«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”
“I am a UK resident who recently purchased a home in Spain. Oscar Ricor was recommended to me and I am very glad that we chose to go with him and his team. I was particularly impressed by his attention to detail and high level of customer care. The fact that he is English law qualified and fully bilingual makes him an excellent choice for any ex-pat who requires legal assistance in 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!
« 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. »
M. Co & J. F
Playa Flamenca, Spain
Thank you for explaining so eloquently and precise the process of purchasing Villa in Pilar de la Horadada, I really appreciated you protecting John and myself. I felt very happy that you have our interests at heart.
I will most certainly recommend both yourself and Hana in the future, as I have some friends whom are looking to purchase a property in Spain.
Once again thank you. »
« I must say how impressed I was with how hard you worked on our case, and I can only thank you for such a good personal service we are receiving from you. I believe that if solicitors in England put as much effort as you do into your work, then I would have a better opinion of them than I do at present, and get a good service from them. »
Frédéric J. & Isabelle C
« Je vous remercie pour votre professionnalisme et votre excellent travail accompli avec diligence et efficacité. »
Kim & R House.
«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»
«Je vous écris pour vous remercier Maître Oscar Ricor pour les services précieux que vous m’avez fournis. je suis vraiment très contente de vos services. Je voudrais par ce message féléciter toute l’équipe de “Ricor Avocats” qui n’ a jamais menagé aucun effort pour satisfaire la clientèle. »
«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. »
«J’ai eu l’honneur et le grand plaisir de venir par le présent message remercier tout l’équipe de Ricor Avocats pour leur professionnalisme. »
R. H. & C. H.
«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. »
«Le travail est bien fait, les délais respectés, les réponses aux questions y compris au téléphone, sont claires et précises. Je recommande bien volontiers votre cabinet. »
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.»
«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.»
«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!!»
M.B LTD. Export (Company)
«Immediate and efficient responsiveness to any complex international legal issues.»
«Fully committed and unwavering defender of constitutional and human rights.
Oscar, I have to thank you for the commitment you have shown towards this persecution that I have faced.»
«We would not hesitate to recommend RICOR ABOGADOS to any International business which needs quality and qualified services related to compliance and legal matters.»
KF M (Company)
«In all our dealings with RICOR SOLICITORS we have founded them to be a very proficient organization. They have always dealt with our business in a professional and courteous manner, with the diligence one would expect from one of Alicante’s more established practices.»
«To Whom It May Concern
Mr. Morales has acted for me in a professional capacity and I have been greatly impressed with this professionalism and dedication to the case. He approaches his task with thoroughness and commitment and in my opinion is a credit to his profession.
I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone seeking legal advice and representation.»
«Dear Oscar, I can not thank you enough for all your advice and legal protection. It is clear that we have been mislead about the cost of this property. Again, your Professional guidance has saved me any financial embarrassment and unnecessary problems.»
Secondly, I can not thank you enough for saving me money, time and legal disputes. I am so grateful for your scrutiny and professional guidance. I feel secure in the knowledge that at least the estate agent has not had the chance to take money from me..Once again; sincere appreciate for all your professional guidance! Kind Regards. »
Blakelands, Milton Keynes, Bucks.
«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. »
«Thank you for all your help. It is only Lawyers like you, who are helping us keep our faith in the Spanish law system. »
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. »
Nigel.H. & Jennifer.Y.
«If you are having difficulties with any builders in Spain who are either owing you money or other disputes, we one hundred percent recommend Oscar Ricor Solicitors, who took on one of the most arrogant and selfish builders in Spain on our behalf, and won an out of court settlement. Without Oscar Ricor’s very hard work and determination, we would not have received a single penny. We ourselves only contacted Oscar Ricor when we were desperate, by recommendations found on the Internet. »
«After my father’s unexpected passing, I was left with my parents’ estate in the United States and Spain. Even with my husband being an attorney in the United States, we were overwhelmed with the Spanish legal system and its web of complexities. I first found Ricor Abogados while searching the internet. After submitting inquiries to approximately 15-20 attorneys in the Torrevieja/Alicante region, I found that Oscar Ricor’s response stood out from the others giving us a clear guidance. Our situation was highly complex, with parents having different citizenships, multiple heirs with different citizenships, and of course living so far away. Even though there were language barriers and two different countries’ laws to navigate, Ricor Abogados guided us step by step through the entire inheritance process including Apostille seals, probate paperwork, powers of attorney, name changes, wills, establishing new accounts, tax issues, insurance and much more.
