On 8 November Inside Timeshare published an article about ANFI sending emails to Norwegian members, which included a video by a Mr Malterud, a former client of Canarian Legal Alliance. They have now been sending the same email to UK ANFI members, in an effort to stem the tide of claims in court against them. Inside Timeshare received several enquiries about this. (See previous article below).
In the letter, which is signed by the ANFI CEO José Luis Trujillo, it attempts to warn UK members about Canarian Legal Alliance, with a quote from Mr Malterud:
“CLA posed as a law firm. I was naive, and believed them, but eventually learned that this was not serious. I felt misled. I would strongly recommend staying far, far away from CLA”.
The letter also includes the video interview with Mr Malterud and Anfi Club Norway.
In a rather desperate attempt the email was sent out late Friday afternoon, ready for the weekend, in the hope that CLA would not be able to respond until Monday. This move seems to have backfired.
Inside Timeshare approached CLA for a statement, the spokesperson responded with this statement:
“CLA was alerted to the email by clients who have claims either pending filing at court or waiting for trial dates. Thanks to quick action by CLA staff, a statement was emailed to all clients in rebuttal of the ANFI claims.”
Inside Timeshare then asked what was the response from their clients:
“Many clients replied to our statement in favourable terms, thanking us for the prompt and full explanation. They also stated that they had the utmost faith in CLA and realised that it was a move by ANFI to scare them into withdrawing their claims”.
Once again we see ANFI spreading misinformation in order to save themselves, it shows how desperate they are.
In their Statement to their clients CLA included a video of an interview with one of their lawyers, EVA GUTIÉRREZ, Lawyers Registration Number 4350, this interview was aired on National Spanish Television News broadcast by TVE. See the link below.
Eva has been registered as a lawyer with the Colegio de Abogados of Las Palmas since 2008, so is very much an experienced and genuine lawyer, contrary to the statement in the letter from ANFI. Below is a pdf of her registration on the national database of lawyers.
On the CLA website under lawyers, you will see the main lawyers including their ICALP Registration Number, these can be checked using the official National Lawyers Register.
This will put no doubt in anyone’s mind that CLA are a legitimate law firm, with many victories under their belt, including 77 Supreme Court rulings against timeshare, 32 of which are against Anfi.
Only yesterday Wednesday 6 November they secured another victory for one of their UK clients at the High Court in Las Palmas. The judge declared the ANFI contract null and void, ordering ANFI to return £32,000, the client was also returned legal fees and legal interest.
One now has to ask the question, what are ANFI hoping to achieve by spreading these falsehoods?
Are they just destroying their own reputation?
Have they now also left themselves open to legal action on an unprecedented scale?
We leave it to you the reader to decide.
As usual time will tell, we will be keeping a close watch on any further developments regarding this issue and keep you informed.
If you have any questions regarding this or any other article, Inside Timeshare will be pleased to help.
(For those who do not know any Latin, the quote on the title picture translates as “AND THAT IS THE TRUTH?”)