Self-employed Set-Up Service in Fuengirola
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.
Testimonials for Alvaro
Tim Rowland, Estepona
Alvaro was friendly, professional and had great subject knowledge.
Unlike other lawyers that we approached he was more than happy to share his knowledge over the phone or via email. Many wanted to be paid for every second you spoke to them.
This personal and friendly service definitely creates a strong degree of trust.
Mar 11, 2020
James Griffiths, Mallorca
Knowledgeable and efficient service, very helpful.
Mar 11, 2020
Maurice Robinson, Fuengirola
Alvaro took immediate action on our first visit, getting straight on the phone to Trafico in Malaga in order to register us to change our driving licences before the deadline date of 31st January.
He also accompanied us to Fuengirola National Police to apply for our Residencia Green Card on the 30th of January. The lady processing us was unsure of a particular point and was unsure about one small point. Alvaro solved this by insisting that she accompanied him to her Bosses office and immediately solved the problem. Had Alvaro not been with us and the fact that our Spanish is not very good there would have had our application rejected.
His proactive role cannot be faulted and in fact we have already recommended him to our Insurance broker who intends to use him.
Maurice and Jill Robinson.
Feb 03, 2020
Craig Norris, Fuengirola
His attention to detail was excellent.
Jan 19, 2020
Hubert Hume, Fuengirola
Alvaro kept in contact with me right from the date that I first communicated with him regarding my Intention to seek Residence Permit to reside in Spain.
I regard his fee structure very competitive and reasonable and he made appointments for me with Insurance Agencies in order to fulfil the health insurance requirements for Spain--when we have committed to pursue our legal status here in Spain we will instruct his Service to act on our behalf.
Jan 13, 2020
Gail Maher, Torrenueva
Alvaro is brilliant.
He comes across very professional and friendly,nothing too much trouble.
As I was unable to go to Spain initially all communication was via phone and was put at ease straight away as he understood exactly what was required to deal with my case, and all went exceptionally well. I was able to meet Alvaro in August to pass over documents required and made me very welcome.
I have been so pleased with everything I have now engaged him on a further instruction on our property in Torrenueva..
Dec 11, 2019
Joseph Pitaru, Granada
Alvaro is an excellent communicator, he provided prompt and courteous service.
Dec 01, 2019
Andrew Lawrence, Estepona
Alvaro was incredibly helpful and was able to take care of my issues very quickly and efficiently.
Nov 21, 2019
Joseph Pitaru, USA
Alvaro is very professional, has a solid command of English, and has done a great job in helping us to receive our NIE numbers.
He made the whole process very easy and simple. The communication between us was impeccable. We will continue to work with Alvaro to obtain our residency permits, following our relocation to Spain.
We would like to retain his services for other matters as well. In conclusion, a job well done!
Nov 19, 2019
Alan Ragsdale, Fuengirola
Very experienced and professional. Could not do enough to help us with the matter in hand.
Would recommend this lawyer to everyone. Great service thanks!
Sep 21, 2019
K K, Fuengirola
Alvaro made one phone call on our behalf and sorted out a long standing issue with a rental agency in Fuengirola. Without his help we would have been lost.
Would absolutely recommend him, he understood the issue and dealt with it efficiently.
Sep 18, 2019
Tina Shiels, Fuengirola
Alvaro was very helpful and went above and beyond to try to help me in my situation as I needed it to happen as fast as possible.
Even whilst he was on holiday he was in touch and made things happen. would definitely recommend!
Sep 06, 2019
Lorrainne Morgan, Fuengirola
Nothing was too much for Alvaro. He made sure we got exactly what we asked for. Couldn’t be happier.
Aug 08, 2019
Davinia Gordon, Malaga
Very satisfied with the service provided!
Jul 31, 2019
Jason McNabb, Fuengirola
Very professional and a first class service at very short notice.
Everything was under control in a short space of time. Alvaro was a man of his word. Anything he said he would do he done it. Me and my family appreciate everything you done for my brother thank you so much.
