Sheffield firm set for administration; BDO called in

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  • Sad to see this one go after 100 years of service. Unfortunately it's not the first and it won't be the last.

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  • It's a real tragedy. All those hard-working families losing their jobs.

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  • Indeed many more in the pipeline to go.

    Firms need to merge to reduce competition and regain stability, economies of scale and pricing power.

    It's sad but true but this will only help as the industry can't fight commoditisation and outsourcing.

    The legal sector will not be a growth industry for many years if ever.

    The real tradgey here is the financial ruin of future law students who will see decreased opportunity and massive debts.

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  • Apparently, the gaping hole left by a seven figure unpaid tax bill might have had something to do with it, as well. As with Halliwells, it is sad to see employees suffer due to mis-management.

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  • Do we know whether AMS has current or pending trainees?

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  • Being in the ARP was the final straw apparently.

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  • Does anyone out there know if this firm was previously Fenoughty & Ashton? My father James William Fenoughty was a partner in Fenoughty & Ashton Solicitors in Sheffield (which I believe was very highly regarded), but died in 1941 aged 55. I was only 4 when he died, so would be thrilled if anyone knows anything about him...
    Margherita Walters

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  • my family have known this old firm for more than 90 years and with regret had to terminate relations following the death of my father.

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  • J W Fenoughty was a Catholic solicitor who became famous in the 1930s trial of the infamous Mooney gang.During the sixties the firm traded under the name of Ashton,Fenoughty,Hewitt Barlow and Wise
    JWF was President of the Catenian Association's Sheffield Circle in 1930
    I would like to hear more from Margherita about her father

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  • im after some deeds to my house,, how do i aquire them,? i have tried ringing, but no answer,

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