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Harrington Brooks gets ABS license

Debt solutions provider to offer a 'comprehensive suite of legal services at a competitive price' 

24 June 2014

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By Manju Manglani, Editor (@ManjuManglani)

Debt solutions provider Harrington Brooks has been granted an alternative business structure (ABS) license to offer legal services in England and Wales.

The new business, branded Castle Keep Law, intends to provide a "comprehensive suite of legal services at a competitive price and with added efficiency".

It plans to offer traditional legal services to existing customers, with recent analysis suggesting that one in four has received legal support.

In celebration of its ABS license, Castle Keep Law is offering 30 minutes of free telephone legal advice and case assessment to any new business or customer. It will continue to provide free advice and support to existing customers of Harrington Brooks.

"With the spiralling costs associated with traditional legal advisory firms, the granting of the ABS licence allows Harrington Brooks to provide trusted legal advice in a cost effective manner, without the typical constraints that hold back other legal firms," the company said.

Castle Keep Law intends to act for clients in defending enforcement actions taken by creditors and recovering mis-sold financial or consumer products.

It also plans to offer more conventional legal services like dispute resolution, employment advice and drafting wills.

Its specialist division, MyCareClaim, currently helps those wrongly assessed, or not assessed at all, to obtain NHS continuing healthcare funding or NHS funded nursing care.

"From the feedback we have had from our customer base, legal services were the next logical step in our array of solutions," said Dominic Timmons, head of legal services and compliance for the new legal practice.

Harrington Brooks currently helps 55,000 customers repay credit by debt management plans and handles individual voluntary arrangements for a further 18,000 customers.




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