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"We agreed to continue our funding of the investigation
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:56 am    Post subject: "We agreed to continue our funding of the investigationReport this post Reply with quote

This is a quote taken from the findmadeleine.com site in their latest post.

Does this mean Metado 3, or do they mean investigating in general?

Full statement below:

‘There was a scheduled board meeting of Madeleine’s Fund today. We have reached a new longer- term phase in the search for Madeleine and we have reviewed how effective our Fund has been in pursuing its objectives. We agreed to continue our funding of the investigation to find Madeleine and we have decided to look at further media opportunities to support our search. To that end, we have invited two new directors to replace the two who stepped down, for business and personal reasons, We, together with Kate and Gerry McCann, extend our thanks to Esther and Phillip for their hard work and continuing support. We welcome Edward Smethurst and Jon Corner to the board to lend their expertise in commercial law and media.��?/TD>
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:11 am    Post subject: Report this post Reply with quote

so two rats have deserted the ship...interesting.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:15 am    Post subject: Report this post Reply with quote

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The phrase that got me was -

""we have decided to look at further media opportunities to support our search.""

Like films?

Or might they decide to sponsor a programme?

I haven't got my witty head on tonight so you can provide the list of appropriate programmes.

Dr Who?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:17 am    Post subject: Report this post Reply with quote

that is one of the creepiest things i have read yet.

madeleine is not a little girl.

madeleine is a brand.

"pepsi cola welcomes edward smithurst to our team."

"chrysler is moving forward with a long term plan to better our position in the market."

"phillip morris and kraftfoods have joined forces."

it is f*cking CREEPY!!!

weird and ooky and i still say, mind-control experiment.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:19 am    Post subject: Report this post Reply with quote

"...we have decided to look at further media opportunities..."

Means they WILL BE MAKING THE FILM Exclamation Mad

that - plus the fact that they now have family-movie-man J Twisted Evil C on board Mad Exclamation

".....we have reviewed how effective our Fund has been in pursuing its objectives..."

really ought to mean that they have decided that any d*cks are a waste of money... but they are weasels - so the whole passage may mean nothing what it seems Exclamation Mad

Disgusting anyway - the meeting seems to have been JUST ABOUT HOW TO MAKE MORE MONEY OUT OF MADELEINE Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:19 am    Post subject: Report this post Reply with quote

disgusting excuses for human beings Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:25 am    Post subject: Report this post Reply with quote

East Lancs solicitor leads Madeleine hunt

AN East Lancashire solicitor is leading a private investigation into Madeleine McCann's disappearance - and believes she is still alive.

Edward Smethurst is the in-house lawyer based in Clitheroe for double-glazing tycoon Brian Kennedy, who has pledged to bankroll Madeleine's parents Gerry and Kate McCann's legal and media costs.

Mr Smethurst, who has been tasked as the McCanns' legal co-oridinator, works for Ultraframe which was sold last year in a £58million deal with a company called Latium Holdings, led by the Sale Sharks rugby team owner and double glazing millionaire.

The solicitor has been tasked with managing and directing the legal teams in the UK and Portugal.

Mr Smethurst is also running a team of private investigators who are tracking Madeleine's disappearance throughout Spain and Portugal.

Madeleine vanished on May 3 in the resort of Praia da Luz in the Algarve, just days short of her fourth birthday.

Mr Smethurst said: "Obviously it's a strangely challenging case with a huge amount of media interest.

"It's a highly pressurised case and there is an enormous amount of scrutiny, but it's an extremely worthwhile cause.

"We are providing our services entirely free of charge because we know that Gerry and Kate are completely innocent. We want to see justice done.

"The best solution is the safe return of Madeleine McCann.

"There can't be any legal prosecutions if Madeleine was taken and is returned, and that would prove the innocence of Gerry and Kate."

Madeleine's disappearance has generated international media attention, with controversy surrounding the Portuguese-led police investigation after her parents were named as suspects.

[b]Mr Kennedy, the Cheshire-based owner of Sale Sharks rugby union club, has put the financial clout of his Latium business group behind the McCanns' fight to clear their name.

He said: "In the light of the incredible accusations against Gerry and Kate McCann, which are clearly exacerbating their emotional torture, I felt compelled to offer, along with other like-minded businessmen, financial support and the full logistical support of the Latium team. That support is principally our in-house lawyer Ed Smethurst, and Clarence Mitchell."

[b]Mr Smethurst [/b]is a life-long Bury resident and specialises in high profile cases. He is also ambassador of Cancer Research UK and recently mounted a legal challenge to stop the controversial £50 million wind farm development at Scout Moor, Edenfield.[/b]

He has been a solicitor for 15 years.

7:47pm Sunday 25th November 2007

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:26 am    Post subject: Report this post Reply with quote

East Lancs solicitor leads Madeleine hunt

AN East Lancashire solicitor is leading a private investigation into Madeleine McCann's disappearance - and believes she is still alive.

