A NEW group of people affected by the collapse of a Greenock law firm have come forward after an information event highlighted by the Tele attracted 150 ex-clients of the company.

A second event for those hit by the failure of McClure Solicitors has been organised by Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan.

The firm, which was founded in Greenock in 1853, went into administration in April 2021, leaving scores of local clients in limbo.

In an effort to help those affected, Mr McMillan teamed up with the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) watchdog and held a public information session at the Beacon Arts Centre for those impacted by the company going bust.

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The event was attended by scores of locals who were eager to find out what help was available to them, with many more expressing an interest despite not being able to attend.

But it has emerged that many more families are affected than first thought.

The SNP politician is now planning a new Q&A to help those who couldn’t make it along to the first.

Greenock Telegraph: MSP Stuart McMillan has partnered up with the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission to host an

He told the Telegraph: “I was pleased that my first event with the SLCC was a sell-out, as it confirmed to me that this was the right approach to try to help my constituents who are former clients of McClure Solicitors.

“Given there was already a growing waiting list before the initial event had even taken place, I knew I’d need to organise another event as clearly there are lots of people in Inverclyde who’re affected by this.

“Worryingly, many of the people who’ve contacted my office about the second event were none the wiser about McClure’s going bust, as they’ve yet to be notified.

Greenock Telegraph: SLCC information event at the Beacon in Greenock

“Many of these people are elderly and have not moved house or changed their contact details for decades – which is yet another reminder of the challenge being faced by my constituents.

“I want to thank the SLCC for their continued commitment to work alongside me to inform local people about the process for making a complaint to them about McClure's.

“Safe to say, if this second event also sells out I will consider hosting another event.

“To anyone who can’t make the event, please contact my office for further details about this situation and about how you may be able to make a complaint to the SLCC.”

The information evening will be held at the Beacon Arts Centre on February 12 between 6-8pm.

Those who wish to attend should book their place online at http://tinyurl.com/3eh372kd or call Mr McMillan’s office on 01475 720930.