In message , John
Eddie Wetherall is an absolutely straight guy. He set up IBAS following
an extremely messy case with one of the major banks. He is example of
how one man, not forgetting his wife, can put a hefty old spoke in
corporate wheels. About three years ago a big merger notion was being
entertained by two large financial institutions with a joint value of,
wait for it, in excess of GBP10 billion! The proposal was referred to
Miss Hewett, the minister responsible. Eddie submitted to her a detailed
report that spelt out why the merger was not in the public interest.
Amazingly and probably gratifying for Eddie, Miss Hewett vetoed the plan
and cited chunks of Eddie's report in her adjudication.
In message , JF
I wouldnt trust any site that fails to fulfil the basic elementary rules
relating to disclosure of trade names. I cant find anywhere on the site
where the individuals behind it are properly named, but I will gladly be
corrected in this regard.
I find it rather strange that a business that claims to be correcting
the wrongs of others makes such an elementary mistake.
James, you have twice recommended the site. Whats your connection?
In message , john boyle
Five years ago the Wetheralls asked if I might do an editorial/re-write
job on an MS they had produced concerning their battle with the major
bank. It was a fascinating, sobering story with cliff-hanging court
verdicts etc and would've made an excellent 50-minute dramatised TV
story. But it needed a TV treatment approach and at the time I was
undergoing a series of eye operations and couldn't tackle it.
I've never met Eddie but our discussions, and his MS, were enough to
convince me that he was a genuine guy. As with anyone embroiled in long
legal battles, he became well-versed in the law relating to his problem
area with the bank and set up the IBAS with the object of helping
He was the first to warn me about a crooked 'film producer' who was
trying to secure long term options on some of my stuff and use the
options, and my name, to gain credence for his attempts to raise the
finance for movies that he had no intention of making. It was an
incredible confidence operation with a fake website, doctored faxes,
minutes of meetings that had never taken place etc. I swallowed my pride
and gave an interview on 'Watchdog' spelling out how I had nearly been
conned. I think a scour of the BBC's website might reveal the sordid
details. Names such Robin Price and Media Arts International might help.