NB: Wine Traders has no connection with Winetraders (UK) Ltd established in 1998.
Nicholas Stein resigned as an LLP Designated Member on 1st July 2016. Guy Hemphill and Stein have applied to have the Hillgate Associates LLP struck off from Companies House Register.
11th February 2019 – update
Hillgate Associates LLP was dissolved on 20.10.2016 – voluntary strike-off.
Guy Hemphill has written a detailed account of the events surrounding Land Heritage Ltd – its founding, philosophy, liquidation, settlement with law firm on advice given following action taken by the liquidator:
See note on CreditMan:
'The company has been in liquidation since December 2006 after the FSA intervened to stop the company trading as it was operating an unauthorised collective investment scheme by offering plots of land to the public under a land banking scheme. Since then the liquidators have successfully won damages from its former advisors which have enabled them to look to make a payment to the unsecured creditors, including plot holders who agree to return the plots of land to the company.'