Timeshare and Holiday Litigation
Hamlins provide specialist advice to timeshare companies and have acted for numerous clients in the industry for many years. The industry has seen great legislative reform over the last two decades, as well as attracting significant scrutiny.
We count amongst our clients a number of large holiday and hotel operators who instruct us to advise on timeshare and timeshare related products.
We advise clients on how to properly ensure that they comply with all regulations and legislation and assist our clients in ensuring that the highest standards of practice are maintained.
Our clients have also noticed an upturn in recent years of the growth in claims management companies who prey on consumers, misleading them into costly litigation. These companies are often unscrupulous, purporting to sell or otherwise dispose of consumers’ timeshare product or encouraging them to embark on litigation which is often bound to fail.
The team at Hamlins, led by Martin Ochs and Antony Perlmutter, work hard on behalf of the industry to ensure that all litigation relating to timeshare is conducted properly, proportionately and effectively on behalf of our clients and we have an excellent track record in claims.
Some of our Experience
- Acting for well-known holiday companies to assist with defending class actions brought by various members alleging miss-sale of timeshare agreements.
- By ensuring that Claimants and their solicitors properly comply with their obligations by setting out the full and truthful nature of their complaints; Hamlins have managed to ensure that any spurious and unfounded claims have been identified and dismissed against our clients with cost orders made against the other parties.
- Providing regulatory and compliance advice to a large worldwide hotel operator with a timeshare business to ensure that their sales procedure is both compliant and transparent.
Legal 500 2019 – Martin Ochs is a “sensible commercial litigator who knows how to get the best results for his clients” and delivers “sensible commercial advice”.
Legal 500 2018 – Martin Ochs is “tenacious, well-organised, hardworking and intelligent”.
Legal 500 2018 – Antony Perlmutter is recommended within commercial litigation