In today’s blog, Wemyss Bay insolvency practitioner and Greenock Morton director Nick Robinson is perceived to plumb the depths of professional depravity in a letter designed to persuade fellow bean counter and Trustee Iain Forsyth to meet him.
Desperate situations demand desperate measures, and Robinson was desperate for power on the Morton scene. He was more than happy to sacrifice Jim Gallacher’s reputation and put his elderly mother through ‘torture’ for several years in the process. That’s surely a measure of the GREENOCK MORTON F.C. director’s morality.
Despite his never having possessed one iota of evidence to implicate Jim Gallacher in theft other than two criminally perjurious ‘witness statements’, Robinson STILL alleges wrongdoing while refusing to apologise to his victim.
Furthermore, in flagrant breach of professional ethics, he knowingly provided dishonest instructions to the Trust’s solicitor based on irrelevant insolvency law, when he knew that no debt existed. He did so after the Trustee had invalidated the claim, and confirmed that Jim had fulfilled all of his obligations.
The Sheriff was misinformed that no adjudication had been made on the claim, provided with false information regarding due diligence by the pursuer prior to raising the action, and repeatedly told that Jim Gallacher had failed to fulfil obligations which did not exist!
INSOLVENCY LAW DOES NOT APPLY IN THE ABSENCE OF DEBT. THAT IS SOMETHING EVERY SHERIFF OUGHT TO UNDERSTAND!
In the statement above, Nick Robinson, without citing a shred of proof, effectively accuses Jim Gallacher of theft despite the findings of a full investigation by Strathclyde C.I.D. In a public setting that statement would be blatantly defamatory. By any standards it ranks at gutter level.
There was never a penny ‘due’ by Jim Gallacher, nor did he ever ‘claim he owed’ the G.M.S.T. anything! Why would he? More of NIck Robinson’s hallmark lying.
Quite the reverse! The Trust twice refused bank details to allow Jim to pay that sum in at the outset before running to the police, and subsequently failed repeatedly to uplift the stock despite promises to the contrary. Just another ‘Porky’ from the Wemyss Bay bean counter!
Unspeakable arrogance! Nick Robinson wanted to show Iain Forsyth how to do his job, and although no meeting is believed to have taken place, the damage had been done.
Mr. Forsyth was undoubtedly swayed by Robinson’s overtures, and neglecting the interests of his client and the proven creditors, he refused to reject the Trust’s unfounded claim at the outset, despite a comprehensive submission from Harper Macleod LL.P.
The shameless scam was developing nicely for Robinson, and it later gained momentum when Mr. Forsyth refused to support a recall of the sisted court case – but that’s for the next blog.
THAT’S AN ABSOLUTE ‘WHOPPER’. ROBINSON CHECKED NOTHING IN 2010 AS DETAILED HERE.
TO MAKE THAT FALSE CLAIM WAS SERIOUS PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT, AND TO USE IT TO MISLEAD THE COURT WAS AN ATTEMPT TO PERVERT THE COURSE OF JUSTICE.
Why would Jim Gallacher ever want to suggest to Robinson that he had borrowed money even if he HAD done so, and furthermore, Jim was NEVER a debtor of the G.M.S.T. Two sentences and two lies – Sick Nick to a ‘T’!
Laughably, Nick Robinson concluded by conceding that the £253 and stock which constituted his only ‘evidence’ of debt ‘may have been held by Jim Gallacher on trust’, and that was confirmed by the Trustee. NO DEBT EVER EXISTED!
Robinson knew that full well of course, having agreed so with lawyer Paul McNairney in Morisons’ solicitors’ office on 5th August 2010.
Without a scrap of proof that Jim Gallacher owed the G.M.S.T. a brass farthing, Nick Robinson’s wish to meet the Trustee to ‘discuss the claim’ was futile. Without proof of debt THERE WAS NOTHING TO DISCUSS!
Trustee Forsyth was ultimately forced to reject the claim in extremely suspicious circumstances after the Accountant in Bankruptcy began to scrutinise the administration of the Trust Deed.
That followed a six month ‘stand off’ with Mortonjag! All of that, including damning evidence of collusion, will be discussed in detail in future blogs.
COMING NEXT. THE TRUSTEE DIGS HIS HEELS IN AND REFUSES TO COOPERATE