An employment tribunal has awarded a total of more than £37,000 in compensation to former staff of collapsed law firm network Kingly Solicitors Limited.
Kingly was a 16-office law firm consolidator that acquired a number of practices across the country since it was established in 2016. It was shut down in an intervention by the Solicitors Regulation Authority in August, one of the largest law firm closures in the regulator’s history.
The SRA’s intervention came after the firm failed to comply with one or more of the terms of its licence, and because there was “reason to suspect dishonesty” on the part of firm manager Nurul Miah. An investigation was then launched into Kingly’s directors and the firm was placed into voluntary liquidation in late September.