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Meet our Team

Nerja Office:
Calle Diputación 11
29780 Nerja
GPS: N 36 44 43.2, W 3 52 42.8
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Tel.: +34 952 527 014
Fax: +34 952 523 428

Monday to Thursday - 9.30am – 5.30pm, no siesta
Friday 9.30pm – 2pm



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Meet Our Team:

Sandra Wrightson

Sandra WrightsonHolds the Degree of Bachelor of Laws from London University and the Degree of Bachelor of Arts from the Open University. Called to the Bar at the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple in 1997.

Since 1997 has worked with the firm of De Cotta McKenna y Santafé as an academic barrister advising on all aspects of private international law. With over 10 years experience working in Spain, she regularly advises on all aspects of private international law. Particular knowledge of jurisdictional matters both in civil and commercial law. Works closely with Antonio Diaz on litigation in Spain and England. Specialist knowledge and experience of the timeshare industry. In 2001 appointed Honorary Legal Adviser to the British Consul of Malaga.

Provides Certificates of English law to Spanish lawyers on a range of private international law, family and general civil matters.

Reyes Gómez Llorente
Abogado and Office Director

Reyes Gomez Llorente, Nerja LawyerReyes comes from Soria, a medieval city in Castilla y Leon, north of Madrid. Having studied law with Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) until 1999, Reyes went on to work for a major international law firm in Madrid for a number of years, gaining significant experience in a number of areas of law, including civil law.

Reyes has been working in litigation for the English speaking community for many years and has invaluable experience in making strong representation before the civil courts. She is a member of Reunite for Child Abduction cases.

After some months in the UK, she mastered her English, the beauty and climate of Andalucia and the province of Malaga, attracted Reyes back to Spain. Now director of De Cotta’s Nerja office, Reyes specialises in Family Law with both Spanish and international perspectives; Conflicts of Jurisdictions and the application of foreign law; civil law; as well as enforcement of debts etc.

In her spare time, Reyes enjoys a number of outdoor sports, reading and relaxing and socialising with her friends.

Francisco Javier Martín Martín
Spanish Abogado

Francisco Javier Martin Martin, Nerja LawyerFrancisco studied law at the Universities of Malaga and Granada before gaining valuable expertise in one of the region’s well known law firms.

He also spent a year with a law firm in Exeter, in the UK, to gain a genuine insight and understanding of English law.

With De Cotta law, Francisco is based at our Nerja office and specialises in Property & Urban Law; Criminal Law, as well as Inheritance & Probate.

His expertise in Commercial Law has led to his achievement of the title “Gestor Administrativo” – Company Administrator, for all legal aspects of commercial company administration. He has a strong background in criminal law including representing families of victims as well as defendants.

Known as Curro to his friends, Francisco enjoys all types of out door sports in his spare time.

Thomas Gant Lopez

Thomas Gant, Nerja LawyerWe have now extending our services to the Scandinavian community. Thomas Gant Lopez, is a fully qualified Spanish lawyer and uniquely placed to assist the Danish living on the Costa del Sol. Thanks to his Danish and Spanish background, he is multilingual, speaking English, Spanish and of course Danish and understands perfectly the legal needs of the Danish community.

For more information or a consultation contact him on 95 252 7014.

Thomas Gant, Nerja LawyerEngelske og Spanske Advokater
Specialiseret i Engelsk og Spansk

Juridisk Bistand:
PlanlŠgning og Handler
Testamente, Arv og Skifte
Familie- og Skilsmissesager
Selskabsret og Timeshare
Civil- og Kriminalretssager

Ui taler:

T: Thomas Gant 952 527 014




Naomi Diestro

Naomi has been with the firm since 2002. She is your first point of contact at reception and can assist in the preparation of Spanish Wills and Powers of Attorney. One of her favourite things about the job is seeing former clients walk back through the doors, of which there are many.

When not working, Naomi enjoys writing articles for local magazines and running a popular dance fitness class in the winter months for the lovely ladies of Nerja.

Helene Gray

Helene Gray is based in the Nerja office. She is the PI Administrator in the personal injury department, co-ordinating and assisting the fee earners and partners across the De Cotta Law network of offices in Nerja, Coin and Tenerife.

In addition, as one of the legal secretaries in the Nerja office, Helene also covers reception from time to time, meeting and greeting clients as well as being responsible for banking and reconciliation of the Nerja client accounts.

Originally from Ayrshire in Scotland, Helene lives in Nerja, and is passionate about animals, the great outdoors and enjoys hill walking, hiking and even sea kayaking!

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