I have been watching the threads with interest, as a (now) ex-Client of H&H. I agree, he was plausable, as most con-men are. He struck me as genuine and I had no reason to believe he was not doing what he said he was. I paid no money whatsoever, but some of the reports from Publishers were odd in that that there was nothing to say from whence they came. Some of your experiences are parallel with mine. I have ascertained from three Publishers they have never heard of me, my tome, or H&H. I had been sitting on the fence, wanting to discuss the situation with Hill, but he would not contact me, so I have made it quite clear 'that is that'. It is impossible to see what he was getting out of it, but for me, it is doubly irritating, because I spent 5 years with an Agent who said he was submitting MSS and also, trying to get either a film or a TV series floated ( I have written a series of books about a specific character). To go from him to someone almost the same is beyond belief. Who said lightning never strikes twice? To those worried about their contracts, they are at an end for at least two reasons (at least, from a UK law angle). One, Hill and Hill are in fundamental breach of contract as they are not submitting anything! You may accept that breach as terminating the contract. Secondly, the contract will, in any event, be frustrated, because the object of the same is now no longer possible,as the Agency has ceased to carry on business. I too, am in the legal profession.