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Tuesday22 July 2014

RMJM hit with winding-up petition

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25 staff claim they are owed nearly £170,000

A winding-up petition against RMJM has been filed at the Court of Session in Edinburgh by one of its former employees.

The petition was lodged on Friday afternoon in the name of Conor Pittman who is still listed on RMJM’s website as a director of the Edinburgh office but is understood to now be working at Allan Murray Architects.

Pittman, who joined RMJM in 1996, is one of the 25 current and former staff who claim they are owed close to £170,000 in missing wages and expenses.

Simpson & Marwick, the lawyers acting on behalf of the 25, sent RMJM a formal demand earlier this month asking for payment of the sums due – which come to £167,594.72 – within seven days. That deadline elapsed last Thursday.

A Scottish Courts spokesman said: “There was a winding up petition lodged on Friday which will be heard [today] at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.”

But it is understood the hearing scheduled for today will not happen as both sides attempt to resolve the dispute. RMJM commercial director Declan Thompson said the two sides - RMJM and the 25 staff - had met yesterday with more talks planned. He added: “We received a petition on Friday for less than 6% of the amount claimed. There is no winding-up hearing [today].”

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  • i imagine these clowns are avoiding dark alleys like the plague!

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  • so.... does anyone know the outcome of this?

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  • "More talks planned"? What is there to talk about or resolve? Stalling tactics can be so obvious.

    You owe us our money which you have in your pocket, now pay. Simple. No need to pretend its more complicated or negotiate us down.

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