Friday, January 21, 2011

Where there's a will there's a crook & a silent Law Society Complaints Chief : Jailed lawyer Michael Karus stole £400k from will, free after 12 months

Karus YellandLaw Society of Scotland’s regulation boss Philip Yelland & released ex-lawyer Michael Karus. THE LAW SOCIETY OF SCOTLAND’S Philip Yelland, the Society's well known ‘Complaints Chief’ who, for the past twenty years has been in charge of the Society’s ‘Client Relations Department’, regulation and complaints against crooked lawyers, was, surprisingly nowhere to be seen in this week’s news of the early release from jail of crooked lawyer Michael Karus, who was sentenced in October 2009 for three-and-a-half years after he admitted embezzling nearly half a million pounds from a client's will.

However during October 2009, Philip Yelland, a now well known figure to clients who have complained about their solicitors to the Law Society of Scotland, appeared on television & in newspapers, detailing & praising the way in which the complaints process had worked as Mr Karus was jailed for three & a half years at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

Mr Yelland as the head of complaints against solicitors at the Law Society has been involved in hundreds, if perhaps thousands of complaints involving crooked lawyers, many of whom are still practising today, in spite of committing some of the most serious of financial frauds against their clients.

At the time of Karus being sentenced, Complaints Chief Mr Yelland, said on television and in a Law Society media release on the case : “... in previous cases where this type of situation has arisen, the tribunal have decided to formally strike a solicitor off the roll of solicitors, which means they can never practice as a solicitor again”.

Wrong. In reality, most solicitors who are the subject of complaints regarding their mishandling of wills continue to work as solicitors, while clients are not even aware of the fact their solicitor has probably committed a string of similar offences to those which Karus was found guilty of involving his deceased client.

Law Society of ScotlandPull the other one - Law Society’s Complaints Chief claimed solicitors are expected to maintain highest standards. Mr Yelland further commented : “Solicitors are expected to maintain the highest standards both in their professional and personal lives. Honesty is paramount in solicitors’ dealings with their clients. Mr Karus has clearly breached this fundamental principle of being a solicitor. Once the Society has official notice of his sentence from the courts, we will be able to raise a formal complaint against him to allow us to prosecute Mr Karus before the Scottish Solicitors Discipline Tribunal.” except of course Mr Karus is no longer a solicitor so the SSDT cant really prosecute him.

However, with news reports this week covering the release of Mr Karus some 12 months early, with even Police voicing surprise Karus was released so quickly, the Law Society of Scotland and Mr Yelland chose to make no comment at all, no media fanfare, nothing.

Look whose not talking now : The Law Society’s Philip Yelland made copious media appearances when Karus was jailed, however, no comment was forthcoming on his early release this week. (Click images below to watch video footage)



As the story goes, Michael Karus admitted embezzling over £413,052 while acting as executor of the estate of Edith Hampton, 89, formerly of the Victoria Manor Nursing Home in Albert Street who died in 2003. Ms Hampton, a former teacher who never married and had no children, hired the now free Karus in 1992 to draw up a will leaving her estate to the Cancer Research UK charity.

However, Ms Hampton changed her will seven years later to leave the money to June Pirie, her cousin's daughter and Karus used one of the well used tricks in a lawyer’s book, informing the beneficiaries it had all gone to a charity – in this case, Cancer Research., while in reality Karus had pocketed the money himself.

It is reported that Karus, in keeping with the best traditions of the Scottish legal profession when dealing with wills & deceased clients, boasted of being a "shark" who preyed on vulnerable victims and even named two of his firms GWS which stood for Great White Shark and Mako, after the shark, in celebration of his predatory style.

Following Ms Hampton’s death, Karus, acting has his deceased’s client’s legal agent, and by the sounds of it, Executor, transferred the money into his personal account, where an audit revealed he had paid £115,000 to Edinburgh Metropolitan Properties, of which Karus was a director, some £82,000 to the Karus & Co pension fund and a further £60,000 to a judicial factor, clearing off his own law firm's debt, and up to £5000 went to pay off debt on Karus' credit cards.

