A firm specialising in criminal law has gone into administration, with the business split and sold to other practices.
South east firm Rodney Warren & Co, which traded as Warren’s Law, was put in the hands of administrators Quantuma at the end of last week.
The firm had two offices in London and two in Sussex, practising in criminal law, dispute resolution and family law.
In a statement, Sean Bucknall, partner at Quantuma, said: ‘Andrew Hosking and I were appointed as joint administrators of Warren’s Law on 26 April. We have since completed an accelerated sale of the business. This has resulted in 95 per cent of jobs being saved at the company, following a very small number of redundancies prior to our appointment.’
According to the Warren’s website, crime and matrimonial client files will transfer to national firm Reeds Solicitors. All civil litigation files have been transferred to London firm St Paul’s Solicitors.
The firm was founded in 1994 by Rodney Warren, an expert in complex civil and criminal fraud cases, who last year gave evidence on anti-bribery procedures to the House of Lords Bribery Act 2010 committee.
According to the firm’s most recently filed accounts, covering the 2016/17 financial year, the firm employed 36 people and owed creditors £535,000 within one year, including £216,000 in bank loans and overdrafts. Existing creditors are advised to contact the joint administrators team at Quantuma.