55 is too young to die. But sadly it appears that lawyer Gary Withey has passed away suddenly and of natural causes. He was a controversial figure but a friend of mine and a saviour of this website.
Today's bearcast is a little late thanks to the amazing work of Brokerman Dan at the Welsh Hovel. Photos later. I start with the blunders of Julie Meyer's latest lawyer. Then I look at Chesterfield Resources (CHF) and other mining tiddlers and explian why Doc Holliday (a bull) is either very right or very wrong and why I think, but do not know, that it is the latter. Then more questions for IQE (IQE) including when is the placing?
You may remember that PR man Henry Gewanter has taken Julie “Lingerie on Expenses” Meyer to court over unpaid bills. On 2nd August Gewanter won his case because Ms Meyer simply failed to file a defence. But now using the firm of Shakespeare Martineau, her 19th lawyers, most of the other 18 having failed to receive payment, Ms Sex Toys on expenses has struck back in her own, typically mendacious, way….
In his time as General Counsel to the Ariadne Group run by Julie “Lingerie on Expenses” Meyer , Mr Peter Bradley had occasion to send me three lawyers letters on behalf of his boss who is now being investigated by the FCA, the MFSA, the SFO, Action Fraud, the IRS, HMRC and is wanted on criminal charges by the Maltese Police. I had thought that Bradley had parted company with the charlatan, liar and fraudster Meyer in April but the Ariadne website, as you can see below, suggests otherwise.
If you were in any doubt as to the financial woes of Ariadne Capital Limited in 2017 this string of emails dumped to Winnileaks is most instructive. Ariadne owed money to lawyers Fletcher Day ( and still did when it finally went bust). Rather than pay, Julie "lingerie on expenses" Meyer, warned her PA not to open the door lest it be someone trying to serve the devout Christian or bailiffs, and tried to blackmail the lawyers to go away, with spurious threats.
Over the past three months Julie "lingerie on expenses" and her loathsome lawyer Julian Pike of Farrer & Co have sought to gag whistleblower John Galt, a former employee of Ariadne who has exposed the wholesale fraud at the heart of Meyer's empire. Lying to Court on an industrial scale Meyer has striven to have Galt shut down. The letter below was sent by Galt to Meyer in March and explains why he is now ignoring the threats and speaking out as are so many others. Enjoy!
Oh dear it seems that the myriad of Ariadne companies just got that bit less complex with two more biting the dust for failure to submit accounts for the year to March 31 2017. So what were they hiding as they have now been formally struck off as you can see below...
Noting yesterday that Julie Meyer MBE had hired a new high powered lawyer (to replace the half dozen or more to whom her companies owe money for unpaid bills) I wondered why ace PR spinner Henry Gewanter did not have his name on the release. Henry has answered with a post on the article. It reads:
When Julie Meyer's Ariadne Capital Limited went bust just before Christmas among those owed millions of pounds were 13 employees and nine former employees. Thanks to Julie's habit of not paying staff and contractors on time, employee turnover has always been high. But Julie is keen that folks do not talk about their experiences and up to sixty ( yes SIXTY) ex staff and contractors face huge penalties if they break Non Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) they were forced to sign. Now one has bitten back, writing to investors on Ariadne Capital Limited as he wants to tell them what really happened.
Before I get another letter ( sent to the wrong address) from clownish lawyer Peter Reynolds of Fladgate, now hopefully under SRA enquiry for trying to shut this website down by spreading lies, I should like to state that I am not accusing his client Murray D'Almeida of insider dealing. Au contraire, damning Winnileaks exposes such as this one, show that Murray is an honourable man. But just for the avoidance of doubt I have a timetable for you to consider.
Oh dear. Oh dear. London's most clownish lawyers at Fladgate who, we hope, are being investigated by the SRA for spreading malicious falsehoods in order to shut this website down will not like this but Winnileaks has obtained an explosive new document sent to the board of Management Resource Solutions (MRS) on Sunday and also to its Nomad Little Willy VanDyk at Northland. It accuses MRS boss Murray D'Almeida of lying and of fraudulent activities. It also details covert negotiations involving broker Peterhouse where the board appear to have ratted on an agreed deal. Kerboom: Winnileaks scores again, over to you Peter Reynolds at Fladgate, you fascist and unprincipled clown, for a response...
I will later today be replying to the oaf who has hired Peter Reynolds of top City lawyers Fladgate to send me a pompous and fascistic letter. I note that Peter appears to have no expertise in libel and it shows. This is going to be a pushover. But before we come to that I flag up that this clown is incompetent and share a couple of emails I have sent him accordingly. I start with the fact that the letter is marked for the wrong person, Mr Winnifred:
As I write I am in 27 degree heat, with piles of invoices to be issued, litigation strategies to be completed, marketing to be planned, and the biggy for any law firm - the annual indemnity insurance round (where we have to find an insurer willing to put with taking tens of thousands of pounds in return for covering any errors we may make). Meanwhile, there are a bunch of sycophantic private investors writing on Bulletin Boards, saying how great Quindell (QPP) is and also its visionary leader Rob Terry.