Ask an UK Law Question, Get an Answer ASAP!
Firstly, there is no solicitor in the UK with a practising certificate under that name.
Neither is there a UK practice of that name.
In order to practice in Spain a lawyer would have to be registered with the local jurisdiction's Bar Association. If the solicitor is practicing, or saying they practice in Madrid then they would have to be a member of the Madrid Bar Association. They will be able to verify if there is a lawyer of that name registered with them.
Because of the translation it's a little difficult to tell but I believe the following web page is a list of contacts for he Madrid Bar Association and you should try them (translate if necessary):-
If that does not work I would contact the British Embassy in Spain and ask to be re-directed to the Madrid Bar Association-
I cannot find a record of a Spanish law firm called Bundy's but I think the sure fire way of verifying is by contacting the Madrid Bar Association, possibly via the embassy.
Why do you require verification? Have they contacted you? What is the issue at hand?
If this is useful please kindly click accept so that I may be rewarded for my time. It will be gratefully received and you will be free to ask follow up questions. Kind regards.
Attachments are only available to registered users.
Many thanks for your response.
Our phone system is set to answer phone only. The reason being is that we deal with so many clients, all with different questions and dealing with different questions that it would be impossible to handle them all, as most times we need to consult with the re sales companies before giving an answer. It’s much easier and more efficient to deal with this way.
Please feel free to contact the Solicitor Regulation Authority in Madrid. There you find our company history and registration details etc.
We are fully aware of all the so called scams that are plaguing people around the world and this does make our job much harder. However, as you have found out for yourself, there are no bad listings about our company, and any that do appear are removed very quickly as we do operate a strict court procedure for anybody or company that blacken our name.
Regarding the sale procedure. I believe you have been talking to Mr. Daily who has explained the unfortunate situation regarding the tax implementation of the Spanish banks. This is something beyond our control but we have acted swiftly in sorting the problem and all non Spanish residents are entitled to a full refund.
I am very sorry that you feel this way about our company and should you wish to cancel the sale procedure we would be more than happy to reimburse your deed transfer fees of 150 GBP, unfortunately we cannot reimburse the legal fees.
We would be delighted to continue the sale for you and this would take approximately 6 to 7 days of receipt of your funds to complete totally.
If you wish to cancel the process, please supply you bank details: Bank Name and address, Iban and Bic No so that we can return you deed transfer fees.
Please advise us as soon as possible which way you would like to proceed.
Cathy N Danielson
Thank you for your kind accept.
The method of contact and general format is highly irregular (eg. requesting bank details). I trust you have not furnished them with your bank details.
No law firm is set to answer machine only. She refers to the Solicitors Regulation Authority but this is the name of the UK regulation authority and, as stated, every lawyer in a jurisdiction in Spain has to be registered with the Bar Association in that area and she has not referred you to this.
I would suggest either doing nothing at all or emailing back and stating that you will deal with the matter only by way of correspondence received on headed note paper from the firm itself.
It certainly smells like a scam to me.
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).