Fake News and Defamation

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In recent weeks, both Diamond Resorts and Club La Costa have distributed to their member database an email with statements that are malicious and false about ECC and our associate firm of lawyers M1 Legal and this is not the first time.

Club la Costa and Diamond Resorts continue to try and pull the wool over the eyes of their members.

We would like to report that because of their actions ECC have been left no choice but to request M1 Legal to initiate legal action for defamation, which in Spain is a criminal offense. M1 Legal has confirmed that they have taken the first step against California Beach S.A.U. a CLC company. Once the courts re-open in September M1 Legal will be submitting a similar case against Diamond Resorts.

Ask yourself this, why are these companies going to such extreme lengths to try and discredit us together with M1 Legal? The answer is obvious. With so many cases in court submitted by M1 Legal, CLC and Diamond Resorts are worried about their financial future.

In recent weeks M1 Legal has secured several victories in the Spanish courts against CLC and Diamond Resorts. This is in addition to the numerous victories secured over the past two years.

Club la Costa

On the 1st July 2019 M1 Legal reported a victory against CLC that was heard in the Court of First Instance Fuengirola and CLC were ordered to pay the client £30,480.

On the 12th July 2019 M1 Legal reported notification of another CLC victory heard in the Court of First Instance Arona, Tenerife whereby CLC were ordered to pay the client £41,590.

On the 26th July 2019 M1 Legal notified us of yet another CLC victory heard in the Court of First Instance Fuengirola whereby CLC were ordered to pay the client £25, 068.

Diamond Resorts

On the 27th June M1 Legal secured a substantial victory against Diamond Resorts whereby they were ordered to pay the client £49,729.

On the 29th July 2019 M1 Legal secured another victory whereby Diamond were ordered to pay the client £6,854.

On the 30th July 2019 M1 Legal confirmed that Diamond Resorts were ordered to pay the client £34,077.

M1 legal only report to us FACTS not FAKE and have all court judgements in their possession.

Furthermore, with every case initially submitted to the courts, Club La Costa and Diamond Resorts appeal the decision on the basis that the cases should not be heard in Spain. Since January 2019 we have had 90 cases overruled which continue until their forthcoming hearing date.

Cases in the Spanish courts:

  • Club la Costa - 307 with a total value of £7.2 million
  • Diamond Resorts - 64 with a total claim value of £1.0 million


Kwikchex.com, Timeshare Business Check and Timeshare Task Force are all managed by the same one man, Mr Chris Emmins who has 17 dissolved companies where he was company secretary or director as confirmed by Companies House. Mr Emmins is paid by the timeshare industry to manage these websites making them look like the “one to trust” with the Trading Standards seal of approval. Why is it that Kwikchex never publish the mountain of victories against the timeshare resorts? Kwikchex is paid by the timeshare industry's self-appointed regulatory body Resort Development Organisation (RDO).

We would also like to report that in recent weeks, under the guidance of Kwikchex, 2 clients were encouraged to build cases against ECC in the UK courts and both were thrown out by the judge. The clients were ordered to pay ECC legal costs of several thousand pounds.

This is because Kwikchex and their associated entities are NOT lawyers. We encourage anyone seeking advice from these entities to be extremely careful. If in doubt of your legal status regarding your timeshare ownership, you should seek advice from a professional lawyer and not from an entity representing the timeshare industry whose function is to protect the RDO members.


Our existence is their creation.

For further information or if you have any queries about your timeshare, please call our advice line on 0203 807 3388 or email pr@timeshareadvicecentre.co.uk.

Fake News and Defamation
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