‘Business as usual’ after Liverpool law firm restructures

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Liverpool law firm GWlegal insists it is business as usual despite its former operating company filing a notice of intention to appoint administrators.

GWlawyer Ltd made the move this week as part of a restructuring process that has seen its workforce transferred to GW Law Ltd.

GWlegal is based in Chapel Street, in the city centre. The firm had employed around 80 staff but this had reduced by around one-quarter during the pandemic.

Its services include conveyancing, remortgaging, equity release, personal injury, and wills and probate matters. The company also offers help and advice on everyday legal matters.

GW has confirmed to TheBusinessDesk.com there have been no redundancies as part of the corporate restructuring and all clients had also transferred over.

The firm was founded in 1984 as Goldsmith Williams Solicitors by Edward Goldsmith and Christopher Williams.

Its focus was domestic conveyancing provided from its two offices – Goldsmith worked from Allerton Road in Liverpool, and Prenton on the Wirral where Williams was based. Two years later a department for personal injury was added.

In 2017 the firm rebranded to GWlegal to reflect its increasingly modern legal offering, it said, and relocated to its Chapel Street address.