shaw Mar, 07 2022

Excellent service, very quick to explain all procedures and possible outcomes. Once Maria began she was extremely professional and thorough with clear communication at every stage.

The problem was dealt with in a very short time, I could not ask for better or more professional service.

Eamonn Kiely Feb, 22 2022

Hello. She was very professional and if I emailed she contacted me back immediately.

She was very helpful and I will use her services again in the future.

Elzbieta Brajer, Murcia City Nov, 19 2021

Maria is very professional and very helpful. She has helped me with problems caused by another lawyer and. when I confused the time of the appointment, she was very understanding and accommodating in making another appointment.

I would definitely recommend her services to anyone.

marina hall, Valencia City Nov, 15 2021

Very helpful and responsive.

Would highly recomend to others looking to secure a visa in Spain.

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Miguel has accumulated a great deal of experience practising as a lawyer for more than 16 years. He is an expert in all aspects of commercial and empl... [read more]

Miguel has accumulated a great deal of experience practising as a lawyer for more than 16 years. He is an expert in all aspects of commercial and employment law, working extensively with international businesses that have Spanish employees. He appears on the register of civil and employment law mediators and is authorised by the Spanish government to mediate in civil and commercial disputes.


Customer Reviews

John Behr, Oviedo Feb, 02 2022

Miguel was fantastic in all respects!

Jo Helmuth Dec, 12 2021

Miguel helped me buying a property in Pantin, A Coruna.

Miguel is very professional, pro-active, and diligent. He structured the process from beginning to end. He was very helpful in also giving guidance in situations where I had to make decision.

On top of doing important legal research, preparing paperwork and organizing local contractors, he also conducted all negotiations with the seller and bank.

Since I had no prior experience in any of the business we did together, do not speak Spanish and have no knowledge of local customs, all this was absolutely crucial to the success.

Finally, Miguel is a very friendly person and I genuinely enjoyed the interaction.

Anns Pavlova, Oviedo Nov, 18 2021

Miguel is very friendly and always ready to help. Always answers the phone or a message. Very polite and rather reliable!

Angie Nicos, Galicia May, 05 2021

Miguel could not have been any better, he was instantly responsive with any form of contact whether it be email or WhatsApp he was always there to help and advise.

He is a very calm understanding person with excellent communication skills and very supportive and kind. I highly recommend him, and will always use his services even though I’m now at the other end of Spain.

He is a great person and a highly professional lawyer, he got what I wanted which was not an easy achievement, and considering the huge amount of time he dedicated to my case he is excellent value for money. I am very grateful and thankful to him and all his work.

Richard Mintern, Oviedo May, 03 2021

We were very happy with the service from Miguel. We found him always reliable and professional, always quick to respond, understood what we wanted.

We had some difficulties during the process due to Brexit but he worked his way through them and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome. We intend to ask him to represent us when we buy a house in Spain

Ben Cuppello, Oviedo May, 27 2020

Miguel provided a faultless service throughout the purchase of our property in Oviedo.

Always responsive, providing excellent advice and guidance and prepared to go above and beyond to help us on numerous occasions. I could not recommend him highly enough.

Brian Berman, Oviedo Mar, 11 2020

We were very have happy with the level of service provided by Miguel, he went above and beyond to make sure that everything was understood by us and clear.

Using him made us realise that buying aboard was not straight forward and with his help opened doors which we would have struggled with. He was always available to us day and night ( even at weekends) and would respond to any question with either the answer or information of how to get it. He kept us informed at each and ever stage of our purchase. He was a real gentleman and we were very proud and honoured to have met such a lovely man.

He is a great example of how a person in his position should operate with his clients and we can not thank him enough.

Pavel Zaytsev, Oviedo Mar, 11 2020

Miguel helped our company a lot.

He deeply investigated the contract then provided us a reasonable set of recommendations how to proceed with the counterparty.