Cancer Research UK, who were made aware of Ms Hampton’s wishes in her initial will, repeatedly contacted Mr Karus at his law firm to ask why the bequest had not been paid, however Karus told the charity a second will leaving the money to Mrs Pirie had emerged. Cancer Research then contacted the Police who began an investigation in 2007 after it was found Ms Hampton’s second will made out to her cousin’s daughter had not been registered.

In an attempt to cover his tracks, Karus then registered the second will in April 2008, although this came some three weeks after he had appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on charges connected with the case. The contents & wishes of Ms Hampton’s second will, leaving her money to her cousin’s daughter were confirmed after Lothian & Borders Police obtained a copy of the will and handwriting confirmed its authenticity, confirming Mrs Pirie as the legitimate beneficiary. Michael Karus was subsequently found guilty at Edinburgh Sheriff Court in 2009 & jailed for three & a half years, now since released.

COPFSCrown Office claimed at the time of Karus’ sentence, those like him will be made to face justice, while little in the way of prosecutions against crooked lawyers have occurred since. Speaking at the time after Karus was sentenced, Scott Pattison, Crown Office Director of Operations, said: “Michael Karus abused his position as a lawyer and the trust placed in him by Edith Hampton in order to steal her life savings, which amounted to over £400,000. Ms Hampton entrusted him to ensure that her property was passed on according to her wishes; but he took advantage and took this money for himself."

He added: “This case shows that those like Michael Karus who use their professional status to perpetrate crime will be made to face justice.”

Well, not really .. as most people who report crooked lawyers to the Crown Office or the Law Society of Scotland, find out in cases such as : Crown Office claims its too costly to keep details on legal profession's crooks, or Law Society ‘routinely fails to report crime' as Crown Office admits it never received report on Glasgow lawyer theft cover-up investigation or even more recently : Justice for all ? Scotland’s Crown Office refuse to prosecute ‘crooked lawyers’ who 'wrongly' claimed £221K in Legal Aid funds

Asked about any further investigations taking place against Michael Karus, a spokesperson for the Crown Office released a statement confirming there would be further proceedings. He said : “There is a live Proceeds of Crime action against Mr Karus. The case is next due to call for a confiscation hearing on 21 February 2011.”

A legal insider today advised people making a will to make sure they left some form of second copy with a trusted source other than their lawyer, as it is now becoming increasingly popular due to the recession and ever decreasing profits of law firms for Scottish solicitors to abuse the contents of a deceased client’s will and pocket the money themselves, with the tactics used by Karus, telling one beneficiary it had went to charity, and informing the charity a new will had been discovered, becoming commonplace.

He said : “The fact of the matter is there is very little the Law Society will do to most solicitors who are caught pocketing the contents of a dead client’s will for their own benefit. The situation is now so bad the Law Society are even refusing to accept complaints from beneficiaries who discover their loved one’s final wishes have been usurped by a crooked lawyer, with the proceeds of their residual estate ending up in the lawyers pocket rather than the intended beneficiaries.”

A solicitor speaking to Diary of Injustice this afternoon revealed he is dealing with case on behalf of a beneficiary to a will where a partner in a well known Edinburgh law firm, who is the subject of an ongoing complaint regarding the contents of a will, stands accused of much the same offences committed by Michael Karus, involving significant amounts of money from a deceased’s estate.

A complaint was made to the Law Society by a beneficiary who discovered a second copy of the will which named family members of the will, rather than a charity, which all investigations so far have shown, was not known to the deceased. However, the solicitor further revealed the Law Society of Scotland have consistently refused to accept the complaint regarding the handling of the will, claiming the beneficiary, who discovered the ongoing fraud regarding the handling of the will, did not have an interest in the case, and therefore could not make a complaint.

I would advise any beneficiaries who are attempting to make complaints to the Law Society of Scotland or the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission regarding the conduct of a solicitor involved in a will, to pursue their complaint with determination, no matter how many times the Law Society or SLCC refuse to deal with it. I would also advise those involved in such cases to publicise their complaint and details of what the solicitor did in the national press, or to contact Diary of Injustice at scottishlawreporters@gmail.com.

