West End firm Jeffrey Green Russell has filed a notice of intention to appoint an administrator.

The move gives the firm temporary protection from a winding up petition.

A spokeswoman would not comment on the petition, but told RollOnFriday the firm is in "advanced discussions" (over a barrel) with a "merger partner" (fire sale purchaser) , which is a "well-established London law firm" (anyone, God, anyone, someone, please). She said that the firm intends to transfer its business to the 'partner', but that in the meantime, "It is very much business as usual".

    Business as usual yesterday

As the firm gears up for what looks likely to be a pre-pack administration, RollOnFriday remembers happier times, or rather time, when JGR gave a brilliant response to a story about its interesting link with The Association of Lap Dancing Club Operators.