Are you looking for an independent property lawyer? 

“To get exactly what we want we had to go bespoke,” says Rebecca. “It also seems so much more cost effective. We chose our constructor first because we liked the work he had done for others. Then we found a smashing lawyer, Hugo Navarrete, who helps us tremendously.

– “Going native“, The Telegraph (UK)

Professional profile in brief

I am an independent lawyer and speak English, Spanish, Catalan and Italian. I  have long experience representing people from the UK, Norway, Denmark, Ireland,  the Netherlands, Switzerland, America and other countries.
I specialise in all areas of real estate law and conveyancing, property purchases, property transactions, inheritance and employment law.
I also provide other services including assistance in starting a company in Spain, employment and company law matters, and general legal support in Spain including probate, foreign inheritances  and residency permits for business people.
I’ve been practising as a lawyer in Spain for over 20 years and am affiliated to the Bar Association of Barcelona.

What I can offer you

I am a Spanish and Catalan lawyer, based in Barcelona, who specialises in offering legal and consulting services to foreign individuals and companies, wherever needed, all over Spain.

Of all the services I provide, those in greatest demand concern property law, but that is not the only field in which I practice. I also provide clients with advice on all matters related to civil and contract law, including in English and Italian.

I feel very privileged to do the work I do. From the start, my legal vocation has sprung from the enjoyment I get from being able to help people. Very early in my career I saw there was a need for good English-speaking lawyers for the growing international community, many of whom require someone to entrust their legal matters to, from very small issues to major court cases, from a private rental contract to buying a house or even a grand design off plan from a developer, from handling an inheritance after the loss of a loved one to selling inherited property or being the executor of a will.

Importantly, I am truly independent and will represent and protect only your interests in any transaction. I strive to provide friendly but professional and meticulous service. I will keep you informed and ensure you understand what is happening and what you are signing. I know the traps to look out for and how to safely steer you through local legal processes.

Where I work

Though I’m based in Barcelona, I travel within and act for clients throughout Spain. I’ve had clients in the main towns popular with expats, such as Sitges, Sant Pere de Ribes, Olivella, Castelldefels, Salou, and along the Costa Brava, in places like Lloret, Palamós, Calella de Palafrugell, Begur, Cadaqués and Portbou, and obviously also in Barcelona.

I feel honoured that many of my clients have kept me as their lawyer regardless or where they are in Spain. In recent years, that’s meant a steady stream of work and new referrals from places such as Denia, Altea, Benidorm, Alicante province, Mallorca, Tenerife, the provinces of Granada and Malaga and other parts of Andalusia. Most of these cases involved a house purchase but others were inheritance matters or involved much larger real estate investments.

My clients

My clients come not just from Spain but countries including
Algeria, Argentina, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, the UK and the US.


  • Embassy of Norway in Madrid: list of lawyers in Spain who speak Norwegian &/or English.
  • list of lawyers in Catalonia, Aragon and Andorra who may be able to assist British nationals overseas.
  • Irish Consulate in Barcelona: list of English speaking lawyers in Catalunya and Andorra.
  • GayLawNet®: list of  lawyers in Spain.