While I stress it is a very noble and welcome gesture of public spirited persons to leave amounts to charities, I would advise beneficiaries to check the contents of wills, especially when large amounts are left to institutions, to ensure the will and its terms are authentic and are being handled according to the final wishes of the deceased, rather than the final wishes of a crooked lawyer.

I have written more on the subject of wills, HERE, and particularly, here : Consumer warning on wills : Don't make your lawyer your executor as soaring cases of 'will fraud' show Law Society closes ranks on complaints

Scotsman coverage of some of the stories relating to Andrew PenmanMany crooked lawyers & accountants who ruin wills for their own motives, still work today. Speaking from my own bitter experience of being ripped off by a crooked lawyer – Andrew Penman of Stormonth Darling Solicitors, Kelso, and an accountant – Norman Howitt of JRW Group, both based in the Scottish Borders, more of which you can read about HERE & HERE, I would stress anyone thinking of making a will, or those of you who have already made a will, if you have made your solicitor or accountant an executor, have it re-written now, otherwise your final wishes could well end up in the lawyers pocket just as it did with Mr Karus and his still working colleagues spread across Scotland, rather than your family or loved ones, or even the charity of your choice.

Background information on the Scottish Solicitors Discipline Tribunal (SSDT) prosecution of Michael Karus :

A 2005 decision from the Scottish Solicitors Discipline Tribunal, the well known puppet of the Law Society’s complaints process, supposedly suspended Karus from legal practice for 10 years : The Tribunal having considered the Complaint dated 4th August 2004 at the instance of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland against Michael Louis Karus, Solicitor, 72 St Stephen Street, Edinburgh; Find the Respondent guilty of professional misconduct in respect of his breach of Rules 4(1), 8, 9 and 10 of the Solicitors (Scotland) Accounts, Accounts Certificate, Professional Practice and Guarantee Fund Rules 2001, his continuing to act as a principal solicitor in private practice while his practising certificate was restricted during the period between 14th December 2001 and 28th February 2002 and his uttering a cheque in the sum of £70,000 payable on the Karus & Company client account and making the withdrawal without the authority of the principal and notwithstanding the suspension of his practising certificate; Suspend the Respondent from practice for a period of 10 years; Find the Respondent liable in the expenses of the Complainers and in the expenses of the Tribunal as the same may be taxed by the auditor of the Court of Session on a solicitor and client indemnity basis in terms of Chapter Three of the Law Society’s Table of Fees for general business and Direct that publicity will be given to this decision and this publicity will include the name of the Respondent but such publicity will be deferred until the conclusion of any criminal proceedings against the Respondent.

The full finding by the Scottish Solicitors Discipline Tribunal can be downloaded HERE (pdf) Earlier findings by the SSDT regarding Michael Karus, can be downloaded HERE & HERE

Where there's a will there's a crook - Sunday Mail November 28 2010Remember Remember – Where there’s a will there’s a crook. Suspension from legal practice is, however, no deterrence for crooks to come back and rip off people and their wills, as a recent Sunday Mail article exposed the case of the former jailed lawyer Valerie Macadam, now Valerie Penny returned from legal oblivion & started her own will writing business without telling her new clients she was jailed for embezzlement. One can only wonder what Mr Karus will come back as, however he may be forgiven for viewing himself as slightly unfortunate, as Andrew Penman & Norman Howitt got away with it quite nicely, courtesy of the self regulating Law Society of Scotland & Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, neither of which I would ever advise anyone to trust.

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

12 Months Peter, I thought 12 weeks or days would have been the reality especially with those who police themselves.

£400,000.00/52 = £7,692.31 per week. If I could do this with income support I am sure I would get a lot more than 12 months. They call this justice.

Anonymous said...

Lothian & Borders should raid the Law Society and arrest everyone there for protecting crooked lawyers AND making stories up in the newspapers to make us believe all is fun and games with the legal world YES WE KNOW THE ONES TO AVOID

Also marvellous work for the Sunday Mail I buy this paper every week now

Anonymous said...

