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"Protection and compensation" for constituents affected by Law Firm Collapse - says Judith

Judith Cummins, the Labour MP for Bradford South, has called on the Government to ensure that people in Bradford South are provided with ‘protection and compensation’ following the collapse of law firm SSB Law.



Judith also met with Bradford South constituents at an event in Parliament organised by Imran Hussain MP (Bradford East) to discuss how their lives have been impacted by defective cavity wall insulation and SSB Law’s collapse.


The firm’s entry into administration has left clients who were assured their cases would be taken on a no-win, no-fee basis with bills often totalling tens of thousands of pounds.


In Parliament, Judith pointed to the ‘extortionate legal costs’ which were being incurred from defendant lawyers. The body responsible for regulating law firms, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the collapse of SSB law.


The Legal Services Board (LSB) have also announced that they are undertaking an independent review of the SRA’s actions leading up to the collapse.


Speaking in Parliament, Judith asked the Secretary of State for Justice:


“What steps will the Minister be taking to ensure that the Solicitors Regulation Authority has the necessary powers to provide my constituents with the protection, compensation, and justice that they deserve?”


Responding, Secretary of State for Justice, Alex Chalk MP said:


“Can I thank the honourable lady for raising that important point on behalf of her constituents.”“I will write to her.”


Speaking after the exchange, Judith said:


“The Ministry of Justice must urgently improve consumer protections and engage in reforms to ensure that this never happens again.”“There can be no further delays. The people impacted by the collapse of SSB Law deserve Justice now.”


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