Issues -Profit or Justice?
Have you ever had a firm of solicitors where you find you
have been ‘Mugged’ as well as being robbed? Have
you found your Solicitor has lied, been deceitful and dishonest,
their work was incompetent, negligent and they took years
longer than was reasonable? There were 19,500 complaint against
solicitors last year and probable over twice this amount settled
locally, what other 'business' could afford so many 'complaints'
and survive? Zahida Manzoor's comment on 5 Mar '03 "...it
may only be the tip of the iceburg"
Have you complained to the ‘Office
for the Supervision of Solicitors’ and find this 'Protection
Team' take years to investigate your complaint, they conspire
with your solicitors in violating their own rules as well
has violating the Data Protection Acts to protect the solicitors
in spite of the Ombudsman’s ‘little blue book’
that states “They should carry out a detailed, unbiased
investigation, within a reasonable time”? There are
at present (July '03) 9,000 'live' complaints being investigated
by the OSS's Complaints Department out of some current 19,000.
Have you ever paid a Barrister
for an ‘opinion’ on the solicitors and find you
have a bigger fight on your hands? You find the Barrister
has written a 'defence' for the solicitors base on lies the
solicitors had told. You then find the Legal Ombudsman writes
to you agreeing the 'Barrister's Opinion' is 'inaccurate'
and cannot be 'relied upon' but decided she will do nothing
Have you ever complained to
'The Bar Council' and these 'Mythical Gods' instantly pounce
on you throwing your evidence back at you, saying it is part
of your 'litigation' and then accept identical evidence from
You finally resort to the ‘Ombudsman’
and think you will get justice. Well think again, the Ombudsman
might agree with you but you won’t win and not only
that it will take at least a year for your case to reach a
The latest from the Ombudsman’s office is that they
are so inundated with complaints that despite being allotted
additional resources there is a delay of some 9 months, even
so they will not guarantee that.
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