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Pure Legal Limited administration

What has happened?

Pure Legal Limited (“PLL”) has been placed into administration and Robert Armstrong, Michael Lennon and James Saunders of Kroll Advisory Limited have been appointed as Joint Administrators. 

As a result of this administration, Pure Legal Limited has ceased to undertake any further legal work and is no longer able to act for its customers in relation to their ongoing civil litigation cases.

The Joint Administrators have made arrangements to transfer these cases to new solicitors, who have experience in the type of claims being transferred. They are writing to impacted customers to let them know which solicitor their case will be transferred to.

The new solicitor will also be contacting customers separately to introduce the legal adviser looking after their case.

We are onboarding these new solicitors on to our panel and providing our consent to transfer your case to them. We will continue to fund your case in accordance with the terms of your loan agreement. You do not need to contact us in relation to this transfer.

Who does this impact?

This only impacts civil litigation customers who have claims being managed by Pure Legal Limited.   

If your case was being managed by Pure Legal Limited, you will receive a letter from the Administrator to confirm the changes.

This does not impact:

  • Civil litigation customers who have cases managed by firms other than Pure Legal Limited
  • Clinical negligence customers
  • Family customers
  • Probate customers

My case was being managed by Pure Legal Limited - how am I impacted?

Pure Legal Limited are no longer able to act for their customers on their cases.

The Joint Administrators have made arrangements to transfer affected cases to new solicitors, who have experience in the type of claims being transferred. They are writing to impacted customers to let them know which solicitor their case will be transferred to.

The new solicitor will also be contacting customers separately to introduce the legal adviser looking after their case.

We are onboarding these new solicitors on to our panel and providing our consent to transfer your case to them. We will continue to fund your case in accordance with the terms of your loan agreement. You do not need to contact us in relation to this transfer.

My case was not managed by Pure Legal Limited - how am I impacted?

You are not impacted if your case isn’t being managed by Pure Legal Limited.

Do I need to do anything?

Novitas does not require any action from you. You do not need to contact us to transfer your case to the new solicitor. 

Your new solicitor will be in touch to discuss your claim and how it is going to be progressed.  

I want to transfer my case to a different solicitor – what do I do?

If you decide to instruct another solicitor, other than the one your case has been assigned to, you will need to:

  • Notify the solicitor that your case has been transferred to and request that they transfer your case to your preferred solicitor
  • Contact Novitas Loans to discuss whether we can continue funding your claim with the solicitor you have selected

Please be aware that the terms of the arrangements and structure of fees with any other solicitor may be different from the agreement you had with Pure Legal Limited, and you may be obliged to pay outstanding fees to Pure Legal Limited (in administration) in the event you do wish to transfer the file. If you have any queries about this, please contact your new solicitor or the Joint Administrators. 

My case has concluded – why am I being contacted?

You will only have been contacted by the Joint Administrators if your case file remains open with Pure Legal Limited. Even if you believe your case has concluded your case file may still be open – this may be because, for example, your Novitas loan has not yet been fully repaid.

Your loan operates on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. It is designed to always be repaid by your solicitor out of the proceeds of your claim, or by an insurance policy where your claim is not successful.

If your case has failed, your Novitas loan should be repaid by the ATE (After the Event) insurance policy you have in place. Your solicitor needs to make a claim under your insurance policy (on your behalf), and the insurer then needs to settle the loan. This process can take some time.

What should I do if I don’t fully understand the information provided or have further questions? 

If you would like to speak with someone about the Pure Legal Limited administration, please contact the Joint Administrators directly on 0808 196 3791. Alternatively, please email them at PureLegal@kroll.com.

If you want to discuss any aspects of your case, please contact your new solicitor. The Joint Administrators are writing to impacted customers to let them know which solicitor their case will be transferred to.

If you have questions about your Novitas loan please call us on 0333 321 6064, or write to us at Novitas Loans, Wimbledon Bridge House, 1 Hartfield road, London, SW19 3RU.