See what clients are saying about us:
We’ve helped over hundreds of individuals and small to medium-sized businesses with their legal needs. But don’t just take our word for it. Read the testimonials below, to see exactly what our clients have to say:
Feedbacks received from several clients on facebook ( extract of the real conversation below).
«(…) C. B. K Yes we agree Oscar is the Best Solicitor we have come across in Spain shame others are not like him thanks Oscar hope you are keeping well, hope to catch up with you September x
M.F Me too! Oscar is by far the best solicitor we have come across in Spain!!
S.E I agree whole heartedly, superb service very thorough and efficient, thank you
T.W Well said Oscar I totally agree, you are always for support of the people and I for one would like to thank you for your help and support over the last 9 yrs you are a star.
A-J. B Very well said Oscar Ricor!! I remember you coming to my home in Formentera to help with information and advice when my husband was arrested. I couldn’t have met a nicer gentleman than yourself and you helped us to sort out the matter. There will always be “haters” and people wanting to bring you down …. Because you are successful and honest. One day they might just need your help!!
D.S Quite right – Oscar and his team are magnificent.
TW well done Oscar
K.E Oscar Ricor advised me when I needed to change my will. It was a simple, inexpensive process, and Oscar explained everything to me, in his perfect English, before the signing took place. Highly recommended.
C.S Oscar advised me on my Will, so easy, did it all be email, he arranged a local notary, great value for money. The best advice I have ever paid for in Spain».
S. Jones. England
I have complete confidence in Oscar Ricor, who has now helped me to buy two properties in Orehuela Costa, Spain.
The transactions have proceeded smoothly due to Oscar’s diligence and professionalism. The fact that he is fluent in English and holds an English legal qualification, alongside his Spanish ones, together with his extensive experience has given me ‘peace of mind’ throughout.
Oscar has also assisted us to obtain our N.I.E. numbers, advised us with preparing our Spanish wills and submitting our annual tax declarations. Furthermore, he is able to offer very competitive insurance quotes.
I therefore have no hesitation in recommending his services to everyone.»
R. H. & C. H. West Yorkshire, UK
«Before buying our villa in Spain, we had been made aware by of many potential problems relating to ownership of land, debts against properties and illegal building. We were most fortunate to be introduced to Mr Oscar Ricor, an esteemed Spanish lawyer who not only speaks perfect English but is also an expert in these complex matters.
The guidance and service he and his company have given us since meeting him has been exemplary – so much so that we had no hesitation in recommending him to our own UK accountant, who is now involved in making a Spanish property purchase himself. We continue to retain Ricor Abogados to manage our affairs in Spain, such as Suma (tax), insurances and any problems we encounter, giving us complete peace of mind that we are following the Spanish laws correctly.»
Keith D. England
«Buying a property in Spain can be a daunting proposal. There are so many people prepared to take advantage of those keen to make a purchase. Without a totally independent and professional solicitor you are soon to be a victim. Enter Oscar and his team If it were not for his excellent attention to detail and sound advice. I would have brought an urban property which was illegal this would have left me with huge losses when selling. Oscar research of every fine detail. I took his advice on board. despite constant pressure from the agent and the owner withdrew. I then brought another property which was fully legal and with all the correct documents and I have total peace of mind. Oscar’s team helped me whey step of the way. Polite, patient and all ways put me as a client first.
David B. Ireland
«Oscar Ricor is a truly magnificent lawyer and person. Had to engage his services for criminal proceedings against my partner and from the outset his assurances concerning his ability to defend and work towards a satisfactory conclusion reassured my belief in the legal profession of Spain. Communicating in English both written and oral to provide updates as well as detailed submissions to the Spanish courts, telephone updates, visitation to my partner and an excellent response (email response within hours) is the character of a truly professional service. His costs quoted for undertaking the case were detailed and broken down and reflected the workload, there wasn’t any hidden costs, there wasn’t any demand for additional monies, payment was requested for each stage of the proceedings when needed. He succeeded in reuniting a family and ending a nightmarish period in our lives. He also provided a end review of the overall proceedings explaining decisions of the courts and comforting assurances that the case was completely concluded. On a footnote this matter all began 2012 for us as a family but having engaged Mr Ricor services in 2016 the case ended for us in January 2017. If your foreign and in need of special legal services then I cannot but highly recommend Mr Ricor ».
“Dear Oscar, I hope you and all your family are keeping well. Oscar just to thank you so very much for all your support, guidance, compassion and professionalism you have showed myself and my family during the past two years. Life has been very hard since Jo sadly passed away but your support and help has been very overwhelming. Thank you again for your assistance in selling Joanne’s property and the dealing of the finances. With love and best wishes”
David B. Cataluña. Spain.
” I recently consulted Oscar Ricor regarding a lease to purchase contract I needed on a property in Murcia. I found his service to be knowledgeable, efficient and good value for money. He enabled the whole process to be carried out smoothly and within a tight timeframe and was readily available to offer advice and reassurance when necessary. I would certainly recommend Oscar Ricor to friends and other ex-pats as it was refreshing to find a solicitor with such a client cantered approach. I am certainly one very satisfied customer!
