Digital copy of Exhibit PS12: Letter from J A Clyde-Smith, Ogier and Le Masurier (Advocates and Solicitors) to Advocate P de C Mourant concerning Advocate Philip Sinel. Includes attached newscuttings of an article published in the Jersey Evening Post. [Some details redacted]. Used as evidence in relation to Philip Sinel's Witness Statement to the Inquiry dated 15 December 2015 [C/D/AW2/B2/21/WS000706].

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June 6th 1998 - July 2nd 1998

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• Letter dated 2 July 1998 from J A Clyde-Smith, Ogier and Le Masurier (Advocates and Solicitors) to Advocate P de C Mourant. Refers to an article published in the Jersey Evening Post on 6 June 1998 implicating Advocate Sinel in submissions to a New York Court to the effect that the judicial and political systems in Jersey are corrupt. Includes comments about the implications of Advocate Sinel's statements and requests formally for the issue to be investigated. • Article dated 6 June 1998 by Philip Jeune in the Jersey Evening Post titled US judge rejects fraud action. Relates to ruling of Judge Allen Schwartz of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York that Jersey is the propert forum for claims of investors in the Cantrade affairs to be considered following an affidavit of Advocate Philip Sinel claiming that his clients would not receive a fair trial in the Island alleging corruption of the political and judicial systems in Jersey. Includes details of Advocate Sinel's allegations and actions, particularly in relation to his criticism of indviduals from the political and judicial systems in Jersey. Refers to response of the Union Bank of Switzerland and provides further details of Judge Schwartz's ruling.


Bailhache, Sir Philip
Birt, Michael
Blom-Cooper, Sir Louis
Clyde-Smith, Julian Anthony
Hamon, Francis Charles
Horsfall, Pierre François, Senator
Jeune, Philip
Jeune, Reg, Senator
Maltwood, Derek, Deputy
Mourant, P de C, Advocate
Nicolle, Stéphanie
Schwartz, Allen, Judge
Shenton, Dick, Senator
Sinel, M L
Sinel, Philip
Walker, Frank, Senator
Attorney General
Cantrade Private Bank Switzerland (C I) Limited
Jersey Evening Post
Jersey Law Society
Ogier and Le Masurier (advocates and solicitors)
Royal Court
Union Bank of Switzerland


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