The case is going to the end in a couple of weeks, finally he could able to defend our position as much as possible. We will definitely use Miguel for creating future contracts.

Chris Ealand, Oviedo Nov, 27 2019

I am so satisfied and impressed by the the blend of professionalism and humanity Miguel has shown me. He has earned my complete trust in all matters.

He keeps in contact and replies quickly and even on weekends. Plus has a wonderful feel for his clients as to their needs. I cannot thank him enough for all his help.

Leigh Hossbach, Oviedo Aug, 17 2019

I would wholly recommend Miguel to anybody contemplating a house purchase in the Asturias area of Spain. His pricing was competitive and adapted to my particular requirements.

He consulted with other professionals (including the council) to help determine the expansion and future building possibilities of the land. He also undertook the necessary checks to establish there was no outstanding debt tied to the property.

Compared to UK solicitors Miguel was very much more approachable and would always respond to my queries and deliver frequent progress reports at any time of the day including weekends.

Given the complexity of the Spanish notary system it is essential you have a local solicitor who knows all the variations associated with the Asturian conveyancing system to guide you towards a successful outcome.

Even though I had a reasonable understanding of Spanish Miguel's excellent written and spoken English proved invaluable at all stages of the conveyancing process in particular the final signing of the deeds. Well done Miguel and many thanks for all your help!

Daphne Zargar, Detroit, USA Jul, 20 2019

Miguel was awesome! Super responsive, extended my knowledge and put me totally at ease through the process of buying a house in Galicia.

I felt my interests were put first in the process and protected and would definitely recommend Miguel with full confidence.

Daniel Spitzhorn, Spain Aug, 14 2018

Miguel in Oviedo helped us during the process of buying a flat in Asturias. He was just brilliant!

Nick Nicolaou, Oviedo Feb, 20 2018

Very Satisfied with Miguel's work. He was very helpful and we would definitely use his services again in the future.

Hans Maerker Mar, 23 2023

We bumped into several bureaucratic hurdles here in Oviedo before we contacted your company. It was a mess. Yet, our lawyer Miguel went the extra mile and bent over backwards to get everything solved for us. We couldn't have had any better lawyer than him. It was great to work with him.

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Oliver is a multidisciplinary lawyer and economist with over 10 years in the banking sector. With a very high level of written and spoken English, Oli... [read more]

Oliver is a multidisciplinary lawyer and economist with over 10 years in the banking sector. With a very high level of written and spoken English, Oliver specialises in: Property Conveyances, Inheritance, Family Law, Criminal Law, Tax Law and Contractual disputes.


Customer Reviews

Ryan Wallace Jan, 05 2022

Oliver was excellent and helped me with an issue involving local authorities in Tenerife. He is very helpful, professional and fully explained everything. [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

T.D., Los Cristianos Oct, 09 2021

Oliver was a true professional, both before the appointment date on the actual day. Very calm, reassuring, and I always felt in safe hands with a trustworthy approach. I'd highly recommend Oliver to anyone in the Canary Islands.

He gave several interviews before the date, going through many questions and also providing advice, all excellent without ever feeling like there was a limit on time, he just continued until everything was dealt with.

His investigation regarding the case was superb, he had everything covered. And the result on the day was the best possible outcome for me. 100% rating.

Jade Hewitt, Los Cristianos Aug, 26 2021

Oliver was very helpful and very quick to respond when messaging and calling. He made me feel at ease and comfortable when discussing private matters. Would highly recommend.

Paul Kuznecovs, Los Cristianos Oct, 08 2020

Prompt Response, Full Understanding of what was Required and Possible Problems, Provision of Absolute Value for Money.

Total Ability to Explain What is Required, Identification of Challenges and Application of Relevant Solutions,

Meeting in Person Was Not a Problem, Highly Professional - Absolutely Life Changing Experience! Sincere Thanks to Oliver and Family from Kuznecovs Family!!!

