Who wants to claim through the court with Litigation Services?

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A company using the name Litigation Services is cold calling timeshare consumers and offers to help them with a claim through the Spanish court against their timeshare company.

Litigation Services already seems to know about the history of the Timeshare owner, and of course as all the others they claim to be successful in almost all cases.

We have done a bit of research on Litigation Services.

This company has a website http://www.litigationservices.es/ which surprisingly does not display an office address.

They mention supposed opening times, and claim to be in “Malaga” but that is all.

Contact details are telephone +34 951 120 266 and FAX: (UK Number) 0871 2668118

Email: info@litigationservices.es

We have found clear indications that this company is connected to other dubious legal companies such as Greenges and Fuengirola Services. Both companies who have been offering a similar service, claims through court, and who after charging initial fees for court and translation never seem to have delivered a successful claim.

The same as the disappeared companies Ramirez & Ramirez or Key Property Town Advisory, who also seem to be connected here somewhere.

With this information we would certainly recommend caution when dealing with Litigation Services and make sure you don’t pay any money upfront for charges that are not justified properly.

If you have been contacted by Litigation Services from 0034 951120266 in Malaga, then please do let us know.

You can email us at customercare@mindtimeshare.com or place a comment on this blog

About mindtimeshare

Mindtimeshare SLU is registered Company reg number: B35957182 Mindtimeshare provides assistance to timeshare owners who have been defrauded by holiday clubs and bogus resale companies. The Mindtimeshare project was launched in February 2011. After dealing with timeshare members over several years who had been defrauded by numerous bogus companies and for large amounts of money, I considered launching an Organisation to help timeshare owners that have been targeted by bogus companies. On this blog you can find information about the different active scam companies and their “modus operandi” and also place comments, ask questions and see comments from other consumers who have the same doubts or have been through the same experience. Mindtimeshare has resulted in a huge success and has received the back up from not only timeshare consumers but also from the professionals in the timeshare Industry. Mindtimeshare helps timeshare owners who have been scammed by bogus Discount Holiday Clubs; bogus cash back companies; fraudulent timeshare resale companies; bogus class action companies and false lawyers and notaries. We offer professional answers and advice to Timeshare users. If you want to send an email instead of posting a comment on the blog please do so by emailing: customercare@mindtimeshare.com
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44 Responses to Who wants to claim through the court with Litigation Services?

  1. Phillip says:

    They seem to have another company in operation called Litigation Mediation Consultants. We were contacted by Legal Prosecutors LTD in 2015 and paid a Court Registration fee of £239 as they claimed to be UK based and would register our case in Spain. Later Legal Prosecutors passed us over to Litigation Services SL in Spain, who then asked us to hand over another £720 for paperwork costs. We refused and lost our money as told if we don’t pay more they cannot finish our claim. Legal Prosecutors then disappeared but have reared their ugly heads again as Litigation Mediation Consultants at the same address. They are al the same cro*** and will keep asking for more money. No one has been successful. We got a call from another company, probably part of this sc**, stating that Courts were now ordering companies to repay monies after a successful case. It seems that that is an order for banks who are responsible for property losses, unbuilt etc, and mortgage over payments. The banks have been repaying people without going through Court or handing over any money. There are plenty of genuine no win no fee lawyers in Spain, these calls asking for money upfront for any reason are scams.

  2. Kev says:

    My elderly parents have just been contacted by Edward Lewis from this company 0034951247133 Company address given as Calle Coronel Ripollet, Edificio Santos Rein 3a, Malaga 29640. He offered to represent them against three previous companies for an upfront fee of £879 per company – bargain – not.

    • george says:

      Not aware of anyone been paid out for these services. Just scammed ! I now have had a company calling me saying they can get me out of my contract. They say that the timeshare company will come after me for lost revenue. ( I stopped paying maintenance fee a few years back) The timeshare company sold my resort and I was informed I had a choice of two other resorts to use which I was not happy with. Not sure if this is genuine as they will obviously want money too. Could this be just another sort of scam ?

