Yorkshire-based law firm is shut down by regulator

A North Yorkshire-based law firm has been shut down by the industry regulator due to suspected dishonesty on the part of its managing partner.

In a closure decision notice, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) said it had intervened in North Yorkshire Law and the practice of its director Richard Charles Boyd.

A notice which is now on the firm’s website states that all practice papers, files and monies held by the firm are in the possession of the SRA, with affected clients advised to make any enquiries to Bradford-based intervening agents Gordons LLP.

No further details have been disclosed about the closure.

North Yorkshire Law, which also had offices in York and Whitby, was established in 2000 with the merger of several firms in the county, including Marshall Edwards Boyd & Tubbs, Buchannan & White, Pearson & Whitfield, George Cass Rylands, Drabble & Co, Pearson Till and Michael Carter.

The firm specialised in family, conveyancing and wills, trusts and probate.

In August 2019, North Yorkshire Law completed its merger with Bedwell Watts & Co.