Jul 16, 2019
Andy Docksey, La Cala de Mijas
Alvaro is very professional, he is very polite and helpful, he responds very quickly and I would definitely use his service again and recommend him to others.
Jul 08, 2019
Simon Luddon , Alicante
This is the fourth time I have used this company I would not look elsewhere, their service is second to none.
Jul 08, 2019
Colin Taplin, Fuengirola
Alvaro quickly got to grip with our issues.
He explained things clearly and we feel that he was good value for money.
Jul 01, 2019
Dave Holmes, Fuengirola
Very prompt reply to my original email. Alvaro is extremely professional & understanding.
I would recommend Alvaro to anyone who needs legal help in Spain
Jun 25, 2019
Michael Ha, Fuengirola
Very helpful and informative, thank you Alvaro
Jun 24, 2019
Brenda Ann Tillson Phillips, Fuengirola
I can highly recommend Advocate Abroad. When I rang them I was immediately put in touch with the right solicitor for my case, Alvaro. He dealt with the case efficiently giving me regular updates and giving me comfort that we would get the problem sorted.
May 31, 2019
Jeffrey Gorman, Granada
Always available and ready to help, nice guy easy to talk to.
May 31, 2019
Don Sierra, Granada
It is very difficult to find a good Spanish lawyer and this law firm, has set the standard very high.
I sent them an email and within an hour someone called me and got on my case. Álvaro, was a shark and he got the job done. No waiting, no bs, straight to the point.
As an American EXPAT it is very important not to be manipulated by the Spanish Court system. He showed me some amazing loopholes and now, things are going great!
May 28, 2019
Andy and Diane Heston, Fuengirola
We have recently had to employ the services of a lawyer, to deal with a very serious and distressing problem. We found Alvero and made a phone call to him ,within seconds of speaking to him he proved to be the lawyer to represent us.
His knowledge of our particular problem was in depth and precise he listened carefully and gave us really sound and honest advice. His professionalism in handling our case has been impressive to say the least but he has also remained sympathetic and constantly kept us up to date with everything he has been doing at every stage.
This has helped to minimize the stress at this extremely stressful time I would have no hesitation in recommending Alvero. His professionalism and whole attitude towards his clients is second to none
May 24, 2019
Max Henchy, Puerto Banus- Estepona
He was very professional and extremely helpful! Also incredibly quick and efficient.
Thanks to him my life has changed drastically for the better! He went out of his way to help me and my family.
May 24, 2019
Angela Panuccio, Granada
Alvaro was extremely helpful. I would recommend his services to others.
May 23, 2019
Rachael Barber, Granada
Alvaro was an excellent advocate. He was always available and very helpful. His English is excellent as well.
Highly recommend working with him to anyone 🙂
Mar 20, 2019
Justin Culmer, United Kingdom
Alvaro was professional, approachable, and very responsive while supporting me with the formal and legal processes in assisting me purchasing my new home in Spain.
He was consistent in all communication and very informative.
To improve the service I would suggest to provide a formal summary document of all legal services and formality checks carried out on the property purchase process, (as done in the UK) as a final overall document given to the client.
Mar 14, 2019
Jason Baker, Estepona
Alvaro was transparent throughout the process and instilled a confidence in me that he would get the job done, which he duly did!
He was persistent and diligent with his approach, which meant that an issue that i had for 2 years was no longer one.
Regarding the above KPI's of measurement, he was top marks for all of them. I am genuinely satisfied with the service.
Feb 13, 2019
Alison Hamilton, Fuengirola
Kept us informed every step of the way, very efficient and very pro active.
Feb 12, 2019
The service was quick and satisfactory. I was impressed by the lawyer's work. Very professional, easy going and communicative. Everything was perfect!
Jan 08, 2019
David W Baker, Malaga
We were extremely satisfied with Alvaro: He explained the law to us and gave us a solution to our problem.
He could not have been more helpful and we will definitely use him again.
Nov 06, 2018
Michele Jansen van Vuuren, Benajarafe
Alvaro was extremely helpful, he couldn't have done more. Very quick to respond to my query.
Only issue was that some of the documents I needed to provide were not mentioned. However, would definitely recommend his services to friends.
