The ex-bosses of Allders are facing questions about money owed to concessions that were run at the former department store.
According to the Mail on Sunday, several of the concession operators claim that they were promised by managers of the department store that money owed to them would be held in trust accounts.
Allders fell into administration in June last year and then closed in September when a buyer could not be found for the department store.
Administrators Duff & Phelps said there was no evidence of money being held in trust accounts and have told the concessionaires to take legal advice.
Millinery business Hatz, which operated a concession in the store, claims to be owed £20,000 by Allders.
The management declined to comment.