James Walker's Client Aquitted Of All Counts

In Hampton Riviera Houseboat Fraud

Published: 22nd March 2024

James Walker of Libertas Chambers instructed by Daniel Godden of Berkley Square Solicitors secured the acquittal of the second defendant on all counts.

In a trial lasting six weeks at Kingston crown court prosecuted by Kate Bex KC and Michael Bisgrove, the trial involved a multi million pound fraud by false representation concerning residential and commercial mooring rights in the Hampton Riveria part of the Thames, near Hampton Court.

Misrepresentations spanned 5 years and were originally litigated in the High court.

The first defendant Myck Djurberg was the owner of the iconic Swiss Chalet in Hampton.

The Swiss Chalet was imported from Switzerland in 1882 and assembled on the banks of the Thames near Hampton Court Palace and just across the road from Bushy Park.

The first defendant purported to sell mooring rights connected to the boatyard and pontoons connected to the land.

He was convicted of 4 counts and is due to be sentenced on the 27th March.