Oct 13, 2018
David McChesney, Puerto Banus
Alvaro was very professional, Knowledgeable of the subject at hand, did not over-charge - in fact cut costs in the best way for me.
Very efficient in the entire process. Thank you.
Oct 03, 2018
Patsy Valentin, Granada
Extremely accommodating and highly professional and very pro active. Excellent result and service. Highly recommended.
Sep 11, 2018
My lawyer Alvaro was extremely helpful and very efficient. I would definitely recommend his services to friends.
Sep 05, 2018
Alvaro assisted me during my experience at advocate abroad, and he was so kind. He answered any questions I had, and made me feel completely at ease.
I knew I was in the hands of a professional. He could not have done more to help me.
Jul 04, 2018
Paul and Joyce Rose, Mijas, Malaga
Extremely helpful and very professional. Will definitely use Alvaro next time we require legal advice.
Jul 04, 2018
Claire O'Gara, Fuengirola
I liked Alvaroós enthusiasm, and the great level of customer service. He always answered my questions thoroughly.
Jun 27, 2018
David Pratt (Fuengirola)
Alvaro was helpful and knowledgeable. My problem was solved rapidly and effectively.
May 04, 2018
David Pratt, Alhaurin del Grande
Alvaro gives me confidence that he understands the issue and gives me practical solutions. He works rapidly and efficiently. I would strongly recommend his services.
Apr 13, 2018
Phil Loughton, Las Lagunas de Mijas
Alvaro was extremely helpful and the simple process I needed managed was dealt with quickly and efficiently. I would certainly recommend him to friends.
Mar 20, 2018
John Burchell, Arroyo De la Miel
Alvaro was very professional, helpful and friendly.
Understood things quickly. Explained things well in English. Very easy to contact at any time.
Mar 20, 2018
The service I received from nada was very helpful.
The tasks were completed to the highest standard and would definitely use her services again in the future. All correspondence was received in a very timely manner. Highly recommended.
Feb 28, 2018
Peter Brumder, England
Alvaro has always been very approachable and friendly and I value his judgement and advice.
Alvaro has taken away the headaches associated with a property abroad and has helped me with all my problems including payment of bills, decorating and taxes.
I couldn't have coped without him
Oct 04, 2017
We appointed Alvaro for a local business purchase. We would have to say he was extremely thorough and efficient in his workings, very approachable and his response time to queries was typically minutes from e-mails/messages.
Alvaro also kindly assisted with other areas associated with our move to Spain.
Jun 02, 2017
Uwe Gerhard, Fuengirola
Everything was done very well and on time.
Alvaro was extremely helpful, he couldn't have done more.
May 08, 2017
I am a lawyer myself and must have stormed Alvaro with thousands of questions. He immediately replied to all my queries. He is a really helpful and approachable person.
I will not hesitate in recommending his service to anyone. If I have to rank him out of 10 he will get 9 for sure.
Feb 08, 2017
Paul McG., Fuengirola
He provided the help I needed in a professional!
His manner and this help was well worth the fee. As I told Alvaro, if in the future I have any legal problems here he will be my first port of call.
Dec 15, 2016
Abi Carr, Mijas Costa
Alvaro assisted me through an extremely difficult and complex situation. At all times he was professional, reassuring and diligent, explaining anything I did not quite understand, and working tirelessly on my behalf.
He kept me informed throughout, always responding to my calls and emails very quickly. Excellent service, and value for money. I highly recommend Alvaro. I would not hesitate to use him again.
Oct 28, 2016
Caroline & Kevin, UK
Alvaro was approachable, reliable and his instructions were clear. He was easy to communicate with and we felt he had our best interests at heart.
His English is excellent and he offered excellent value for money.
Sep 02, 2016
Pamela Jakeway, Carchel
I am very satisfied with the service provided by Alvaro.
He was very helpful with a good personality.
Jul 14, 2016
Susan Carol, Thailand
I was very satisfied with Alvaro.
We could understand each other.
Dealt with my difficult case extremely well. Pleasant manner.
