Solicitors Regulation Authority step-in to close group of solicitors in Harrogate

The practice of Legal Development Partners Limited in Harrogate which also traded as LDP, Ashworth Law, Towers Legal, Fortius Legal and Go Legal have now now closed with an intervening agent appointed.

An intervention is a step taken to protect clients’ interests and money, in the public interest.



Note: the intervention does not apply to Beck Solicitors in Harrogate who have operated as a separate business since April 2013. They have not been involved in the SRA investigations.

Marion Vesey of Shacklocks LLP, t. Peter’s House, Bridge Street, Mansfield, NG18 1AL has been appointed as the intervening agent. For enquiries please call 01623 423073 or email marionv@shacklocks.co.uk 

Notice on the door of the offices on Grove Park Court in Harrogate
Notice on the door of the offices on Grove Park Court in Harrogate

From the Solicitors Regulation Authority webiste (SRA) it gives the following details:

The Committee was satisfied that grounds for intervention existed under Paragraph 32(1)(d) of the Administration of Justice Act 1985 because there is reason to suspect dishonesty on the part of a manager or employee of Legal Development Partners Limited namely Lucy-Ann Kirkham, Mohammed Khalid Sharjahan and Matthew Cobley.

The Committee was further satisfied that grounds for intervention existed under Paragraph 32(1)(a) of the Administration of Justice Act 1985 due to the failure to comply with the SRA Accounts Rules 2011, the SRA Principles 2011 and the SRA Code of Conduct 2011.

www.sra.org.uk/consumers/solicitor-check/564712.article


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