Davenport Lyons and ACS:LAW together at last (almost) at the Disciplinary Tribunal

In a strange quirk of irony, the two biggest exponents of the “Speculative Invoicing” litigation, were in the same building, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, Davenport Lyons were their in the middle of their SEVEN days of hearings, and ACS:LAWs Andrew Crossley was there for a “Directions hearing”

It transpires that Andrew Crossley had requested a number of big asks of the Tribunal.  A post from Will Gilmour who spent the day there states

It transpires that the application for directions was actually brought by him (rather than the SRA – the porsecution). He had a number of requests which he wanted the court to order. They were:
  1. He wanted SRA to fund his costs (as he’s lacking finance and was afraid he’d suffer an ‘inequality of arms’ against the SRA’s budget for his prosecution apparently set at £85k)
  2. He wanted to exclude all expert evidence, again on the grounds of expense
  3. He wanted an order to prevent the SRA making any further requests for disclosure of documents from him
  4. He wanted copies of all of the files concerned with the current Davenport Lyons (Gore / Miller) tribunal and…
  5. …a delay on proceedings on his case at least until the DL tribunal is concluded.

Wills post continues

As to the outcomes of Crossley’s five applications for directions: every single one was refused. No SRA funding, no exclusion of expert testimony, the SRA are free to request disclosure of further documents from him, he can’t have the Gore/Miller documents and there can be no unwarranted delay just because the Gore/Miller case is ongoing.

I would urge all my readers to go and view his EXCELLENT post on this whole subject.  It covers concerns over the “Expert” Testimony of the defence and prosecution teams and casts a dim view over the ability of the SDT to actually regulate Solicitors.  I am sure those of you who read the post will be quite astonished at the naivity of these people.

Will Gilmours Twitter feed is @will_gilmour go join his feed, I am sure he will be there again Monday!

About Hickster

I am one of the many innocent people who have been accused of file sharing by Copyright Trolls, my letter came from the now infamous ACS:LAW, but they have now been emulated by many more using the same system. Their ruse is simple, Send out letters of claim with NO Real evidence beyond an IP address that they claim was captured using a frowned upon hack of Shareaza. My REAL opinion of these companies turned when they started sending out Pornography claims, THAT is what I find most disturbing. People who HAVE to pay up without the option of having their day in Court. THAT is NOT Justice. Why can't they just go to Court? because the Lawyers, pitch the price of paying the "Compensation" at about the same rate as hiring a lawyer to fight it. Things have changed in the last 8 years though. I would advise people to read the "Speculative Invoicing Handbook Part 2", research these people yourselves, and find me at Slyck Forums, or on Twitter. Do NOT Worry, Stand Strong
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3 Responses to Davenport Lyons and ACS:LAW together at last (almost) at the Disciplinary Tribunal

  1. Will Gilmour says:

    Thanks for the feedback Hickster.

    Afraid I can’t be there on Monday. I do believe though that Dinah Greek (ComputerActive) is hoping to get along on Monday. I think she may also try and make the final day (as may some other journalists). If we could just get Tuesday covered we’d have the set!

    Anyone reading this: save up some holiday for October if you want to see Andrew Crossley at the tribunal. It would be good if we could have coverage every day on that. Lessons need to be learned and these need to be reported!

    • Hickster says:

      Thanks again Will, and thanks for leaving a comment!

      Dinah is one excellent reporter and writer so I look forward to what she gains from their

  2. zoomboy says:

    In my best Mr. Burns accent “Excellent!”

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