Gurney Harden Solicitors Ltd (In Administration)

Thursday 9th April 2020

SRA Intervention – 7 April 2020

 

What has happened to Gurney Harden Solicitors Limited?

Gurney Harden Solicitors Limited (‘Gurney Harden’), formerly of 108 High Street Ashford Kent TN24 8SD, has been closed down by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (‘SRA’) in order to protect the interests of its clients. This is called an intervention.  The intervention took place on 7 April 2020.

Gurney Harden also had branch offices in Eastbourne, Hastings, Havant, Worthing and Medway.

Gordons LLP of 1 New Augustus Street, Bradford, BD1 5LL has been appointed to help the SRA with the closure. They are called the SRA’s Intervention Agent.

Separately, Gurney Harden went into administration in December 2019. The administrators are Charles Turner and Bai Cham of CVR Global LLP.

What does this mean?

If you were a client, Gurney Harden can no longer act for you. You will need to find another lawyer to act. Gordons are not acting for you.

You can find a lawyer by searching here: http://solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk/

As Gurney Harden stopped acting for clients in December 2019, some clients may have already instructed a new solicitor to act. If this applies to you, you do not need to find another lawyer.

What’s happened to my file?

The SRA is making arrangements to take all Gurney Harden’s clients’ files into safekeeping.  Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19, there may be a delay in collecting files.

If Gurney Harden were acting for you on something which is ongoing and your file has been recovered, Gordons or the SRA will write to tell you and ask where you want your file to be sent.  You or your new lawyer should let Gordons know quickly where you want your file to be sent as there might be important time limits.

What’s the difference between the SRA’s intervention and the role of the administrators?

  • The SRA’s intervention is a decision taken to protect the interests of Gurney Harden’s clients.

 

  • The administrators role is to deal with the company affairs of Gurney Harden. If you are a trade creditor or former employee of Gurney Harden, you should contact the administrators. Their details are CVR Global LLP, 20 Furnival Street, London, EC4A 1JQ (T: 020 3794 8750)

How can I get more information?

You can:

  • speak to Gordons on 0113 227 2102 (Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:30). If we’re not available, leave a message and we will call you back as soon as possible.

 

You can find out more about interventions at the SRA’s website https://www.sra.org.uk/consumers/problems/solicitor-closed-down/intervention.page