About Us

Spanish Solutions Legal and Tax

We are an established legal and tax firm in La Zenia, Orihuela Costa, Spain providing a multitude of other services.

We are not sure why we are all women in the team (where are all the men?) but we are dedicated, warm and friendly and professional, always going out of our way to deliver exceptional service. Although many of us have families, we seem to have countless energy and enthusiasm in solving problems for our clients, probably because we really want to help them, and many become friends.

In 2005, Spanish Solutions was founded with the catchy motto “Yes, we can” to solve all the problems and requirements (legal, tax and paperwork) that people had using an estate agent and buying a house in Spain. Our sister company Comaskey Properties was formed in 2002. We are still helping people on a daily basis more than fifteen years later.

We have a wealth of information about our services on this site, so don´t spend too long on our life stories and get back to the interesting stuff on other pages!

The Spanish Solutions Team

Ana Barbadora

Ana Barbadora

Ana was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, but she has lived in Torrevieja with her family for the past 12 years. Her previous work experience was with a new construction Promoter, managing rentals and the property marketing foreign department, buying and selling of properties. She passed more than half a degree in Architecture and studied English in Uruguay. She has travelled extensively in Europe and the United States, visiting the most important architectural buildings and art museums. Ana speaks Spanish and English, thus it gave her the opportunity to work on the Orihuela Costa, helping English speaking residents. She has worked at Spanish Solutions since 2009, where she is the After Sales manager, and very happy helping people to solve all sorts of problems, with the utility companies, community administrators, and the Town Hall. Ana can be contacted on

Eva Gilmartin

Eva Gilmartin

Eva Gilmartin´s home town is in the northwest of Spain, the historical city of Valladolid. She moved to live to Torrevieja in 1994 when she got married and had previously studied Administration and Technology.  This led to her now having spending more than ten years dealing with the different aspects of conveyancing for Spanish Solutions. Eva´s interests include doing many handicrafts, dancing, photography, volunteering locally in her community and when she has some rare free time, relaxing at the beach! Her email is

Gema Monera

Gema Monera

Gema is from Benejuzar; a very little town in Alicante. When she was eighteen years old she went to University of Alicante where she studied Ciencias Empresariales (business). Before finishing her studies she started to work in Banco de Valencia. She worked seven years in the Bank in Torrevieja, where she practised and improved her English language. She joined Spanish Solutions in 2015. She would like to help clients in their stay in Spain and solve their worries and queries. She loves reading and travelling. Her email is

Sandra Ricarte

Sandra Ricarte

Sandra is local from Albatera (Alicante). She is graduated from University of Alicante with a degree in English Translation and Interpreting. She has enjoyed several experiences abroad which have been very enriching for her language learning; she was awarded a grant at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh and she worked and studied in Versailles, France She is also graduated in sworn translation (ES<EN) and has the corresponding certificate issued by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. As her passions are not only languages but medical affairs she has a Masters in Medical Translation (ES<EN). She also likes many other activities as ballroom dancing, spinning and a really funny way of doing exercise… zumba! Also travelling and going out with friends.  If you need to contact her:

Nicola Ryan

Nicola Ryan

From Glasgow, Scotland, Nicola moved to Spain July 2015 with her husband and two children.

In the UK worked for the Royal Bank of Scotland for five years, before moving to the insurance sector of Royal Bank, working within Direct Line Motor Insurance, as liability claims handler for 7 years, leaving to move to Spain.

A beginner in Spanish, but eager to learn.Her interests are interior design, travelling, cycling, socialising with friends and family. She runs the front desk in the Calle Flores office.


Jo Phillips

Originally from North East Lincolshire, she re-located to Almeria, Spain in 2002 with her parents. There she met her Spanish husband and had her three children.
Then in 2012 moved to Orihuela Costa where she started her career in the travel and tourism industry, and has been with the company since Mar 2016. – She is currently working as a translator and will writer for Spanish Solutions. In her spare time she enjoys taking the children to the beach, socialising, sailing, ice skating and skiing during the winter months.
She is very happy with her life here in Spain and would never consider moving back to the cold weather!

Amanda Thomas

Amanda Thomas F.Inst.Pa. ( Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals)

Amanda graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Financial Services and worked for over 20 years in private banking, giving her a great deal of financial, legal and tax experience, as well as marketing. She moved to Spain in August 2009 with her young son and joined Spanish Solutions six months later. Unsurprisingly she has never returned to London and now assists both com­pany law­yers as a paralegal deal­ing with many types of cases. In 2018 she was accepted as a Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals in the UK, the highest level achievable. She is the person to contact on all legal matters. When she has any remaining time she is responsible for the monthly joint company newsletter (Spanish Solutions and Comaskey Property), newspaper and magazine articles, social media, and blog articles.  She has travelled to more than 80 countries of the world and intends to keep growing that list. Amanda speaks Spanish and English. Contact her at

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