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Clarke Willmott, Cartwright King snap up Challinors teams

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  • "One of the West Midlands' longest established private legal practices, Hall Pratt and Pritchard which was founded in 1772 has gone into administration but local regional firm Challinors has responded to take over the practice files to make sure clients are protected."
    "Challinors Senior Partner, Paul Griffiths commented "We were approached to help Hall Pratt & Pritchard who were about to go into administration."
    "Challinors have received instructions from the Wolverhampton firm of recovery and insolvency business practitioners Leonard Curtis"

    Source - Challinors web site March 2010.

    Just over 3 years later it looks as though any hapless ex HP&P clients are about to be sold again. I wonder what they think of the modern day solicitors profession.

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  • challenors were dealing with my wifes late brothers estate, what happens now?

    who can we contact to continue with finalising the estate, any idea's please.

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  • I can only support the SRA's approach in not intervening when administrators, who are the experts in this situation, are already on the case. The SRA's substantial intervention costs would rank above the creditors, making the situation worse. I am sure the administrators liaise with the SRA to protect the clients, as best they can, as key stakeholders in the insolvency process. Challinors Solicitors Ltd - the NewCo formed when Challinors LLP announced its administration has not risen from the ashes - the administrators have to get the best deal for the creditors, clients and staff, and whoever was behind the NewCo obviously did not make the cut. My thoughts are with any salaried staff that are facing redundancy, its a horrible place to be.

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  • “The SRA has been closely overseeing the resolution of Challinors’ financial situation for the purpose of ensuring the protection of clients’ interests and money. To date, a formal intervention has not been necessary to secure this outcome. In particular, live client matters are being transferred to other law practices, archived files are being dealt with, and client money has been protected.”

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  • In response to J Price's comment above, all clients are being contacted over the coming weeks. Letters to clients will contain details of who will be looking after their matters going forward, etc.

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  • It is the poor clients and ripped off bebenficiaries of prbates I feel sorry for. rachel couldn't be more wrong, the money grabbing lawyers will fiond new jobs. The poor victims, the people who are owed money will prbably not fare so well.

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  • This firm deserves to be history, with expensive useless advice with false expectations, charging 2 minutes phone call at £20 at time.

    I hope every partner in the firm is struck off.

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  • I was very suspicious of how long Chellenors took to handle my late mom's estate; The statments we received from the bank was considerable more that what the solicitor offered us.
    I am feeling that mom's money was not properly handled and feel we were not given the correct sum of money.

    What do I do

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  • Why have you not contacted my husband or myself re the wills and enduring power of attorney that was lodged with Challinors Lyon Clarke in may 2003, we dealt with Margaret Porter, please let us know what is happening

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