Fletcher Longstaff in Administration

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Multi-award winning Fletcher Longstaff of Burton Waters have gone into administration on the 5th May 2020 leaving a large number of home buyers and sellers needing to find a new conveyancing solicitor to finish off their conveyancing transaction. Fletcher Longstaff's regulators, the Council for Licensed Conveyancers, have stepped in and are advising clients of what to do (details listed below).


Have you been affected by Fletcher Longstaff going into Administration?

At SAM Conveyancing we are doing what we can to help and are already working with a number of Fletcher Longstaff clients who need support finishing off their conveyancing so if you need a conveyancing lawyer then please give us a call and see how we can help - 0333 344 3234 (local call charges apply). Our panel of solicitors can help with:

  • Conveyancing for selling, buying, transfer of equity, remortgage, lease extensions and collective enfranchisement
  • Wills and Probate
  • Deed of trust
  • Employment issues including redundancy claims
  • Litigation

Please call 0333 344 3234 if you need any of the above legal services. When instructed we can help obtain your files from Flecther Longstaff Conveyancing Lawyers (you should have already been contacted by them ).

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What happened to Fletcher Longstaff?

Fletecher Longstaff were a conveyancing firm who were regulated by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) and handled conveyancing work including sales, purchases, remortgages and transfer of equity. Whilst we don't know how the conveyancing firm fell into debt or if the Coronavirus outbreak was the final straw, we know the company is in liquidation which means it doesn't have enough assets to pay off its liabilities.

With 690 excellent rated Trustpilot reviews it would appear clients of Fletcher Longstaff loved the service they provided since it started trading in 2015. Adam Cheal, the then Managing Director, once stated "The sole aim of the firm is to deliver the highest quality client care possible. This is achieved by giving the clients the best, whether this be in person, on the phone, by e-mail or any other method of communication". Adam terminated his directorship on the 4th May 2020 along with Thomas Edward Hansen and Astasia Helena Campbell.

In Fletcher Longstaff's 31st March 2019 year end accounts the company was only showing net assets of £1,931 which would appear to have not been enough to see the company through the challenges of Brexit and the Coronavirus.

The final remaining Director handling the winding up of the company with the appointed administrators is Claire Cheal. The Practitioner for the administrators is Patrick Alexander Lannagan, Mazars Llp One St Peters Square, Manchester, M2 3DE.

What happens to your case?
The CLC have appointed a conveyancing firm called Taylor Rose TTKW in Peterborough to take over any files or you can work with another firm of your choice. We are taking on a large number of Fletcher Longstaff cases and can help support getting your file transferred to our panel solicitors when you instruct. If Fletcher Longstaff hold client money of yours then do not panic because it is ring fenced away and cannot be used to pay off the liabilities of the company. The CLC has taken custody of all funds from Fletcher Longstaff’s client account.

If you are worried about post completion (click to find out more) work to register your property then please contact the CLC on:

Council for Licensed Conveyancers - Contact Centre
Tel: 020 3859 0904
Email: clc@clc-uk.org

Clients of Fletcher Longstaff will be shocked to see a company that they loved to work with is no longer there.

How do you instruct SAM to take over your file?
    Get an online conveyancing quote - our fees are very competitive
    Call us and we'll set up your file and our solicitor sends instruction documents
    Our panel solicitor contacts Fletcher Longstaff and CLC to organise the file to be sent over
    We push forward to get you moving again

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