‘Poor work’ deputy quits – as plumber
Saturday 9th March 2013, 10:00AM GMT.
A DEPUTY has quit his plumbing business after a judge questioned his integrity during a Petty Debts Court case.
Arrun Wilkie denied any wrongdoing despite Judge Philip Robey describing a counter-claim submitted by the States member as ‘wholly mischievous’.
The remarks came at the end of a case about plumbing work Deputy Wilkie, pictured, had carried out at Nicholas Piper’s Torteval home.
Mr Piper was awarded judgement and costs of £1,652.90, while Deputy Wilkie’s counter-claim for £3,248.10 was dismissed.
Speaking after the verdict, Deputy Wilkie strongly refuted Judge Robey’s comments questioning his motives behind the counter-claim.
He did not believe his actions brought the States into disrepute and considered them in line with the States code of conduct.