Former Manchester Conveyancing Solicitors, Wolstenholmes is now in Administration. The Administrators are likely to have a really hard job on their hands to untangle the financial mess.
Confirmation of the Administration can be found in the London Gazette
Date: 17 February 2010
Issue Number: 59337 Page number: 2702 Publication Date: Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Notice Code: 2410
Appointment of Administrators
In the Manchester District Registry No 370 of 2010
(Company Number OC320144)
Nature of Business: Law Firm.
Registered Office of Company: 277 Finney Lane, Heald Green, Cheshire SK8 3PX.
Date of Appointment: 9 February 2010.
Administrator’s Name and Address: Stephen Berry (IP No 9605), Berry & Co, First Floor, Lloyds House, 18 Lloyd Street, Manchester M2 5WA.
The Administrator who has been unable to gain access to the firm’s records, said: “As part of the administration I can confirm that there will be a thorough investigation into the affairs of Wolstenholmes leading up to the insolvency and any parties who were involved either formally or informally. I would encourage anyone with any information to contact me on 0844 310 1111. ”
The SRA will recover the money by way of a charge over the firm’s assets which will rank above that of secured creditor, Lloyds TSB.