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    What was once a great investment and an appealing holiday destination, may have lost its gloss. Gone is the glamour of a few weeks holiday each year at a resort that you own in a lovely regional...
The face of law firm marketing has changed in the past several years. No longer do practices sink the majority of their marketing budgets into traditional advertising such as business publications or...
By Michael Cross Dated the 10th of December 2019 A'probate detective' who has appeared on the BBC television programme Heir Hunters has agreed to pay a rival business £40,000 in libel damages after...
What Is Timeshare/timesharing? The term Timeshare illustrates a concept known to many as fractional/part ownership and usage rights of property, where buyers purchase the right to occupy a holiday...
The biggest overhaul of legal services regulation in over a decade comes into force this week, with far-reaching consequences for solicitors. From today, solicitors will be subject to a revised set...
Fake Indemnity and Insurance contracts being issued in the UK by dubious Lawyers The messages contained in this article are not to be taken as a widespread problem as they are unique to the ART...
  It’s no longer a rumour that timeshare companies openly conspiring to get rid of companies that help consumers Provided by the Coalition to Reform Timeshare Staff Dated June 19, 2019 Coalition...
Barristers at Bar Council are urging the next government to overturn cuts to legal aid, abolish ‘innocence tax’ and invest in court infrastructure. In a manifesto titled ‘Urgent Action Required’, the...
Economic Crime: Consumer View Third Report of Session 2019 Report (together with formal minutes relating to the report) Ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 22 October 2019. This report is...
Early Neutral Evaluation (Evaluation) of Timeshare and Timeshare related claims   Evaluation is a non-binding form of an alternative dispute resolution service involves an early appraisal by a...
  We often hear from viewers who’d like to be rid of a timeshare or holiday club membership – but are concerned about the best way to do it. Just as there can be rogue operators and scams when BUYING...
Below are a few isolated comments made by Consumers which others ought to consider; “Each year the maintenance fees are increasing and availability decreasing” “We have no choice but to book at the...
RDO explain they are pleased to announce Lee Dowling, Senior Vice President & Managing Director Europe and Middle East at Marriott Vacation Club International, has been appointed Chairman of the...
The period of holday letting grants a right to occupy a property and that grant need not be continuous. Thus, an agreement granting the right of occupation of premises for three successive Bank...
A complete re-draft surrounding the rules governing damages-based agreements (DBAs) was published the other day and require feedback from lawyers whose business rely upon these kinds of arrangements...
The company that owns Outdoor Adventures, 4392 N. Irish Rd., is under investigation by the Consumer Protection Division of the State Attorney General’s office after numerous complaints about its...
Turkey has published the Communiqué Regarding Determination of the Gross Revenue Regulated under Article 77 of the Consumer Protection Law numbered 6502 (the “Communiqué”). The Communiqué sets forth...
The Federal government has released an implementation roadmap with timelines for implementing its response to the Financial Services Royal Commission's recommendations Key takeouts The Federal...
On July 16, 2019, the US Senate ratified a new protocol that amends the 2013 Double Taxation Treaty signed between the US and Spain. The approval and ratification of the protocol had already been...
How is a ‘product defect’ defined in your jurisdiction? Article 137 of Royal Legislative Decree 1/2007 approving the consolidated text of the General Consumer and User Protection Act (hereinafter,...
Recent news reports will have highlighted for many commercial parties the existence of the litigation funding industry. In the past five years it has grown into a multibillion dollar industry and the...
Businesses subject to regulation complain about the regulations imposed as they can restrain trade however, many timeshare consumers and there, advocates, believe regulation is necessary and to...
Not only is it not enough; unless you make substantial, ongoing efforts to forge your online presence, you risk being swallowed up by savvy competitors which have learned how to harness the power of...
Notwithstanding the fact that a draft deal has been agreed between the EU and the UK at a technical level, the developments of recent days and weeks have made it clear that significant obstacles will...
In July 2019 the glitzes of company ownership were shattered by 2 declarations from the Information Commissioner’s Office in the U.K. The judgements have sent a cataclysmic shudder in the boards of...
Large firms are losing talent to smaller competitors, according to the latest legal sector bellwether. Two-thirds of the solicitors LexisNexis spoke to for Is The Future Small? previously worked in...
THE MISSELLING OF TIMESHARES Tabled 17 October 2018 2017-19 Session That this House is concerned that the sale of membership of timeshare schemes and products often involves practices which are...
Introduction The use of internet by smartphones and tablets has drastically increased during the last decade. Data suggests that 86% of people go online “daily or almost daily” in 2018, compared with...
