The court heard he claimed nearly £120,000 in "expenses" from his mother's estate but failed to pay £29,000 worth of care home fees.
According to a Mail Online report;
The court heard that Martin had paid himself £49,143.19 of his mother’s money for time he had spent on a dispute with a Welsh NHS board, which he said should have paid her care home fees. When the NHS Board conceded the case and reimbursed the fees, Martin paid the £68,146.26 cheque to himself, ‘in part payment for the costs he had incurred.’One would be hard pressed to find a more callous and calculating attorney, who has so flagrantly abused his position of trust.
Opinion: This complacent, callous son could easily come a cropper.
It is possible that his 87-year-old Mum could outlive him. He could develop any number of illnesses before she dies including dementia.
It is a pity that the court did not name and shame the 'rat' in this case.
In court this week the judge said "The panel deputy will, for the first time in eleven years, place Sheila at the centre of the decision-making process, rather than view the preservation and enhancement of Martin’s inheritance as the paramount consideration."
Go on Sheila-have a ball and spend, spend, spend!
Alzheimer's financial advice
T.V. commercials featured a handsome (debatable point) James Bond type of character who undertook sometime death defying activity in order to deliver these chocolates to his love interest.
The advertising was very much of the 20th century but it seems the Cadbury team now think it has its place in the 21st Century.
Cadbury was the nation's sweetheart as far as chocolate went but was taken over by US firm, Mondelez, and has lost some of its appeal here in the U.K.
Can the Milk Tray man save the brand?
James Coombes, the eighties MTM, has been promoting the search on British TV and more. He looks pretty much as he did when he first appeared on U.K. small screens in 1987, barring is now grey hair.(The original ad aired in 1968)
The "all because the lady loves Milk Tray slogan looks set to stay but as the role could be filled by a man or a woman it may need tweaking.
Think you could fit the role? Register you interest at www.newmilktrayman.com
An egg thrown by a protester squarely hit him slap bang in the middle of his face and wiped a seedy smirk clean away.
Now I am all for free speech but if you wave a red rag at a bull you will get all that you ask for or so legend has it; so if you choose to use a red newspaper to goad a member of the left-wing of politics you will tend to get a reaction.
According to the Independent "The edition of the newspaper featured a picture of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on its front page and appeared to antagonise the crowd"; are they having a laugh with that last sentence?
The Independent report continues "Defying official party advice to keep a low profile, the man was wearing a dark suit with a tie, and union flag pocket handkerchief. He also had a Conservative conference lanyard around his neck, marking him out as an attendee."
With an estimated 80,000 people attending the protest (which included speeches by musicians Charlotte Church and Billy Bragg, and writer Owen Jones) Lord Feldman had rightly advised Tories attending the conference to be almost incognito; ahead of Sunday he said "it was “particularly important” this year for Conservatives not to identify themselves to the general public in Manchester"; why what do they have to hide?
But according to at least one person on Twitter, Matt Dathan, that did not happen. He tweeted "Tory delegates watch, wave & take pics on the other side of the security ring of steel as the anti-austerity protests."
There are some reports that the egg-thrower was arrested but that is not confirmed.
(There are reports of a largely good natured protest but reportedly there have been four arrests including one person for spitting on a journalist-but that report is in the Telegraph. According to the Mail Online -Marchers wear pig masks to mock PM over lurid allegations in new book)
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