K & R House. Hondon Frailes.Spain
«Having read the testimonial page I’d like to offer some more Praise.. finding us in a difficult situation you quite calmly took it upon yourself to sort things out and then sat down with us to explain fully the in’s and out’s of Spanish property law… after that you took the builder to task… which smoothed things out… both you and your wife were of great comfort when dad died…and you even held up the completion date until we were feeling better….and at the completion we found your work had been so good that we were able to hold a bond against the builder for future legal work as necessary…. all in all from the beginning to the present time you have been an excellent friend and a nicer bloke I couldn’t meet….Thanks for all your help»
C&t&S&S. Hondon Nieves. Spain
«Like most Brit’s buying property abroad we went into this purchase before we met you and were advised by the builder and the sales company to use their solicitor, we ignored this and you kindly took over this purchase on our behalf and quickly prevented us from making further mistakes. Everything we had been told could happen was sorted by your self before it did, much to the disappointment of the builder. Oscar not only did you do this at a very reasonable rate with everything included, it would appear after speaking to others that you saved us a considerable amount of money. Many of our new neighbours were badly advised by their solicitors and have said they would never use the builders solicitor again. We were offered a mortgage by the builder at a reduced rate at the bank, again you obtained us a better offer. From our initial contact you gave us a price and this was adhered to by yourself even now over 18 months later you are still sorting our electric and water, a problem caused by the builder. Oscar all of us class you now as a friend and without your help and knowledge I know our purchase would have cost us dearly. It is our intention to advise people that your company is worthy of their business and would be honoured if you would allow us to have your company name on our web site. »
E.S. & W.S. Vyoridge Devon, UK.
«At a time when we were going through our house purchase here in Spain we found Oscar to be our rock. We were able to confidently go forward with peace of mind knowing he was looking after us. Oscar is currently assisting us with other aspects of living in Spain and we consider ourselves very fortunate to have Oscar working for us as our lawyer knowing he will do everything he can in order to sort out any problems and requests we may have. We consider Oscar to be a friend, rather than just a solicitor doing his job.»
John.D & Denise.D Hondon Frailes (Alicante)
«The memories and miseries of wet, damp, cold, windy unpredictable weather have almost faded. The madness of the daily commute and the grind of a 10hour day are things of the past never to return. The pleasures of sun, sea, sand and sangria are many. The fabulous scenic countryside, centuries of history and culture, excellent food and wine, generous hospitality from our new found friends both British and Spanish are just a few of the many things that now enrich our lives. Is this a dream I sometimes ask myself. No, this is real. This is our new life. How did we get here. It’s relatively easy providing you take the time to research, research and research. Talking to our friends it became clear we all took different directions and made many different decisions to achieve the same thing.
On the whole, most of them are happy but some made costly mistakes based on bad advice and poor guidance. After finding the right property the next step could have been daunting. Our estate agent told us we needed a solicitor as soon as possible. Our research strongly advised the use of an independent solicitor and to avoid one tied to a builder, developer or estate agent as the advice given may not be impartial or in our best interest. A British couple running a successful business recommended their solicitor. Within 5 minutes of speaking to Oscar on the phone he advised us to sign nothing and under no circumstances to pay money to anyone. Our meeting the following day was conducted in a most professional and courteous manner and in fluent English. He arranged absolutely everything on our behalf including NIE numbers, amending the builder’s contract, the Notary and completing in our absence as we had commitments in the UK. He also contracted Water and Electricity on our behalf. Without his professionalism, patience, help and understanding it would have been impossible to achieve our dream.»
Paul.M&D.M Rojales (Alicante). Spain
«Like many ex pats coming to Spain my wife and I were all too willing to trust an estate agents smiling and welcomingface and not to ask enough important questions choosing instead to believe that it was only other people that got ” conned” and that we would obviously just know when something wasnt right or at least we would “smell a rat”. We even listened to idle chat that you dont need a solicitor in spain because of the notary system and that even if you hire a solicitor they will take your money and do little for you. The truth was that we at no stage smelled a rat and that if we had engaged a good solicitor we would never have purchased a beautiful piece of land to build our home on which we have since discovered is virtually worthless with no possibility of obtaining planning permission. If we could offer one piece of advice it would be to engage a good solicitor from the outset before you do anything . The difficulty is knowing which to choose. We can only offer this advice. Try to find a solicitor that is specialist in these kind of issues and has a wealth of experience and expertise. Try and find a solicitor who puts themselves in your place and considers all the implications of your circumstances.
Try and find a solicitor who makes themselves accessible to you virtually 24 hrs a day providing you with their personal mobile number and being happy to talk to you even on a bank holiday if the case is urgent. Try and find a solicitor who seems as much a friend as a legal representative. Who will put themselves out, if need be travel to you, attend meetings with you, make investigations and find out information for you. If you are lucky enough to find someone like this it would be so useful if they spoke perfect English so you understood everything completely. All my wife and I can say is to try and find a solicitor who does all this and actually cares about their clients. We were lucky. We found someone who is all of these things and more. His name is Oscar Ricor and we cannot thank him enough for all the things he has done and continues to do for us as our saga continues………………. Very best wishes Oscar.»
