Partner, Mark Ellis comments;
"Although the firm was based in the North West of England, this has affected a lot of people in the North East, too. Anyone who believes they have had ongoing deafness or industrial disease claims with either Ansons or Coops need to seek alternative legal advice as soon as possible.
There may have been orders made against them without their knowledge and it is important therefore that they have another firm obtain their file with a view to advising them as to how they can proceed. Speak to me or a member of our team today for advice."
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has today shut down Bolton firm Coops Law, less than three months since it took over the practice of controversial practice Asons, which was also closed down by the regulator. A notice issued by the SRA said an adjudication panel “was satisfied that there is reason to suspect dishonesty on the part of Mr Irfan Khan Akram in connection with Coops Law Ltd’s business”. This meant it was necessary to intervene to protect the interests of clients. Also, the panel was satisfied that Coops Law Ltd has not complied with the terms of its alternative business structure (ABS) licence.