Edward Smethurst is the in-house lawyer based in Clitheroe for double-glazing tycoon Brian Kennedy, who has pledged to bankroll Madeleine's parents Gerry and Kate McCann's legal and media costs.

Mr Smethurst, who has been tasked as the McCanns' legal co-oridinator, works for Ultraframe which was sold last year in a £58million deal with a company called Latium Holdings, led by the Sale Sharks rugby team owner and double glazing millionaire.

The solicitor has been tasked with managing and directing the legal teams in the UK and Portugal.

Mr Smethurst is also running a team of private investigators who are tracking Madeleine's disappearance throughout Spain and Portugal.

Madeleine vanished on May 3 in the resort of Praia da Luz in the Algarve, just days short of her fourth birthday.

Mr Smethurst said: "Obviously it's a strangely challenging case with a huge amount of media interest.

"It's a highly pressurised case and there is an enormous amount of scrutiny, but it's an extremely worthwhile cause.

"We are providing our services entirely free of charge because we know that Gerry and Kate are completely innocent. We want to see justice done.

"The best solution is the safe return of Madeleine McCann.

"There can't be any legal prosecutions if Madeleine was taken and is returned, and that would prove the innocence of Gerry and Kate."

Madeleine's disappearance has generated international media attention, with controversy surrounding the Portuguese-led police investigation after her parents were named as suspects.

[b]Mr Kennedy, the Cheshire-based owner of Sale Sharks rugby union club, has put the financial clout of his Latium business group behind the McCanns' fight to clear their name.

He said: "In the light of the incredible accusations against Gerry and Kate McCann, which are clearly exacerbating their emotional torture, I felt compelled to offer, along with other like-minded businessmen, financial support and the full logistical support of the Latium team. That support is principally our in-house lawyer Ed Smethurst, and Clarence Mitchell."

Mr Smethurst is a life-long Bury resident and specialises in high profile cases. He is also ambassador of Cancer Research UK and recently mounted a legal challenge to stop the controversial £50 million wind farm development at Scout Moor, Edenfield.[/b]

He has been a solicitor for 15 years.

7:47pm Sunday 25th November 2007

By Catherine Pye

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:28 am    Post subject: Report this post Reply with quote

"we know that Gerry and Kate are completely innocent. We want to see justice done.

"The best solution is the safe return of Madeleine McCann.

"There can't be any legal prosecutions if Madeleine was taken and is returned, and that would prove the innocence of Gerry and Kate." "


Translated:

Our first priority is clearing Gerry and Kate and protecting their reputations. It would be a bonus if we found Madeleine along the way though ........
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:32 am    Post subject: Report this post Reply with quote

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""Mr Smethurst is a life-long Bury resident and specialises in high profile cases. He is also ambassador of Cancer Research UK and recently mounted a legal challenge to stop the controversial £50 million wind farm development at Scout Moor, Edenfield.""

And failed.

The windfarm is being constructed at this very moment.

http://www.rossendaleonline.co.....MAod4Ekpvw

Why would a company solicitor have any expertise in missing persons cases? Or abductions, murders, foreign law etc etc etc

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:34 am    Post subject: Report this post Reply with quote

[quote="dave_s_yahoo_answers"]"we know that Gerry and Kate are completely innocent. We want to see justice done.

"The best solution is the safe return of Madeleine McCann.

"There can't be any legal prosecutions if Madeleine was taken and is returned, and that would prove the innocence of Gerry and Kate." "


Translated:

Our first priority is clearing Gerry and Kate and protecting their reputations. It would be a bonus if we found Madeleine along the way though ........[/quote]

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They are actually blatently admitting that Maddie is nothing more than evidence to them Twisted Evil Evil or Very Mad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:47 am    Post subject: NuclearReport this post Reply with quote

Note: British Nuclear Fuels Plc


"Edward Smethurst


Edward is Head of Legal Services for the Latium Group and its related Group companies. Edward started his career as a solicitor with Halliwell Landau before moving in house with British Nuclear Fuels Plc where he spent seven years before moving to join the Board of Ultraframe Plc in 2000. Edward specialises in a variety of contentious matters including intellectual property related litigation and commercial litigation generally. Edward has been Chairman of the Law Society North West Commerce and Industry Group since 1994 and has twice been National Chairman of the C&I Group. He is the Director elected on behalf of England and Wales to represent English Law Society on the Board of the European Company Lawyers Association. "

http://209.85.173.104/search?q.....&gl=us
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:48 am    Post subject: Report this post Reply with quote

nuclear power is good for you. it gives you a 'healthy glow'. lol
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:00 am    Post subject: Re: NuclearReport this post Reply with quote

Yup, So many connection coincidences in all of this...............................................


