TCYK LLC client “Hatton&Berkeley” become more “bogus”? UPDATE 2

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Artistic Impression

It has been a busy few months, apologies for the lack of updates.

Robert Croucher of CMI Business Group, (and many others 2) had a real problem, he had joined forced with infamous copyright troll Patrick Achache 2, and seemingly with out any “Due Diligence” threw his lot in with a man who has traveled the globe, peddling his dubious “secret system” of identifying “copyright pirates” as he calls them, or as most other right thinking people would prefer to call them, “Innocent until PROVEN guilty”.

Mr Croucher has been called a number of things by people who have contacted me, and none of them good, but I can only judge a person based on their interactions with myself.

Mr Croucher and I engaged each other on an open forum, where I pointed out to him that, he did not own the name “Hatton&Berkely” and so should not be pretending to be something he was not. He did not take this too kindly, and indeed had spend a fair few months before I got involved, telling everyone about a “fraudster” who is under investigation who was using HIS business name for fraudulent means, and that he Croucher was the hard done by person in all this. That is about the time I rolled in, and spoiled his party.

I commented on what I considered to be absolute untruths and bull$hit, so I posted what I believed to be a well researched piece on his “Business activities”, this was posted on a “Whocalledme” website where others had been harassed with phone calls seemingly coming from one of Mr Crouchers business “shells”, West One Business Services. Mr Croucher denied that this was anything to do with his company, but that of a man called Mr Paul Carter, he did not at this time indicate that he knew of this man, but that there was a fraud investigation under way. I smelt a stench and decided to dig.

I started to dig deeper and posted my findings on the public forum, which is when Mr Croucher seemed to object, strongly.

(Part of evidence that seemed to upset Mr Croucher)

WESTONE BUSINESS GROUP LTD

WESTONE BUSINESS GLOBAL LTD

Last one was interesting, need to be more careful with the truth, when it comes to advertising I guess.

ASA Ruling against Westone Business Global LTD

What is REALLY interesting, is that this site was registered https://who.is/whois/www.westone-business.com (Seems to be registered by a Kruger Voltek Systems Ltd  (Katarzyna NIEDZWIEDZ)) seemingly a business partner of Paul Carter? In 2008

Then it seems a different website was registered called www.westone-business.net (.net, NOT .com) purely innocent reasons? In 2014, of course the registrants name is PRIVATE, but lets look.

Here is how it used to look https://web.archive.org/web/20141223035435/http://www.westone-business.net/ look, it was CMI 43 LTD then, look, you (Robert Croucher) and Paul Carter. https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/08238660/officers , Now I wonder what happens when we look at where the website reroutes today? http://www.westone-business.net ,Oh WOW look at that, it redirects to…. http://www.hattonandberkeley.com/

No matter, the other people to whom your company has dealings with may see the evidence here.


Oh one other thing, remember your threat of Legal action, See this post,
https://acsbore.wordpress.com/2015/09/04/rang … is-astonishing/ well, it seems, it was smiled upon by a certain Lawyer, http://www.lawdit.co.uk/reading-room/TCYK-trolls Seems he thinks you a Troll, so do I.  Oh and one last thing, when you see your Lawyer, make sure he sees this. http://www.lawdit.co.uk/reading-room/injuncti … ative-invoicing

 I pointed out to those on the board, that IF Croucher was as legitimate as he claimed to be, then why, was he using the Hatton&Berkely name to send out letters on behalf of TCYK LLC, instead of using his own CMI Business Group. I then asked him why he was also asking people in the letters to then send money, not to CMI Business Group, nor Hatton&Berkeley, or TCYK LLC but a THIRD company, called Ranger Bay Ltd. This is, as I am sure you can tell already smelling like a bad thing, that smells really bad… It does not sound honest to the author here, just saying. I have covered this in more detail in a previous blog post, but was fair to Croucher and didn’t mention his involvement, as I didn’t have any real evidence of his input at the time, unlike Croucher/Achache, I do like to rely on actual evidence.

Mr Croucher decided the best form of defence was attack, silly mistake really.

Among the points he made, were a couple that I include here;

You and others have been sending false and defamatory Tweets to myself and worryingly the more junior female members of my staff, this is being reported to the MET Police as it is continued harassment (see Malicious Communications Act 1988), I will be seeking that charges be brought against you should you not cease and desist from contacting myself, members of my staff or other officers of any of my operating companies.  This is being taken very seriously and I believe you are underestimating the impact of your actions.

