Blog Category: Legal Issues in Spain


A Padron – who should register?

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Officially all residents in Spain are required by law to register on the padrón, yet many British ex-pats still have not done so. Perhaps some view the padrón as a means of vigilance by the state, in ‘big-brother’ fashion. However, in reality, it is simply a way for the town hall to know how many people live in their area,… Read more »

Suing For Personal Injury

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We see many different cases of people wishing to sue a person or company for personal injury in Spain and this is a brief guide of what to be aware of with those type of cases. Clients need to be aware they need you need to be able to PROVE that the injury was definitely caused by the other party’s… Read more »

No Win No Fee – As Easy as 1,2,3

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Not so many years ago, No Win No Fee cases were almost unheard of in Spain, now that is no longer the case. Some law firms, including us, will consider legal cases and put up the upfront costs on some occasions. These cases have to be serious cases, involving a serious negligence or loss. It is very unlikely that a… Read more »

Documentation Legalisation and Apostilles

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When legal documents from one country (say for example a UK death certificate) are being used for a process in another country, they require an apostille under the Hague Convention. This is because all documents issued by a foreign authority (non-Spanish) or foreign Public Notary must be validated according to the correspondent legalisation procedure within the country where the document… Read more »

Should You Use The Solicitor your Agent Recommends?

Posted and filed under Legal Issues in Spain, Property in Spain, Property Purchase/Sale Service.

The Agent When purchasing or selling a property in Spain, usually a client  is dealing with the estate agent first, so very often it is the agent who suggests a particular solicitor for the clients to use often offering an incentive (or even including the legal service within their fees). Is this a problem? Well, the British Consulate’s advice is to… Read more »

Queries on a Spanish Divorce Paperwork

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From time to time when we are drawing up paperwork for a Spanish divorce, we receive questions about the Spanish terms in an amicable divorce and child custody agreement, such as the following:- What is code 90 of the civil code? This is a section of the Spanish civil law that applies to annulment, separation and divorce. It covers things… Read more »

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