[quote="roisin"]Note: British Nuclear Fuels Plc


"Edward Smethurst


Edward is Head of Legal Services for the Latium Group and its related Group companies. Edward started his career as a solicitor with Halliwell Landau before moving in house with British Nuclear Fuels Plc where he spent seven years before moving to join the Board of Ultraframe Plc in 2000. Edward specialises in a variety of contentious matters including intellectual property related litigation and commercial litigation generally. Edward has been Chairman of the Law Society North West Commerce and Industry Group since 1994 and has twice been National Chairman of the C&I Group. He is the Director elected on behalf of England and Wales to represent English Law Society on the Board of the European Company Lawyers Association. "

http://209.85.173.104/search?q.....us[/quote]
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:03 am    Post subject: Report this post Reply with quote

Gerry - COMARE
Edward Smethurst - British Nuclear Fuels and Cancer Research UK

Just another coincidence I suppose (not) Wink
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Who Pays the McCann's Legal Costs? A Second Fund?

Post  HiDeHo on Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:40 am

<!-- google_ad_section_start -->Was it ever established whether there was a second fund for legal costs?

Who pays the legal costs now?

Would amounts paid by Brian Kennedy or others be considered income?

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Times Online
September 12, 2007

Madeleine\'s parents consider new fund for legal battle

The family source said: “I don’t know [what they are going to do]; that is one of the routes they can go down. Money is going to be a big problem I think. PR firms and law firms are not cheap and it is clear the fund will not be for legal advice but that is the least of their worries now.\"

On Friday a family friend, David Hughes, said that the fund was looking into whether it could by law pay for the couple’s defence but today he confirmed that Mr and Mrs McCann would not apply for money from the fund.

Outside the family home in the village of Rothley in Leicestershire, he said: “Gerry and Kate’s view is that if they take money from the fund, it might be that 90 per cent of people who made donations aren’t bothered about it. But if 10 per cent of people are bothered about it, they don’t want to upset them. They want to take the controversy out of the situation.”

Donations totalling £1,036,104.17 have so far been received for Madeleine’s Fund: Leaving No Stone Unturned, according to the official campaign website. The fund, which for legal reasons is not a charity, has four objectives, one of which is “to provide support, including financial assistance, to Madeleine’s family”.



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BBC
Wednesday, 12 September 2007
The McCanns appointed lawyers in Portugal and Britain after being named as formal suspects - but they will not be paid out of money donated by well-wishers.

A statement made by Esther McVey from the board of Madeleine\'s Fund said payment of legal defence costs would be legally permissible so long as they were repaid in the event of a guilty conviction.

However, she said the fund\'s directors recognised the spirit in which the generous donations were given and decided not to pay for the McCanns\' legal costs.

\"We stress that Gerry and Kate have not asked for these costs to be paid,\" she said.

So far donations totalling £1,036,104.17 have been received for Madeleine\'s Fund: Leaving No Stone Unturned, according to the official campaign website.


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Tycoons Refuse To Give Madeleine Parents Cash For Legal Bill

Gulf Times:
Millionaires who bankrolled the campaign to find Madeleine McCann are refusing to fund her parents’ legal defence, the Evening Standard revealed.

Two wealthy individuals who helped Kate and Gerry McCann in their global search for Madeleine now say they will not pledge any more cash at this time.

When contacted by the Standard they refused to be named because of the sensitivity of the issue. But one leading tycoon said that without knowing the facts about the Madeleine case, it would not be possible to pay for their legal team.

The couple have been named formal suspects in the police investigation and may be charged at any time.

The McCanns have hired Britain’s top criminal law specialists Kingsley Napley to clear their reputations. But with the investigation dragging on, their legal costs could run into millions if the case goes to trial.

As revealed in the Standard, the trustees of Madeleine’s Fund - which has raised more than £1mn – on Wednesday announced they would not allow the McCanns to use the money to pay their lawyers. The couple had said earlier they did not want the money anyway.

One businessman told the Standard: ‘I am not going to contribute any more. It is a difficult issue and it is not something I propose to get engaged in. It is the most confusing scenario anybody has ever seen. I am not judge and jury and I hope what I am reading is wrong. If they cannot convince the people who already put the money in, they are not starting in a good place. If they can turn the tide in some form maybe there will be loads of backers. But right now this does not look a good place to go.’

Another tycoon who pledged more than £100,000 to the Find Madeleine appeal ruled out making a donation to the legal fighting fund.

‘We won’t be pledging any more right now,’ said the entrepreneur, adding: ‘I don’t think that at the moment we would allow the money to be swapped to cover defence costs, but this is a difficult position and a very sensitive issue.’<!-- google_ad_section_end -->


The amount quoted in Companies House March 2008 year end specifically mentioned the defence lawyers were not paid from the fund.

When did Brian Kennedy start / end paying?




HiDeHo on Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:27 pm
<!-- google_ad_section_start -->I am not familiar with legal details, but wouldn't 'pro-bono' mean they would receive their costs if they won at trial?

Would they receive their payment from the 1.2 million pounds and if so, is that considered income for the Mc's?

What about all the other lawyers?
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