Neumans LLP has Smith & Williamson’s administrators appointed

  • Written By: Mark Gee
  • Published: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 13:12 GMT

Finbarr O’Connell and Henry Shinners of Smith & Williamson LLP were appointed as administrators of Neumans LLP (“Neumans”), solicitors, on 12 September 2017.

Neumans was a solicitors’ firm with offices in London and Manchester. The firm specialised in providing criminal law and commercial and civil dispute resolution advice, as well as guidance on business transactions and corporate affairs. Neumans dealt with individuals and corporate entities with both a national and international focus.

Neumans was referred to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) by the Court of Appeal in early 2017 before being intervened into by the SRA and forced to close down on 3 July 2017.

Finbarr O’Connell, the lead administrator, said; “The main focus, following our appointment as administrators, will be to preserve the assets of the firm for its creditors. The firm's assets consist of the firm’s work in progress and debtor book i.e. the amounts due to the firm in respect of services it has provided to its clients.”

Sirwa Sabir, a member of Neumans LLP said; ‘I am assisting the administrators with their work and hope that asset realisations will be sufficient to allow all creditors of the firm to be settled. I am receiving excellent cooperation from the solicitors who are currently advising the ex-Neumans clients.’

Anybody who has any questions or queries with regard to Neumans should contact the administrators by emailing them at or by writing to them at 25 Moorgate, London EC2R 6AY or by phoning them on 0207 131 4452

By necessity, this briefing can only provide a short overview and it is essential to seek professional advice before applying the contents of this article. This briefing does not constitute advice nor a recommendation relating to the acquisition or disposal of investments. No responsibility can be taken for any loss arising from action taken or refrained from on the basis of this publication. Details correct at time of writing.

Notes to editors
Smith & Williamson is a leading financial and professional services firm providing a comprehensive range of investment management, tax, financial advisory and accountancy services to private clients and their business interests. The firm’s c1,800 people operate from a network of 11 offices: London, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin (City and Sandyford), Glasgow, Guildford, Jersey, Salisbury and Southampton. Smith & Williamson is part of The Tilney Smith & Williamson Group.

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