Jun 05, 2016
Andrew Brown, Qatar
Francisco is extremely helpful, couldn’t have done more.
He is absolutely first class and professional service. Provided over and above all my requirements.
May 25, 2016
JC, Hastings England
We would recommend Alvaro as he provided us will invaluable help toward the purchase of our property, speaks very good English, and always kept us informed of matters.
He was simply a fantastic link between us and the prurchaser and we will continue to use his services and would recommend him to anyone who is needing legal advice.
Apr 21, 2016
Martin Rawlings, Baza
I am very pleased with the time and trouble taken by Álvaro in advising me and acting on my behalf.
His English was more or less fluent and I would definitely use his services again.
Apr 07, 2016
George Denissoff, Granada
Alvaro is very responsible, conscientious and professional.
His help in handling our property purchase proved invaluable.
We will gladly recommend him and use his services in the future!
Feb 24, 2016
With over 10 years experience providing expert legal advice and representation to English-speaking clients Francisco is a seasoned professional whose primary focus is to ensure his clients' interests are protected. The following legal services are offered: Real Estate Conveyances, Contract law, Inheritance , Family Law, Tax & Fiscal Advice to Businesses.
Testimonials for Francisco
Nathalie Haumont, Fuengirola
My lawyer francisco was extremely helpful, he couldn't have done more.
Sep 12, 2019
Nathalie Haumont, Fuengirola
I was very happy with the lawyer very efficient professional and very helpful. I have more clients probably going to spain and I shall recommend his services
Sep 03, 2019
Irene Hyde Christie, Coin
I am very pleased with the service provided by Francisco. He has been most helpful and responded very quickly to all my emails.
Jul 26, 2019
Dave Naylor, Fuengirola
Angela was extremely friendly and helpful in a difficult situation.
She quickly understood our circumstances and had prepared all the appropriate paperwork in both English and Spanish and prepared the Notary by the time we arrived for our appointment.
Unfortunately, due to a change in circumstance on our part, we were unable to follow the process through to completion but should circumstances change, or any other legal matters arise, we will definitely ask for her assistance once again.
We would happily use her services again. Five stars!
Jun 25, 2019
Ian Wilk, Fuengirola
Francisco was extremely helpful. Very satisfied with the service. I would definitely recommend it to friends.
Apr 12, 2019
Kirstin Stokes, St Andrews, Scotland
Francisco advised and managed our recent property purchase in Fuengirola with such friendly professionalism that the whole process was effortless, smooth and completely stress-free!
Francisco was great at responding to our many questions, quickly addressing any concerns we had and resolving issues judiciously. His advice and guidance has been invaluable and the service provided, from start to completion, has been excellent and great value for money. We are more than happy to recommend Francisco to friends, family and all. Paul & Kirstin, Scotland.
First class in all aspects.
Mar 20, 2019
Marcus Bond, Fuengirola
Proactive, great communication, thoroughly recommend.
Feb 14, 2019
Jane Evanson, London, UK
Francisco was very helpful and professional. I was very happy with the advice and service.
Oct 09, 2018
Martha Kimes, Scottsdale, Arizona USA
Francisco was incredibly responsive (and quick).
Unlike American attorneys (and I know, because I am one), he didn't even bill me for a few follow-up emails/calls that he made on my behalf which he easily could have done.
I was supremely happy with his legal services.
Oct 02, 2018
Very satisfied with the service. Francisco is bilingual English-Spanish and was always quick to respond and was very professional at all times.
Sep 25, 2018
Michael Bates, UK
Francisco was very easy to deal with. Very professional. Would not hesitate to recommend him to friends.
Jul 27, 2018
KJB, United Kingdom
Francisco was professional and efficient. Very good value for money.
Apr 20, 2018
Nigel Bateman (Fuengirola)
Excellent service, very reasonable, fluent English and totally professional. I would not hesitate to recommend this highly skilled team.
Apr 09, 2018
DP, United States
He has been very attentive, efficient, and always anticipates our needs in a timely manner.
We enjoy working with him and look forward to other future business arrangements when needed.
