JMW Offering Legal Assistance to Deben Transport Employees Following Collapse

The employment law team at Manchester-based JMW Solicitors LLP is ready to help those who have been made redundant, or are facing redundancy, from Deben Transport. The law firm is urging the 224 employees to get in touch as soon as possible so a full investigation into the circumstances of the redundancy, and their treatment during this time, can be carried out.

The haulage company, which rescued a rival firm back in 2013 and operated from bases in Manchester, Southampton, Hull, Birmingham, Leeds, Tilbury, Alconbury, South Shields and Doncaster, has collapsed due to losses over the last two years of trading. It is understood that about 200 people have lost their job, with 50 of these coming from the Manchester area.

Joint administrators have been brought in and are currently working to realise the assets of the company, which had 150 44-tonne vehicles and more than 200 trailers, according to its website.

JMW’s employment law solicitors have dealt with many cases of redundancy, and have extensive knowledge on the procedures and guidelines that employers must abide by during proceedings such as this. These include:

  • All procedures being carried out fairly and in line with statutory law
  • An appropriate consultation that complies with current UK legislation
  • Responsibilities to help former employees find employment

Carl Moran, a partner in the employment team at JMW, says:

“Understandably, the administration process is a stressful and difficult time, however, it is still an employer’s duty to protect their employees, and it is their right to be treated fairly if a company decides to make redundancies following a collapse.

“If there are any signs that anyone employed at Deben Transport has been unfairly treated, or had their rights ignored, during the administration process, our solicitors will work hard to recover what they are legally entitled to. We are dedicated to ensuring everyone gets what they deserve during this time of uncertainty.

If you have been made redundant, or are facing redundancy, from Deben Transport, please contact our friendly and approachable lawyers as soon as possible to discuss your treatment. We are on hand to provide you with guidance and support, and have helped many others through similar situations.

To speak to a solicitor, call us today on 0161 838 2766 or email

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