The Solicitors Regulation Association has confirmed that it has closed down the offices of Richard Burley of Consumer Credit Litigation Solicitors in Manchester, the firm that provided legal advice for Cartel.
Both Cartel and CCLS operated out of the same office complex in Ardwick, Manchester.
It was revealed earlier this month that Cartel is itself under investigation by the Ministry of Justice.
The SRA says the firm was closed due to: “suspected dishonesty, breaches of the Solicitors’ Code of Conduct 2007 and the need to protect the interests of clients”.
Cartel chief executive Carl Wright says: “It is with regret that I can confirm that CCLS have effectively been closed down by the SRA. It is not clear what reasons the SRA had for this course of action. However, it is important to ensure that all Client Claims are dealt with in the most appropriate manner from this point on.”