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The UK European Consumer Centre (UK ECC) has issued advice on your rights when flights are cancelled.

The UK ECC is an agency funded by the European Union and is advising British holidaymakers affected by flight cancellations that EC Regulation 261/2004 legislation protects consumers against disruption and financial loss.

What could this mean for you if your flight was cancelled?

  • If an airline cancels your flight, they are obliged to offer you re-routing to your final destination or a full refund.
  • Any flights being re-routed are to be done at the airlines earliest opportunity.
  • Refunds are to be issued to
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Billion dollar lawsuit filed against Diamond Resorts International

There have been many judgements entered against companies for the sale of timeshare products. The majority of cases have, thus far, been issued within Spain. So far, the Supreme Court are said to have made 42 rulings in timeshare release matters.

It has cost the industry significantly. All this because, for years, companies have ignored the laws put into place in 1999 relating to timeshare products, which are there to protect the consumer. However, this now pales into insignificance with the latest lawsuit in America.

An online post shows that Diamond Resorts … Read more

According to reports online, timeshare contracts sold by Anfi have been under some scrutiny over the past months. It is reported that this has caused losses for the company.

In June 2017, a General Meeting was said to have been held for timeshare owners based in sunny Gran Canaria with Anfi. The main focus of this meeting being the 50 year maximum contract length.

Noted results of the meeting show that three potential resolutions were put forward to the owners, who would then vote. Those three solutions were as follows:

To change the scheme to adapt to the Spanish Act … Read more

It has been said, that American President Donald Trump is set to shake up the timeshare industry for developers and owners in 2017.

During Donald Trump’s campaign, he adopted a promise to increase funding for a federal agency — the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are currently investigating numerous industries, one of which is believed to be the timeshare company, Westgate Resorts.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created after the mortgage crisis in 2008. They investigate complaints relating to financial credit and loan programs that may be fraudulent.  It was responsible for exposing the Wells … Read more

Praetorian Legal are now authorised and regulated by the Ministry of justice

Who they are :
* one of the largest government departments, employing around 70,040 people (including those in the Probation Service), with a budget of approximately £9 billion.
* Each year, millions of people use our services across the UK – including at 500 courts and tribunals, and 133 prisons in England and Wales.
They work to protect and promote the interests of consumers and the public, and to ensure that the firms they regulate understand and comply with the conditions of their authorisation.

Claims Management Regulator
They … Read more

News hit the internet in May 2017 that TATOC “The Association of Timeshare Owners Committees Limited” went into administration. In reviewing material posted online, TATOC appeared to lose the support of some of the industries well known resorts such as Silverpoint and RDO.

TATOC were said to previously have worked alongside the Citizens Advice Bureau, who, as part of their service, refer clients to companies who will assist in timeshare termination or who offer similar services.

It is apparent that the following mission statement made by TATOC to safeguard and enhance the Timeshare holiday experience for existing and prospective Read more

From information posted online, Silverpoint have changed their name to Signallia.

Having looked at the Club Paridiso website, it promotes their Concierge service. Should you wish to contact the team at Club Paridiso, you will need to write to Signallia Group DMCC, Dubai.

It appears that Club Paridiso/Signallia, are stepping away from selling timeshare and are moving into the Concierge/lifestyle market. From watching the promotional video on their website, they are selling luxurious holidays with the additional Concierge service.

Recently, Silverpoint have lost a case brought against them through the Arona courts in Tenerife and have been ordered … Read more

Praetorian Legal are now Data Protection Regulated.

The Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”) requires every organisation that processes personal information to register with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), unless they are exempt. Failure to do so is a criminal offence.

Our duties under the Act apply when we are processing personal data, as do the rights of individuals in respect of that personal data. We must comply with the Act from the moment we obtain the data until the time when the data has been returned, deleted or destroyed.

Our duties extend to the way we dispose of personal … Read more

News broke that up to 36 Brits have been arrested in Spain, following their alleged participation in a scam which resulted in 500 people losing an estimated £15million. Many of the victims are believed to be from the UK and most paid between £500.00 and £2,700.00 to the company based in Malaga.

Police confirmed to another source that the suspects are said to have been using fictional information when approaching customers and offering them a holiday package, whilst also trying to sell their existing timeshares to other possible buyers. The timeshare owners were asked for a deposit and, once the … Read more

Here at Praetorian Legal we like to acknowledge the hard work and efforts of our employees on a regular basis hence our Employee of the Month award.

The winner for July 2017 is Kirsty Parker who is of our Finance Assistant.

Head of Operations and Business Development Director, Harry Darby presented the trophy to Kirsty who is lifting it for the second time and her prize of £450 worth of shopping vouchers.

When asked how she felt Kirsty said “I’m so grateful for the opportunity Praetorian Legal have given me. Compared to my previous employers, the level of support Praetorian … Read more