Andrew Bale, Tenerife Jul, 17 2020

Oliver delivered a great service - very professional! I would definitely use him again and recommend him to anyone looking for a good lawyer. [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

Sally Bircher, Tenerife (Los Cristianos) Jul, 16 2019

I have recommended our lawyer Oliver to many people due to his professionalism and ability to communicate on all levels.

Calls were always returned and questions always answered. Great value for money.

David Edwards, England Oct, 17 2018

Very Satisfied with the service provided by Oliver. He was quick, efficient and value for money. Would definitely recommend to friends.

Janet/Alex Olsen, Newcastle Jul, 25 2018

Overall the service provided by Oliver was exceptional.

My mother and I couldn't of asked for more from him as he sorted out our family affairs. His attitude, attention to detail and promptness while helping us were second to none.

His English is top notch and his way of explaining and or guiding you through what needs to be done makes the whole experience easier than expected.

We'd recommend Oliver to anyone in need of his expertise while dealing with issues in Tenerife.

Sham Naib, Callao Salvaje, Tenerife May, 18 2018

My lawyer Oliver was very helpful, always happy to assist. He professionally checked the law before dispensing advice.

Adam Clark, Tenerife Mar, 09 2018

Oliver was very professional. He explained things very clearly and honestly at all times and in the end we got the best result possible in my particular case.

Many thanks to him for his high level of service.

John Crompton, UK Nov, 25 2017

Very satisfied with the service that Oliver provided.

Oliver was professional, approachable and his fees were very reasonable.

I will definitely use his services again!

Bjarne ten Harkel, The Netherlands Nov, 22 2017

My lawyer Rossana is an honest person and highly professional. She is simpatico. I would definitely hire this lawyer again.

Stanley Jones, Llano del Camello Jan, 17 2017

I am very satisfied with Oliver, he was very helpful and always happy to assist.

I would definitely use the same lawyer again in the future.

Allan Pemberton, England Dec, 21 2016

Oliver is the best of the best. Nothing is too much trouble and always contactable. Always provides a very good service for very reasonable price.

Friendly. Helpful. And a very nice person. Would recommend to anyone.

John Bircher, Tenerife Dec, 13 2016

Oliver was extremely helpful and easy to communicate with. He dealt with my matter with professionalism and confidence.

His service was very good value for money and he explained the whole process from beginning to end.

I would certainly use him again and recommend him to friends.

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Rafael graduated in Law from the University of Seville in 1995. He lived in Ireland for more than two years to improve his English language skills and... [read more]

Rafael graduated in Law from the University of Seville in 1995. He lived in Ireland for more than two years to improve his English language skills and his experience as a lawyer. He specialises in civil law, in particular property matters, mortgages, inheritance and family law. He speaks English fluently with a certified Advanced level.


Customer Reviews

Julie Joly Nov, 07 2022

He phoned us in The Netherlands within an hour of my initial message to AA. He was very helpful and generally reassuring. He made the effort to book us a much needed 9.00am Monday morning appointment at very short notice and had everything prepared when we arrived.

We hope to never need a lawyer at short notice in Sevilla again, but if we do, we have one!

Many thanks to AA too for the speedy connecting and convincing website.

Awring Shaways Oct, 05 2022

Thank you ever so much Rafael for your help, understanding and professionalism. We are grateful!

Maryanne Sea Jun, 27 2022

Thank you to Rafael for helping us clarify how our EU Long Term Resident Permit could help us in moving to Spain.

Rafael was very committed to helping us, asked for all the information he needed, and then provided us with very clear information in a very short period of time.

We are grateful for his dedication and excellent service. [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

Patrick McGrail Jun, 17 2022

Rafael was very professional in all aspects, he was very polite and understanding and would ensure that you knew all the facts concerning the Spanish legal system.

With his guidance and advice, my particular case had a good conclusion. I was very surprised that the cost of his council was very reasonable and economical considering his experience and knowledge as a lawyer.

