On Friday (in common, apparently, with a lot of other sole practitioner lawyers and low-volume conveyancers) I received a "Dear John" letter from Abbey National (or "the Abbey", as they like to be called but have not bothered to change their name to).
They have unceremoniously and without warning "dumped" me - I am, with immediate effect, no longer on their conveyancing panel for mortgage work.
No real explanation - I just don't rock their boat, apparently
I will try to engage in a dialogue with them, but don't hold out much hope
I have some theories as to what is going on, and will publish them here over time