  3. Kim says:

    I was contacted by someone called Louise Archer from Delta Litigation yesterday, regarding the recovery of losses through a company called Inside Track in 2005/6. The phone call was followed up with a request for documentation as follows:

    Proof of seminar fee
    Rental guarantees
    Rental forecasts
    Resume of events
    Proof of purchase

    Having made some online enquiries (including this site), and in anticipation of a request for funds to translate my documents, I have just sent an email to Louise as follows:

    Hi Louise

    Your claim request details have been received.
    Unfortunately, having gone through the attic contents, it appears that every scrap of documentation relating to the Inside Track and Florida purchase has been disposed of. A few years ago, unknown to me, my wife decided that, because the whole experience of being ripped off to such an extent by the operators of this despicable and deeply immoral operation was so awful, she wanted to remove every last scrap of its memory.
    At least we can be comforted that Jim Moore is now in a US jail awaiting trial. It is increasingly likely that other people connected with Inside Track in previous or subsidiary capacities will eventually be investigated and face the consequences of their actions.
    My only concern now is that our individual contact details have been left behind or passed on after Inside Track collapsed, and they may have found their way into the hands of unscrupulous individuals who are still hell-bent on further exploitation of vulnerable victims. How do these people sleep at night?
    As there is absolutely no chance of seeing our stolen money again, and for continued peace of mind, I suggest no further contact between us and a request that you delete all my contact information that you hold.
    Human nature is so very interesting, don’t you think?

    Not a particularly clever reply, but it made me feel better!

    So pleased to have found this site – thank you to all who bring this kind of thing to public attention.

  4. Carl says:

    I too have recently been contacted by Litigation Services ( Caroline Clark ) purporting the same ruse. £1,075 refundable legal fees for Spanish notarisation of the legal documents to compile my case against MRI for properties purchased in Portugal. Again, very convincing but given I have been bitten once I am not ready to stupidly throw more money at the problem.

    If anyone has come across a legitimate Spanish Legal Practice that could take up my case on a No-win, No-fee basis please post details.

  5. Aaron says:

    I too have been bombarded by calls from Cathy McDonald of Litigation Services over a 12 month period regarding properties in Cyprus through MRI. At first I thought “oh here we go” but gave them the benefit of doubt and went along with it to see if there was any truth to their claims. They reviewed my paperwork and said I had a solid case “as they would” but required £895 up front fees. Basically I told them to do one and things went quiet, I was then contacted by Cathy again to say that they were still holding my case paperwork for the claim. This time I said I would use their services if I could meet them in person at their offices. I was told this would be fine and a meeting was set up. Here comes the stinger, the day before I was flying out I was contacted by Cathy who said that the senior advisor Samantha Lees had been trying to contact me so she passed me over. Samantha Lees told me that she would meet me at the train station as I couldn’t go to their offices due to Data Protection! I asked if she could elaborate and was told they had thousands of clients with lots of sensitive documents lieing around, when I said put it away in a filing cabinet then she got very abrupt and rude.

    I did do a fair bit of due diligence but as anyone in the same position, any opportunity of getting back a lot of money you have lost even though I had written it off is worth looking into.

    I took the opportunity to turn this trip into a holiday as well, so here I am with the family enjoying the sunshine with no intention of meeting in a railway station knowing that I think they have been well and truly rumbled!

  6. Nick says:

    i have been contacted by this company on 4th April 2017,his name was Edward Lewis phone number 00034951247133. my offer was £9243.00 that was gauranted all he needed was £879.00 for the legal cost. i would get that back with my claim and all the company would charge would be 10% about £900.00 what a sc**

  7. Sarah says:

    I have been contacted over the last week by Lucy from Litigation Services, she had all the details of my alleged legal claim to compensation for a miss sold time share over 20 years ago. I listened to all she had to say and read the email. She phoned back several times and eventually came up with the costs 10% of the claim would be billed to me by them after settlement but I would have to pay £850.00 up front for the legal costs. I said no but I would pay 25% on completion but no upfront costs. She rang off. About 15 minutes later Victoria, Lucy’s superior telephoned and said they couldn’t agree to that but I could pay the legal costs with a credit card. So not only is their little operation a scam they are also advocating defrauding the credit card companies as well.
    I have been contacted over the years by a number of scammers regarding miss sold time share compensation. I just feel sorry for those people who are taken in by them. Something that is too good to be true is usually a fraud.

  8. Matt says:

    I received a cold call from Natasha Goodwin some weeks ago.She outlined reasons for my entitlement to a refund-i.e. Exaggerated rental income promised by MRI staff & overpriced furniture package. I did not respond, having looked on net & seen similar cases with her name mentioned among others.
    She only asked that I submit all relevant details for free examination of my case,& then if there was a case, some funds would be sought upfront,before proceeding..
    She phoned again asking why I did not furnish documents – told her what I had read.

