In late December 2010, Nick Robinson raised his ill fated Small Claims action against Jim Gallacher. Incredibly, the self-proclaimed ‘vastly experienced’ insolvency practitioner failed to do due diligence on Jim’s financial status and later blatantly lied to the authorities, but that’s for later folks!
In the Spring of 2011, Jim’s solicitor received copies of no less than eleven G.M.S.T. signed witness statements, which along with Robinson’s ‘forensic accounting exercise’ typified the futile bluff and bluster that went with an already ‘busted flush’! Mortonjag had well warned those people that they were destined to fail in court – something they cannot deny!
They were not in proper ‘affidavit’ format, and as solicitor Paul McNairney quipped, ‘weren’t worth the paper they were printed on’. Danny Goodwin must have imagined that he was still in his ‘Polis Office’ when he masterminded them! Nonetheless, the signatories penned their names in good faith as ‘sworn’ evidence for court.
Those of Paul Gill, Jim McColl, Tom Watson, and Jim MacVicar were largely factual, while the two auld sweetie wives’ Danny and Andy’s were irrelevant attempts to discredit Jim! Their ‘damning’ evidence from the Darroch Bar licensee and barmaid backfired on them spectacularly, explaining as it did why bar takings failed to reach expectations, and also why that had been outwith Jim Gallacher’s control. Finally, Gordon Burns’ statement was a ‘Godsend’, as it confirmed that £5 raffle float.
As Sean Donnelly’s aptly dubbed partner in crime, ‘Danny the Fanny’ had ‘interviewed’ most of the witnesses, there was a palpable anti-Gallacher flavour to much of the ‘evidence’, but nothing in those nine statements gave Paul McNairney any cause for concern.
The statements from Donnelly and Stuart Duncan were quite different. They were a genuine worry – a deliberate premeditated attempt to manufacture that non- existent debt that lying accountant Nick Robinson so DESPERATELY needed. Worse, they also attempted to portray Jim Gallacher as a common thief.
Robinson’s forensic ‘accounts’ were always a joke, and had already been described by an independent accountant as ‘The stuff of fairy tales’. They were eventually binned by fellow bean counter and Trustee ‘Dear Iain’ Forsyth after the Accountant in Bankruptcy began to lean on him. (For any who remain in doubt, THE G.M.S.T. WAS NEVER A CREDITOR OF JIM GALLACHER.)
They failed to demonstrate a solitary penny owing by him, and a Small Claims action with no stated loss is incompetent as raised. That was why they were desperate to pin that £600 on Jim, but more significantly, if they had proved that he had deliberately lied to the police, there was the possibility of charges being brought against him.
Mortonjag’s readers may be astonished to learn that even until February of this year, Robinson was STILL single-handedly instructing the Trust’s solicitor to the effect that Jim acted ‘dishonestly or with gross negligence’ during the ‘Stars of ’79’ event. On the contrary, Greenock Morton Director Nick Robinson undoubtedly acted dishonestly and with gross negligence – but that’s for later folks!
Jim had NO CHOICE but to keep ‘throwing money’ at the action! Even after his Trustee had invalidated Robinson’s unproven claim, and confirmed in the process that Jim had NEVER BEEN A DEBTOR OF THE TRUST AND HAD FULFILLED ALL OF HIS OBLIGATIONS, said ‘Trust’ flatly refused (and still refuses) to concede that
he it got things sadly wrong.
Put bluntly, NIck Robinson, single-handedly refuses to admit that he ‘fucked up big-style’, and dragged everyone else down with him! That deplorable situation will receive wider publicity in the near future.
Those ‘comedy gold’ witness statements were plainly a pack of lies, but they were the words of two against one, and Stuart Duncan appeared to be a well respected figure in Morton circles. It was important to convince the court, and so Jim’s solicitor tasked him with discovering if anyone was willing to substantiate (or refute) the allegations made by Duncan and Donnelly.
Between March and June 2011, Jim spoke to ‘literally dozens’. of ex-’79’ guests, of whom all remembered ‘how good a night it had been’, with several recalling that the winning raffle ‘fiver’ had been drawn from the tombola on a large table in ‘centre stage’. A few mentioned the table having been moved away when the stage was cleared for the speeches, and one or two even cited the tombola ‘sitting on a wee table in a back corner’ – but –
NOBODY HAD SEEN STUART DUNCAN OR SEAN DONNELLY ON STAGE AT ANY POINT DURING THE EVENT, AND NOBODY HAD SEEN STUART DUNCAN OR SEAN DONNELLY COUNTING MONEY!
Jim already knew that of course, and could have obtained witness statements from umpteen folk, but his solicitor had cautioned him that any statement must come from someone who knew Stuart Duncan well.
AND, FOR GOOD MEASURE, IT DID AGAIN!
PROVEN PERJURY ON A GRAND SCALE!
Thick Nick’s incompetent action based on his Mickey Mouse accounts and those blatantly perjurious witness statements was destined to fail at proof on November 4th 2011, as the Trust’s solicitor had conceded to Harper Macleod LL.P.
That was why THE LYING GREENOCK MORTON F.C. DIRECTOR almost wanked himself into joyous oblivion when he ‘uncovered’ Jim’s Trust Deed!
More soon folks!