Jan 03, 2018
Jeremi Hazan, Israel
Francisco is a good men and honest. Did the job perfect.
Dec 21, 2017
Sarah Finnagan, England
Francisco was fantastic and helped me through every single step and helping understanding everything.
Price was very reasonable i have no complaints at all.
Very easy to get hold of and very quick at responding would definitely go back to him - thankyou so much Francisco for everything.
Sep 21, 2017
Nada Fairris, Fuengirola
100% Responsive, understanding, value for money, approachable, professional and very efficient.
Thank you Ana Belèn.
Sep 01, 2017
From the outset, Rosa clearly explained the services.
Buying a property abroad is a daunting experience but she made it very easy to understand. Anything that Rosa said she would do/carry out was done immediately. The whole process was carried out efficiently, effectively and without delays.
Without having met Rosa personally, her whole approach was friendly, professional and helpful. Any questions we had were answered promptly. We would highly recommend Rosa to any prospective clients.
When we finally met Rosa in person, she was lovely. We would have no hesitation in recommending Rosa.
Aug 17, 2017
Mr KJB, Cordoba
Francisco is still finalising some business for us but we are happy to give feedback now. He has provided us with the highest level of legal advice and made the whole process relatively easy for us and without undue stress.
He was quick to respond and gave his advice in a very logical way and got to the point without fuss. His conversational and written English is first class!
He carried his authority very professionally especially when having to deal with some difficult people (not us!) and he was able to bring the matter to a successful conclusion within a few weeks as opposed to many months had we done it alone.
We could not have wished for a better lawyer to take us through a complicated process.
Thank you Francisco!
Jul 31, 2017
Aziz Oudjida, Mijas Flores
We couldn't have hoped for better lawyer than Mr Francisco. He is always responsive, always available and approachable, with a remarkable ability to explain and provide legal solution. But more important, he strikes me as a very good and genuine person, honest and very competent.
I can say without a doubt in my mind that Mr Francisco stand well above all these lawyers.
Jun 02, 2017
Francisco was extremely helpful, couldn’t have done more.
I am very satisfied and I definitely use the same lawyer again in the future.
Apr 10, 2017
Martin Petersen, Fuengirola
Francisco was extremely helpful.
Very good value for money, and good at taking his time to understand my situation, and understanding my needs.
Mar 30, 2017
Mrs. J.B., Cordoba
Welcoming manner and kind comments about the fact. Extremely approachable.
Highly competent understanding of and patient explanations regarding my many questions.
Very fairly priced to do with the making of a Will.
Jan 12, 2017
Mrs. Irene C Price, Acton Trussell
It was a pleasure to deal with Francisco. He spoke excellent English. He was professional and courteous at all times, and responded to any queries I had by return, taking time to explain complicated legal procedure in a manner I could understand.
For the work Francisco did, his charges were good value for money. I would recommend his services without hesitation.
Oct 12, 2016
Michael Anthony, Malaysia
I found Francisco to be very understanding of my needs and was able to discuss frankly with him on sensitive and personal matters.
I found Francisco to be extremely professional, helpful, knowledgeable and importantly very approachable. I would certainly recommend him to anyone who needed such services and I would certainly use him and his law firm again if the need arose.
Aug 19, 2016
Rosa was straightforward, friendly, polite and cheap.
I was very satisfied and I definitely would use the same lawyer again in the future.
Jun 14, 2016
Brian Thomas, Priego
A very fast response to my inquiry, Francisco has excellent English and gave us a very friendly and professional service that we feel was value for money.
We do recommend him to our friends.
Oct 31, 2015
Peter Gural, La Linea
What I liked about this service: Value for money.
The level of professionalism and excellence in service was not compromised in the reasonably low fee charged for the service.
All details were explained in a simple format that an ordinary citizen could understand, sparing the bureaucratic procedure that only lawyers can understand.
Oct 08, 2015
Francisco was very helpful, always happy to assist.
I would describe him as a very good lawyer.
Sep 25, 2015
Michael Rieger-Goroncy, Munich
Our lawyer (Francisco) was very responsive. In a complex matter it needed some additional explanation via email until he fully understood what we were talking about, but then he understood the case and gave us very good and helpful advice.
