In our article of 9 August 2004 about Merriman White, we reported that the firm was closed for business. We understand however that the firm has been taken over by two new partners: Andrew Crossley and Dominic Murphy, who have bought the practice from its former partners. Merriman White acts for the majority of its predecessor’s clients and employs the vast majority of its support staff and fee-earners and, as before, will be a specialist practice in its core areas of commercial and construction litigation.
In that same article and in an earlier article on 12 July, we also reported that the then partners of the firm Jeremy Wolff and Ray St John Murphy had been declared insolvent and petitioned for their own bankruptcy. The proceedings arise from financial difficulties experienced in the personal injury branch of the business, which in turn caused them to sell the firm. Mr Murphy is a consultant at Merriman White.