Ex-SNP MP Tasmina Ahmed Sheikh's old company folds owing more than half a million pounds

  • Alfie Baron
We previously reported that a law firm Ex-SNP MP Tasmina Ahmed Sheikh was involved with had entered into administration.

It has now emerged that Hamilton Burns WS Ltd has debts in excess of £600,000. It has been reported that the taxman is owed approximately £200,000.

Tasmina Ahmed Sheikh resigned as a Director from the company in May 2015 after being elected as an MP. Tasmina Ahmed Sheikh lost her Ochil and South Perthshire seat at the recent General Election to Tory Luke Graham.

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Previous reports had Ms Ahmed Sheikh denying she had any personal tax liabilities whatsoever with HMRC - although a case was reportedly dismissed in chambers at the eleventh hour.

Last month, the law firm’s joint administrators Tom MacLennan and Iain Fraser, partners with FRP Advisory, said: “Every effort had been made to find a solution for the firm. However, it became clear that administration was the only option.

“We are pleased to have negotiated agreements for the transfer of seven staff, client files and work in progress. It is with great regret that the remaining nine staff have been made redundant."

Ms Ahmed-Sheikh remains on the roll of solicitors at the Law Society, but is not thought to hold a practising certificate.
SNP MSP Mark McDonald quits SNP in Sleaze Investigation
  • Alfie Baron

Aberdeen Donside MSP Mark McDonald has quit the Scottish National Party (SNP).

His resignations follows allegations of misconduct against at least two women.

McDonald resigned from the SNP with immediate effect - but will remain as an Independent MSP.