The ability to listen and learn from one another has always been vital in parliament, in business and in most aspects of daily life. But at this particular moment in time, as national and global events continue to reiterate, it is uncommonly crucial that we forge new channels of communication and reinforce existing ones. The following article from Sarah Waddington Solicitors is an attempt to do just that. We would welcome your thoughts on this or any other Parliamentary Review article.
Sarah Waddington Solicitors
Rt Hon The Lord David Blunkett, MP
Rt Hon The Lord Eric Pickles, MP
THE PARLIAMENTARY REVIEW
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2| SARAH WADDINGTON SOLICITORS
Sarah Waddington Solicitors are a team of legal experts in,
among other things, timeshare and consumer law in what is
a wholly unregulated and often complex niche area of law
requiring a particular legal expertise. They are also a company
with genuine political involvement. Indeed, their principal solicitor,
Sarah Waddington, has met with the Scottish MP, Tommy
Sheppard, to help tackle injustices in the area of timeshare.
Their bespoke service is charactertised by their unrelenting
desire to provide professional, efficient and friendly services
to all clients. Also distinctive is the fact that the firm operates
seamlessly in both the United Kingdom and Spain through a
talented multi-lingual team. Sarah tells
what is entailed by all these considerable efforts.
Care and professionalism at our core
In the area of timeshare work, too many people have been either scammed or
had their time wasted by other companies. Knowing this, we have decided to
distinguish ourselves in the sector by providing a service that genuinely cares for our
clients needs and, where circumstances permit, we go the extra mile. This caring
aspect of our service is especially important in light of the fact that the problems
our clients face can cause considerable emotional turbulence. These are clients,
who can often be in vulnerable circumstances, both emotionally and financially.
Our clients need a service which they know they can rely upon and trust.
Wide applicability of our services
Our principal passion is the law and using our experience to help vulnerable, often
old or ageing consumers and feeling that the committed work which we do actually
makes a genuine difference to people’s lives in timeshare work. In this respect, we
do our utmost to extract our clients from an undesirable timeshare contract – we do
so often with zero per cent interest free payment plans at their disposal to ensure
that all timeshare owners have access to our services, not just the ones who can
afford it. This is just one of many facets of our expertise, though. We also provide
flight delay compensation, making sure that our clients receive the entirety of the
compensation they deserve. In terms of holidaymaking, we also help out clients who
have contracted an illness on an all-inclusive package holiday due to unhygienic
conditions or a lack of care. In many such cases, our clients will possess the right to
compensation. We pride ourselves on making justice accessible to all.
In terms of our provision for Spain-based clients, we have a number of helpful features
at hand. For instance, with regard to those clients who need quick help when living in
Spain, we do not require an international discussion with them – as we have offices
AT A GLANCE
»Established in 2014
»Based in Ware, Hertfordshire
»Service: Legal practice with
specialism in timeshare
»No. of employees: 27
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in Spain and a multi-lingual team to
assist those in need of help, wherever
or whenever necessity demands it.
Furthermore, we can review a mortgage
deed in this part of the world free of
charge, and subsequently offer them
advice on whether or not there is an
eligible claim to be made, as well as on
the amount that could be won. This
latter part of our offering falls under our
“Spanish Mortgage Floor Clause Claims”.
Indeed, no matter which country our
clients live in, we can handle the entire
process on their behalf – to the extent
that there might not even be a need for
them to visit the country in which the
property is located.
We also have a dedicated and
experienced team who specialise in
the processing and assisting of holiday
claims. With this service, clients can
expect to receive tailored advice for their
injury claims – all performed on a ‘no
win no fee’ basis, containing no upfront
costs or any hidden costs.
A commercial and ethical
commitment to justice
Our commitment goes beyond these
merely commercial concerns. We have
a sincere and heartfelt conviction for
the clients who use our services, and,
in this respect, we have decided to
team up with the MP for Edinburgh
East, Tommy Sheppard, to seek justice
in matters of timeshare. We really have
taken our fight to Westminster.
The immediate aim is to gain support
for an Early Day Motion that will be
presented before parliament. Tommy
will be helping to draft this motion in
order to lend his full backing to the
cause. Our broader aim in doing all this,
however, is to persuade the government
to bring about urgent and much
needed changes in the law to better
protect timeshare owners, as well as to
provide more stringent regulations to
the timeshare industry and those who
are financing it. This effort is gathering
momentum and support by the day.
At present, the entire area is vastly
under-regulated, and too many
people are falling victim to this poorly
managed state of affairs.
As we approach the future
Ensuring the future of any company
requires constant vigilance, and we
are no exception to this. It is especially
important for us that we remain vigilant
not just in terms of market conditions,
but also with regard to changes in
laws and regulations, i.e. our prime
competency. In addition to this, we
are always striving to improve on our
processes service and expertise, with
the intention of increasing the range of
our already impressive services. We also
plan to perform our part in bringing
standards and justice to the timeshare
industry, which will always be an area
in which we have particular interest.
Whatever the future brings, though, we
remain positive and we will continue
to take our fight to the timeshare and
finance industry to secure relief for our
clients. Always in the knowledge that
we are providing to our clients a safe
and capable pair of hands.
One emerging area in recent months
has been those who require assistance
having inherited a timeshare. We have
seen an increase in enquiries from
probate solicitors asking what to do
with the timeshare which forms part
of their client’s estate. We are always
happy to assist fellow solicitors who
can often be scratching their heads as
to what to do?
We are looking to develop this area in
the coming year.
We are proud to have helped a
growing number of now timeshare
free and satisfied clients and we look
forward to helping many other clients
in the future offering them a no
nonsense, common sense approach
while fighting their corner.
The Rt Hon Theresa May MP's Foreword For The Parliamentary Review
British politics provides ample material for analysis in the pages of The Parliamentary Review. For Her Majesty’s Government, our task in the year ahead is clear: to achieve the best Brexit deal for Britain and to carry on our work to build a more prosperous and united country – one that truly works for everyone.
The right Brexit deal will not be sufficient on its own to secure a more prosperous future for Britain. We also need to ensure that our economy is ready for what tomorrow will bring. Our Modern Industrial Strategy is our plan to do that. It means Government stepping up to secure the foundations of our productivity: providing an education system that delivers the skills our economy needs, improving school standards and transforming technical education; delivering infrastructure for growth; ensuring people have the homes they need in the places they want to live. It is all about taking action for the long-term that will pay dividends in the future.
But it also goes beyond that. Government, the private sector and academia working together as strategic partners achieve far more than we could separately. That is why we have set an ambitious goal of lifting UK public and private research and development investment to 2.4 per cent of GDP by 2027. It is why we are developing four Grand Challenges, the big drivers of social and economic change in the world today: harnessing artificial intelligence and the data revolution; leading in changes to the future of mobility; meeting the challenges of our ageing society; and driving ahead the revolution in clean growth. By focusing our efforts on making the most of these areas of enormous potential, we can develop new exports, grow new industries and create more good jobs in every part of our country.
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I believe that Britain can look to the future with confidence. We are leaving the EU and setting a new course for prosperity as a global trading nation. We have a Modern Industrial Strategy that is strengthening the foundations of our economy and helping us to seize the opportunities of the future. We are investing in the public services we all rely on and helping them to grow and improve. Building on our country’s great strengths – our world-class universities and researchers, our excellent services sector, our cutting edge manufacturers, our vibrant creative industries, our dedicated public servants – we can look towards a new decade that is ripe with possibility. The government I lead is doing all it can to make that brighter future a reality for everyone in our country.
British politics provides ample material for analysis in the pages of The Parliamentary Review