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Tess Law

We go by the title Tess Law as the full name is somewhat cumbersome in the day to day dealings.

TESS Paralegal Services is a Limited Company identified by or Company Registration Number 937200 and operates from its Registered Office located at Coniston House  Lancashire, England FY8 2NR.

We came into existence in January 2016  and is wholly owned by The Timeshare Association (as it is known now). To avoid any doubt TATOC delivered defamatory statements against TESS so we were required to take the matter to court. That case was successful, TATOC became insolvent and were unable to pay the monumental damages Tess Law were awarded.

In January 2016, TESS fulfiled an ever-increasing role of proving low cost-effective services to consumers who had a need to challenge timeshare resorts with a view of obtaining a contractual termination from what many perceived to be an onerous contract.

Tess Law assists many clients who needed fairly priced options, controlled by ethical principles and by experts who were not encumbered by relationships with resorts and sellers of timeshares.

Tess Law was created by a “not for profit” organisation and operates in accordance with the ethical principles of or parent company, which is a community organisation.

The ‘Timeshare Association’ is now controlled by Mrs Sofia Mazzola with her team and she has some influence in the control of TESS. Tess Law was governed by Mr David Cox between May 2004 and April 2016. Between May 2016 and April 2017, Mr Tanveer Karn leads the team and then from May 2018 until today Mr David Cox has taken up the mantle again as an unpaid governor and hold the guarantee.

Tess Law is consumer-driven and does not employ anyone who has been involved with the selling or management of any timeshare resort. TESS maintains it is independence and employs only those who are committed.  Tess Law firmly believes those assisting in timeshare legal matters should not be “those who sold the contracts in the first place” and deplores the gamekeeper/poacher style services.

We offer many services, all of which involve some type of investigation, pre-litigation consideration, pre-ligation engagement correspondence with resorts, as well as working with regulated firms, so as to deliver strong and winnable compensation cases.

We retain a large clients list which now numbers over 2,500 people all of which seek or have sort to either terminate what they perceive as an onerous contract or claim compensation. To date, Tess law is delivering or assisting in over a 1,000 compensations claims and in a variety of legal arenas. The claims seek to have returned to its clients over £10 million in damages.

The International Claims Department

This department is handled and headed up by Miss Jenkinson who is multi-faceted and enjoys being an active member of legal faculties.

The financial Claims Departments

These claims are reserved for Mr Cox who with a team of Paralegals investigates, collates and prepares many hundreds of claims against financial institutions in the UK and compensation claims in Sapin.

The Department is known for handling difficult cases, whereby the Limitation Act of 1980 has to be overcome. Such requires considerable indulgence, and consideration, so as to correctly establish a liability exists.

Support Service Department

This is the main thrust of the services which Tess Law provides, and once a client, you will be in safe hands. When contesting resorts, on occasion some ignore the reality and try to override the legal processes in preference to issuing demands supported by dubious demands. Despite this being (in some cases) an unlawful practice, it can contravene your statutory rights thus, we assist you and to assert and reassert your rights.

When a termination has been complete, Ms Tripper will answer any question you might have and will continue to deliver advice in line with her aftercare plans.

Once the termination letters have been dispatched, Ms Trippier and her team will maintain your records into the future and until her clients have secured an exit.

Finance Department and Office Management

With all Companies and corporate structures, you need a steady hand on the “tiller” and this role is fulfilled by our Mr David Parry our external accountant who ensures budgets are maintained, money is retained and any and all payments to others are distributed fairly, on time and in accordance with their terms and conditions.

Research Department

This department takes instructions, appoints lawyers and tasks them to carry out topical research on a certain issue which consumers complain off. These tasks can and do take many months to complete and when complete, a report is compiled, served on the Directors who then disseminate the information in booklets form to complaining consumer. The reports are also supplied to others for comments which provides a foundation for the many contentious matters.


A member of and owned by the Timeshare Association


Last modified: 10th September 2019