Barcelona Law Firms
Legal Advice from English-speaking Lawyers
By Duncan Rhodes
Looking for legal advice in Barcelona? On this page you’ll find a selected list of law firms that can help you with all official aspects of your new life here in Catalonia, Spain.
We educated, privileged lawyers have a professional and moral duty to represent the underrepresented in our society, to ensure that justice exists for all, both legal and economic justice.
So said Sonia Sotomayor, nominated to the Supreme Court of Justice in the US by Barack Obama, on the topic of law and order. Most of us would, no doubt, prefer never to have to get involved in any legal wranglings during our short time on Earth, but if you do it’s well worth employing the services of those educated elite to help us navigate the obtuse and often impenetrable (to the layman at least) field of law. After all, more cynical commentators than Señora Sotomayor have noted that:
The law was made for one thing alone, for the exploitation of those who don’t understand it. (Bertolt Brecht).
Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through. (Jonathan Swift).
In other words, money invested in great legal advice is usually money well spent, indeed is often money saved, as you really don’t want to be the small fly if you do find yourself in a sticky situation. This is twice as true if you’re an expat living abroad, who is unfamiliar with the language – or in Barcelona’s case, languages – and the lay of the land.
Whether you need help getting your immigration papers together, doing the paperwork on buying a property, getting married (or divorced!), protecting your business, or if you’ve found yourself in a spot of bother with the local police, we’ve compiled a succinct list of law firms with English speaking legal experts who can offer you the advice you need.
Murla & Contreras Advocats is staffed by highly specialised professionals and known for their international outlook and academic research. They are specialists in immigration law, and take pride in helping immigrants take advantage of the many opportunities they have in Barcelona to study, to develop their career and to begin a new life in Spain. Their knowledge of the local bureaucracy can help both EU and non-EU citizens obtain a residence card and a NIE number, helping families to stay together and – in many cases – helping their dreams of living and working in Barcelona to come true! Murla & Contreras’ belief that all people should be treated equally, with dignity and empathy, regardless of their citizenship, extends to all creatures great and small; i.e. they also specialise in animal law, should you need the legal equivalent of Ace Ventura Pet Detective while in Catalonia.