    She has now sent a few attachments,which appear to legitimise Litigation Services s.l.
    she also mentions Mindtimeshare as their main detractor.

    A couple of points:
    When phoning, no caller ID.
    Why not tell of success stories
    But, why not change name when calling if name raises suspicion
    Why not write or email initially.
    Has anybody still got a relationship with their Spanish/Port/Bulg solicitor,
    who may be able to answer many questions ?

    Rgds,
    Matt

    • mark says:

      Hi yes I had the same Natasha Godwin very convincing, but anything to good to be true is, but it turned my head to do some research, glad I saw this now, shes calling back Monday haha I may string her along and waste her time, I bought from MRI 2005 in Bulgaria, rentals scam didn’t pay like they did to everyone in Bulgaria
      wanted £596 up front fees for 13k compensation taking 10%
      has anyone ever had compo noooooooooooooooo
      regards Mark

  9. Adam says:

    I’ve been contacted today by Kathy Mcdonald claiming if I pay £550 then their lawyers can get to work to claim back £11,500 from mri for mis selling rental income.
    Has anymore seen any money back from them. They claim they ask for 10% of the compensation at the end.
    Sounds dodgy to me. 10-12 months until any court case can be heard. Any of this sound familiar?

    • Phillip says:

      I have had the same experience with Litigation Services Adam, only a different name given and have had 2 people badgering me to pay the so called necessary fees. I am told that I have a guaranteed case if I pay almost £1,000 up front. Had this spiel 3 years ago from another company, with so called lawyers that carried out so called assessments that you cannot speak to or deal with directly, who told me I was entitled to more as compensation and tried to get me to pay £1,200 which would be successful within 1 year. Where do, these figures come from? There is nothing on any website or with any Courts records to prove anyone has gotten any compensation or that there is any special fund to pay from. All these companies seem to be working together, or they are the same people with the same opus-mundi, to get more and more money from people and try to state that any bad comments are made up. I think they are hoping that once Art.50 is pressed and we no longer have the same rights, it will not be their responsibility so they can keep the money that has been paid and the refund guarantee will be worthless even with your credit card. I tried to get an independent lawyer who told me I have no case and there is no money. He said that there is no record of compensation only some Court hearings where a group of people lost the case. If anyone can direct me to where the money is or to actual evidence anyone has got money, then I will pay.

      • karen says:

        Hi Phillip, I have had a similar experience and have been hounded for 18 months asking to pay approx £680 for translaiton etc. I asked for a contract stating that my money would be returned if the case was unsuccessful, but received a clause in the contract saying it would returned if the case was not put up to the courts. I am very worried about your comment on artical 50 being executed and us being out of the EU. I would love to know if anyone actually got their money back. All I was told is that the cases were going through and am assured 100% success if I parted with my money and went ahead.

      • Phillip says:

        Hello Karen, you are right to be worried so I hope that you have not relented and paid the 680 they are wanting. Coming out of the EU is the least of the problem, there is no fund, or frozen assets, to pay any comp from. There has been several companies operating out of that address that have preyed upon victims of MRI and other ruthless con artists. These telemarketers are just extremely clever at making you believe that there is a pot and that the Spanish Government has already made it easy to swiftly claim through the Courts. I have extensively researched and spoken to a lawyer here and in Spain which all confirms that no claims have been successful and no claims are ongoing. If at a point in the future any claim is successful against MRI then there would be a long wait while the Government then get some assets of them. I feel for those who have paid as the money went through klik and pay so the credit card company will not give money back protection at all. I still get an occasional call and also been told that if I do not pay soon I will loose my rights with the lawyers that no one ever gets to speak to. Best advise is listen, keep listening but never hand over money in any form.

      • Pauline says:

        There is absolutely no need to pay any money upfront. There are numerous solicitors operating on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. I have recently given my case to a spanish lawyer and I am very impressed with him. Within a day of receiving my documents he emailed me seeking clarification on a number of points. He has received confirmation from the Town Hall that there was no habitation licence for our properties. He has also found evidence of our deposit going into the bank account of the developer. At no stage has he asked for any payment.

