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What has happened to Jarmans Solicitors?

In a move that has taken many by surprise, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has officially closed down the practice of Jarmans Solicitors (JS) Limited, located at 13 Conqueror Court, Vellum Drive, Sittingbourne, ME10 5BH, on the 15th of March, 2024. The law firm Lester Aldridge is assisting the SRA with the process of the closure.

Immediate Impact on Jarmans Solicitors' Clients

As a direct result of this intervention, Jarmans Solicitors (JS) Limited is no longer in a position to represent or act on behalf of its clients. This development necessitates the need for its former clients to seek new legal representation promptly. For those affected and in search of alternative legal services, a comprehensive list of solicitors operating within England and Wales is readily available on the website of the Law Society.

Handling of Jarmans Solicitors Client Files

The closure of Jarmans Solicitors has led to the removal of all client files from the firm's premises. These files are now under the custody of the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Clients who wish to recover their files or need access to them for ongoing legal matters should refer to the SRA's Interventions page for detailed guidance on the retrieval process.

Client Monies and Trust Funds

In line with standard regulatory procedures following such closures, the bank accounts of Jarmans Solicitors (JS) Limited have been frozen. All funds previously held in these accounts on behalf of clients have been transferred to the control of the Solicitors Regulation Authority, where they are being securely held awaiting further instructions from the rightful owners. Clients concerned about funds that Jarmans Solicitors may have been holding for them are advised to consult the SRA Interventions page for information on how to claim these funds.

Seeking Further Information

The closure of a law firm raises numerous questions and concerns for its clients, employees, and the wider legal community. For those seeking more details about this particular intervention and its implications, the Interventions Team can be reached at 01202 786341 or via email at Additionally, the appointed agent for this intervention, Chris Evans, along with the SRA's website, are valuable resources for up-to-date information and guidance during this transition period.

The closure of Jarmans Solicitors marks a significant event in the legal landscape, affecting many clients and ongoing cases. The importance of swiftly securing new legal representation cannot be overstated for those impacted. As the legal community and its clients navigate through these changes, the focus remains on ensuring minimal disruption to legal proceedings and safeguarding the interests of clients during this challenging time.

Premier Solicitors is positioned to offer comprehensive support and legal assistance to all current and past clients of Jarmans Solicitors in this challenging time following its recent closure by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

How can Premier Solicitors help?

Premier Solicitors offers a wide range of legal services that cover various areas of law, including but not limited to family law, corporate law, real estate transactions, wills and estate planning, and litigation. Our experienced team of solicitors and legal professionals are ready to step in immediately to ensure there is no disruption in the legal support you require.

Seamless Transition of Legal Files

With a thorough understanding of the regulatory procedures and requirements following the closure of a law firm, Premier Solicitors will work closely with the Solicitors Regulation Authority to ensure a smooth transition of legal files and documents. Our team is equipped to handle the retrieval process on behalf of clients, ensuring that all confidential documents and case files are transferred securely and efficiently, with minimal input required from the client's side.

Management of Frozen Assets and Trust Funds

For clients concerned about funds that were held by Jarmans Solicitors, Premier Solicitors has a dedicated team that can provide advice and assistance in liaising with the Solicitors Regulation Authority. We will guide you through the process of claiming back your funds, offering clear, step-by-step advice to ensure your assets are protected and recovered without undue delay.

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At Premier Solicitors, we understand that every client's situation is unique. Our approach is to offer personalised legal services tailored to the specific needs and circumstances of each client. From the initial consultation, we focus on understanding your legal needs and objectives, ensuring that our advice and representation are aligned with your best interests.

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Communication is key during times of uncertainty. Premier Solicitors is committed to providing ongoing support and clear, consistent communication throughout your legal journey with us. Our clients have direct access to their legal team, ensuring that you are kept informed and involved in every decision related to your case.

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Premier Solicitors has established a broad network of legal experts across various specialisations. This network enables us to offer comprehensive legal support, regardless of the complexity or nature of your legal needs. Whether you require specialised advice or support, we have the resources and expertise to assist.

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Premier Solicitors, a leading law firm in the UK, specialises in providing both professional and affordable legal services across a broad spectrum, including Probate and Estate Administration. To explore how we can support your needs during this challenging time, please reach out to us at 01234 358 080, or visit our contact page to submit an enquiry form.

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