Finding a Spanish lawyer
If you are looking for information on Spain’s legal system, or advice on any aspect of Spanish law, Caven can recommend a Spanish lawyer who can help you. The nature of your need for legal assistance will determine whether it is most suitable to get in touch with a Spanish lawyer located in the UK or located in Spain.
For example, if you are thinking of setting up a business in Spain and need help finding out how corporate law and commercial practices there will affect you, it is advisable to consult and be represented by a local Spanish lawyer. Similarly, if you own property or assets in Spain, local lawyers can help you understand all the legal requirements involved in buying or selling in that country and the financial procedures that this will involve you in.
Because there are many British people living in Spain, there are also many legal firms there that are run either by British lawyers or English-speaking Spanish lawyers. Many are property law specialists, catering for British expats buying houses in Spain. Spanish property laws for expat buyers are complex and very different from UK law. You should never buy property in Spain without taking advice on local legislation from a Spanish lawyer. You should also consider the implications for inheritance laws, tax, and property ownership in a marriage or partnership under Spanish laws.
Because Spain is a member of the EU, Spain’s legal system incorporates European laws emanating from Brussels. Although this means that there are certain similarities between the legal systems of all the EU member states, each member state interprets and implements European laws in different ways. It is essential, therefore, always to consult a Spanish lawyer for expert advice on Spanish law.
If you would like advice and information on any aspect of Spanish law, or need help finding a Spanish lawyer, Caven can put you in touch with a firm we work with free of charge. So, if you have any questions or would like our help finding solicitors in Spain please call us on 08001 221 2299 or complete the web-form above.
- Last Updated on 02/03/2010