I was reading the bad news regarding the collapse of Fridays Property Lawyers into administration yesterday as reported on the Legal Futures website. Interesting how the use of "pre-packs" is becoming the de facto standard for getting yourself out of trouble!
Anyway, whilst reflecting on the news this morning I took at look at the FPL website. It's still up, looks like they are still in business and there's nothing on the site to indicate they are in administration. In fact, their contact us page says the company is called Fridays Legal Services Ltd, yet the footer of the website says "Fridays Legal Services Limited (Fridays Legal Services is a trading name of 'Gordons 173 Limited')" which is a bit confusing...listing two Limited Company names. I don't think the Companies Act allows that?
So, that prompted me to wonder whether the website of the Council for Licensed Conveyancers was carrying the story an advising consumers that the firm were in trouble. I could not see that they are.
But what randomly caught my eye on the CLC website was that on the page on their site titled "Limited Companies" which has a ink to a page offering advice on "setting up in practice". On that page, there is a list of companies/resources offering "Information available to assist in setting up in practice". Very useful too. Except, for the recommendation in the list of "l". I have nothing against this company they appear to be a comedy booking agency.
I know times are tough, but are the CLC really suggesting that for firms setting up as a Licensed Conveyancer you are going to need a sense of humour, or at least an "injection of humour"?