Doc Neeson’s estate is appealing for legal help in a case against a man who allegedly swindled the late Angels’ frontman out of thousands of dollars.
Representatives for the estate have released a plea to find a barrister or solicitor to help them in their case against tour manager Mark Filby.
The plea was posted on the Facebook page of Doc Neeson – The Voice of The Angels and signed off from Kieran and Daniel, presumably Neeson’s sons. They claim Filby exploited their singer-songwriter dad out of a substantial amount of money.
“Dear Doc Fans; We urgently need your help in finding a Barrister or Solicitor to represent us in our battle to bring Mr. Mark Filby to justice. “Legal costs thus far have cost thousands of dollars but we made a promise to Doc we would see this through to the end,” the post says.
A Current Affair on the Nine Network did a segment on Filby last October.
During the TV program it was revealed Filby allegedly owes Neeson about $100,000. “Evidence supports our claims that Mr Filby cheated Doc through deceptive business investments, broken promises and unpaid cash loans money that Doc badly needed during his cancer treatment,” the brothers claim.
Neeson had begun the legal fight to reclaim the money from Filby before he died from brain cancer in June last year.
The Doc Neeson Estate is looking for a solicitor to work pro bono or on a no win no fee basis, but is offering some Doc Neeson memorabilia in return for help.
Items on offer include: one of Neeson’s favourite nylon stringed acoustic guitars, a collection of lyric notes Neeson used for tour rehearsals, a collection of limited edition Doc Neeson solo merchandise, CDs and signed Doc Neeson acoustic CDs.
Anyone who can help is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org