Clients Facing Uncertain Times Where Existing Solicitors Are Intervened By SRA
- AuthorMark Ellis
We have seen over the last 6 – 12 months an increasing number of clients who have found that their acting solicitors have had their practice intervened by the SRA and have left their claim in a state of uncertainty.
A number of instructions have been received from clients whose solicitors have been intervened:
Isaac Abraham Solicitors, Moor Street, Bury BL9 5AQ and Coops Law/Asons Solicitors, 40 Churchgate, Bolton, Lancs BL1 1HL.
Both these firms provided legal advice for personal injuries, accidents at work and industrial disease.
I have recently successfully resolved a number of claims for the former clients of Isaac Abraham Solicitors who were intervened by the SRA on 17th August 2016. The practice had come under significant judicial scrutiny in respect of a large number of noise induced hearing loss claims that it had been dealing with.
Indeed many of those claims had drawn criticism from the Court and had been struck out and/or discontinued. Clients of the firm found that an adverse order had been made against them and their claim had not been pursued to a satisfactory outcome.
Since that intervention our firm has managed to obtain the file of papers from the intervening practice on behalf of the client and successfully recovered damages for them.
More importantly we have always ensured that there were no adverse orders for costs enforced against them following the striking out of their claims.
I'd like to point out that those individuals who have had dealings with Isaac Abraham Solicitors, Coops Law and Asons Solicitors have the option to instruct another solicitor of their choice to deal with their claim and to protect their position going forward.
If you feel that you have any claim that you wish to investigate or have had dealt with by Isaac Abraham Solicitors, Coops Law, Asons Solicitors or indeed any firm that have been the subject of intervention then please contact me to discuss.