A law firm is urging anyone being chased for legal bills over failed cavity wall insulation claims to get in touch with them.

Hugh James said it is acting for former clients of Sheffield legal firm SSB Law in relation to a number of professional negligence claims. 

Clients of Sheffield firm SSB Law said they had been landed with a huge legal bill despite being assured it was 'no win no fee', cases over cavity wall insulation schemes.

A number of Lancashire residents had spoken out after being sent legal bills totalling thousands of pounds.

In November, SSB Law had filed for administration and last week the firm finally went into administration with the loss of 192 jobs.

Insurers Royal and Sun Alliance (RSA) confirmed it is ‘seeking recovery of court awarded costs associated with failed actions brought by SSB Law’.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), said earlier this year it was ‘aware of the concerns of many householders’ and were investigating these issues.

It is understood there could be in excess of 1500 CWI claims which have failed, and ex-clients will now face legal bills mounting up to £35,000 on average or more. 

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Hugh James Financial Mis-selling team, Erich Kurtz, said: "The clients we're representing have previously been informed that they were protected from adverse costs and had ATE insurance to meet any adverse costs they might face, but it is now clear every ex-client we have spoken to is facing significant and unexpected legal bills as a result.  
"We're assisting them in seeking a reduction in these adverse costs and helping them reach a compromise on enforcement proceedings to avoid where possible, bailiffs, charging orders or threats of insolvency.  

“Simultaneously we're pursuing a professional negligence claim against SSB Law's professional indemnity insurers to discharge the adverse costs they face."

Hugh James can be contacted on 029 2267 5700 or at erich.kurtz@hughjames.com