BBC'S Watchdog is investigating claims concerning a Chester businessman whose company has gone into liquidation.
The BBC contacted The Chronicle yesterday about Lee Wilson, MD of Stanley Porters & Co, of Union Street, Chester, a company which recovered compensation for mis-sold endowments and payment protection insurance as well as bank charges.
Watchdog said it has been looking at Mr Wilson after receiving complaints.
William Mager, director of Watchdog, said: 'I've been looking into Stanley Porters for a while - lots of complaints from people who've paid £350 up front for the 'no win no fee' scheme, and are now trying to get the fee back.'
Mr Wilson this week parked his Range Rover outside The Chronicle so it could be photographed. He was apparently upset after our reporter accompanied Chester resident Matthew Sankey to Mr Wilson's Bath Street home.
Mr Sankey, who had handed over a £365 deposit to pursue a claim for compensation, unsuccessfully demanded his money back from Mr Wilson on his doorstep and was aggravated to see the company boss driving around in a three-year-old Range Rover.
The Chronicle and Mr Sankey took photos of the vehicle - Mr Wilson then drove the Range Rover to The Chronicle's HQ, telling reception staff the car was ready to be photographed.
Mr Wilson first came to the public's attention when he sacked four employees by text message, citing a 'lack of professionalism and poor overall performance of the Chester office'.
He offered reassurances the business would continue trading then laid off the remaining five workers in Chester and closed his Glasgow office.
Asked by The Chronicle if clients' deposits were in danger, he replied: 'Are they heck!'
Mr Wilson confirmed Stanley Porters & Co had gone into liquidation. Insolvency practitioner Parkin S Booth, of City Road, is handling the affairs of the business.
Cheshire Trading Standards has not received any complaints in relation to the company.