Spanish legal advice in plain English

Our Mediation Services

The Spanish civil justice system is notoriously slow. The Spanish court processes mean that lawyers are not incentivised to settle before trial.  E&G Mediation is offering a cheap and quick alternative to formal proceedings in Spain: why not have your dispute settled, possibly in as little as one day, via mediation in the U.K.?

Typically, claims can take years to be resolved through the Spanish courts.  The reason is that even though there are strict time limits imposed on the parties in a case, the courts themselves do not respect their internal time limits.  The Spanish courts have more work than they can handle within a reasonable timescale and so it can take many months to get the courts to decide even very simple procedural matters. And once you do receive a decision, the Spanish courts are limited in the ways in which they can resolve the dispute.  Normally there is a winner and a loser, but there is no guarantee that either party will win outright. 

The team of expert mediators at E&G Mediation have the experience and know-how to help you resolve your Spanish dispute quickly, effectively and economically, without the need for recourse to the courts, whether in Spain or anywhere else.  When parties insist on going to trial they give up all control of the final result to a third party, the court. And the parties don’t even get to choose who will be the judge.  

We will help you and the party with whom you are in conflict to resolve the problem between yourselves, rather than leaving it a judge. Mediation not only allows the parties to agree a solution that works for them – it may involve a solution that would never be available to the court to impose.

Mediation offers both parties a real chance to reach a settlement that, while not ideal for either, is far preferable to losing a dispute, and infinitely better than paying huge fees to lawyers for the litigation and waiting many months, or over a year in some cases, to receive a court judgment. 

Contact us for further information

For more information about how E&G Mediation can help you to resolve your Spanish dispute in English, please contact Jonathan Eshkeri directly in one of the following ways:

By post to E&G Solicitors, 17 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4QH, UK.
By email to
By telephone on +44 (0)20 3478 1424.

At E&G we offer a free no obligation 20 minutes confidential consultation for our mediation services.


We found you, Stacey and your team absolutely brilliant despite all the Spanish authorities could hurl at us! It helped having feet on the ground in Spain itself. 02/05/2016

Malcolm and Sue, Berkshire