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Are you having problems with your Investment in Cape Verde?

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Are you having problems with your Investment in Cape Verde? As specialists in tackling the problems which can arise with a property investment in Cape Verde, we are frequently contacted by frustrated investors who are concerned about or experiencing...

Why "No Win, No Fee" can be "No Win, Still Pay"

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It may surprise people that even if you have a “No Win No Fee” agreement with your lawyer for litigation you may have to pay legal fees and costs should you lose the case. Although on the face of it this seems to be wrong it is worth exploring...

Force Majeure clauses in property contracts - what are they and when can they be invoked

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If you have bought a property abroad in the last 10 to 15 years in countries such as Cape Verde, Turkey, Morocco, Brazil or the UAE then the likelihood is that the property was still being built when you committed to buy. This is commonly known as buying a...

Cyprus Banks Continue To Issue Proceedings Against UK Buyers

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In recent weeks we have again seen an increase in the activities of the Cyprus Banks against UK buyers of Cyprus properties, as they continue to serve Writs of Summons on clients at their UK residences for defaulting on their obligations against Loan...

European Enforcement Orders

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The introduction of European Enforcement Orders in 2005 was designed to speed up the enforcement of certain judgements and to keep costs down. Effectively they made a judgement obtained in any member state within Europe instantly enforceable in another...

How should one act when served with documents related to Cyprus Courts?

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The above is a question that more often than not begs for an answer. It has become a frequent occasion for non-Cypriots (mainly U.K. citizens) to be served with documents issued out of the Registry of a Court in Cyprus. Should one ignore them or should he or...

Powers of Attorney

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When a legal issue is encountered in a foreign jurisdiction, you will often hear talk of a Power of Attorney. In reality this is nothing to be afraid of. A Power of Attorney is simply a document which grants the ability to somebody else to do something on...

Litigation abroad; should you wait for others?

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With the huge growth of social media in recent years, individuals who have legal issues abroad, whether it is problems with a failed development overseas or issues such as Swiss Franc Mortgage problems in Cyprus, are now able to gain access to specifically...

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Legalisation

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Often when dealing with a legal issue abroad it will be necessary to get a document “legalised” for a specific legal purpose. This may sound like a rather complicated legal procedure but is actually quite a simple and easily understood process. ...

Property problems in the United Arab Emirates and a landmark ruling

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If you are encountering problems with an off-plan property purchase in the United Arab Emirates, then news of a recent landmark case being successfully concluded in the UAE may offer some hope. Following a long, arduous and technically demanding legal...

Cyprus Court Proceedings

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Through the use of TCA Law in Cyprus, we are now awaiting the final setting down of firm trial dates in relation to our clients and their claims against the banks in Cyprus as it concerns the issues of  Swiss Franc Loans  taken out for the...

Cyprus Seminars Update

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As we approach the seminars being held at Birmingham City FC (Saturday 24th October) and Arsenal FC (Sunday 25th October) there have been some notable recent changes to legislation in Cyprus. Changes to the laws surrounding how and under what conditions...

Did you invest in an overseas property with Ocean View Properties or Harlequin?

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It appears that the thousands of overseas property investors who found themselves caught up in the scandals of Ocean View Properties and Harlequin may be entitled to seek financial redress via a potential claim through the Financial Services...