A CHALLENGE TO NICHOLAS ROBINSON – A CHEAT AND LIAR

Sixteen months ago, Mortonjag sent a sincere email to Morton Trust Accountant Nick Robinson advising him (as a fellow professional) to re-consider his involvement in Stuart Duncan’s ‘Stars of ’79’ ‘stitch up’ of Jim Gallacher.


Mr. Robinson rejected Mortonjag’s advice, preferring Mr. Duncan’s version of events. In retrospect that suited the accountant’s personal ambitions. 


Mortonjag then lodged a complaint with I.C.A.S. which – contrary  to Mr. Robinson’s lie – was NOT ‘dismissed out of hand’. It is merely ‘on hold’ pending receipt of a promised sub – committee report, and is likely to be incorporated into an amended request to I.C.A.S to examine the Trust Accountant’s recent handling of confidential financial and legal information.


The aforementioned sub-committee which was formed to look into the ‘Stars of ’79’ finances, comprised of Robinson, Trust Secretary Chris McCorkindale (who lectures at Glasgow Caledonian University), and fellow director SEAN DONNELLY who has since resigned from the Board. 


THAT COMMITTEE HAS FAILED TO REPORT BACK TO THE TRUST MEMBERSHIP AND (AS PROMISED IN WRITING) TO MR. GALLACHER’S SOLICITOR. 


Mr. Robinson now agrees that Sean Donnelly cannot account for a substantial proportion of his ‘Stars of ’79’ ticket sales income – independently estimated at £1210. Incredibly he argues that it is ‘not worthwhile’ pursuing. 


Even more incredibly, Robinson continues to ‘stalk’ Donnelly’s co-organiser Jim Gallacher for AN ENTIRELY FICTITIOUS DEBT manipulated from figures provided by the latter in good faith after the C.I.D. had exonerated him of any wrongdoing. A court hearing is scheduled for 4th November when Mr. Gallachers’ solicitors are confident of seeing justice prevail. 


Available evidence suggests that in a last ditch attempt to avoid that hearing, Mr. Robinson has scraped the bottom of his dirty tricks barrel to trawl up a ‘red herring’ which has no bearing whatsoever on the case.


In the meantime, he has divulged confidential (and often inaccurate) information to uninvolved third parties reassuring them that the Trust has an ‘open and shut’ case. In Mortonjag’s book that is professional misconduct.


Not all is lost. Yet again the ever generous  Mortonjag offers advice to the beleaguered Wemyss Bay bean counter. Get back to professional basics Mr. Robinson. It appears that you have been a VERY naughty boy!


http://www.icas.org.uk/site/cms/download/Ethics/ICAS_Code_November_2008_PART_D_only.pdf

Fundamental Principles

400.4 An Insolvency Practitioner is required to comply with the following fundamental principles:

(a) Integrity

An Insolvency Practitioner should be straightforward and honest in all professional and business relationships.

(b) Objectivity

An Insolvency Practitioner should not allow bias, conflict of interest or undue influence of others to override professional or business judgements.

(d) Confidentiality

An Insolvency Practitioner should respect the confidentiality of information acquired as a result of professional and business relationships and should not disclose any such information to third parties without proper and specific authority unless there is a legal or professional right or duty to disclose. Confidential information acquired as a result of professional and business relationships should not be used for the personal advantage of the Insolvency Practitioner or third parties.

(e) Professional Behaviour

An Insolvency Practitioner should comply with relevant laws and regulations and should avoid any action that discredits the profession. 

400.18 In particular, an Insolvency Practitioner should consider what a reasonable and informed third party, having knowledge of all relevant information, including the significance of the threat, would conclude to be acceptable.