JMW Encourages Palmer & Harvey Employees to Contact Them Following Recent Administration Announcement

JMW’s employment law team urges Palmer & Harvey employees to get in touch after the company recently filed for administration. Affected employees of the tobacco wholesaler are invited to contact the team to discuss their current situation and find out more about the options available to them.

The 90-year-old company, who have a major presence in the St Helens area, succumbed to “challenging trading conditions”, leaving a reported 2,500 staff out of work, and 900 current workers still at risk of redundancy.  The financial instabilities of the UK’S largest supplier of cigarettes have been evident for some time now, with the efforts to restructure being unsuccessful.  

JMW would like to provide a service to all affected employees of Palmer & Harvey, enabling them to understand their legal rights and options, by explaining the next steps to take following this announcement.

Liz Cotton, a partner in JMW’s employment team, says:

“At JMW we have a wealth of experience in advising on all employment related matters. Having already handled a number of similar cases, including class actions on behalf of former employees of JJB Sports (in Administration), City Link and Keeping Kids Company (in compulsory liquidation) , our specialist team are able to represent those affected at Palmer & Harvey through what will undeniably be a difficult time.”

Laura McHugh, a solicitor in JMW’s employment team who has been involved in a number of similar cases, says:

At JMW we understand the enormity of the situation presented to employees of Palmer & Harvey. The uncertainty of future job prospects and potential job loss means an extremely difficult period for all employees involved, both those who have been made redundant and those who remain at the company. JMW is on hand to provide both clear and helpful advice to any Palmer & Harvey employee who is unsure of the options available to them at this time.”

If you were or are an employee of Palmer & Harvey, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our employment law team to discuss your next move. We understand this is an extremely distressing time and we are here to help. Contact us on 0345 450 9542 for more information. 


For more information:

Samantha Meakin

0161 828 1981

Note to Editors

JMW Solicitors LLP is one of the leading Manchester law firms and offers a broad range of legal services to both commercial and private clients.  We are committed to providing legal services in a cost effective and timely manner.

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