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ACS:LAW a “No Show” on the “One Show”

Well ACS:LAWs Andrew Crossley had his chance to defend his “Foolproof” method of identifying people file sharing and he blew it.  Not only did he blow it but he has now taken his reputation even lower than anyone previously thought possible.

The One show had been putting together a segment relating to a number of complaints from innocent people who have been accused by Crossley and his cohorts (Logistep/Digirights/Digiprotect/NG3Systems)

ACS:LAW has been investigated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority(SRA) as have the previous Solicitors who attempted to execute this so called “Foolproof” method which amounts to nothing more than “Speculative Invoicing”.

It is a way for Solicitors to recoup money for rights owners whose products are usually so bad that no one has bought them, in the words of one of these “People” to  “Generate alternative revenue streams”

On the “One Show” Program, it clearly showed there were problems with the way ACS:LAW go about their business.  It highlighted Three innocent people,  Lawdits Michael Coyle was damning in his assessment.  Which? Legal Expert Deborah Prince also appeared

Andrew Crossley is standing now on the precipice, the Solicitors Regulation Authority(SRA) are due to conclude their investigation against him at the end of this month, the previous Solicitors who attempted this “Scheme” Davenport Lyons,  have already been referred to the disciplinary tribunal at a date still to be set.

What was Andrew Crossleys reason for NOT appearing on the show? Believe it or not, it was some hogwash about “Not prejudicing the SRA investigation into my business”.  Well I say that is a very cowardly reason.  Of course one has to wonder wether he considers he HAS a reputation to save anymore.

This “Scheme” of course is NOT Andrew Crossleys.  The “Speculative Invoicing Scheme” is merely a conduit that IF ACS:LAW are forced to stop will be picked up by some other chancers.  Already Davenport Lyons have attempted and then ceased, as mentioned they are awaiting disciplinary measures.  Tilly Bailey Irvine attempted it and then withdrew, and now of course we have another firm called Gallant Macmillan

Here are some GOOD reasons for anyone who has received a letter from these “People” to consider

The practice has been openly and repeatedly condemned in the House of Lords

The practice has been openly and repeatedly condemned by Which? 2

The practice has been exposed on BBC’s Watchdog

The practice has been exposed on BBC’s The One Show

The practice has been exposed in the red-top and broadsheet press

Online coverage of the issue in all kinds of digital media has been huge

 There is a thriving online support community 2

 Davenport Lyons were forced to withdraw from the scheme

Two Davenport Lyons solicitors will face a Solicitor’s Disciplinary Tribunal following investigation by the SRA

 ACS:Law  is under investigation by the SRA with this due to conclude by the end of the month

Tilly Bailey Irvine beat a hasty retreat from the practice following damage to their business as a result of their participation in the scheme – an investigation was started by the SRA following complaints – this has not yet concluded.

For Gallant Macmillan there trouble has only just begun: complaints have already been made to the SRA

We await The SRAs conclusion and we also await a response from Andrew Crossley, although don’t hold your breath….

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  1. July 28, 2010 at 10:20 pm

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