  10. Lynn says:

    My parents were recently contacted by James Phillips alledgedly ‘HMRC’. Telling them they had money about £10,000 waiting for them and they were to contact a Michael Fernandez to pay the court fees of £1000. Michael Fernandez was duely contacted, and my parents were told they had 24hrs to pay the money and if they didn’t pay they would be taken to court and the fees they would have to pay would only rise. My parents now afraid they’d be taken to court duely paid the money to ‘a friend’ by bank transfer! On the date the money was supposed to arrive in check form by courier, Michael Fernandez called to day or had been held up due to supposed taxes needing to be paid. He then said it’d be another 2 weeks. Then when my parents didn’t recieve the money on the alledged date, they tried to call Michael Fernandez on his office number 0034 603227884, but no answer, or message bank, just a message then goes to the engadged tone, this was tried at varying times of the day over a couple of days and every time the same thing. I am so angry but do not know if there is anything one can do. If I am able to do nothing, at least let this be another warning for other vaulnerable people.

  11. SK says:

    Nothing seems to be changing here….Caroline Clark of Litigation Services SL called me today about a property we bought in 2004 from MRI. Thankfully she seemed to good to be true and Google brought me here plus a number of other blog sites.

    I’m not a wicked person but I can’t help wishing bad luck falls upon scum like this.

    • AG says:

      Yes I agree with your comments wholeheartedly. I was called by Caroline Clark in June 2016 on numerous occasions, thankfully I had a very good Lawyer friend who did some research. Consequently I did not hand over the £868.53 requested for translation fees, required to receive the funds owing from MRI. This web site is very helpful and hope that nobody falls foul of this scam !!!

    • Lilian says:

      I am with you SK i don’t know how these people live their lives…knowing what they do for a so called job….they are just the sc** of the earth i live in hope that Karma will get them all sometime through their lives.Those of us who work to try better our quality of life seem to be the ones they pray on. We have been stung once 20 years ago they are very good at their deceitful tactics….they wont get us again that’s for sure, they are still trying to though to this very day….. Advice is anyone who contacts you through no input from you especially from Spain are all scu*** sca*****.

  12. Sylvia says:

    Victoria from Litigation Services rang me today saying she could get me over £6000 back, all I needed was to pay them £1000. I was sceptical as have been caught out before so asked her to call me back in a few days so that I could research them. I am so glad that I did and found this website

    • Tony says:

      So called Natasha Goodwin of so called Litigation Services has been softening me up for a few weeks now with regards to a boiler room scam I fell for some years ago. She tells me I could get compensation through the Spanish Courts if I paid a fee to them up front for translation and admin costs. Sounds like they are moving from making money out of criminal timeshare to making it out of criminal share selling schemes. The telephone number is 0034-951-247-133.

      • Debbie says:

        Natasha Goodwin has been calling me over the last two weeks and told me I was eligible for a 42000 euro compensation package for furniture and loss of rental income from the MRI property we purchased in Portugal in 2005. Payment for Upfront notary and court fees requested were £980
        The number she called from was 0034951247133
        Debbie

  13. george says:

    Received a letter from Victoria White stating they would accept my money in instalments if I could not afford to pay the £800.00 for court and translation fees ! These people just don’t give up !

  14. Sinead says:

    Contacted by Catriona same as Bill gave me the same spleel blah blah …. Thanks to this site I could tell her to never call me again… So funny when she realized I was on to her 😂

  15. Bill says:

    I have been contacted by Catriona Hannington from
    Litigation Services SL
    Calle Coronel Ripollet Edf Santo Rein 3ºA Fuengirola 29640 Málaga
    Web http://www.litigationservices.es email info@litigationservices.es
    Phone: 0034-951-247-133
    Fax: 08712668118 or Ireland 0044 8712668118
    CIF: B93268936
    Claiming to be able to get me money through the courts in Spain for money I lost Through properties I bought in Bulgaria from MRI.
    She had all the detail of my properties and addresses.
    She was looking for all the paperwork to make the claim and has now come back to me to say I have a legimate claim but I need to pay €1116 (£800) up front for translation into Spanish.
    Luckily I found this site when trying to check them out before I paid the money.

    • Laurence says:

      Someone has been messaging my Dad about exactly the same as he bought the properties in Bulgaria a few years back!
      I requested that she put everything in writing and she starting to be unprofessionally rude about the situation – Just shows these arent who they say they are!

