Spanish + Scottish Law Practice, regulated by the Law Society of Scotland, is an international legal firm uniquely qualified to provide legal advice and services in both Spanish Law and Scots Law to individuals and companies operating in Scotland and Spain.

Spanish + Scottish Law Practice has its origins in Chanza Abogados, a family practice established in 1930 in Valencia, Spain, which specialized in property and company law. In 2009, Ignacio Chanza, Partner of this firm, moved to Scotland and qualified in Scottish Law in 2013. Following his qualification, he started working as a Consultant for a Law Firm in Aberdeen, with full practising certificates in Spain and Scotland.

Spanish + Scottish Law Practice was formed by Ignacio in 2017 to provide independent Spanish legal advice in Scotland to individuals and companies specifically wanting access to a Spanish lawyer who is also qualified in Scottish Law. We are the first and the only Law firm dedicated to providing Spanish legal services “under one roof” in Scotland and Spain with a fully-qualified legal team in both areas of law.

Spanish + Scottish Law Practice Limited has registered number 56053 in the Law Society of Scotland; a company with liability limited by share incorporated in Scotland under number SO582886 and having its registered office at 7 Queen´s Gardens, Aberdeen, AB15 4YD.

In our Valencia office only advice on Spanish law is provided.



Spanish + Scottish Law Practice

Buying a property in Spain

Before buying a property in Spain, it is vital to seek legal advice beforehand to ensure that you understand the process, your rights, obligations and risks and that everything is done properly and in a timely manner.

Foreign Wills and Inheritance

When you buy a property or carry out any type of investment in Spain, it is advisable that you make a Will. We can guide you in the preparation of a Will written both in Spanish and English that is tax efficient and reflects your wishes.

Notarial services

Our team of Notaries Public is empowered to notarise any document required for use abroad and, in particular, in Spain. We carry out the process of legalization with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to ensure that documents will have full legal effects.

Scottish Law

We are fully qualified to practice Scots law, holding the relevant Practising Certificate, with no restrictions, granted by the Law Society of Scotland.

We are sitting and we just had dinner in More, Spain. Everything went very smoothly today and we must convey our thanks to you. It was noted by everyone today that you, Ignacio, had made everyone’s job easier. We are delighted with our new home and are heading for the shops tomorrow!!! Cannot wait to start this new venture and are excited by this beautiful country. Natalia our thanks to you too.

Alan, Lynne and Bruce

We have known and done business with the Chanza Abogados firms over a period of twenty years, both in Spain and the UK. During that time, Ignacio Chanza and his firm have proved to be reliable, professional, informative and efficient – and wonderfully prompt in every respect. Indeed, a breath of fresh air within the legal community. Without hesitation, we recommend Spanish + Scottish Law Practice. 

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