I didnt get to sleep until gone 12 this morning and was awake at 3. That was when I came down to write the previous post. I am shattered but cannot sleep because I have something on my mind.
It is a great shame that it has come to this and is really all done to one person, my father.
I have known Berwin Leighton Paisner since 1996, when I joined Premium Credit and always got on really well with them; we had a good business relationship.
Then it all changed when my mother passed away. My father’s attitude changed drastically towards me. He had always favoured Martin but when Mum was gone, the favouritism went to the extreme. An old neighbour said to me once when I was talking to him about it; that you can never favour one son over another.
All I ever wanted was two things; fairness and transparency, especially within the trust.
I did have it at the start but that very quickly disappeared. I could not just sit back and let all the things that did happen to me, happen. What sort of a man would I be?
So, I tried the soft approach to start with; that was ignored and so then I had no choice but to go into conflict with Berwin Leighton Paisner and Paicolex.
Both parties refused to grant me what I had reasonably asked for, because they had become puppets of my father, who not only was the REAL settlor but controls the trust like his own piggy bank; fairness and transparency went out of the window
But for what?
Because of Berwin Leighton Paisner’s and Paicolex Trust Management’s intransagence, we are now effectively in a battle and Thomas Meier, who I really liked has lost his job and that is a bloody shame.
Time after time, I warned both entities of my father’s increasingly irrational behaviour, due to his Alzheimer’s but this was totally ignored.
How can someone who has this dreadful disease run a £23 million plus trust? No “ordinary” business, in their right minds, would let someone carry on running such a business but Berwin Leighton Paisner and Paicolex have.
The chairman of Paicolex Trust Management AG said in an email to me (and I am paraphrasing) “I do not see that having this illness that your father has precludes him from acting as the UK representative of the Hender Family Settlement”
It has caused me so much distress and sleepless nights that it is actually hard to describe what I have been through. It is on my mind every moment of my waking day, has affected my emotional state and my health.
Now, we have probably gone past the point of no return and more people are likely to lose the jobs now, once I have finalised the letters to the SRA , a letter that was never sent because I got distracted by other matters. When I wrote the previous post, I found all of the emails and documents that I need to expose the truth; difficult when one has three computers.
For what? Loyalty? Money? Quite frankly, I know no what.
It is just such a waste of effort but, given that, I will never give up until all matters that I have raised with both entities are resolved.
But, by then, a lot of damage will have been done