Welcome to the De Cotta Law Coín office, serving the vibrant inland area of Málaga province and beyond.
Coín is an ancient Andalucian town dating back to before Roman times. Nestled in the Rio Grande Valley, the town is a fast growing community of well over 20,000 people, of which foreign residents make up significant percentage.
Its central location is part of its popularity, as it is less that half an hour from the main coastal towns, such as Marbella, Fuengirola & Benalmadena as well as being close to Málaga capital and of course the beautiful countryside of the interior.
As well as the charming churches and town houses of old town, Coín boasts one of the regions best new shopping & leisure centres (La Trocha) as well as being the home to the film studios where the BBC soap, Eldorado was filmed!
Summer Hours (July & August):
Monday to Thursday 09.00 – 15.00 Friday 09.00 – 14.30
Monday to Thursday: 09.30 – 17.30 No siesta
Friday 09.30 – 14:00
Office addressDe Cotta Law – Coín office
Local 6, Sierra Chica
GPS:N 36 40 26.8, W 4 43 56.9
Mail addressSpanbox B220
English Solicitor & Partner
Jon Sutton qualified as an English solicitor in 2003 with a background in accident investigation and the negotiation of personal injury claims in the UK Jon’s love of Spain led to his joining the firm of De Cotta Law in 2005. He now heads the Inheritance and Personal injury departments.
Jon came to the firm to build on the experienced inheritance and probate skills of the firm and now deals with very complex inheritance matters often involving more than one jurisdiction. He can advise both UK and Spanish nationals on dealing with English estates where a Grant of probate is required. Jon can explain the different tax regimes to private clients and to English, UK and Spanish lawyers. Jon is also responsible for wills and can help with drafting wills in both England and Spain to ensure that assets are protected and new regulations are taken into account.
With his background in Personal injury work Jon has now gained an international reputation for advising on cases where there is a Spanish, UK or international element. This is very helpful to foreign law firms as Jon has an understanding of procedures and the application of foreign law. Jon Sutton is an English Solicitor and is registered number 301779 with the SRA and as a foreign lawyer with the Málaga college of lawyers number 21UE.
With a broad range of legal experience, developed through his time at one of Malaga’s best known law firms, Javier specializes in criminal, civil & commercial litigation. Javier is registered with the Málaga College of Lawyers number 3587.
With a wealth of experience in civil litigation Javier increases the range of services we can offer to private and commercial clients. Javier graduated in Law from the University of Malaga in 1991, and has been a member of Malaga’s Illustrious College of Lawyers since 1995. Working with our English lawyers he provides advice on Personal injury matters to many UK law firms and has also taken many successful claims in Spain for the victims of accidents.
Javier is also one of a small number of appointed arbitrators dealing with employment claims for the regional authority in Andalucia which means he can draw on this experience to advise employers and small businesses on employment issues. Property litigation and insolvency is another strong area of his practise and he maintains a niche criminal law practise drawing on many years of experience in the Spanish courts.
Javier is very much a family man and enjoys time with his wife and children. He has a passion for classic movies, and is a keen coin & antique collector.
Francisco Montes is an established member of the Spanish legal team at De Cotta Law. Since qualifying as an Abogado in 2004, from the Granada’s University Faculty of Law, Francisco has gone onto specialise in Inheritance & Tax law, as well as Pr Commercial and Private Property Sales and Purchases.
In his spare time Francisco, who is married and lives locally, enjoys technology, especially digital photography and post production.
Birgit, originally from Austria, is the legal secretary based in De Cotta Law’s Coin office.
In addition to being the first point of contact for clients, Birgit is also a experienced member of the team working in a paralegal capacity who prepares the relevant paperwork for Power of Attorneys, Wills etc. and arranges for these to be signed by clients at the local notaries.
Birgit looks after the general office administration and organisation and is also the client contact for assisting with logistical issues such as town hall communications, foreign resident registrations, utility connections etc.
In her spare time, amongst her many interests, she loves animals and cares for her pet dogs.
Lauren is a qualified Associate Legal Executive based at the Coín office and is the first point of contact for the clients. Lauren started work with De Cotta Law as a secretary and administrator and has been undertaking a successful programme of studies in English law in Probate, Family and civil law. Lauren has now completed the academic part of her studies and is advising Family clients on all aspects of English family law and always seeks to negotiate a settlement.
Originally from Manchester she came to live in Malaga 14 years ago and now lives in Spain with her family. In her spare time she mainly looks after her young daughter, enjoys reading and socializing with friends.
Local 6, Sierra Chica
GPS:N 36 40 26.8, W 4 43 56.9
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