TLC IT Group director to pursue legal action

TLC IT Group director to pursue legal action

Alan Chapman alleges former directors set up another company, tried to poach staff and customers while employed under TLC

Former director of troubled TLC IT Group, Alan Chapman, is looking to take legal action against two former directors, Jan Chapman and Craig Boyle.

TLC IT Group, which recently went into liquidation, held many subsidiaries under its banner including TLC Data Security, TLC IT Managed Services and IP Networks.

TLC IT Managed Services recently went into administration and is now under a Deed of Company Arrangement with Genesis MSP. Alan Chapman also runs Genesis MSP.

Brad Tonks and Chris Wykes, from Lawler Partners, were appointed as joint administrators to the company on May 26.

Alan Chapman claimed his brother, Jan Chapman, and Boyle had direct responsibility in running the TLC IT Managed Services business.

He alleges during that time both had tried to set up another company, poach TLC IT Managed Services' staff and its customer database.

Chapman claims he has documented evidence to support his allegations.

“It’s very distressing and shocking to me,” Chapman said. “After the administration process is over, I can start to pursue legal action.”

According to administrators' reports the allegations against the two former directors include assuming intellectual property such as customer lists, database and technology.

There was also a claim for damages under a breach of director’s duties for failing to act in good faith in the best interests of the company.

Jan Chapman rubbished Alan’s allegations on poaching staff and the company’s database.

“If he’s pursuing that good luck with him,” Chapman told ARN. “The day I left I had nothing to go to and that’s it. Any intellectual property is stuff I created anyway, and I couldn’t apply them to my current business MSP Blueshift. I had to create new things.”

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