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The bitter dispute between Hammonds and former partner David Jones could be close to reaching a conclusion as the Court of Appeal prepares to hear the case.
Jones was one of a group of former partners who fought a court battle with the firm relating to overdrawn profits. Although the other partners settled with the firm, Jones did not.
Jones is appealing a High Court decision that ruled the former partners were bound by the firm’s partnership deed, with a court date set for December. A source close to the matter said: “The court must think there’s a reasonable case here, otherwise an appeal date wouldn’t have been set.”
The news comes as Hammonds continues to wrangle with a group of former and current partners over the lease obligations on the Bradford office used by its spun-off conveyancing business Hammonds Direct.