Algarve Resident welcomes new contributor

Lawyer Cristina Marcelino will be presenting legal advice to readers of the Algarve Resident in a new monthly column.

After graduating from Lisbon University in 1998 with a degree in law, Cristina Marcelino worked as a legal advisor for Lagos Câmara where she dealt with a range of legal matters including public administration, construction, urbanisation and licences.

In 2004, she set up her own legal practice in Lagos on Rua António Crisógno dos Santos, next to the Tivoli Hotel Lagos and since then has been dealing with cases covering many different areas including private law, property matters and company and business taxes.

Cristina Marcelo, who is fluent in Portuguese, English and German while also being competent in French and Spanish, will be joining the team at the Algarve Resident from January with her articles reflecting her legal knowledge and experience combined with her personal approach to clients.

Her first column will be published in the January 28, 2011 edition.