A firm specialising in campaigning for disability rights has been forced to enter administration.
Companies House records revealed last week that administrators from insolvency specialists Begbies Traynor had been appointed to handle the affairs of Sheffield-based Fry Law Ltd. Founder Chris Fry confirmed on social media that the firm had closed, with all clients informed and three firms moving into disability discrimination work who have taken on the work in progress.
Fry, previously a director with the dissolved practice Unity Law, added: ‘I am going back to what I do best – running my own cases instead of a firm.’
Fry Law was a prominent presence in the national media on account of its disability claims. Earlier this year it led a legal challenge against the government over its refusal to provide a British Sign Language interpreter in daily Covid-19 briefings in England.
Fry also represented disability rights campaigner Doug Paulley in the Supreme Court case against a bus company which resulted in it changing its policy over wheelchair access.
It has been reported that Fry Law had debts of more than £100,000 which it was not able to pay after several consultants left in a short space of time.