The length’s people go…’forging a partner’s signature’ – By Tina Royles, Director Royles Ltd

Having been a former police officer, I have to say not many things surprise or shock me where obtaining evidence for fraud is concerned, yet the below highlighted case would, I have no doubt been disturbing for most.

When money is at stake though, there are no lengths it appears, out of bounds, that some individuals will go to, to ensure the other party is disadvantaged. Yet for most in a relationship, it is more often than not, only when the couple begin to separate or go through a divorce, that something starts to unfold as being amiss. It then becomes confusing, and sends an individual into panic mode, trying to understand or rationalise how they have taken out a loan, taken out credit/debit cards, are signatories on mortgage applications, as well as other formal documentation. In some cases individuals equally find that they have somehow been removed from bank accounts, mortgage documentation, property deeds and other ‘choice’ papers.

The scary part for some is untangling the web of deceit and lies that they are faced with.

In the world you and I live in, there are the individuals who are given the label of ‘criminals’ who ‘lodge’ at Her Majesties Prisons, there are others who flout the law because they have a disregard for it (speeding and other such traffic offences spring to mind), then there are the individuals who bully others in the workplace, or steal from their employers because they feel that they can, and there are those individuals who lie and cheat within personal intimate relationships through infidelity…and yet who questions, monitors and holds accountable their intimate partner who perhaps has the responsibility for the ‘finances’ of the family.

What too of the individual who is controlled, and manipulated within the relationship; physically, psychologically, and financially…how likely are they to question their partners motives or question a decision taken, or made…

If you or someone you know, has uncovered some concerns, or suspect something is ‘amiss’, you’re not sure whether a criminal offence has been committed and n0t at the stage of calling the police, but want help to gain more clarity, and assistance to build a case to take to the police, court, or to a solicitor then why not get in touch, and let us discuss how we might be able to assist.

Don’t be or ‘stay’ in the dark!

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Tina Royles

Director Royles Ltd



Bank’s are ‘Failing’ Domestic Violence, Divorce, and Separation Clients! – By Tina Royles; Director Royles Ltd


“Relationship difficulties are often painful and traumatic for the individuals involved, and the range of emotions that are experienced can feel unpredictable, adding to their vulnerability. The added ingredient of domestic violence can make the process of separation and divorce more difficult and damaging” (Royles, 2017).

As a qualified psychotherapist, former police officer, and as Director of Royles LTD; which provides Case-Building, Investigation and Emotional Support I have worked with many individuals who have gone through a relationship breakdown, separation, or divorce.

Divorce is recognised as one of the top most stressful experiences a person can have, “it can be difficult, traumatic and distressing, and when the process is alienating, void of feelings of warmth towards each other, and reliant on both parties being honest, it can be a challenging process to navigate through” (Royles, 2017).

“In order for the divorce process to work effectively it requires all parties to be cooperative, transparent, and honest, when this doesn’t happen the divorce process is potentially vulnerable to loopholes for one or both parties to take advantage of and manipulate the system and process. There is scope within the current process for either party to indulge in lies, deceit, criticisms and false accusations, despite the involvement of legal professionals” (Royles, 2017).

One significant area where there is great concern, is within the ‘banking system’ in the Uk.

Having experienced issues personally with the closing of bank accounts and changing of personal details through both a separation, and a divorce, in addition to listening to the accounts of numerous ‘clients’ who have faced difficulties also. It can not only be a very difficult process to negotiate your way through, but it often adds to the trauma encountered, yet more worryingly it can place the individual is ‘real danger’.

Bank’s insisting on sending letters to both parties when a ‘victim of domestic violence’ needs to close a joint account, can inflame an already volatile situation. Bank’s writing to a ‘victim’ at their former address instead of just a new address to confirm the authorisation equally has the potential to aggravate behaviour, and disclosure the whereabouts of the partners who is more than likely ‘escaping’ a controlling and/or abusive relationship. Bank’s also seek to ask and gain the permission of both parties for any amendments to accounts where one is in joint names, which allows the scope for the controlling, and abusive party to delay matters, and become difficult, leading to more upset, distress and trauma for the victim (or wounded party in the divorce or separation).

There is much talk, and action around domestic violence with the various political parties seeking to improve matters relating to domestic violence and abuse, equally there is consultation in progress relating to the process of divorce (i.e top Judges advocating for quicker divorce processes, and no fault to speed things up – which incidentally often plays into the hands of the controlling perpetrator), but strangely enough there is not much joined up thinking when the two issues are brought together.

I would like your help in getting the ‘banking industry’ to review and amend its policies and procedures in the way it deals with victims of domestic violence and abuse, individuals going through divorce and separation in general, but especially when the two issues are encountered together.


For any more information please contact:

Tina Royles

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Domestic Violence Complainants ‘failed’ by Police – By Tina Royles; Director Royles Ltd


vintage-ladybird-book-the-policeman-people-at-work-series-606b-first-edition-dust-cover-1962-3194-pAs a child I remember reading the Ladybird book ‘The Policeman’. It was actually one of my favourite books, not only because being a police officer was the thing I’d set my heart on being when ‘I grew up’, but equally because of the messages inside the book and what those messages reinforced.

A Police Officer was the person in ‘authority’ you were encouraged to turn to if you felt you were in trouble, and that once you turned to them they would help you.

