Successfully assisting clients in resolving timeshare disputes
The team at Pinder Reaux, led by John Spyrou, has extensive experience in resolving timeshare disputes. We have represented hundreds of timeshare owners, including advising on group actions, and successfully assisting clients in extracting themselves from their onerous timeshare contracts and obtaining the benefit of monetary settlements in their favour.
Timeshare contracts are complex and often resolve from an opaque and complicated structure involving resorts, marketeers, vendor and loan companies, some of which may even be located in off shore jurisdictions such as the Isle of Man or the British Virgin Island. Unravelling such matters requires a solicitor with specialist knowledge not only of the legal issues, but also of the structure, provenance and operational mechanics of each timeshare company. The team at Pinder Reaux are experts in assessing the strength of a potential claim and providing clear and effective advice to resolve the situation to the satisfaction of the client.
Buyers of timeshare should have had the opportunity to thoroughly review the contract and take an informed, unpressurised decision. Many have found themselves trapped in contracts they didn’t understand and no longer want and/or can no longer afford, whilst others have inherited these contracts and find themselves tied to a contract they never entered into and have no knowledge of. To further aggravate matters, often many of these timeshare contracts were backed by loans, brokered by agents of the timeshare resort, who, at one moment claim to be acting as an agent for the resort and at the next moment, are able to arrange loans with well known financiers such as Barclays Partner Finance, Shawbrook Bank, GE Money or Hitachi at the click of a finger. The client then not only has to contend with an unwanted timeshare contract, but also has to deal with an oppressive loan.
Most notably Pinder Reaux have assisted clients in achieving positive outcomes in the following specific scenarios:
- Bringing proceedings in the Queens Bench Division of the Royal Courts of Justice for a couple concerning a well-known timeshare resort based in Europe.
- Bringing proceedings against a well-known timeshare finance provider in which the sales practices and sales promises of the resort for whom they loaned significant monies to the customer were criticised. This resulted in a significant amount of the loan being disallowed by the Court.
- Assisting and advising in a group action concerning Azure Resorts, the Financial Conduct Authority and Barclays Partner Finance, as featured for example, in the Financial Times https://www.ft.com/content/8504edc6-162d-4eed-861f-2108fb98ac23
- Assisting clients in enforcement of a foreign judgment against an international timeshare resort who also held assets offshore.
If you believe your Timeshare was mis-sold to you or that you were misled, then you could have the legal right to have the contract cancelled and obtain financial compensation, in particular where loan or finance companies are concerned.
Contact the specialist team at Pinder Reaux who can discuss your claim and objectives with you and confirm the most effective way to resolve the matter to your satisfaction.
What people say
"We shall, no doubt, be engaging you again soon"
"The matter was concluded very successfully and I’d like to thank John and Wilson again for their helpful and highly professional work earlier this year."Alex Bailey, Trichromic LLP'
"Great Source of Support"
"You have essentially achieved what we had set out to do. Thank you for all of your assistance in this matter. Throughout this ordeal, you have been a great source of support."Mary Anne Poutanen, Canada
"I could not have chosen a better firm to represent me."
"You provided the key essentials (and more) for client satisfaction. I am extremely pleased with the services provided by your company and the legal team provided for me. To also turnaround my situation making it a positive outcome, I could not have chosen a better firm to represent me."Marvyn Smith, London
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"I'm so glad I had this advice before my CMD. I was very much prepared and think my company (whom I'm taking to a tribunal) were shocked at my knowledge. I would recommend this service to anyone who has a legal matter."Jacqueline Stevenson, Bristol
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