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Current Areas of Work

January 2020 

 

Journalism - Investment scheme scams

Ordinary investors are being mislead and buying into unlawful schemes. Billions of pounds are being handed over by thousands of unwary folk to fraudsters for what look like simple property transactions but are actually illegal schemes. 

I`m writing features on Unregulated Collective Investment Schemes for the mainstream media. The most recent appeared in the Financial Mail on Sunday on 9th February 2020. You can read the article here: 

 

https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/studentfinance/article-7981393/Student-property-plan-taught-100-000-lesson-RIP-OFFS.html

The Great British Property Scam (Non-fiction)

The scandal of Unregulated Collective Investment Schemes.

It`s a perfect storm. A silent crime no-one recognised was being committed.

Unlawful property schemes have now failed in huge numbers. Most of them should never have come to market. Hotel rooms, student accommodation, care home rooms and storage units have all been sold unlawfully to unwary investors as safe property investments. Billions of pounds have been taken from people, in many cases from their pension funds or retirement nest egg.

The Great British Property Scam examines every aspect of these unlawful schemes and lifts the lid on one of the biggest scams of the century.

The Money-go-Round (A novel)

 

When disgraced journalist Max Stephens stumbles on a group of solicitors being disciplined in the Royal Courts of Justice he has no idea it would lead to the biggest story of his life. The major fraud he uncovers leads him to tax havens and luxury villas, and ultimately getting his life back – but not before he almost looses it.