I would have no hesitation in recommending him to any future clients. Thank You, Rafael

Jason Naufel May, 12 2022

Rafael was very helpful and professional. He was able to help resolve my issue very quickly. He is highly recommend. [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

Marilyn Benmergui Apr, 07 2022

Rafael was an enormous help with the purchase of our home. Being new to the country it all seemed extremely complex but Rafael explained the process in such a clear, calm and detailed way that I felt I could place my trust in his abilities which made the whole experience smooth and hassle free.

Rafael is a consummate professional and will highly recommend him to anyone in need of his talent.

Ciara Mills, Seville Jan, 14 2022

Rafael in Sevilla helped my husband & I through the EU residency process. He was very proactive with gaining our appointments quickly, accompanying us to all appointments as our Spanish is still a work in progress and keeping us informed of the process from beginning to end.

We would fully recommend Rafael.

Michael Whitty, Seville Nov, 29 2021

My experience with Advocate Abroad and Rafael was excellent. He was most helpful and polite and he did a first class job. I would highly recommend this Company for any legal issues in Spain. Regards Michael. [View all G o o g l e Reviews]

Anthony Belardo, Cadiz Jun, 16 2021

Rafael went out of his way to assist us with numerous immigration-related procedures over the course of the last year. He helped us interpret the rules and regulations, which were often available only in Spanish, and helped us with the requisite interviews at the Foreigners’ Office in Seville.

This was complicated by the numerous delays and closures due to COVID and Rafael was indispensable in helping us obtain meetings and file documents online. He was always available to answer the many questions that crept us during this rather lengthy process and we could not have navigated the numerous steps without his invaluable assistance.

David Cooksey, Seville City Jun, 09 2021

Excellent customer service from start to finish and a very nice person too.

Adrian Ward, Seville City Mar, 08 2021

Rafael did a great job informing me and my girlfriend of our options to relocate to Seville from the UK. Clear, friendly, and straight forward process. Thank you.

Stephen Downey, Sevilla Jan, 07 2021

Responded excellently to the difficult changes to get my TIE residency. Very professional & approachable. Value for money.
Very happy with the service I received.

Joanne Barker, Seville Dec, 14 2020

Rafael was always available to help and assist me, even if it was a case of me worrying! Which I really appreciated because the process was stressful at times and involved lots of preparation.

Rafael made sure I knew exactly what I had to do. He replied and responded quickly to my messages/calls/emails. He was very knowledgeable and highly organised with a vast experience. He made me feel confident. I will always recommend him. I praise his work highly.

Erica Hansen, Seville Nov, 04 2020

Rafael was incredibly helpful and responsive.

I would highly recommend his services for anyone like me who is having difficulty navigating the Spanish system.

David Stevens, Seville Sep, 21 2020

Rafael has provided us with excellent service for us as we relocated to Spain. He guided us through the NIE application and subsequent switch to TIEs. He assisted us through the process of our house purchase and also helped us with our wills.
We found his help invaluable. His approach was friendly and professional throughout. We would recommend him to anyone looking for English speaking legal services.

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Raffaele is a registered lawyer in Barcelona who speaks perfect English, Spanish and Italian. He is an expert in intellectual property, commercial law... [read more]

Raffaele is a registered lawyer in Barcelona who speaks perfect English, Spanish and Italian. He is an expert in intellectual property, commercial law, property law (buying and selling property), civil law, procedural law, fiscal matters and providing extrajudicial legal advice.


Customer Reviews

Derry Conran Nov, 02 2022

I found the service very helpful and easy to use. It took the fear out of employing a legal service in that it was upfront and transparent and reasonably priced.

Ginger Cutlass Oct, 17 2022

The best lawyer I've worked with in Spain. After several contacts with other law firms who were inadequate, I was THRILLED with the help I got for my landlord problem from Raffaele at Advocate Abroad.

He was a great communicator and did the job I requested of him. Wonderful. [View all G o o g l e Reviews]