Jeremy Frost of Frost Business Services writes:
I am very lucky that I get to deal with a good number of different things during anyone week. This week is no exception.
On the one hand have been involved in a very contentious Liquidation where all the Company papers have alledgedly been lost (by me if you believe some stories! ) and it is very clear that none of the parties one would usually go to for information hold any credibility.
As Liquidator I am the arbitrator of first resort. I have so little information and have a considerable amount of “third party gossip” concerning a number of side deals, changes made to papers and withholding papers etc. If I had limitless resources then my response is clear. Sue and be damned. None of you are good witnesses! But do I really want to be involved in potentially years of litigation, funded by my personal resources?
But you must be confident of winning I hear you ask. My response is simple. Even when you think you have everything straight, matters can come up and judges can take decisions which look quite bizarre from below the bench; And when you have three individuals, who you have faith in, all confirming a story that you believe not to be true, but just can’t get enough info to rubbish it, then you are left with my word against theirs? So doe anyone know a decent lawyer to ask for advice?
At the other end of the scale I am attempting, with the assistance of others to plan a new theatre for Croydon in my role as Administrator of the Warehouse Theatre. If it was just a business plan then that would be simply. Before that though we have to convince the powers that be that what we planning works on a variety of cultural and planning bases to fit within the various planning consents. Oh yes and it has to make money too! That will be easy then.
Jeremy Frost FABRP MIPA, Director Frost Group Limited
Tel: 0845 260 0101 Fax: 020 8915 1018 http://www.frostbr.co.uk
Freedman Alexander LLP – solicitors in Epsom and Ewell – http://www.fallp.co.uk