This blog was established to help get to the bottom of how the Collins & Bone Partnership reached the very sad situation it is now in, with its partner Liam James Collins having a bankruptcy hearing on 25th January (postponed)15th March 2012 (ditto), and finally bankrupted on 9th May 2012 (case # NEWC 1517 of 2011 BKT 3472187, Newcastle County Court, The Law Courts, The Quayside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 3LA), and David Bone Jnr declared bankrupt on 31st May (case no 100 of 2012 Wigan County Court). The partnership used the following addresses:

25 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2 H9HW, UK

Eastern Villa, Station Rd. North, Forest Hall, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE12 9AE (owned by Liam Collin's parents, and now up for sale)

There are 3 specific goals of this blog:

• To find out what happened to the 1m+ GBP monies that C&B raised via PNs in late 2009, 2010 & 2011. I am excluding PNs issued to ex-CBS investors, but that said, this blog will be of interest to ex-CBS investors, and there is information that needs to be obtained from this set of investors wrt when PNs were issued to them, and their duration.

• To determine what, if any, criminal charges should be brought against the partners.

• To warn other investors off doing any business with the partners, their equally inept/unscrupulous extended family members, and supportive cohorts.

When you look at the PNs, there are no specific statements on the documents that specify how the monies were to be used - how you believed they were to be used is based on whatever e-mail/phone call foreplay you had beforehand with Liam Collins. That is why it is so important that the following information is collated for this category of C&B investors on an individual basis:

1) What did you believe you were investing in, and what was your basis for believing this?
2) What investment risks were you informed of?
3) What was your understanding of the purpose to which PN monies could be put?
4) What brochures and documents were you furnished with as prt of your due diligence?
5) What due diligence did you do?
This blog is being operated completely separate to Sally & Jasmine's blog (, although we share the common goal of getting to the bottom of this mess in a professional manner. If you don't want to post anything on the blog in person, you can send an e-mail to me at - information conveyed in any such e-mails will only be posted on the blog on your behalf after any editting/your specific consent.

Ewart (The Editor)

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

New OR appointed - submit criminal allegations now!

Following on from the blog article "criminal allegations for Official Receiver investigation" ...

A new Official Receiver has now been appointed in Liverpool, Martin Faulkner, who will handle the bankruptcies of both Liam Collins & David Bone Jnr. David Bone's interview with the Official Receiver is set for the 26th June in Liverpool - the date for Liam Collin's interview has not yet been set. It would be very beneficial for the Official Receiver to have as much information from investors as possible regarding alleged criminal activities and supporting evidence BEFORE these interviews take place. As such, you are now formally encouraged to submit this information to Martin Faulkner (see below for complete contact details).
Martin Faulkner has requested that all e-mails from creditors specify in the subject title "Collins & Bone Partnership", and contain the following information content:

Full name
Postal Address
Amount of debt (PN's are not necessary at this point)
A statement of any alleged criminal charges
Links to blogs, etc.
Attach any supporting documents to back up claims

His e-mail address is, and his postal address is:

Martin Faulkner
Official Receiver's Office
2nd Floor
Cunard Building
Pier Head
Liverpool L3 1DS

Martin Faulkner's direct contact number is 0151-243-7859, though he is often away from his desk. If he doesn't answer, the case clerk for the David Bone case is Miss Wimpenny (Collins's case clerk not designated yet) who can be contacted on 0151-236-9131.

The Editor

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