Intervention of Porter & Co Law Ltd
What has happened to Porter & Co Law Ltd?
Porter & Co law Ltd, 40 Benhill Avenue, Sutton, SM1 4DA has been closed down by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (‘the SRA’). This is called an intervention. The intervention took place on 06/10/21. Shakespeare Martineau of 1 Colmore Row, Birmingham, B4 6AA is helping with the closure.
What does this mean?
Unfortunately, the closed firm can no longer act for you and you will need to find another solicitor. We have not taken over the closed firm and cannot act for you.
You can choose any solicitor you like to act for you. If you do not know another solicitor, then your local Citizens Advice Bureau may be able to help you with this. If you have access to the internet you can also search for solicitors in your area by visiting
What happens to my file?
You can have your file sent to you or to your new solicitor. If your matter is legally
aided, then your file can only be released to a solicitor who undertakes this type of work.
If there are two or more of you named as clients, you will need to agree where the file should be sent. If you want your file to be sent to you, you will need to provide some copy identification. It will not cost you anything to have your documents sent.
What happens to my money?
The money in the closed firm's bank accounts has been transferred to the SRA.
Shakespeare Martineau or the SRA will look at the closed firm’s accounts to work out who the money belongs to. The SRA will try to return any money the closed firm was holding for you.
You will need to make an application for money to be returned to you.
If the closed firm's accounts are not in good order, it might be hard to work out exactly how much money is owed — and to whom. For that reason, it might take us or the SRA some time to return your money.
If the money cannot be returned to you or only part of it can, you, can for a grant.
If you urgently need money that the closed firm was holding for you, you can for a payment.
There is no guarantee that you will get a payment. You must prove that the solicitor was holding your money and satisfy the fund’s other rules.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone
0121 820 2580.
How can I obtain my will or deeds?
All wills and deeds held by Porter & Co Law Ltd are now stored at our intervention archives department, who will contact you.
A request for wills or deeds can also be made by email: email@example.com or by telephone: 02476 339250
How can I get more information?
Find out more about SRA interventions here.
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