The story about Manches was first published in the Gazette in the UK, detailing how a top UK law firm was outsmarted by Carl Freer.
Manches, a prestigious UK law firm, failed to understand the nature and character of Carl Freer – their lack of due diligence and their casual documentation lead to the largest lost of fees in its history.
This debacle was a contributing factor in the firm’s downfall – some of the smartest legal brains have been victims of the narrative of huge profits – that the funds have been transferred which never turn up and if they do they are late and less than expected. Just check the article on his ‘philanthropic’ donation to the King’s Medical Research Trust.
Others have learned lessons – in order that you don’t have to suffer the same outcome. (See new article to learn how he scammed another lawyer by claiming his father had died!)
Updated: 11 July 2017