Since the Wolstenholmes scandal Fridaysmove has helped more than 150 former Wolstenholmes clients complete their Conveyancing. Some of whom were mere days from completion when Wolstenholmes was suspended. Read the full BBC report.
The conveyancing firm, based in Manchester, had been trading for no less than 191 years! “The Solicitors Regulation Authority has stepped in to close down 191-year-old Greater Manchester-based law firm Wolstenholmes. ” Commented Crain’s Manchester Business.
Amidst the confusion Fridaysmove was quick to act and set up a Wolstenholmes FAQ page to help people who had been left high and dry by this unfortunate situation.
Since then a large number have moved their conveyancing over to Fridaysmove and taken our counsel regarding reclaiming any money lost through the SRA, who have made a payment of £3Million pounds to help Wolstenholmes clients. Read the full story at the Law Gazette.
The firm was finally forced to close after there were over 100 complaints from people trying to complete their conveyancing with the Manchester firm. There were also claims that they would take a £300 deposit from clients then never get back in touch to complete the conveyancing. “One woman told the BBC that she had been left living in a caravan with her children. She claimed that the £445, 000 she had transferred to Wolstenholmes, nearly half of which was her own money, had been frozen. ” According to Times Online.
If you have been affected by the Wolstenholmes scandal please do not hesitate to get in touch with Fridaysmove who can now provide you with a Conveyancing Quote online.