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TESS Paralegal Services Ltd [TESS Law] is a limited company identified by company registration number 9372001, operating from its registered office located in Lancashire, England, FY8 2NR.

Coming into existence in January 2015, TESS Paralegal Services Ltd are wholly owned by The Timeshare Association (as it is known now).

In January 2015, TESS Law fulfilled an ever-increasing role of providing 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 need fairly priced options, controlled by ethical principles and by experts who are not encumbered by relationships with resorts and sellers of timeshares.

To avoid any doubt TATOC delivered defamatory statements against TESS Law, 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.


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 Law. 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. Maintaining its independence and employing 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.

Many services are on offer, 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.

Large client lists are maintained which now total over 2,500 people, all of whom seek or have sought 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 Spain.

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


Support Service Department

This is the main thrust of the services which TESS Law provides, and clients are in safe hands. When contesting resort contracts, some will ignore the reality by trying to override the legal processes. Demands often supported by dubious demands. Despite this being (in some cases) an unlawful practice, it can contravene your statutory rights, thus we assist you to assert and reassert your rights.

When a termination has been complete, Ms Trippier will answer any questions 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

All companies and corporate structures need a steady hand on the “tiller” and this role is fulfilled by 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 of. 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 booklet form to the complaining consumer. The reports are also supplied to others for comment which provides a foundation for the many contentious matters.

A member of and owned by the Timeshare Association

Last modified: 31st March 2020