JMW advises J.D. Williams on its latest high profile deal


JMW Solicitors LLP have advised J.D. Williams & Company Limited (part of the leading home and internet shopping giant, N Brown Group plc) on its acquisition of part of the business and assets of the high street retailer, High and Mighty Limited (in administration), which specialises in clothing for tall and large men. 

High and Mighty Limited was placed into administration on 10 September 2009 and the acquisition by JDW has helped to secure jobs and the continuation of the High and Mighty brand.  The acquisition is also an important step in N Brown Group's strategy to strengthen its position in the menswear market and develop a full multi-channel offering.

The team from JMW, led by Richard Wolff, Head of Corporate Recovery and Insolvency, comprised of fee earners from various teams across the firm, including Corporate Recovery, Corporate, Commercial Property, Employment and Intellectual Property.

Richard Wolff said "It was tremendous for JMW to have the opportunity to work with J.D. Williams on this transaction as it takes its first steps onto the UK high street which I see as marking an exciting new development in N Brown Group's success story.  The quick turnaround required to make the acquisition happen also demonstrated JMW's expertise in dealing with high profile and complex transactions".

Paul Kendrick, Group Development Director for N Brown Group, commented that "JMW handled the transaction with efficiency and focus which enabled us to achieve the desired outcome within a tight timescale and we look forward to working with them on future deals."

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