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Posted by: John Brace | 17th May 2015

EXCLUSIVE: 10 more invoices paid by Wirral Council including £3,203.88 for budget setting and £15,667.25 for a special guardianship order

EXCLUSIVE: 10 more invoices paid by Wirral Council including £3,203.88 for budget setting and £15,667.25 for a special guardianship order

                                                           

Below this are ten invoices paid for by Wirral Council during the 2013/14 financial year. The first is for £15,276.96 from Eversheds for the ever cryptic “governance and employment issues”. As it’s paid for by Wirral Council’s HR department it’ll be for employment issues and the Wirral Council reference is down as “Jim Wilkie”. This in itself is a bit odd as it’s for work done in February 2013, as Jim Wilkie retired on the 7th June 2012.

Next is an invoice from Eversheds, but for £3,203.88 for “Budget setting”. Again this is odd as the Wirral Council reference is down as “Bill Norman” and it is for work done in February 2013. Bill Norman however was made redundant by Wirral Council on the 30th September 2012 (through a compromise contract costing Wirral Council £151,416). So Bill Norman wouldn’t have had anything to do with the setting of the budget in February 2013.

The third and fourth invoices are from Weightmans for £4,976.64 & £4,482. I think this are for legal advice about Birkenhead regeneration connected to the plans that Wirral Council’s Cabinet recently agreed to consult on involving Neptune Developments Limited.

Moving to another regeneration project, the fifth invoice is for £8,133.90 for legal advice around a section 106 agreement connected to the Wirral Waters planning application. I’m puzzled about why this invoice was sent directly to Peel and the confusing VAT which was added to the total amount, then taken off it!

Invoice six is another Weightmans invoice for £1,668 for EU procurement advice. The next invoice is from Eversheds and is for £1,720.68 of employment advice. Eversheds also submitted another invoice for £4,811.74 for advice in March 2013 on “governance and employment issues“. As the HR department paid the invoice I think it can safely be assumed it was for an employment issue.

The ninth invoice from Seatons Solicitors is for work on a special guardianship order and is for £15,667.25. The last invoice for £1,660.80 is from DMM Psychology Limited for a cognitive functioning report and psychological reports (although this is for a quarter of the total amount as its being split four ways).

Wirral Council invoice Eversheds £15276.96 15th March 2013

Wirral Council invoice Eversheds £15276.96 15th March 2013

Wirral Council invoice Eversheds £3203.88 15th March 2013

Wirral Council invoice Eversheds £3203.88 15th March 2013

Wirral Council invoice Weightmans £4976.64 27th Match 2013

Wirral Council invoice Weightmans £4976.64 27th Match 2013

Wirral Council invoice Weightmans £4482 2nd April 2013

Wirral Council invoice Weightmans £4482 2nd April 2013

Wirral Council invoice Eversheds £8133.90 15th April 2013

Wirral Council invoice Eversheds £8133.90 15th April 2013

Wirral Council invoice Weightmans £1668 28th February 2013

Wirral Council invoice Weightmans £1668 28th February 2013

Wirral Council invoice Eversheds £1720.68 5th April 2013

Wirral Council invoice Eversheds £1720.68 5th April 2013

Wirral Council invoice Eversheds £4811.74 8th April 2013

Wirral Council invoice Eversheds £4811.74 8th April 2013

Wirral Council invoice Seatons £15667.65 25th March 2013

Wirral Council invoice Seatons £15667.65 25th March 2013

Wirral Council invoice DMM Psychology Ltd £6643.20 8th May 2013

Wirral Council invoice DMM Psychology Ltd £6643.20 8th May 2013

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  1. Dear My Ronnie XXXX

    aka Myron Bolitar

    You might not like to read me but please read John Brace OBE and thank him for keeping an eye on the cheating lying barstards that are some of the people at Wirral who constantly take the piss out of poor old you and yours.

    Ooroo

    James

    I suppose you don’t care as long as you get your allowances.

  2. Mr Brace, I am aware what the other Invoices refer to and are about and I can draw inference besides other things from the use of outside Legal Agencies. Are you aware without me having to do more Checking, as to what the Special Guardianship Order Application was about? and why was it not done via the High Court (Court of Protection) as opposed to the County Court?

         There are indeed Legal routes to take whether dealing with Children or Vulnerable Adults and the Costs incurred on this application are
    

    rather Large!!!! Interim Orders Could have been made by an Out of Hours Judge, followed by the paperwork after!!! Do you know also whether they got that Order?

         The more you show the more, I consider I am in a Monty Python Sketch " Bigus Dickus "
    
    • The special guardianship order would have been involving a child (therefore family law matter). Therefore it’s a private law matter. The Court of Protection deals with matters of mental capacity. Hope that helps!

    • Mr Brace, I am aware what a “Guardianship Order” is and what and how much Power the Council HAVE when dealing with Children in their Care. I can refer again to act and section if you would prefer, however I try to keep it simple. The ” Welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults is a CONCERN to me as you know ” !!!!!!!!!

      • Further to your comment, I must have misread the Couple of Invoices in relation to “Psychology” certainly it is not the same Solicitors!!!!! The Court of Protection is a Branch of the “High Court” Whilst it deals with ” Mental Capacity ” Property and Affairs, it also has a Function for ” Welfare ” and other matters as you well know. As part of any Child Welfare Issue, an Assessment of Capacity is done or should have be done.

        • If you are referring to the DMM Psychology Limited invoice, it wasn’t to do with a court case. That invoice was to do with a case decided by the First-Tier Tribunal (Health, Education And Social Care Chamber).


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