Kingly Solicitors Limited t/a Coles Solicitors – SRA Intervention
Wednesday 12th August 2020
What has happened to Kingly Solicitors Limited t/a Coles Solicitors?
Kingly Solicitors Limited (‘Kingly’) trading as Coles Solicitors (‘Coles’), has been closed down by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (‘SRA’). This is called an intervention. The intervention took place on 12 August 2020.
Gordons LLP of 1 New Augustus Street, Bradford, BD1 5LL have been appointed to help the SRA with the closure of Coles. They are called the SRA’s Intervention Agent.
Coles had offices in Northallerton, Redcar, Stockton-on-Tees, York, Harrogate, Ripon, Market Weighton, Settle and Beverley.
Kingly also operated from other offices in the south of England with a variety of trading names. The SRA’s intervention into those offices is being handled by Devonshires Solicitors LLP, not by Gordons LLP.
What does this mean?
If you were a client, Coles 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/ or call The Law Society on 020 7320 5650 Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00.
What’s happened to my file?
The SRA has taken all clients’ files in Coles’ offices for safekeeping. If Coles have been acting for you on something which is ongoing and your file has been recovered, 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.
Where can I have my file sent?
If a file has been recovered for you, you can have this sent to you or to your new lawyer.
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 won’t cost you anything to have your documents sent.
How do I collect my Will and/or deeds?
The SRA is collecting all Wills and deeds held by the firm. These will be indexed although this process will take some time but a notification will be sent to clients in due course. If you need the documents urgently you can contact them at:
Tel: 0204 525 0250
How can I get more information about Coles?
- speak to Gordons on 0113 227 0360 (Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:30). You can leave a message outside office hours and we will call you back as soon as possible.
- email your query to Gordons at firstname.lastname@example.org
- find out more about interventions at the SRA’s website https://www.sra.org.uk/consumers/problems/solicitor-closed-down/intervention/