      I ave warned my dad off

  16. joan says:

    Been contacted by litigation services ref a property we agreed to buy via MRI in 2010. Need to discuss whole situation with trustworthy company any suggestions from anybody ?

  17. Marie says:

    Has anyone ever got anything back from Litigation Services – I too have been contacted regarding MRI. They want an upfront amount to cover disbursements (which I would get paid back on top of my award) – all sounds a bit too real.

  18. george says:

    I have been contacted several times by Victoria White, asking for money up front. £800.00 for translation and court fees in order to claim compensation from Spanish court with regard my rip off timeshare. She promises me thousands back when claim will be successful ! She would wouldn’t she sc***** c…

  19. P says:

    Was just contacted today by someone called Caroline Clark. Exactly the same discussions I had with another firm Fastline Legal last year regarding property bought in Bulgaria with MRI. Again asking me to send my documents to them and they will determine whether I have a case. They have said I will have to pay up front to cover translation costs. Dont know what these costs are, but no doubt alot. Has anyone got any money back from dealings with these people

    • Nick says:

      Hi
      The same person contacted me today. She left a voicemail on my mobile before calling my landline (how does she know both of these?).
      I was scammed by MRI in 2007 and Caroline seemed to know all about that.
      I was also then scammed by a company called Vista Capital who charged me 1.4k up front fee for ‘selling’ our apartments – only they suddenly stopped contacting me and their website was pulled.
      I’m going to report this to the MRI action group I am subscribed to and see if anyone there has heard of them.

      • Tina says:

        Hi
        I just got a call yesterday. Same person claiming I had case against MRI for rental I was promised and never got on my apartment in Bulgaria. Thought it was dodgy as even email she sent looked like a 4 yr old wrote it. Thankfully I found this site . She’s ringing me back next week so will be an interesting conversation .

      • barry says:

        Sadly I also fell foul to Vista Capital and their fractional ownership deal. Offering to sell the apartment for nearly double the current market value in a deal where multiple people buy a “fraction” of the apartment in an idea that is meant to work like time share. IT was a scam and never heard back. Even turned up to their so called addresses to find nothing but empty offices.

  20. Frank says:

    Received a call from these guys claiming MRI have been found guilty of misselling.
    Sounds as rubbish as were the previous 7 or 8 ‘Spanish’ law firms who are offering knights in shining armor service this past 10yrs.
    http://www.litigationservices.es was website address supplied when I asked for it and I then politely closed our 60 second conversation

    ‘Debroah’ was the name given.

  21. punts says:

    Hi contacted yesterday by the company for lost deposit on house in cape verdy
    bought through MRI SENIOR Advisor Caroline Clark

    • suz says:

      I have just been contacted by Litigation services, claiming they can get a refund for my failed investments, including furniture packs in Bulgaria and Italy through MRI for 10% of money recovered. They want to access my paperwork and then give me a quote to submit translations into the court. She was not able to send me “proof” of said funds held by the Spanish courts nor provide testimonials of UK clients who have received refunds. I asked for UK residents with UK land line numbers to call.

      Has anyone actually received any money from this pot of gold allegedly held in spain?

  22. john says:

    hi all
    have been phoned by litigation services who can get me all my money back for making the mistake of buying a really old club class timeshare deal years ago
    which came with a full money claim back after 5 years
    which of course never happened
    but now this crowd litigation services can get me all my money back through the spanish courts
    they would only take a 10% fee from the claim sounding better and better
    then the catch 850 pounds translating costs etc

  23. john says:

    This Litigation Services company is a s***!!!

    They look convincing, sound convincing – will ask for money up front for legal fees.

    Keep doing this with various other fees and finally say they are unsuccessful.

    Don’t trust any company that isn’t

  24. pollyanna says:

    cold call contacted by a victoria white at litigation services in spain barcelona , saying they could get me compensation on a small amount of CARBON CREDITS i bought in error a couple of years ago , not interested as my case is with the west yorkshire fraud squad , seems they are branching out from time share scams !!

  25. HG says:

    I have been contacted by this company, they asked me to pay £3010 up front as a fee to take my case for compensation against ( Reclaim, holiday opportunities,DWVC) I am deeply suspicious, as they promised the same results as Ramirez & Ramirez, in a word nothing!
    HG

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