My family and I now have property in Spain through the help of Ricor Abogados and feel at peace knowing that my parents’ estate was taken care of properly through the guidance of Ricor Abogados. I highly recommend Ricor Abogados and will continue to seek their guidance and help as long as I have any ties to Spain. There is no way I could have done it without the help of
Oscar and Marcela. Ricor Abogados is an exceptional law firm and rare gem amongst the rest. »
«We have as a couple and as a family recently benefitted from the services of Mr Ricor, he has always kept us well informed as the sometimes lengthy processes run their course, always upfront and honest with costs for his services and offering advice where he feels we could make savings, We have no problem in recommending their services to anyone in need of honest dual language solicitors. »
«When I lost everything in Spain due to the actions of one of the largest Building Firms in the Country, I was at a loss who to turn to. Ricor Solicitors took on my case with diligence and perseverance even though they were out gunned by a company with assets in the 300 million brackets. I cannot stress my appreciation for their dedication in perusing the case. With limited resources, I was at a loss to find a solicitor that would take my case without first payment of exorbitant fees. Not only did Ricor Law Firm undertake my case against one of Spain’s largest Building Companies, they listened to every aspect and went head to head on my behalf. My gratitude to them cannot be expressed enough. »
N.Z., Business Enterpreneur
«I found Oscar to be the most decent and honorable lawyer who’s understanding of the Spanish law and the judicial system was second to none. He takes his duty to his client very seriously and will go the extra mile to ensure the client’s case is represented in the most professional and effective manner. It also helps that Oscar is truly bilingual which minimizes the ‘lost in translation’ risk. I can not emphasis enough how critical this is. »
Kate & Mark H.
Gran Alacant, Spain.
«We were having a house built in Spain and were experiencing a lot of trouble with our builder we were using a local solicitor but getting nowhere. We then changed to “Ricor “solicitors within months the whole situation was then turned around for us. »
Hannele and Asmo R.
«We are pleased to give our testimonial and wrote a short recommendation as follows:
We have been extremely lucky when we chose our Spanish solicitor to guide us in our property purchase. Oscar has expertise, professionalism and excellent customer care you very seldom can expect to have from solicitors. He is always acting in his clients’ best interest. We would have no hesitation in recommending his services. »
«I am a UK resident who recently purchased a home in Spain. Oscar Ricor was recommended to me and I am very glad that we chose to go with him and his team. I was particularly impressed by his attention to detail and high level of customer care. The fact that he is English law qualified and fully bilingual makes him an excellent choice for any ex-pat who requires legal assistance in Spain. »
Dean B. & Amanda M.
«From the first contact we had with through to the exchange of contracts for our property, Ricor Abogados provided us with first class service. It was reassuring to know that they were only a phone call or email away if ever we had any questions that needed answering. A professional service from Oscar and his team, reasonable rates and I am so pleased that we had you on our side to make the whole process as stress free as possible. We cannot recommend Ricor Abogados highly. Many thanks Oscar 🙂 »
«I have worked very closely with Oscar Ricor´s law firm for several years on a number of property related issues and found them to be extremely professional and customer focused. I have been extremely pleased with the service they provide and their experience and expertise has ensured excellent outcomes. It is vital for me that a trusting relationship is established between myself and a solicitor and this has certainly been the case with Oscar Ricor. No matter when I phone or how insignificant the query may be, I always receive prompt, user friendly advice. It’s always a pleasure working with Oscar Ricor and his team – long may this continue!! »
«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. »
«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. »
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. »
«To anyone looking for a Spanish solicitor then I have no hesitation what’s so ever in recommending Oscar Ricor. Whilst assisting in the purchase of my villa he left no stone unturned. I bought a country villa so not the easiest of purchases in Spain, however everything has gone very smoothly and legally. Very good communication with emails being answered both morning and evening. He also speaks and writes very good English. I have no doubt who will be dealing with all my affairs in Spain. »
Below photographs with very faithful clients and friends