Your accusation that I use ‘shell’ companies, is utterly unfounded and denied, these defamatory remarks are just that. Hatton & Berkeley is not a ‘shell’ company as you’ve stated, it is a well respected brand and a young one at that of which I am extremely proud of all of my staff, consultants and associates who’ve helped build it.

Goldeneye International and Mr Becker, again, I’ve never met anyone from either and nor do I have any knowledge of who they are. Again, your accusations are unfounded and pure speculation without any merit.

The above allegations are clearly ludicrous. My tweets are public, and I have urged Mr Croucher to release the so called;

false and defamatory Tweets to myself and worryingly the more junior female members of my staff”.

They have not been forthcoming. Torrentfreak picked up on this threat to call in the authorities, and published a post on their blog, Mr Croucher declined to comment. The assertion that he does not know, and has never met, nor has any knowledge of Goldeneye International Ltd, is plainly laughable, when subsequent actions emanating from Mr Croucher are alleged;

A smear attempt was made against Michael Coyle of Lawdit; A private email was sent by Mr Crouchers client, Patrick Achache, that ended in the possession of a Pornographer client of Goldeneye International, Terry Stephens, Mr Stephens then leaked the email that seemingly showed Lawdit in some kind of collusion with Mr Achache. The date of this email was during the ACS:LAW campaign, that GEIL and TCYK LLC are natural successors of, and Lawdit were and still are, firmly on the opposing side, they have represented those accused of infringement going back to 2007 when Davenport Lyons were running the scam. Indeed for the last 2 years their prominent Lawyer Michael Coyle has run the London Marathon, with the promise of representation for a token contribution towards his chosen charity. This attempted smear without context, has been roundly rejected by all those within the group opposed to “Speculative Invoicing Trolls”.

To me, this smear attempt, and the denials of knowledge of those involved, show a person deeply lacking in transparency and veracity. It simply does not bear any real scrutiny that Mr Croucher knew nothing of this email or its leak.

Mr Croucher, after the smear attempt on Lawdit, cast aspersions on Slyck forums where a number of those in receipt of letters from Mr Croucher and Goldeneye International, meet up for support, I mentioned it was actually owned and run by a lawyer, and that if he had issue with any of the post on there, he should address his concerns to the website admin, again, I have heard nothing back.

CMI Business Group masquerading as Hatton&Berkeley, have seemingly sought to “legitimise” their claim to the “Hatton&Berkeley” name.

On the 25th April 2016, their appeared SEVEN brand spanking new companies, registered at Companies House, all of them listed as Director, Mr Robert Croucher, and all but one, listed a Secretary, as Ms Brigett Kudor. (One would assume there are rules surrounding similar sounding businesses, but the irony should not be lost with regard to copyright trolls, and copyright infringement!)

HATTON & BERKELEY LIMITED (This is Mr Paul Carters original Company)

08221539 – Incorporated on 20 September 2012

Office Number, 3, Holborn, London, EC1N 8PN

HATTON & BERKELEY TELECOM LTD

10145729 – Incorporated on 25 April 2016

43 Berkeley Square, London, W1J 5AP

HATTON & BERKELEY EMEIA LIMITED

10145691 – Incorporated on 25 April 2016

43 Berkeley Square, London, W1J 5AP

HATTON & BERKELEY CUSTODIAN LTD

10145886 – Incorporated on 25 April 2016

43 Berkeley Square, London, W1J 5AP

HATTON & BERKELEY GLOBAL LIMITED

10145165 – Incorporated on 25 April 2016

43 Berkeley Square, London, W1J 5AP

HATTON & BERKELEY RECEIVABLES LTD

10145680 – Incorporated on 25 April 2016

43 Berkeley Square, London, W1J 5AP

HATTON & BERKELEY ADVISORY UK LIMITED

10144912 – Incorporated on 25 April 2016

43 Berkeley Square, London, W1J 5AP

HATTON & BERKELEY TAX SERVICES UK LTD

10143704 – Incorporated on 24 April 2016

43 Berkeley Square, London, W1J 5AP

UPDATED: 04_06_2016

HATTON & BERKELEY MEMBERS LLP

Company number OC411823

43 Berkeley Square, London, United Kingdom, W1J 5AP

HATTON & BERKELEY PROPERTY LTD

Company number 10168728

43 Berkeley Square 43 Berkeley Square, London, United Kingdom, W1J 5AP

 

I contacted Mr Paul Carter but was told that there was ongoing legal actions concerning Mr Croucher, and that he could not make any comment.

