Birketts advises JRL Group Limited on purchase of McMullen Facades Limited (in administration)


30 November 2017

Leading law firm Birketts has advised, longstanding client, JRL Group Limited (JRL) on its purchase of the business and assets of McMullen Facades Limited in administration (McMullen) from the company's administrators for an undisclosed sum.

As reported by the BBC, the purchase involved corporate law aspects both here and in Northern Ireland and also the transfer of c. 270 employees and three leasehold properties (one in England and the other two in Northern Ireland).

JRL is a leading integrated construction solutions company whilst McMullen has an industry leading design team offering full design, fabrication and installation of complex facades.

The Birketts' team was led by Partner, Rafael Ruiz, who was assisted by Partners from other disciplines: Grace Kerr (Property) and additionally by Solicitor Hannah Harbottle (Property). 

Ronan Gleeson, Finance Director of JRL, said: “We have worked with the Birketts' team for a long time and knew we could rely on them to provide first-class expertise and client care with a solution focussed commercial attitude to get the job done in a very short timeframe. We were most certainly not disappointed, having instructed the team on the Friday afternoon we were able to announce completion by the following Wednesday evening.”

Raf Ruiz, Head of Birketts’ Corporate Team in Chelmsford, commented: “We were delighted to call on the skills of various departments across the firm to help JRL achieve its end goal of acquiring the business in a very tight timeframe."

Birketts was recently recognised by the Legal 500 UK 2017 rankings as one of the strongest law firms in the East of England.