Indeed they were released back in 2009, but prior to that (2007), I had agreed to, subject to my fees and cost being deducted if successful in recovering any of the funds, returned funds to them, which i did.
The Investment total was £500,000 and they received £400,000 back as agreed with them in 2009. The £100,000 balance was set off against the overseas recovery fee and costs.
The business losses (including my funds) were more than £250,000 and i am still out of pocket!
If you have an email, i would be more than happy to send you a copy of the original agreement?