J.B Liverpool, UK.
«When things started to go wrong for me and I knew I needed the expert help of a solicitor I was quite worried. I knew from friends just how complex Spanish law can be and I was worried about my lack of fluent Spanish becoming an added problem. Then I contacted Oscar, his knowledge of the English language is superb, the way he explains the laws and procedures is excellent. Initially we were corresponding by email and his customer service is second to none, if I sent an email with any concerns he replied within 24 hours with a full explanation – better service than I have had from English solicitors.” “When I met with Oscar and his assistant “Marcella”, they were both so helpful, explaining everything in detail so I fully understood the consequences before signing any documents, they really helped to put my mind at ease and I would definitely recommend Oscar to anyone who needs legal advice or assistance.” “Without the help and guidance of Oscar, I think I would have gone insane……..he has truly been a godsend, explaining the laws and processes required to get a result for me – I cannot thank him enough!!»
Derek.W. Blakelands, UK.
«Ref: Our Criminal Proceedings against this unreliable Builder
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you most sincerely for the way you are handling our case against the most unscrupulous Spanish builder I have ever encountered, by giving away our property when finished at Orihuela Costa to a window cleaner on the urbanisation. This has robbed my wife and myself of 78,000euros. At my age of 72 and a great grand father this represented my life’s savings, coupled with a mortgage on the property of which I do not now own. The bank does not see it that way and I cannot blame them but I must still pay a monthly mortgage for a property occupied by a friend of the builder.
The efforts of both you and your esteemed father in fighting this on my behalf is commendable and gives credence to the honourable Spanish Lawyers, of which these seem to be few and far between. Regarding the Spanish judicial system with the judges being in the pockets of the builders, this also is criminal. You not only took on this most difficult case to fight San Jose with their millions, but did it without demanding vast sums of money from ourselves; this also is a credit to your integrity.
The criminal action you are pursuing will eventually come to court and hopefully these builders will suffer just part of that which my wife and myself have been suffering over the past year, selling all our furniture, both our cars, having our pet put down and moving back to UK penniless.
This has involved swallowing my pride and going cap in hand to our UK government to assist in accommodation and putting us on income support to supplement our meagre income while still having to pay the mortgage on a property now owned by someone else. If someone in the UK stole money from you the police would become involved immediately, however this does not appear to be the case in one of our so called European partners, Spain.
As there is no official channel in Spain for people suffering this type of criminal injustice to appeal to and the judge you presented the initial case to turning a deaf ear and siding with San Jose, again I thank you for your efforts on our behalf for submitting it to the criminal court. You are the only lifeline we have as nobody gives a ……….. God bless you and the kindest of regards. »
I&C. D. San Fulgencio, Alicante, Spain.
«We have known Oscar Ricor for many years now since we have moved to Spain and he has always given us his best advice and service possible. Oscar is very professional in the way he works and has acted on our behalf on quite a few occasions. Oscar is a Spanish gentleman who speaks very good English. One of the most important things we would say about Oscar is that he is completely honest and trustworthy. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Oscar Ricor to anybody who is looking for a Lawyer. »
G. Anderson Hatfield, UK.
«Oscar has been extremely helpful in the settling of my Dads estate. He has always returned phone calls and emails in a timely fashion. His honest upfront approach to legal matters have been extremely professional and welcomed by both my mother and I during our time of need. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone in need of Legal assistance in Spain. Thank you, Oscar, for all you have done for us. Yours sincerely. »
Keith D. Hatfield, UK.
«Buying a property in Spain can be a daunting proposal. There are so many people prepared to take advantage of those keen to make a purchase. Without a totally independent and professional solicitor you are soon to be a victim. Enter Oscar and his team If it were not for his excellent attention to detail and sound advice. I would have brought an urban property which was illegal this would have left me with huge losses when selling. Oscar research of every fine detail. I took his advice on board. despite constant pressure from the agent and the owner withdrew. I then brought another property which was fully legal and with all the correct documents and I have total peace of mind. Oscar’s team helped me whey step of the way. Polite, patient and all ways put me as a client first. »
J.E.B New Ferry,Wirral, UK.
«Dear Oscar, I hope you and all your family are keeping well. Oscar just to thank you so very much for all your support, guidance, compassion and professionalism you have showed myself and my family during the past two years. Life has been very hard since Joanne sadly passed away but your support and help has been very overwhelming. Thank you again for your assistance in selling Joanne’s property and the dealing of the finances. With love and best wishes. Joanne’s family. »
«I appointed Oscar Ricor as my solicitor to complete the purchase of an apartment in Alicante. In the UK, over the years, I have dealt with many solicitors, and although they were mainly pleasant, I always felt they were picking my pocket. In short, I felt Oscars fees very reasonable, particularly against todays rate of exchange of 1.35 to the pound. The Spanish processes, they were convoluted and bureaucratic, compared to the UK conveyancing system. Yet Oscar Made this all painless, easy and I felt for a reasonable fee. I would recommend him to anybody. »