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I have just checked and the company was dissolved 7th July 2015. I have no idea about a liquidator. If it is still his mobile phone number he doesn't take my calls so I have not been able to speak to him. I gave him a cheque for £10,000 when I signed the paperwork. I can't find it, but there was an invoice for around £4,000, which is acceptable, but I notified him in writing soon after that I would no longer need his services. I expected a final statement and between £5,000 to £6,000 to be returned with this statement.
I have no idea who the liquidator was and I have no address for David Croucher-Jones, so where would any letter go?
I know how to look at records in companies house. I have done this on numerous occasions, but the registered office and another location where he traded from are no longer relevant. He has also moved home location twice. Financially I am not now in a position to follow this up with a solicitor who will cost an arm and leg as far as I am concerned so will have to give up
The company was struck off and dissolved 7th July 2015. I have not been well for some time and this is an issue that I don't think I can follow up. I certainly can't afford a solicitor at the moment
Following your advice I knew that I would not be able to follow it myself, mainly for personal health reasons. I contacted a solicitor to follow up but have not even had the courtesy of a returned call, so I am no further forward.
Between yesterday and today I have spent a lot of time liaising with Gumersalls of Epsom and Bowles &co, also of Epsom. Between these two companies they do not want to take up the matter. I guess this is also why a third solicitor based in the Croydon area the other week also failed to come back to me.
As far as Gumersalls were concerned it was clearly too small to deal with even though they have taken £30,000 plus from to resolve my late parents estate.
On speaking to Tom at Bowles & Co he felt that because the company was now dissolved that it would be money spent in litigation that could achieve nothing. He felt that because the company was dissolved that there would not be a liquidator. He did suggest that a fraud had taken place and that it was a matter for the police. I am already dealing with them on another matter to do with my father
For your information I have also spoken to the Financial Conduct Authority who could not help from a regulation point of view. They suggested the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales who were unable to help because the company is not registered with them.
If I remember correctly I believe David Croucher Jones was a member of the Accounting Technicians and there seems to be no regulatory body surrounding them!
On the Epsom solicitors that I mentioned, they are based in Surrey, the richest county in the country and they are full of their own importance, They do not do the legal profession any favours, which is why I tried a solicitor a little further afield based in Croydon. I will have another look around for solicitors but they all seem to be larger companies that I find.
I will defer on following up with AAT until I have a clearer picture froma solicitor