Good one (as usual) Peter!

Anonymous said...

I like the opening picture - it looks like Karus is calling Yelland for his old job back haha

Anonymous said...

It is reported that Karus, in keeping with the best traditions of the Scottish legal profession when dealing with wills & deceased clients, boasted of being a "shark" who preyed on vulnerable victims and even named two of his firms GWS which stood for Great White Shark and Mako, after the shark, in celebration of his predatory style.

This is enough to me to prove Lawyers ARE scum

Anonymous said...

This guy's wife was crying about it in the papers awhile back and found it here

http://www.allbusiness.com/population-demographics/demographic-groups-wealthy-people/13928216-1.html

CROOKED LAWYER RUINED MY LIFE
By Lynn Davidson
Publication: Daily Record

THE wife of a thieving lawyer who stole pounds 400,000 from a dead old lady has told how he used her as a slave and left her homeless and broke.

Sickened Marta Karus said her millionaire husband Michael made her do the cooking at their wedding, bought her a drill as a birthday present, and even ordered her to change the screenwash on his luxury car.

Then he stopped paying the bills at their £1million Edinburgh mansion and left her to be thrown on to the street.

Mum of two Marta, 52, said: "I am living on benefits in a flat with no kitchen, a toilet that is broken and no heating. He has left us with nothing."

Karus, 48, was jailed for three and a half years in October for embezzling £413,052 from the estate of an 89-year-old client.

He blamed his crime on his stressful divorce - even though he and Marta were, and are, still legally married.

The scheming solicitor and property tycoon now faces proceeds of crime action to seize his wealth.

Polish-born Marta claims Karus is still a very rich man. And she accuses him of callously turning his back on his family.

She said: "My husband had three loves in life; money, white wine and sex - in that order.

"He had a very good job, a good office, lots of clients. But he was greedy. He is ill in the head. He has 300 properties and he wants to have 600.

"For the whole of the marriage he kept me away from the business, but men used to turn up at the house looking for him.

"Once, they came with baseball bats. Idon't know what happened but he ended up beaten up and they took a BMW from us."

Marta said Karus showed his true colours early in their marriage. She recalled: "On my wedding day, I was cooking and serving food in my dress while his family sat there.

"On my first birthday that we were together he bought me a Black and Decker drill. I did everything around the house. He never even changed a lightbulb or cut the grass.

"His pet name for me was Goofy, and when he needed to refill the screenwash in his car he used to shout, 'Goofy! How do I do this?'

"He only knew where the petrol went." Before Karus turned his back on her,Marta lived in luxury. She never had to work, drove a plush BMW 4x4, and spent much of her time planning a series of extensions to the sprawling family home she shared with her husband and kids Ania, 23, and Richard, 18.

But her comfortable old life is now no more than a painful memory, and she had a heart attack before Christmas as the stress of her ordeal took its toll.

Marta said: "This situation has made me so ill. I have high blood pressure. My nerves are terrible.

"My husband is a coward. He enjoys ruining other people's lives and gets others to do his dirty work for him.

"He thinks he can buy and sell people. He thinks he is God.

"We had some good times when he was away from his family but he was like Jekyll and Hyde.

"He stopped paying the bills at our home a long time ago and now we've been evicted.

"Nobody should have to speak in public about their private life but my back is against the wall."

As well as being used as a skivvy by Karus, Marta had to cope with the knowledge that he cheated on her with his secretary. The Record told last year how he fathered a child with Tanya Murray, now a law student.

"Tanya Murray saw that he was a wealthy man," said Marta, who plans to write a book about her husband. "She was stupid, like I was when I met him 30 years ago."

Anonymous said...

sorry I clicked on publish before saying the bit I liked in the daily Record story is

"For the whole of the marriage he kept me away from the business, but men used to turn up at the house looking for him.

"Once, they came with baseball bats. Idon't know what happened but he ended up beaten up and they took a BMW from us."

Nice part isnt it!

