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David Poole

The concept of Consult Immigration was born from the personal journey of the company's founder, David Poole, a successful businessman and entrepreneur. When David began his own European residency application for himself and his family, he soon realised just how difficult it was to find the right experts to ensure that his application and the associated requirements would be successful. It was only through his contact with family friends in Europe that David eventually connected with an Immigration attorney that could ably assist, and his residency application was successful. Through this difficult journey, David learned much about the immigration processes required for a successful application. He saw an opportunity to build a business that could alleviate the stress of the immigration process, so that those taking this bold step, could focus their time and attention on the many exciting aspects of the process. With this in mind, David began actively connecting with top Immigration Attorneys, as well as leading Investment, Tax, Legal, Business, Real Estate and Forex professionals, and others, and in-so-doing, developed strong partnerships with some of the top experts in their respective fields. And so, Consult Immigration was established.

David Poole

The concept of Consult Immigration was born from the personal journey of the company's founder, David Poole, a successful businessman and entrepreneur. When David began his own European residency application for himself and his family, he soon realised just how difficult it was to find the right experts to ensure that his application and the associated requirements would be successful. It was only through his contact with family friends in Europe that David eventually connected with an Immigration attorney that could ably assist, and his residency application was successful. Through this difficult journey, David learned much about the immigration processes required for a successful application. He saw an opportunity to build a business that could alleviate the stress of the immigration process, so that those taking this bold step, could focus their time and attention on the many exciting aspects of the process. With this in mind, David began actively connecting with top Immigration Attorneys, as well as leading Investment, Tax, Legal, Business, Real Estate and Forex professionals, and others, and in-so-doing, developed strong partnerships with some of the top experts in their respective fields. And so, Consult Immigration was established.

Pina Espinoza

Pina Espinoza is a German expat living in Barcelona with her husband and young son. She is an Attorney at Law with degrees in Spanish and German law, and is a specialist in Immigration and Foreign Investment. After gathering experience in the areas of Civil, Corporate, Real Estate, IP and Administrative Law, Pina was given the opportunity to enter the field of Immigration Law at an International Law firm in Barcelona, where she implemented and managed the Immigration Department. She has since refocused and partnered with Consult Immigration as an expert in Immigration. Pina is passionate about assisting those wishing to relocate or be reunited with their families, and is resolute in her pursuit to achieve this for her clients.

Pina Espinoza

Pina Espinoza is a German expat living in Barcelona with her husband and young son. She is an Attorney at Law with degrees in Spanish and German law, and is a specialist in Immigration and Foreign Investment. After gathering experience in the areas of Civil, Corporate, Real Estate, IP and Administrative Law, Pina was given the opportunity to enter the field of Immigration Law at an International Law firm in Barcelona, where she implemented and managed the Immigration Department. She has since refocused and partnered with Consult Immigration as an expert in Immigration. Pina is passionate about assisting those wishing to relocate or be reunited with their families, and is resolute in her pursuit to achieve this for her clients.

Inês Almeida

Inês Almeida is a Portuguese Legal Advisor, with a degree in Law and a Post Graduate degree in Labour Law from the University of Lisbon. Inês specialises in Immigration and relocation to Portugal, and has several years of experience in this field. In addition, she is experienced in areas related to immigration, such as foreign investment and real estate. With Consult's vast legal network within Portugal, Ines manages our clients' requirements in various specialised legal services outside of immigration, such as Tax, Labour & Corporate Law, Property Purchase and Property Rental. With her passion for the area of immigration, Inês provides our clients with a professional and personalised service, supporting you through every step of the relocation process to Portugal.

Inês Almeida

Inês Almeida is a Portuguese Legal Advisor, with a degree in Law and a Post Graduate degree in Labour Law from the University of Lisbon. Inês specialises in Immigration and relocation to Portugal, and has several years of experience in this field. In addition, she is experienced in areas related to immigration, such as foreign investment and real estate. With Consult's vast legal network within Portugal, Ines manages our clients' requirements in various specialised legal services outside of immigration, such as Tax, Labour & Corporate Law, Property Purchase and Property Rental. With her passion for the area of immigration, Inês provides our clients with a professional and personalised service, supporting you through every step of the relocation process to Portugal.

Madalena Sampaio Baptista

Madalena Sampaio Baptista is a dedicated Portuguese Attorney with a Law degree from the University of Lisbon. Focused on Portuguese Nationality Law (Citizenship) and Litigation, Madalena has a wealth of experience in aiding foreign clients in acquiring Portuguese citizenship, as well as navigating Real Estate transactions. During her time working with a leading Lisbon law firm, Madalena has established herself in areas of specialized legal services, extending well beyond nationality issues. She boasts substantial courtroom expertise across Civil, Corporate, and Criminal law. Passionate about justice and the protection individual rights, Madalena delivers a professional, tailored service, guiding clients seamlessly through the intricacies of obtaining Portuguese citizenship, property acquisition, and resolving the diverse legal challenges that foreign residents in Portugal may encounter.

