I have been a solicitor for 15 years, specialising exclusively in dispute resolution with a particular focus on dealing with complex contractual disputes.

Over the last seven years I have developed a niche Practice in timeshare law.

The contracts that underpin timeshare schemes are amongst the most complex I have ever come across, and that includes commercial work I have done involving restrictive covenants, energy procurement, franchise and partnership agreements.

There are however strong arguments, in law, as to why these complex contracts should not be enforceable against consumers in perpetuity. Once cannot look at these contracts in isolation, without considering the law applicable to consumer contracts, both at common law and Uk and EU statute/regulations.

It dismays me that the marketplace is now crowded with para legal companies who do not have the requisite experience in this area, have no rights of audience before the Courts, are un-insured and who charge more than solicitors for inadequate legal representation.

The para legal companies differ from firms of solicitors as follows:

  1. They are not supervised by experienced legal practitioners. At best they are staffed with inexperienced law graduates. At worst they are merely salesman dressed up as legal practitioners.
  2. They are not regulated by a regulatory body with “teeth”.
  3. Their charges are out of proportion with the level of service provided.
  4. They are underfunded and uninsured.

If you have been approached by anyone offering you legal services, you should satisfy yourself that they have the requisite experience and will act in your best interests.

Last week I saw a client who had been offered the services of a company who were purporting to terminate his timeshare. He had not spoken to the legal “professional” who would be handling his case, had no comfort that the service would be delivered and was being quoted a fee that was many times greater than that would be charged by a solicitor.

At Athena Law we offer a fixed fee service for advice, and where appropriate, termination of your timeshare. The fee is fixed, and the level of service is transparent. As with any client you will have the opportunity to speak to the solicitor dealing with your case, and will receive a client care letter, before you are asked to commit yourself.

Your specialist timeshare solicitor

Having represented hundreds of timeshare owners over the years, I have extensive experience helping to release clients from inherently unfair and unenforceable timeshare contracts. With a personal, human and straightforward approach, my understanding of the timeshare market ensures the best possible results for my clients.

If you are trapped into a timeshare you no longer want or can afford, I offer a free, initial consultation to go over the details of your particular circumstances and advise you on whether your particular timeshare is capable of being terminated.

If you’d like a free, no-obligation chat to find out more about how Athena Law can help you, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly for more information on 0161 839 8847 or at stephen.boyd@athlaw.co.uk