Dear Miss Neeson,
Thank you very much for your letter of the 1st inst.
The family agree that as Mr Herbert Wright was a junior partner in solicitors Tughan & Co, he should never have been given such wide powers. As I told you in my interview' my elder brother, without his own solicitor being present, was forced to sign a document in the presence of senior members of this firm and Mr. Herbert Wright, when my brother was in a state of depression after the continual harassment from Charles Gilpin and his "friends" since the death of my father in 1972. Charles Gilpin even managed to get a copy of my father's Will before the family had time to see it. Did Herbert Wright take his direction from Charles Gilpin or senior members of Tughan & Co? Who allowed Herbert Wright to open an account in the industrial Bank in Bangor with Charles Gilpin thus enabling him to have access to all Freddie's estate and money? Why did Tughan & Co hold on to the agreement for the sale of Freddie's Smithfield properties with only Freddie's signature on it even after Herbert Wright had left that firm? Why did this firm accept Freddie's signature on legal documents?
Why did Cleaver Fulton & Rankin and Mr. Hall refuse to bring these important questions up in Court? The last three hearings have been about costs which we are not interested in. Freddie's name, as yet, has never been brought up in Court even after our seven years work.
Mr. Hall stated in a letter to my sister Vera that he got the true facts in an interview with Herbert Wright and senior members of Tughan & Co in their office in 1983. How did he know these were the true facts when he refused to listen to us? On these so-called "true facts" he compiled his first Report. That is why I said this Report was not worth the paper it was written on. It contained no statements of fact.
What did Herbert Wright do with the £375,000 cash given to him by the Ryland Vehicle Group? Was it shared with anyone else? This information was given to us by Detective Constable J. Chambers and Sgt. Davidon after their visit to that firm. They were able to tell us that Herbert Wright showed them round the properties.
There must be changes made in the Care and Protection of mental patients. Surely, no family should ever have to face seven years opposition from those in so-called positions of trust? We wish to convey our sincere thanks to Mr. Turkington and yourself for all the hard work you have put into Freddie's case. I only wish we had contacted you about four years ago. It would have saved the family a lot of anguish.
Perhaps now there may be light at the end of the tunnel.
We do hope that in the future, Patients-in-Care will be given the protection they deserve in the Courts.
(Mrs) Eileen Wright.