Case details for William Geoffrey MASON

Name: William Geoffrey MASON


Date of Birth: 2 / 6 / 1967

Date Order Starts: 22 / 2 / 2022

Disqualification Length: 10 Years 0 Month(s)

CRO Number: 03336395

Last Known Address: The Granary, Vicarage Road,, , , , Deopham,, NR18 9DP

Conduct: Between 11 May 2001 and 04 October 2019, William Geoffrey Mason (“Mr Mason”) caused William Mason Fine Wines Limited (“WMFW”) to trade with a lack of commercial probity by failing to ensure that it purchased wines on behalf of investors to the value of at least £445,194, or in the alternative he caused WMFW to dispose of those wines without the agreement of the investors. At the date of liquidation wines held on trust with an estimated value of £426,528 are unaccounted for; in that • between at least 2001 and 2019 investors made payments of at least £445,194 to WMFW in respect of wines to be purchased and stored on their behalf; • between March and June 2019 he corresponded with investors, where he provided them with stock certificates and/or arranged the partial return of their wine or funds; • in October 2019 WMFW ceased to trade; • in November 2019 a group of five investors instructed solicitors to try and ascertain what had happened to the wines they ordered from WMFW but they did not receive a satisfactory explanation; • in March 2020 a solicitor acting for him contacted the investors’ solicitor to advise that WMFW would be placed into liquidation; • when WMFW entered liquidation on 26 November 2020, it held no wine in stock. 

This information is correct as at 4 / 3 / 2022

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