Missing Lisa Brown: Boyfriend Simon Corner cuts ties with his legal advisor

Simon Corner, 33, had enlisted the help of former UK most-wanted Jason Coghlan

LAST UPDATED: 25 Jan, 2016 @ 11:53

Simon Corner at Malaga airport

THE boyfriend of missing Lisa Brown who arrived in Malaga vowing to ‘clear his name’ last week has cut ties with his legal advisor. 

Simon Corner, 33, had enlisted the help of former UK most-wanted Jason Coghlan to liaise with Guardia Civil on his behalf.

Corner, who has a history of violent crime, moved to Thailand in the days after mother-of-one Lisa vanished in November.

It caused many to question the Liverpudlian’s role in her disappearance, particularly as evidence of him using various aliases came to light.

But he was pictured by Coghlan, boss of JaCogLaw, arriving in Malaga last week.

Coghlan said: “There has been a relentless campaign against our client Simon Corner ever since Lisa Brown broke contact with her friends and family and was declared a missing person.

“Simon assures me he is totally innocent of any wrongdoing and to date there is no evidence that anything untoward has taken place.”

However, JaCogLaw has now released a statement explaining that the firm is no longer acting on Corner’s behalf.

It said: “After assisting Simon and helping to facilitate his return to Spain in order to clear his name alas there now exists irreconcilable differences between Simon and JaCogLaw.

“Therefore we are no longer instructed by Mr. Corner and cannot assist the press or anybody else in relation to this matter.”

Corner, who spent last summer living on a boat in Alcaidesa Marina in La Linea, was jailed for three months in Gibraltar in 2014 for producing a knife in an nightclub brawl.

Olive Press sources have suggested he is also wanted by gangs in the area, who he is alleged to have crossed in an incident in Ceuta last year.

He did initially speak to police in the days after Lisa was reported missing, but fled in mysterious circumstances, leaving his boat Rosa on drydock in Sotogrande.

Lisa, who has an eight-year-old son Marco, was last seen at her house on November 4

The 32-year-old disappeared two days before she was to start a new job with Bet365 in Gibraltar.

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