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Departures hit Ashley Law

Two disgruntled Ashley Law members have quit the firm, with one accusing directors of having “ridden roughshod” over his business.

Gary Taylor, of Ashley Law Maesteg in Wales, claims he was left with no choice but to leave the firm after it decided to switch back-office systems.

Taylor says he was not consulted. He claims the new system was not compatible with his existing back office and it would have cost thousands of pounds to migrate data.

Ashley Law Darlington has confirmed it is leaving the firm but declines to comment on the reasons for its decision.

Ashley Law Sudbury refuses to confirm or deny whether it has resigned or is intending to resign its membership.

Taylor says: “I felt like my business was not my business any more. My main gripe was the decision to change systems without any consultation.

“Ashley Law said we could like it or lump it. We decided to lump it.”

Ashley Law director Jock Cassidy says: “It would be wholly inappropriate for me to comment.”

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