Joint administrators from Quantuma, Andrew Hosking and Simon Bonney, were appointed on the 9th October by First Stop Legal Services Ltd, trading as GT Law. Samantha Palmer of Ashfords has been appointed as the solicitor manager.
With offices in Essex, Manchester and Liverpool, the firm employs over 100 staff with a company turnover of £7.9 million.
Despite pre-tax profits of over £179,000 ending February 2014, GT Law has reportedly struggled of late after being referred to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) over its alleged misconduct with clients’ claims.
A 2011 injury claim by 16,626 people over the Sonae fire in Kirkby, Merseyside had been dismissed in court this August due to a lack of evidence as well as the handling of claims by two law firms, including GT Law. According to reports, questionnaires about the claimant’s health had been tampered with and cold-calling had been used as a method to draw in new clients to put forward their ‘case’.
Administrators have confirmed that all client files at GT Law will be transferred to surrounding law firms with the clients’ consent.
Clients will be contacted by the other law firms in due course. Any questions should be directed to 01273 322400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.