UCIS Advice Point and KL Capital.
Just when we thought we had finished reporting on UCIS Advice Point and the new company they recently formed – KL Capital Ltd [LINK], we discover another very serious situation.
For those who are interested in reading the full UCIS Advice Point story it’s all here on our blog pages.
The latest discovery relates to a man called Andrew Eastham who made contact with a number of St Camillus Care Group investors. St Camillus is a hotel room scam along the lines of Shepherd Cox, Carlauren Group etc, but with a particularly unsavoury twist. They buy poor quality hotels and then sell the bedrooms off to the general public for a 400%+ profit. The sale comes with the usual 5-year guaranteed rentals of 10% per annum which they cannot possibly pay out of the meagre operating revenues. It’s a scam. They also include the usual unachievable buy-back promise where there is not a hope in hell of the buy-back ever happening. We have been investigating the activities of St Camillus Care Group for some time. We were initially contacted by a Hong Kong investor, and we are now assisting more investors in their attempts to recover their money from the St Camillus group of companies. We will be publishing a separate article on St Camillus before the end of the year.
Back to UCIS Advice Point. Here is an email below from Andrew Eastham introducing Irwin Mitchell Solicitors as a law firm partner:
On Wed, Sep 23, 2020 Andrew Eastham firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
We are delighted to tell you that funding has now been agreed for your claims to be pursued by Irwin Mitchell.
You will shortly receive confirmation from KL Capital Ltd requesting your confirmation that you are happy for Irwin Mitchell to contact you.
You will then receive an email from Jonathan Sachs with all the necessary documents for your perusal and signature.
If you have any issues please don`t hesitate to contact us.
Andrew Eastham, for UCIS Advice Point
Irwin Mitchell and Jonathan Sachs should have undertaken greater due diligence on UCIS Advice Point before accepting the company as an introducer. As previously reported, the key member of UCIS Advice Point is Neil Bromage who has also been convicted of a financial crime [LINK]. However, it gets worse. Andrew Eastham has also been convicted of a financial crime [LINK].
Andrew Eastham is a former solicitor who stole £150,000 from the estate of a deceased client and was sentenced to a 2 year and 8 month prison sentence in October 2018. He wrote the original will for that client. What is very concerning is we know in addition to introducing investors to a law firm, Andrew Eastham has also been offering to write wills for investors. We also suspected that UCIS Advice Point was also involved in using investor details to promote unsolicited investment proposals.
We would ask anyone who has had any contact from UCIS Advice Point or KL Capital to report it to us. We are aware that UCIS Advice Point has been writing out to investors in a number of scams offering their services.
LATEST NEWS: We are in receipt of a letter from ‘ANDREW EASTHAM – LEGAL CONSULTANCY SERVICES’ which states that Andrew Eastham is a partner in UCIS Advice Point.