The Solicitors Regulation Authority this week closed down a personal injury firm, citing suspicions of dishonesty involving the managing partner. The regulator intervened in Manchester firm Dennison Greer and effectively closed the practice immediately.
The SRA has closed 46 firms this calendar year, in addition to interventions affecting a number of individuals.
The Dennison Greer decision was made after a panel had been satisfied there was reason to suspect dishonesty on the part of Jayne Louise Greer, and that she had failed to comply with SRA principles and accounts rules, the SRA stated.
The regulator also issued an intervention notice concerning Greer herself. According to Companies House, she is 44 and has had directorships at seven different firms including Dennison Greer.
No further details are provided about the causes of the intervention and the Gazette has been unable to contact Greer or the firm for comment. Visitors to the firm’s website are informed the business has closed and north-west firm Stephensons is handling client files.
According to the Dennison Greer site, seen before it was shut down, Greer qualified in 1998 and is dual qualified as a barrister and solicitor. The firm specialised in all types of personal injury work and was based in the city centre, with its LinkedIn profile stating it employed between 11 and 50 people.
The Manchester Evening News reported in 2010 that the firm had opened a family law department to add to its range of services.