Nerja

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Sheltered by the striking Sierra de Almijara Mountains, Nerja is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque coastal resorts on the eastern Costa del Sol. It is less than an hour east of Malaga capital by car and is close to Granada province, making it well positioned for the clients in eastern Andalucia.

Our Nerja office provides legal services to the significant international community based in the area including British, Irish and Scandinavian nationals.

Office hours

Summer Hours (July & August):

Monday to Thursday 09.00 – 15.00    Friday 09.00 – 14.30

Normal Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 09.30 – 17.30, no siesta
Friday 09.30 – 14:00

Office address

De Cotta Law – Nerja
Calle Diputación 11
Nerja   29780
Málaga
F:(+34) 952 523 428
E:nerja@decottalaw.net
GPS:N 36 44 43.2, W 3 52 42.8
  • Sandra Wrightson

    Academic barrister

    Holds the Degree of Bachelor of Laws from London University and the Degree of Bachelor of Arts from the Open University. Called the Bar at the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple in 1997.

    Sandra has over 15 year’s experience of working on all aspects of private international law and conflicts of laws. With a wide range of knowledge in insolvency, timeshare and litigation Sandra can provide a working brief or opinion which can help to find a solution to problems for both private and business clients.

    Working closely with her Spanish lawyer colleagues Sandra has also established a very strong Family department which takes on divorce cases, Hague Convention cases and in particular those sensitive cases when one parent wants to change their country of residence.

    In 2001 Sandra was appointed Honorary Legal Adviser to the British Consul of Málaga.

  • Reyes Gómez Llorente

    Abogada

    Reyes comes from Soria, a medieval city in Castilla y Leon, north of Madrid. Having studied law with Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) until 1999, Reyes went on to work for a major international law firm in Madrid for a number of years, gaining significant experience in a number of areas of law, including civil law.

    Reyes has been working in litigation for the English speaking community for many years and has invaluable experience in making strong representation before the civil courts. She is a member of Reunite for Child Abduction cases.

    After some months in the UK, she mastered her English, the beauty and climate of Andalucia and the province of Malaga, attracted Reyes back to Spain. Now director of De Cotta’s Nerja office, Reyes specialises in Family Law with both Spanish and international perspectives; Conflicts of Jurisdictions and the application of foreign law; civil law; as well as enforcement of debts etc. Reyes is registered number 5780 with the Málaga College of Lawyers.

    In her spare time, Reyes enjoys a number of outdoor sports, reading and relaxing and socialising with her friends.

  • Francisco Javier Martín Martín

    Spanish Abogado

    Francisco studied law at the Universities of Malaga and Granada before gaining valuable expertise in one of the region’s well known law firms. Registered with the College of Lawyers of Málaga number 5716.

    He also spent a year with a law firm in Exeter, in the UK, to gain a genuine insight and understanding of English law.

    With De Cotta law, Francisco is based at our Nerja office and specialises in Property & Urban Law; Criminal Law, as well as Inheritance & Probate.

    His expertise in Commercial Law has led to his achievement of the title “Gestor Administrativo” – Company Administrator, for all legal aspects of commercial company administration. He has a strong background in criminal law including representing families of victims as well as defendants.

    Francisco enjoys all types of out door sports in his spare time.

  • Thomas Gant Lopez

    Spanish lawyer

    We have now extending our services to the Scandinavian community. Thomas Gant Lopez, is a fully qualified Spanish lawyer and uniquely placed to assist the Danish living on the Costa del Sol. Thanks to his Danish and Spanish background, he is multilingual, speaking English, Spanish and of course Danish and understands perfectly the legal needs of the Danish community.

    For more information or a consultation contact him on 95 252 7014.

  • Naomi Diestro

    Administration

    Naomi has been with the firm since 2002. She is your first point of contact at reception and can assist in the preparation of Spanish Wills and Powers of Attorney. One of her favourite things about the job is seeing former clients walk back through the doors, of which there are many.

    When not working, Naomi enjoys writing articles for local magazines and running a popular dance fitness class in the winter months for the lovely ladies of Nerja.

  • Karen Peeters

    Karen is a bachelor of law from the University of Brussels and also holds a Masters degree in law from the University of Antwerp, Belgium. She is a member of the Antwerp Bar. Karen worked with a Brussels law firm with ties to France, mainly Paris for a little less than then years, during which time she treated and pleaded mostly French cases for an international clientele.

    Prior to qualifying in the law she undertook a degree in tourism after studying classical and modern languages in secondary school and linguistics at the University of Louvain. Karen is fluent in five different languages (Dutch, French, English, German and Spanish). With this background she has a good understanding of European culture and the commercial tourist industry in particular.

    Karen gradually shifted her focus and having dealt initially with national Belgian law she broadened her practice to include international private law and conflicts of law in Belgian and French law. Since studying for a further Masters in Spanish law at the University of Alcala de Henares, Madrid in 2010 she has become an expert in international inheritance cases, conveyancing and small businesses. Expanding her international clientele further into Spain has meant that it is a natural next step to join the firm of De Cotta Law which is of mutual benefit in particular to clients from Belgium, Holland, France and Germany. You can contact Karen directly on karenpeeters@decottalaw.net or call us on 952 527014.

De Cotta Law – Nerja
Calle Diputación 11
Nerja   29780
Málaga
F:(+34) 952 523 428
E:nerja@decottalaw.net
GPS:N 36 44 43.2, W 3 52 42.8
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De Cotta Law – Nerja
Calle Diputación 11
Nerja   29780
Málaga
F:(+34) 952 523 428
E:nerja@decottalaw.net
GPS:N 36 44 43.2, W 3 52 42.8

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