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Recent Victories

Eight positive awards valued at £125,047 including an awards against CLC Paradise Trading valued at £34,718

Eight positive awards valued at £125,047 including an awards against CLC Paradise Trading valued at £34,718

We are pleased to inform you of last week's Spanish court victories. M1 Legal secured EIGHT positive awards with a total value of £125,047. Our highest award was against CLC Paradise Trading totalling £34,718.

Here is a breakdown of our substantive results:

1st Court of Instance:

  • CLC Sucursal x 2 - In both cases held in Fuengirola, the judge declared the contracts null under the requirements of law 04/2012 (lack of information regarding the accommodation and contract duration). Amounts Awarded - £10,584, £12,739.\
  • CLC Paradise Trading - In Arona, court No. 2, the judge declared the contract null under the law 04/2012 for lack of information regarding the accommodation and contract duration. Amount Awarded - £34,718.
  • Restotel (Onagrup) - In Dénia, court No. 4, the judge declared the contract null under the law 04/2012 for lack of information regarding the contract duration. Amount Awarded - £28,932.

It was also confirmed that in Marbella, we received three positive judgements against Marriott.


CLC Sucursal - In Malaga Court of Appeal No. 4, the judgement from the first instance still stands following CLC's appeal against the decision. Amount Awarded £15,122.


Four positive results valued at £49,024

In all four cases, the defence (Diamond Resorts) argued that the case should not be heard under Spanish jurisdiction, however the judge ruled in our favour on all four cases stating that the Spanish courts are indeed competent to proceed with the claims.

All four cases will proceed to the next step.

About Timeshare Release

During the Timeshare sales boom of the 80s & 90s, potential buyers were lured in by the promise of affordable exotic holidays, flexible exchange programmes and the impression that Timeshare would be a valuable "investment".

In an industry with little or no regulation, high pressure sales tactics were rife and contract smallprint was often glossed over and explained away by sharp salespeople.

Many Timeshare buyers were therefore unaware that they were actually making significant, long term financial commitments on behalf of themselves and their families.

To find out how you can escape the Timeshare Trap please complete the short Timeshare Release Wizard now.

The Timeshare Trap

The timeshare trap

For many Timeshare owners, annual maintenance fees were barely considered token amounts in the early "honeymoon period" of ownership.

However, year-on-year increases imposed by the resorts over time now mean that the maintenance fees have risen to become substantial sums.

Owners are also facing the prospect of ongoing yearly fee increases and realising that they (and their families) are often committed to long term contracts for generations to come.

Please try our Future Fees Calculator to estimate your liabilities over the term of your Timeshare contract, based on an annual increase of 7.5%.

If you're concerned about rising fees and how to escape the Timeshare Trap, please contact us today.

Timeshare Owner Reports

Timeshare owner reports

Recent comments from RCI Timeshare owners who have come to us for help with contract cancellation:

Mr Steve R, Middlesex - RCI/Hollywood Mirage

“We 'swapped ‘another place in Tenerife for this in order to move to the points system. Since then, getting exchanges to desirable resorts proves almost impossible, irrespective of in-season or off-season.”

Mrs Rachael B, Yorkshire - RCI Europe

“I purchased my timeshare in 1999 and have been a timeshare member ever since. More often than not, I have not be able to go where I wanted and have ended up giving a few weeks to Friends, etc to book somewhere they wanted in order not to lose the weeks. I have then stayed in a hotel!! I am desperately trying to get rid of the timeshare and am now paying Timeshare Shop in Manchester to get rid of it for me.”