Doris Stainer

A Grand Identity Crisis

March 21, 2021 // 7 Comments

So, who has really been in charge at the Grand since Michael Stainer ‘stepped down’ after his November 2018 bankruptcy? For a brief period, until he was unceremoniously [...]

Buyer Beware!

February 23, 2021 // 8 Comments

Any lingering doubts about the survival of Michel Stainer’s Grand empire disappeared on Saturday afternoon. For two hours, process servers acting for the administrators of [...]

A Gaping Gap at the Grand

July 17, 2020 // 4 Comments

Almost five year after the infamous dawn raid that saw Michael and Doris Stainer and their general manager arrested, Robert Richardson has finally abandoned the beleaguered [...]

The Great Escape: the Remake

May 14, 2020 // 3 Comments

As Michael Stainer (again) and Hallam Estates, the company he set up in 1995 to keep control of the Grand, both slide towards insolvency under the burden of £500,000 of [...]

Drowning in Debt

February 5, 2020 // 6 Comments

Behind all the legal shenanigans that make up a typical week at the Grand (pictured below), there is one inescapable fact. Debt……. “Creditors to right of them, [...]