Good morning Chris, and Mortonjag hopes you and your expanding family are well. Mortonjag is disappointed to see you accuse him of ‘half truths’ on greenockmorton.org yesterday evening.
Cast your mind back to a meeting in Morisons LLP’s office on 6th August 2010 Chris. The Trust committee had refused to let Mortonjag attend, but Mortonjag sat in the adjacent room while Nick Robinson tried to bully Jim Gallacher into ‘making him an offer’. Mortonjag was briefed as soon as you left!
Why did solicitor Paul McNairney (who has since been called to the bar) jocularly comment that ‘it looked as though you’d need to get your gown ready’?
Maybe this will jog your memory. It was agreed at that meeting that Jim Gallacher was holding some money and stock on behalf of the Trust, and Paul arranged to send a cheque to the Trust after you uplifted the stock. You failed to do so, and eventually Mr. Gallacher delivered it personally to the Trust’s registered address the following February after which the cheque was sent as agreed.
Here’s another wee memory jog, Chris:
THIS WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON 25TH APRIL 2011
The Place: Greenock Sheriff Court
The date 9th May 2011
The Time: Still to be announced
The Case: Greenock Morton Supporters’ Trust v James Gallacher
This is the recalling of a preliminary hearing of a Small Claims action.
On 28th March 2011 Sheriff R. Swanney confirmed to Nicholas Robinson (the layman purporting to act for the membership) that The Greenock Morton Supporters’ Trust Ltd., as a body corporate, must be legally represented . Mr. Robinson had already been informed thus by Mr. Gallacher’s city solicitor, but had allegedly later received conflicting advice locally.
What will happen on 9th May is unclear except for the fact that the Trust must produce a solicitor.
Mr. Gallacher’s lawyer has argued that the case should have been brought as a ‘Summary Cause of Count’ rather than as a Small Claim. So far as Mortonjag can see it matters not, so long as a decision is reached only after all of the evidence from both sides has been led and the numerous witnesses cross examined by the respective solicitors.
WHAT MAY INTEREST THE GENERAL PUBLIC
The Trust membership has not been asked for a mandate for this Court action – purportedly brought on its behalf. It was DELIBERATELY hidden from them – the shareholders in the company.
Furthermore, those shareholders have been given no formal indication of the potential cost of this action – something which Mortonjag understands could ultimately be between £5,000 and £10,000.
YOU AND NICK ROBINSON KNEW FULL WELL THAT THE TRUST AS A BODY CORPORATE REQUIRED LEGAL REPRESENTATION, BUT NICK WAS DETERMINED TO BEND THE RULES TO SUIT HIS OWN PURPOSES.
HOW MUCH HAS THAT ONE FARCICAL HEARING COST THE TRUST IN THE LONG TERM – WITH NEVER A WHISPER OF ASSENT FROM THE MEMBERSHIP?
LinwoodTON is correct. You were ‘sent packing’ by Sheriff Swanney, and Auld Nick’s lip was fairly tripping him.
Armed with his ‘forensic accounting exercise’ (a scandalous manipulation of figures he had ‘conned’ from Mr. Gallacher by claiming to be ‘independent of the old guard’), and eleven legally inadmissible ‘witness statements’ – three of which were blatantly perjurious – Mr. Robinson had fully expected to ‘walk over’ the hapless Jim Gallacher. Nick is a bully and a liar, who seems unable to accept defeat.
That is why the Trust is now potentially facing costs of £21k.
Here’s TOADMEISTER to David Edwards who had asked a few pertinent questions:
‘Comedy gold’, and as you know Chris, once Paul McNairney got his teeth into things, the very last thing in this world that the TOADMEISTER wanted was ‘to actually have the evidence heard in court’. HENCE THE REPREHENSIBLE TRUST DEED SCAM WHICH WAS BUSTED WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE ACCOUNTANT IN BANKRUPTCY.
Feel free to respond Chris, but please check your facts first. You are a decent young fellow who will eventually understand the dangers of misplaced loyalty. At least Mortonjag knows you won’t indulge in the ‘de rigueur’ defamatory abuse of Mortonjag at which ‘Admin’ never raises an eyebrow! That’s for scumbags who are not fit to lace your bootees!