What happened to Atteys solicitors?

On 12 March 2013, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (‘SRA’) closed down the solicitors firm, Atteys Ltd, formerly of Doncaster, Barnsley, Sheffield, Wath upon Dearne and Retford. If you have any queries about the closure of Atteys, please call on 0300 077 0130 or email us at: [email protected].

What happens when SRA intervene?

In an intervention, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) closes down a solicitor’s practice at once—to protect clients’ interests. After a firm has been closed down, it can no longer act for its clients.

What happens to Wills when a solicitor closed down?

When the SRA closes down a firm, funds are arranged to be transferred to the SRA and an intervention agent (another firm of solicitors) will be asked to hold the firm’s papers safely. These will include clients deeds, documents, case files and papers.

How long do SRA investigations take?

How long the investigation will take. Many cases are concluded within three months and most cases within 12 months. We will provide you with an update at six-monthly intervals if we have not been able to conclude the case sooner.

How do I get my money back from a solicitor?

Fill in the claim form Claims for Refunds of Money paid to a Solicitor if you want to: • claim from the Law Society Compensation Fund; or • be paid back your money now in the control of the courts or the Law Society; or • claim back money from both.

What to do if you are not happy with your solicitor?

If you have complained to your solicitor about poor service and you are not satisfied with their response, you can contact the Legal Ombudsman. The Legal Ombudsman deals with poor service, such as: delayed or unclear communication.

What powers do the SRA have?

We regulate all solicitors and most law firms in England and Wales. We protect and help the public by making sure: solicitors and law firms meet our high standards. we take action against solicitors who don’t follow our rules – for instance, by taking someone’s money or acting dishonestly.

When can a solicitor be struck off?

The reasons for striking a solicitor off the Roll for dishonesty are set out in the Court of Appeal decision of Bolton v The Law Society [1994] 1 WLR 512. Sir Thomas Bingham MR said: ‘The most serious [cases] involve proven dishonesty, whether or not leading to criminal proceedings or penalties.

Why do solicitors hold your money?

There are two significant reasons why probate solicitors hold money for an extended period after probate. These reasons are estate complexity and legal issues.

How much do solicitors take from compensation?

What does this mean? Most solicitors, who may advertise a ‘No Win, No Fee’ service, charge their clients a success fee of up to 25% of the damages awarded.

How do I make a formal complaint against a solicitor?

You can contact the Legal Ombudsman by: calling them on 0300 555 0333. going to the Legal Ombudsman website.

Who was involved in the collapse of atteys solicitors?

The collapse of Atteys, a South Yorkshire law firm shut down by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), looks set to leave creditors £5m out of pocket, a new report has revealed. The SRA closed Atteys down in March, appointing John Owen of Gordons as its “intervention agent”.

What happens to a solicitor when the SRA intervenes?

In an intervention, the SRA closes down a solicitor’s practice at once—to protect clients’ interests. After a firm has been intervened into, it can no longer act for its clients.

Where can I find atteys family law solicitors?

For details on the areas of law Atteys can help you with, please visit their web site. Call Atteys on Basic 7.3.05 Update your details – If you are from Atteys and wish to update your content please click here. Family Law Solicitors.

What to do if your solicitor’s firm has been closed down?

If your solicitor’s firm has been closed down by the SRA and your business has not been completed, you can get more information on what to do here: What if my case is urgent? When the SRA closes down a firm, we take all documents and papers that relate to its clients, including files and accounting records.