The small-print on the CMI Business T/A Hatton&Berkeley website, has now been changed from this;

© CMI Business Group 2015. ‘Hatton & Berkeley’ is a trading name owned by CMI Business Group Ltd, Registered in the United Kingdom, Companies House Registrar  number: 09387353
Registered Office: 43 Berkeley Square, London W1J 5AP  –  CMI Business Group Ltd is regulated by HMRC under the Anti Money Laundering Regulations of 2007 as a Money Service Business, registration number: 12835500  –  CMI Business Group Ltd is a registered data controller in the UK and regulated by the Information Commissioners Office.

To this

© Hatton & Berkeley Global Ltd. ‘Hatton & Berkeley’ is a trading name owned by Hatton & Berkeley Global Ltd, Registered in the United Kingdom, Companies House Registrar  number: 10145165
Registered Office: 43 Berkeley Square, London W1J 5AP  –  CMI Business Group Ltd is regulated by HMRC under the Anti Money Laundering Regulations of 2007 as a Money Service Business, registration number: 12835500  –  CMI Business Group Ltd is a registered data controller in the UK and regulated by the Information Commissioners Office.

As Mr Crouchers said in his exchange with me;

Your accusation that I use ‘shell’ companies, is utterly unfounded and denied, these defamatory remarks are just that”

How hollow and shallow he sounds.  I submit my evidence for your perusal.

UPDATE 1: The new name that Mr Croucher has picked to replace CMI Business Group is unusual, HATTON & BERKELEY GLOBAL LIMITED, is VERY similar sounding to the WESTONE BUSINESS GLOBAL LTD, that was run by Mr Carter AND Mr Croucher, and whilst still under Mr Crouchers control was subject to an Advertising Watchdog ruling for being misleading with regard to a claim about being “Award Winning”

04_06_2016: UPDATE2: Just received this email;

“We have changed our lettering again;

“Trading name of Hatton & Berkeley Global Limited, Registered in the United Kingdom, Companies House Registrar  number: 10145165 Registered Office: 43 Berkeley Square, London W1J 5AP. The Company is limited by guarantee and does not provide services to clients”

into:

“Trading name owned by Hatton & Berkeley Global Limited, Registered in the United Kingdom, Companies House Registrar number: 10145165.  Registered Office: 43 Berkeley Square, London W1J 5AP. The Company is limited by guarantee and does not provide services to clients”

Looks like they won a dispute! Shame, I hate to see bullies win. (Not the most most stable company in the world)

 

About Hickster

I am one of the many innocent people who have been accused of file sharing by Copyright Trolls, my letter came from the now infamous ACS:LAW, but they have now been emulated by many more using the same system. Their ruse is simple, Send out letters of claim with NO Real evidence beyond an IP address that they claim was captured using a frowned upon hack of Shareaza. My REAL opinion of these companies turned when they started sending out Pornography claims, THAT is what I find most disturbing. People who HAVE to pay up without the option of having their day in Court. THAT is NOT Justice. Why can't they just go to Court? because the Lawyers, pitch the price of paying the "Compensation" at about the same rate as hiring a lawyer to fight it. Things have changed in the last 8 years though. I would advise people to read the "Speculative Invoicing Handbook Part 2", research these people yourselves, and find me at Slyck Forums, or on Twitter. Do NOT Worry, Stand Strong
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One Response to TCYK LLC client “Hatton&Berkeley” become more “bogus”? UPDATE 2

  1. bpaw says:

    Nice one Hicks, and I love the artistic impression!

    You accuse them of “Smoke and mirrors” with shell Companies. Then Croucher “creates” H&B named companies! Talk about denying something, and then immediately doing what you deny on a grand scale!

    You know when you watch a film and you immediately know who the bad guys are? Step forward Mr Robert Edwin Croucher and Mr Patrick Achache. Terence Stephens is very capable of filming such a film, and I guess Julian Becker can promote it somehow as @BenDover1971.

    I’m just trying to think who could be the w*nker in the film, but I guess there are too many in the cast who could qualify!

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