Madalena Sampaio Baptista

Madalena Sampaio Baptista is a dedicated Portuguese Attorney with a Law degree from the University of Lisbon. Focused on Portuguese Nationality Law (Citizenship) and Litigation, Madalena has a wealth of experience in aiding foreign clients in acquiring Portuguese citizenship, as well as navigating Real Estate transactions. During her time working with a leading Lisbon law firm, Madalena has established herself in areas of specialized legal services, extending well beyond nationality issues. She boasts substantial courtroom expertise across Civil, Corporate, and Criminal law. Passionate about justice and the protection individual rights, Madalena delivers a professional, tailored service, guiding clients seamlessly through the intricacies of obtaining Portuguese citizenship, property acquisition, and resolving the diverse legal challenges that foreign residents in Portugal may encounter.

Jan Meyer

Jan Meyer qualified as an attorney in South Africa, where he practised as such for more than two decades. During this time, he successfully completed a master’s degree in international Trade Law and Contracts. Jan then decided to permanently relocate to Spain, where he is currently based. Aside from assisting clients with international business contracts and business development, Jan has become increasingly involved in immigration and has gained vast knowledge about the processes and practicalities related to relocating to Spain. Jan has the passion, ability, and knowledge to assist clients with the process and navigate the challenges relating to relocating to a foreign country. As part of the Consult Immigration team, Jan is steadfast in delivering consistently excellent service to our clients, assisting them in achieving the desired outcome.

Jan Meyer

Jan Meyer qualified as an attorney in South Africa, where he practised as such for more than two decades. During this time, he successfully completed a master’s degree in international Trade Law and Contracts. Jan then decided to permanently relocate to Spain, where he is currently based. Aside from assisting clients with international business contracts and business development, Jan has become increasingly involved in immigration and has gained vast knowledge about the processes and practicalities related to relocating to Spain. Jan has the passion, ability, and knowledge to assist clients with the process and navigate the challenges relating to relocating to a foreign country. As part of the Consult Immigration team, Jan is steadfast in delivering consistently excellent service to our clients, assisting them in achieving the desired outcome.

Marlé Grobbelaar

Marlé Grobbelaar qualified as an attorney in South Africa, where she practised before relocating to Spain and settling in Girona. Marlé specialises in Immigration and relocation to Spain and has several years of professional and personal experience in this field. She has also lived and worked in the United Kingdom for more than a decade and is well versed in the potential challenges clients face when immigrating or relocating. Over the years, Marlé has gained vast and valuable knowledge related to the logistics and practicalities of immigration and relocation, and as part of the Consult Immigration team, she is committed to supporting our clients in the management of their personalised application every step of the way, from beginning to finality.

Marlé Grobbelaar

Marlé Grobbelaar qualified as an attorney in South Africa, where she practised before relocating to Spain and settling in Girona. Marlé specialises in Immigration and relocation to Spain and has several years of professional and personal experience in this field. She has also lived and worked in the United Kingdom for more than a decade and is well versed in the potential challenges clients face when immigrating or relocating. Over the years, Marlé has gained vast and valuable knowledge related to the logistics and practicalities of immigration and relocation, and as part of the Consult Immigration team, she is committed to supporting our clients in the management of their personalised application every step of the way, from beginning to finality.

What our Consult Clients have to say

Dear David, thank you so much for the assistance and professional service I received from you during my immigration process to Portugal. If it was not for your sound advice, I could have made a disastrous choice as to which country to relocate to, given the technical nature of immigration laws and how they are applied to foreigners. The support I received from you while dealing with the local officials was also very beneficial. Thanks for going the extra mile!

Schalk Badenhorst

I was hesitant to take this big step and apply for citizenship through descent, but I took the plunge and paid for an appointment with Consult Immigration. I am so happy I did this. David and Ines answered all my questions and were extremely helpful with their extensive knowledge of the process and they asked questions for me that opened my mind to many other possibilities that would lead me to my new destination. I really liked both of them and I felt they truly earned my trust. Great service. I got so much more out of our meeting than I expected. Nice surprise!

Shannon RossCalifornia, USA

David, Pina and his team at Consult assisted me in my residency permit application for Mallorca, Spain through their tireless efforts in SA and Spain, from initial interest through to making appointments with the relevant authorities in Palma and were highly knowledgeable and patient throughout the process. Highly recommended!

Maira KoutsoudakisCEO LIFE Group of Companies

I highly recommend Pina, David, and their team. Their expert advice helped us through a difficult situation, and we are very grateful to them.

Emma Merry United Kingdom

We would like to thank you once again for your very professional assistance in making this move possible. Your support during the process in South Africa was invaluable and your associates here in Portugal were very professional in dealing with the local procedures. This would be a daunting process without professional help and we can strongly recommend your services to anybody interested in relocating to Portugal.

Pieter Steyn & Márcia Camargo

I have had the pleasure of dealing with David at Consult and have been highly impressed with his professionalism. Pina, his partner in Spain, has also been extremely helpful and prompt to reply. I would highly recommend their immigration services to anyone looking to have the bureaucracy streamlined.

Simone Bishop

Consult Immigration assisted my husband and I with our residency application for Spain last year, and I can honestly say that I don't know how we would have achieved it without their assistance. There was always clear communication and we were kept up to speed on where we were in the application process, right through to our appointments in Spain and the approval of our residency. I highly recommend Consult Immigration.

Kristin Shaw

I have recently experienced the efficient service delivered by Consult Immigration as part of my residency application to Spain. I found David very open, enthusiastic to help and give advice, and knowledgeable. It was a pleasure working with him and I strongly recommend.

Hugh Turpin