I spent sixteen years as a police officer, and am still proud to have done so, as over those years I helped thousands of individuals; often vulnerable with a variety of difficulties including: domestic violence, rape, and other serious offences. Being professional, empathic, and conscientious generally makes the difference in the way others not only perceive the police, but in the way they are able to negotiate their way through the difficulties and move forward.

Sadly there are some individuals who fail to get this level of assistance from the police, crown prosecution service, or other such organisations or individuals who as a rule are there to protect such vulnerable people. What’s equally of a concern is that this level of ‘failure’ is on the increase.

Over the last six months there has been a surge in the number of individuals looking to progress a ‘private prosecution’ in order to seek a form of ‘justice’ and perceived validation of whats happened.

Clearly injustice comes in many disguises, however the cases that find their way into the media spotlight or at the forefront of inappropriate action seems to focus on cases where domestic violence, or other sexual related incidents have occurred.

As an expert and specialist on domestic violence, both internally and externally to my police career, and as a former specialist rape trained officer, who has expertise on building cases for court, and equally reviewing cases that have been built which have either fallen short of meeting the criteria to progress via CPS through the criminal justice system, or for whatever reason have been deemed ‘not in the public interest’ to proceed with, I am well aware of the frustration, upset, and trauma this causes, and the impact it has emotionally, physically, and psychologically.

If you feel that you, or someone you know, has been ‘failed’ by the ‘system’ and you want  to explore the possibility of having your case reviewed, or built to progress to the stage of prosecution, then why not contact ‘Royles’ today and start the conversation…

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‘Objective Evidence’ needed to take Domestic Violence and Abuse cases to Court – By Tina Royles; Director Royles Ltd


header102Domestic Violence and Abuse victims often struggle with providing sufficient or appropriate evidence needed to get help from support agencies (such as housing), or for the police to submit the case through to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for the realistic prospect of a conviction.

The Government in a wave of new actions to help victims of domestic violence, have consulted a range of organisations and have reviewed the process and eligibility regarding ‘Legal Aid’…Let’s hope this helps and enables more victims to get the justice they deserve.

However with cases of domestic violence and abuse repeatedly hitting the headlines in a negative way via police ‘incompetency’ or CPS taking the view of ‘not in the public interest’…Victims are still losing out and ultimately are being ‘failed’ by the ‘system’

More and more victims are taking matters into their own hands and finding ways to support taking action independently of the police.

If you, or someone you know wants help to review a case, or to build a robust case to bring a private prosecution, then why not get in touch with us, and let’s open a discussion about how ‘Royles’ can assist you in your quest for justice.

With an extensive background in police matters, investigation, evidence gathering, and case-building, as well as Domestic Violence, Abuse, Rape and other Serious Offences why not let us help you…



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Divorce: The High Stakes Involved – By Tina Royles; Director Royles Ltd

There are for most ‘High Stakes’ involved in divorce, regardless of who you are or what you have, whether that’s emotionally, psychologically or practically.

But when it comes to sorting out, or dividing up and money or other assets, this is when the divorce has the potential to turn ‘nasty’ or ‘pure evil’ in some cases if it hasn’t already.

For most this is when the level significantly rises several notches.

If the parties cannot come to some sort of agreement, the process can be delayed even further, and the trauma dragged out even more.

Most solicitors will advocate for amicable divorce to help their clients reach an agreement and settlement with the hope of the least trauma and devastation being caused, however it’s not always that easy to achieve as at a minimum level, emotions are involved and these can often be difficult to negotiate your way through.

Check out The Telegraph Article relating to Petra Ecclestone & James Stunt HERE

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Help with Divorce? – By Tina Royles; Director Royles Ltd

Help with Divorce?

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ROYLES provides Divorce Investigation, Case-Building, and Emotional Support!

Divorce, and Separation is both a painful and traumatic time for

most, and because of this often individuals come out of it at a disadvantage because they are struggling with the emotional, psychological and practical difficulties it creates. Coupled with the fact that this painful experience has additional components such as infidelity, lies, and deceit attached to it, it can also be a very frustrating and turbulent leaving you with an unhelpful, negative, and disadvantageous outcome.

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Paradise Lost. Some Marriages and Relationships end in Divorce or Separation! – By Tina Royles; Director Royles Ltd

Angga-tinaroyles -fb1Most relationships feel like bliss or paradise in the beginning, and maybe this lasts for some time…and if this is you, and your relationship then fantastic.

Sadly some marriages and relationships in general can end in divorce or separation. What’s alarming is that this outcome is on the increase. What’s left behind are broken promises, broken dreams, and broken hearts…Not to mention emotional, psychological, financial, and practical turmoil it causes.

There are a number of reasons for relationships to hit difficulties such as arguments, poor communication, financial issues, domestic violence, lies, deception, and infidelity…and these components can cause additional pain, distress, suffering and trauma in their own right.

When it comes to sorting out any assets, children, finances, or property often the gloves come off, and parties don’t fight fairly. Individuals can hide, lie, and deceive…Ultimately not disclosing key information or assets.

If you don’t build a ‘good enough’ case, or gather important and pertinent facts or evidence, then the case you build and supply to your solicitor or use yourself might not be strong enough to obtain an appropriate or fair solution or outcome for you.

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