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I need to find out the name of a solicitors that drafted a

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I need to find out the name of a solicitors that drafted a Will about 25 years ago but has since closed.The only information I have at the moment is the address of the office they had back in 1989.Any advice how I can find out more about the company?Thanks

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Are they based in the UK?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi BenYes they are and I have the address. It was 181 Mitcham Lane, London.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I should say "were" based at 181 Mitcham Lane, London. They have either moved or closed since then.

By doing a search to see if they are mentioned anywhere else, I have found that there was a firm called Spencer Gibson & Son who were based at that address back in the 1980s. Looking at the Law Society now, there is no record of such a firm so the most likely scenario is that they have now ceased to operate and have closed down. For example if this was a small practice with just one or two partners, the death of these may have resulted in the closure of their practice - quite common with small firms like this one

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