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Linder Myers Solicitors Served A Winding Up Petition

1st August, 2023
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Update 1 August 2023

Linder Myers cases are now being handed by Gordons.  You can contact Gordons LLP directly by calling 0113 227 0385 or emailing metamorph@gordonsllp.com.

Hundreds of jobs could be at risk after HMRC issued a winding-up petition against law firm Linder Myers Solicitors.

The 100-year-old firm, one of 14 legal brands run by Metamorph Group, has locations in Manchester, Chester, Lytham, York, and Shrewsbury.

Three of these names—Linder Myers, Donnelly and Elliott Solicitors in Gosport, and SLC Solicitors in Telford—combine to form MLL Ltd, which was this week served with a petition for winding up.

The group is “working hard and in collaboration with HMRC to resolve any outstanding matters in relation to our company MLL” a representative for the group told TheBusinessDesk.com.

MLL is currently four months behind on its accounts for the year ending in June 2021.

Donnelly and Elliott Solicitors, SLC Solicitors, and Linder Myers Solicitors were combined as part of a reorganisation, which resulted in a £2.1 million deficit for the 18 months ending in June 2020, according to MLL’s most recent filed accounts.

The company had more than 300 employees and assets worth £4.5 million at the time, yet its financial statements also had a signed promise from Metamorph Group to offer help for at least a year if necessary.

The company stated in the notes to the financial statements that “Covid-19 has had a mixed impact on the group, with some areas such as trusts and probate and family increase in demand for services throughout the period and in other areas, the courts slowing down has reduced our ability to complete cases.

“Furlough was used to help manage the financial impact of this situation, which also enabled the retention of key skills and capacity within the business.”

In a statement addressing the action taken by its creditor, Tony Stockdale, the founder, CEO and Chair of the group, said, “We are working to resolve matters with HMRC and we are very confident of a successful outcome”.

He said the group had “a supportive group of shareholders and management team who remain committed to our strategy”.

“That said, the action of HMRC was a shock to everyone. As a result we will be making a number of changes in the business to avoid a repetition.”

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