David Searl

For more than 30 years, David Searl has written on legal matters in Spain in magazine articles and newspaper columns, as well as his book, You & the Law in Spain.  He has appeared regularly on local radio and television and has lectured for the Foreign Residents’ Department of the Mijas Town Hall and other groups.  His work has been translated into French, German, Dutch and Russian.

Alex Radford

Alex Radford is a dual qualified English Solicitor & Spanish Abogado.

Alex grew up between Spain and the UK and started his legal career in 1999 at a regional law firm in the South West of England where he specialised in Real Estate, Personal Injury, Commercial Law and Timeshare.

In 2003, Alex returned to Spain and became a Partner in the Property & Commercial department of a local firm and then joined Irwin Mitchell abogados, part of Irwin Mitchell LLP in September 2008 as Head of Real Estate & Private Client. Following the merger between Irwin Mitchell abogados & Cremades & Cavlo Sotelo abogados in October 2013 Alex decided to incorporate this firm with fellow Irwin Mitchell abogado colleagues.

Alex is a regular speaker at the A Place in Sun Live Exhibition where he advises clients on how to buy property safely and securely in Spain.

Areas of law practised: Property, International Estate Planning & Inheritances, Company/Commercial and Personal Injury.

Alex is a recognised expert in Europe for the timeshare, fractional and shared ownership industry where he advises international developers, hoteliers, banks, trustees & owner run resorts.

Alex also specialises in foreign personal injury matters and has acted for clients involved in RTAs, swimming pool accidents, legionnaires disease, slipping and tripping claims.

Well known along the Costa del Sol area – Alex is an elected member of the General Council for the British Chamber of Commerce in Spain and a Member of the Andalucia Region.

Alex has been kindly invited by David Searl, Legal Writer & Broadcaster, to write new chapters for his famous reference book for foreigners in Spain, You & the Law in Spain in its 24th edition, and to then keep the book going in years to come.

You can buy the book on Amazon and there is more info about the book on

Professional memberships: Law Society of England & Wales & College of lawyers Malaga
Languages: English & Spanish

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