Universal Wealth Preservation (UWP) are under investigation by the police, national fraud and the Cyber Crime Reporting Centre. Customers should also, if they have not done already, report their concerns to Action Fraud quoting ‘Operation Ardent’.
It is estimated that as many as 8,000 people could have set up trusts with the now discredited company and its related firms.
The individuals behind the companies are Mr Steven Long and his wife Mrs Melanie Long. Companies House records show 6 of the 15 companies in relation to which Mr Long was a Director have been dissolved between May 2017 and October 2018. Universal Asset Protection Limited entered into a compulsory liquidation in May 2018.
Issues for customers of the Universal group include: lack of trusts management, delays in state administration, delays in receiving payments from trusts, concerns over the security of any assets which have been transferred into Trusts managed by Universal (and recoverability of those assets), and the security of original Wills and Trusts documents (and difficulty obtaining those documents from Universal). In the majority of
PWL have received a number of enquiries about Universal Tax Solutions, Universal Wealth Preservation, Universal Asset Protection and Universal Trustees.
We are presently acting for clients that have become concerned by the apparent sudden closure of the above business. PWL have taken a lot of calls from worried people and have successfully assisted former UWP clients. If you have been affected, we can help. We are already assisting a number of clients in this case, both in an attempt to recover assets, but also with land registry titles.
PWL can help you in a number of ways –
- Remove UWP, or an associated company, as the trustees and give back to you – control of your assets and home.
- Check whether Lasting or Enduring Powers of Attorney have been registered with the Office of the Public Guardian.
- If you are not in possession of an original will, PWL can make a new one without delay
- Replace Universal/Mr and Mrs Long with another trustee and Remove UWP/Long from the Title Register at the Land Registry.
Find out how we can assist you today by contacting us on 01625 836 406 or using the contact page on our website.