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Clintons and Manches, two firms with high profile family law practices, have received suspicious and threatening packages in the post. The packages were addressed to solicitors in their family law departments.
Clintons received an anonymous letter bomb, forcing the firm to evacuate staff from its Covent Garden headquarters today (19 November).
“We confirm that our family department received a suspect package in the post this morning. The police were called immediately and removed the package immediately. The building was evacuated during this process,” a Clintons statement said.
Meanwhile, Manches called in the police earlier today after a lawyer in the firm’s family law department received a suspicious package. The firm said that, following forensic tests, the police established that any apparently threatening material contained in the package was a hoax.
A Manches spokesman told The Lawyer: “Yes we did receive an anonymous package. The police were called. After inspecting the package they told the firm that it was a hoax.”