ROBINSON CONFIRMS HE WILL BE INDEPENDENT (TO IAIN)



In a message dated 02/02/2010 09:28:43 GMT Standard Time, iain_mcgregor@optusnet.com.au writes:

Good morning Nick,
I am simply suggesting that it would be in the best interests of the Trust, Jim, the academy and the Ton, if this was settled quickly and amicably.
Nick, if you were to look at the Trust figures and at Jim’s figures and were to act as an independent umpire, it could take a long of emotion out of the issue.
Your thoughts,
Iain

That seemed straightforward enough. Nick was asked how he felt about becoming an INDEPENDENT umpire, and replied:


From: NRobin9415@aol.com [mailto:NRobin9415@aol.com]
Sent: Tuesday, 2 February 2010 11:49 PM
To: iain_mcgregor@optusnet.com.au
 
 Hi Iain,
I would have to be invited by both parties to review the figures as an independent, reporting accountant.  I would not wish my involvement or even my lack of involvement (if one party refuses to play) to be bandied about as evidence of innocence/guilt. 
I think you understand that I would be walking a fine line and would wish there to be a clear understanding of my independence.  Obviously if the evidence came down firmly one way or the other then my evidence could be used in a court case. To be honest, I don’t think it will be that clear cut…
Nick
Practiser
Business Recovery and Insolvency Services

www.practiser.co.uk


A very polite and clear reply from Nick. Both parties would have to ask, and he would have to remain independent of either, just as you would expect of any professional accountant.

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