Administrators have been appointed at a Milton Keynes family law firm forced to close earlier this month.

According to a notice in the London Gazette, Affinity Solicitors Ltd, trading as Adams Moore Family Law, went into administration on 1 November.

Hertfordshire insolvency practitioner Libertas Associates has been appointed as administrator.

According to its LinkedIn profile, the firm had more than 50 staff members and specialised in divorce, finance on divorce, company assets on divorce and civil partnerships.

Six solicitors, Sheena Ladwa, Sabina Kauser, Debbie Boylin, Ruth Goward, Roger Weller and Deepa Patel, have already moved from Adams Moore to neighbouring firm Duncan Lewis Solicitors.

Each is involved in family and child care law and has brought their existing cases following Adams Moore's closure.

Shany Gupta, chief executive of Duncan Lewis, said: ‘The closure of Adams Moore, a leading family and child care law firm in the M1 corridor, is a blow for the local community as they had been providing legal aid services for many years. 

‘The addition of the six solicitors from Adams Moore not only ensures continuity for existing clients of Adams Moore but strengthens the depth and experience of the Duncan Lewis family and child care department which has over 100 staff across the UK.’

In 2010, the Milton Keynes Citizen reported that Adams Moore had grown annual turnover to more than £2m and had opened four offices.

Founder Toni Moore was presented with the NatWest everywoman award that year for overcoming significant challenges to achieve outstanding business success.