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Mackesys closes as buyers found for open files

Written By - Channon Sharples - November 18,2014

Two firms have concluded the acquisition of the remaining cases of legal aid firm Mackesys after weeks of negotiations.

Criminal firm Tuckers Solicitors and family firm Warren’s Law will assume the future conduct of all of Mackesys’ files, subject to client consent.

The London firm announced on its website last month that it was closing with immediate effect. Its owner Geoff Wordsworth later clarified that the firm was still in business while a buyer was being sought.

The future of the firm’s remaining staff members and five offices in south London have not yet been clarified.

In a statement issued today through insolvency specialist Quantuma LLP, Wordsworth confirmed Mackesys will no longer be conducting legal work, but that the arrangements with the two purchasing firms will ‘help protect clients’ interests and preserve maximum value for Mackesys creditors’.

‘Both these firms are well-established and have the track record and capability to act in the best interests of Mackesys clients in the future,’ the statement added.

Wordsworth said the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Legal Aid Agency have both been informed.

Tuckers Solicitors is a national firm specialising in criminal defence, while Warren’s Law is based in Sussex and concentrates on family law.

Quantuma and national firm Pinsent Masons have advised on the sale process.