A LAW firm has been instructed to investigate the way that the redundancy process was managed when a Warrington-based ceased trading.

Lane End Developments Construction was reportedly working on more than a dozen different sites when it collapsed into administration earlier this month.

Based on Stockport Road in Thelwall, the firm ceased trading on April 4, with a notice on its website stating Jeremy Woodside and Frank Ofonagoro, of Quantuma Advisory Ltd, have been appointed as joint administrators.

Weaver Vale MP Mike Amesbury has voiced concerns over projects involving the firm at sites in his constituency, namely Sandymoor and Helsby.

Now, specialist employment law experts at Aticus Law say they have since been contacted by a handful of affected staff.

The law firm says it is now in the early stages of investigating the circumstances of the company’s collapse and concerns around how the redundancy process was managed.

It is also looking into whether ex-employees are eligible to claim for a protective award claim against the company.

Aticus says that if its clients are able to pursue a claim and are successful, those involved in the legal challenge will receive up to eight weeks’ worth of pay in compensation, with a cap of £571 per week.

Edward Judge, from Aticus Law, said: “We have now been contacted by a number of individuals who say that they have been affected by job losses following the recent collapse of Lane End Developments Construction.

“Ffrom what we understand, they were initially told to stay at home by the administrators on April 4, before being made aware on April 17 that they had lost their jobs.

“We are in the early stages of investigating those claims and advising our clients on their options.

“As is always the case with protective award claims, the individuals who have reached out to us for advice regarding their rights are understandably very anxious and concerned about what the future has in store for them.”

The firm, which has built more than 1,100 homes in the north west, and it is believed to have employed around 100 members of staff.