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K7 To Be Dismantled - ???
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Geoff Love
Nov 15, 2021
@JfromJAGs I agree that the initial documentation and agreements between the parties provide ambiguity and should have been made more clear, At the time I doubt the volunteers of a small museum in a Cimbrian village, nor Bill Smith thought too much about the legal ramifications of the agreements they were making in good faith and with limited advice. Whilst the Deed of Gift does not include Bill Smith, it does limit the ability of the Ruskin Museum to act. There are a lot of people on this forum that believe Bill Smith and the Bluebird project has a right of involvement moving forward, but I can't see where the legal obligation for that comes from. There may be a moral right because of the work put in, and it may make sense because of the technical knowledge gained by the bluebird project, but, in my mind, there is no legal requirement. Bill has the most to lose from this. Bill continues to suggest that The Ruskin need to come to him with an offer. They do not need to do anything. There is some uncertainty about the outcome of a court case, but the two outcomes are either that the court judges in favour of Bill and he gets to remove those parts of the boat that he restored or it rules in favour of the Ruskin and Bill loses everything. So Bill either ends up wth a pile of parts and The Ruskin appoint another team to complete the boat or the boat transfers in its entirety to The Ruskin. Either way Bill becomes a small footnote in the history of the project. In the opinion of Magneto Bill needs to come forward with a proposal which does not start with any pre-condition of ownership and in return The Ruskin come forward with an open mind about granting The Bluebird Project some rights on maintaining and running the boat. If not it will end up in court. As for the Campbell family, they gifted the boat and therefore have no legal voice in any discussion.
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K7 To Be Dismantled - ???
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K7 To Be Dismantled - ???
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K7 To Be Dismantled - ???
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