Earlier today it was announced that Highland solicitors Georgesons, Wick had agreed to act on behalf of clients of the troubled law firm Highland Law Practice (HLP), also of Wick, Caithness.
Concerns were raised last month following an inspection of HLP’s books and accounting records. The Law Society of Scotland subsequently applied to the court in order to protect HLP clients’ interests.
An agreement has since been reached between Georgesons Solicitors and the Judicial Factor which will see all client files and paperwork transferred to Georgesons today, Monday, 5 March 2012.
Georgesons’ Principal, Bruce de Wert said in a statement today,
“It is a reflection of the high standards of the legal profession that where problems occur, they are dealt with both speedily and with as little drama as possible. I have been asked by the Judicial Factor to assist the clients of Highland Law Practice and they can be sure that I shall do so.
The practising certificate of Sylvia MacLennan, a former partner of Highland Law Practice, has been restored by the Law Society of Scotland and she will be working under me.
All clients are welcome to contact me”.
Georgesons will be contacting former clients of the Highland Law Practice, to inform them of the arrangements in place to deal with ongoing work.
Any clients with queries should contact Georgesons Solicitors, 22 Bridge Street Wick on 01955 606060.
The Judicial Factor is continuing to examine the circumstances that gave rise to the appointment on 15 February.
Bruce de Wert is founder of online legal service MyScotttishLaw, specialist in online divorce, wills and powers of attorney.