In the end he recommended not to proceed with the case which we followed. It was absolutely good value for the money we paid.
Aug 10, 2015
Mustafa Gural, La Linea
Francisco provided a service to me not just as a client but also as though he was helping a family member.
His friendliness, professionalism, sincerety and many more qualities is something I am yet to find in a lawyer or any other professional. I can’t thank him enough for his excellent service.
Aug 03, 2015
Eric Blair Russell, Canada
My lawyer was efficient, professional and prompt – as well as being bilingual.
I was very satisfied with his work and would be happy to use his service again in the future.
May 25, 2015
Derek Mendonca, London
I was very impressed with the service received, in particular:
Transparency, effective communication, professionalism and value for money.
I myself am a chartered accountant in the UK so I have very high standards from other professionals which I am glad to say were met by Francisco.
Apr 28, 2015
Chris Clarke, Calahonda
My lawyer Francisco was very helpful.
We had some unanticipated problems and the lawyer gave extra to sort them out – he emailed, texted or phoned all the way until the end. Overall I was very satisfied with the service provided
Mar 12, 2015
M.D., Puerto Banus
The solicitor provided was bilingual. He was extremely helpful and couldn’t have done more for me.
The service provided was effective and he kept me up to date as to the progress.
Oct 18, 2014
I was very satisfied with the service provided by my lawyer. He spoke English more or less fluently and he was very helpful - always happy to assist.
I would happily use his services in the future.
Sep 19, 2014
Keith & Sandra Brown, Villaviciosa
Our lawyer was friendly and helpful with a very good command of the English language.
Even payment for their services could be paid, by bank transfer, directly into their nominated bank account.
We would definitely use their services again whenever necessary.
Aug 07, 2014
Self-employed Set-Up Service
Who is this Service for?
This is the most inexpensive way to set up a business.
You will be self-employed and work within a simple structure implying little bureaucracy in which, basically, you are paid with the profits of your business. You will not be considered as an employee, and will have less social benefits than you would as a regular employee. You will be liable for any and all losses incurred by the business.
Self-Employed Set-Up & Tax Service
Your are focused on your business abroad which is why you need your tax and accounting matters to be as straightforward, cost-effective and hassle-free as possible.
Our English-speaking lawyers and accountants will take care of all registration and day-to-day issues relating to Spanish tax, social security and accounting matters. Which leaves you with all the time you need to dedicate to your business.
Our consultants are registered and regulated by the local Law Society and/or equivalent Accountancy body, and speak English fluently. Therefore, you can be sure that you will obtain timely answers to any queries you may have, in a language that you understand!
What does this Service Consist of?
Our English-speaking consultants will answer your questions about how local laws affect your business and then make sure you comply with local legal requirements relating to legally constituting a business. This will normally require at least some of the following services:
- Registration with the the Local Tax Authority and the Social Security System
- Help you to choose the right business name.
- Business address (whether it will be only for correspondence or you will really make your business there).
- Recommendation on the most appropriate fiscal arrangement to ensure taxation levels are optimised
- Resolution of tax enquiries related to your professional activity
- Completion and presentation of all required tax returns
- Maintenance of all legally required records (income, expenses, invoicing,assets)
- Updates on any legislative changes affecting your professional activity
The fees start at €60 per month though may be higher depending on complexity
The Self-Employed Set-Up and Tax Service is ideal for an individual sole trader who is planning to work alone. But, should you later add employees to your expanding business then you will want to add the Fully Managed HR & Payroll Service:
Fully Managed HR & Payroll Service
This service includes the following components:
- Initial Set-up according to client's requirements
- Production of Employee Payslips (printed at client site)
- Management & Payment of Employer & Employee Social Security Contributions
- Registration and Removal of Employees from Social Security system
Fees to be determined according to numbers and/or additional complexities
Code of Reasonable Fees
Our clients can expect to receive a quotation that is at or below the recommended guideline prices by our local Professional Body.
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 lawyer.
- 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.