Anyone who has sustained a loss is entitled to file a claim if the product sold was mis-sold by the selling party. This seems pretty straightforward and almost everyone is aware of their legal right...
There are many benefits to your law practice when you launch a legal blog, including increased awareness for your practice and reinforcement of your subject matter expertise within the legal...
Canarian Legal Alliance SL – Timeshare It cannot be argued that CLA (as they are known) have presented and won the most cases in Spain. Neither can it be contested that most of the Supreme court...
These two websites deliver information into the public domain in the form of updates on the present events. The former is predominantly a news feed, is regularly updated, accusatory and the latter is...
Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man have announced they will voluntarily adopt public registers of the true owners of offshore companies incorporated in their jurisdictions. In a joint statement,...
Competition and consumer law expert Angelique Bret of Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law, said: "If these changes are introduced, they are going to have a significant impact on businesses...
The sub judice rule regulates the publication of matters which are under consideration by the court. This guide is based on UK law and was written in January 2009. Matters are considered to be sub...
To attain an advanced level of threat protection, firms require a team of experts equipped with the latest technology, who are entirely focused on addressing incoming threats. Setting up your own...
Controllers of companies would be required to prove their identities under reforms to corporate transparency proposed by Companies House on the 29th of May 2019. A set of measures aimed at tackling...
Claimants gets second bite of the damages cherry when meeting the serious harm threshold in defamation claims: In the case of Tinkler v Ferguson & Ors [2019] EWCA Civ 819, the Court of Appeal...
Let’s imagine that you are sitting at your desk Monday morning, the telephone rings, and its peter, (your opponent) calling to see if you might be interested in discussing the offer, he proposed last...
Regulating Contracts of silence directly when the sale of a party's silence should violate public policy Contracts of silence can be unenforceable because of their content. Even in the absence of...
The ‘without prejudice’ privilege refers to the inadmissibility of any party communications targeted toward settlement. The objective of this privilege is to encourage parties engaging in settlement...
Directors and other controllers of companies would be required to prove their identities under reforms to corporate transparency proposed by Companies House on the 29th of May 2019. A set of measures...
Karma Group has announced the appointment of the exceptionally experienced Anton Tardif as Chief Operations Officer in Europe. He brings to Karma Group a wealth of knowledge having previously owned...
Jason Gamel Named New President & CEO of ARDA Brings Over Twenty Years of Industry Experience to Timeshare Trade Association WASHINGTON, April 04, 2019 – The American Resort Development...
Officers investigating the "professional" killing of a notorious fraudster hope underworld loyalty changes will help find his killers. John "Goldfinger" Palmer, 65, was shot six times outside his...
Tiger Legatus Capital Management Llc [Tiger] decreased its stake in Apollo Global Management Llc (Apollo) by 56% based on its latest 2018 Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Tiger who had been...
The government is consulting on its plans to outlaw new leasehold houses and to ban ground rents. The consultation period lasts just six weeks. The government has issued its long-awaited consultation...
In 1979, Gulf Investments Ltd acquired Broome Park (“the Park”), a substantial country estate near Canterbury, for the purposes of developing a timeshare and leisure complex around a large 17th...
  Rental guarantees, timeshares, and fractional ownership models When it comes to acquiring property abroad, the buyer typically asks five basic questions and this is all true in Thailand....
The new Banking Code, which came into force on 31 March, is as interesting for what it does not contain as for what it does.  The 2008 code does not, as yet, contain any overarching commitment to...
The fallout from the banking royal commission could force timeshare clubs to radically change their sales model. The Treasurer and corporate regulator have confirmed the government would review...
An Explanatory Memorandum was published in autumn 2018 alongside the Statutory Instrument to make the necessary changes to UK legislation. Delivering the deal negotiated with the EU remains the...
Many people who cannot afford to purchase a holiday home outright enter into a timeshare agreement for a property with other customers. Each customer is then entitled to use the property for a...
Smith v Stanley [2019] 2 WLUK 174 has several points of interest. Reported mainly because the court intervened to correct the mistakes made, it is the mistakes themselves that are worth attention as...
The global Vacation Ownership (Timeshare) market is valued at $13.5 Billion in 2018 and is expected to reach $21.7 billion by the end of 2024, growing at a CAGR of 8.3% between 2019 and 2024. The...
​Following an investigation by the National Trading Standards Regional Investigation Team Central England, Dominic O’Reilly (55) of Costa Adeje, Tenerife was sentenced to a total of 28 months...
