Scotland: MSP Calls for inquiry into collapse of law firm McClure

An MSP is calling for an inquiry into the collapse of a Greenock-based law firm which had tens of thousands of clients across Britain.

Some former clients of McClure are having to pay thousands of pounds to have legal paperwork updated or fixed.

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan says there should be an inquiry, although the initial priority should be helping its former clients.

The firm’s former managing director denied that any clients were misled.

Andrew Robertson also disputed any suggestion of criminality or fraud after Police Scotland said it was assessing correspondence and information in relation to McClure.

The firm of solicitors specialised in work such as wills and trusts, which are used by people to manage assets like property or money.

Some people set up trusts in the hope that they would protect their home from being sold to pay for care home fees, although trusts are not meant to be used for that purpose.