  Given that the legal structures of different products may vary, there may be questions around how the law treats the underlying product – for example, it may be that a timeshare or LTHP is in fact...
Fast-growing profits at a listed litigation funder were no flash in the pan, the company confirmed this week as it reported more positive figures. Burford Capital reported to the London stock...
The common law tradition has been, by any measure, a successful ‘export’ for England and Wales. A sincerely expressed hope for our legal sector is that, post-Brexit, it will prove an enduring source...
The Legal Sector's Contribution to the Economy The UK's legal services market is the second largest legal services market in the world, and the largest legal services market in the EU. The sector...
The Government has published new advice to consumers about how their package holiday bookings could be affected by a no-deal Brexit. The advice insists that the government “will keep existing high...
Major online travel agents appear to be complying with new rules that are designed to provide millions of holidaymakers with far more consumer rights.  The new Package Travel Regulations, which came...
With effect 1st April 2019 the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will take over responsibility for regulation and complaints relating to claims management companies (CMCs) within England, Wales and...
A declaratory judgement, also called a declaration, is the legal determination of a court that resolves legal uncertainty for the litigants. It is a form of legally binding preventive adjudication by...
What is Cold Calling and is it Legal? A cold call is an unsolicited telephone call, visit or other communication, usually on the part of a business seeking to attract new customers. Cold calling is...
Tenants under certain long leases in Scotland automatically became the owners of the property from 28 November 2015. This guide outlines who this affected. Long leases are relatively rare in Scotland...
MALAGA, Spain, Feb. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The £71 billion bill for misconduct by British banks could be just the tip of the iceberg according to newly launched legal support specialist Bank...
Watch Live News - Author Michael Finney San Francisco (KGO) Have you ever gone to a timeshare presentation? One man did and was happy he did it. It's what happened shortly after that caused him...
Author Mr. Michael D. Finn Founder of Finn Law Group The founder of Finn Law Group shares his views on a concept called the 'Timeshare Developer’s Dilemma' Michael D. Finn, the founder of Finn Law...
By: Rebekah  Bell  Source: Robb Report Why Private Residence Clubs Are Becoming a Popular Alternative to Vacation Homes From beachfront villas in a UNESCO World Heritage Site to ski cabins in...
By: Mr. Clive Hemsly located: London, UK / Accesswire  17th of January 17, 2019 Malaga Based Law Firm Maxima 1 Legal S.L. (M1 Legal) - Can now confirm they are regulated by the Claims Management...
The Home Secretary and Chancellor will today (14 January 2019) jointly chair a new government taskforce which will work with senior figures from the UK financial sector to tackle economic crime. The...
29th of December 2018 The Gazzette - From investigations by the Orlando Sentinel After Patricia and John Palombi paid $25,000 for an Orlando timeshare they immediately regretted, the Jacksonville...
In the 'good old days' owners of honestly-run businesses had little reason to fear 'Caveat emptor', or let the buyer beware, was the norm in contract laws, particularly those involving warranties,...
Consumer Contracts Under the Civil Transactions Code, Enacted by Law 5/1985 of the United Arab Emirates With regard to consumer contracts under the Civil Transactions Code (CTC), enacted by Law 5/...
Protection of Consumers (Timeshare, Long-Term Holiay Product, Resale and Exchange Contracts) Regulation Enforcement Article 40 of The Malta Travel and Tourism Services Act (Chapter 409) states “The...
There are many different forms of holiday ownership products which in the mind of the public are best described as “timeshare”. European Regulations have developed over the last 25 years in attempt...
To protect passengers the European Union introduced EU regulation 261/2004. Airlines carrying passengers within Europe or in to Europe are bound by these regulations that say they should compensate...
By: Jane Archer Source: Travel Weekly Selling Travel Insurance: How to Prepare for FSA Regulation With only six months to go before travel agents have to become FSA-compliant, Jane Archer finds out...
Author: Jason Garcia | 10/26/2018 By: The Florida Trend Timeshare Companies and Exit Companies are Blaming Each Other for Rising Default Rates The world’s largest timeshare developer, Wyndham...
By: Paloma Nubiak Source: Yourmoney.com Consumers are urged to be wary of unsolicited contact from companies offering to dispose of a timeshare or claiming they have a buyer to cover the slots. The...
The Court of Appeal has ruled that Ryanair is entitled to respond directly to passengers who are seeking compensation - with no liability to pay solicitors who may have helped in the claims. In Bott...