Anonymous said...

THe Sunday Mail and Peter are an example of freedom of speech and expression. This is a partial democracy and the reason I say this is because of secretive organisations like the Law Society. Power without control is dangerous, apply that to law and you have a judiciary that can do what it wants.

Anonymous said...

“Solicitors are expected to maintain the highest standards both in their professional and personal lives (YOU SET A FINE EXAMPLE YELLAND AND HAVE NEVER DENIED YOU CAUSED CLIENT SUICIDES) . Honesty is paramount in solicitors’ dealings with their clients. (LIKE MR MILL SPEAKING TO JOHN SWINNEY ABOUT THE MASTER POLICY) Mr Karus has clearly breached this fundamental principle of being a solicitor. (AND YOU HAVE NOT YELLAND, WE ALL KNOW YOU ARE SO HONEST DON'T WE). Once the Society has official notice of his sentence from the courts, we will be able to raise a formal complaint against him to allow us to prosecute Mr Karus before the Scottish Solicitors Discipline Tribunal.” BULLSHIT YELLAND, YOU ARE A MASTER OF SPIN.

Anonymous said...

WOW! and after all that he only does a year!

Where is Justice Secretary MacAskill and why isnt he shouting about crooks like Karus getting a longer sentence? Oh thats right I forgot MacAskill is a lawyer too so he never shouts about lawyers when they get jailed or bailed!

Anonymous said...

Disgusting people every one of them and how the Law Society can stand up and say the system works is an affront to justice

Anonymous said...

Expert blog
Keep fighting for the man on the street!

Anonymous said...

20 years seems too long to let one man control complaints unless of course he is so good at his job all these crooked lawyers are getting away with it which is what seems to be happening

Anonymous said...

This is hardly a case for the Law Society or Crown Office to brag about.Basically Karus was at it for years and it took years to bring him to justice.

What if it had been a murderer going through the population ?

Everyone including the press would be asking why they werent stopped sooner and the families probably suing the cops and asking for public inquiries yet it takes Yelland and Angiolini's office almost 10 years to stop this guy and they are sitting on the television saying they did their job ?

Its about time people woke up and saw the Law Society for what it is - miserably corrupt and controlling everything to do with lawyers even prosecuting them

Anonymous said...

sounds like he treated his wife like dirt too although she took her time to speak about it

how about the baseball bat episode? where Yelland and the cops asleep on the job again?

too many questions still to answer here

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

WOW! and after all that he only does a year!

Where is Justice Secretary MacAskill and why isnt he shouting about crooks like Karus getting a longer sentence? Oh thats right I forgot MacAskill is a lawyer too so he never shouts about lawyers when they get jailed or bailed!
==================================
MACASKILL BY HIS SILENCE IS SPEAKING VOLUMES WHAT SELF REGULATION IS ABOUT, THE PROFESSION ALWAYS COMES FIRST NEVER THE CLIENT.

Anonymous said...

"My husband is a coward. He enjoys ruining other people's lives and gets others to do his dirty work for him.

"He thinks he can buy and sell people. He thinks he is God.


A TRAIT PRESENT IN ALL SELF REGULATORS, WHEN THEY HAVE BASTARDS LIKE YELLAND AND MACASKILL PROTECTING THEM THEY BELIEVE THEY CAN DO WHAT THEY WANT.

3,640 WEEKS IS WHAT SOMEONE WHO LIVES TO 70 HAS, (LIFE IS SHORT) AND THESE BASTARDS WANT TO RUIN PEOPLE. YES THEY DO ENJOY IT, AND THEY WOULD SHOOT THEIR CLIENTS IF THEY WERE ON THE RECEIVING END.

Anonymous said...

Lothian & Borders should raid the Law Society and arrest everyone there for protecting crooked lawyers AND making stories up in the newspapers to make us believe all is fun and games with the legal world YES WE KNOW THE ONES TO AVOID

Also marvellous work for the Sunday Mail I buy this paper every week noW
==================================
DO THE LAW SOCIETY CONTROL THE COPS?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

It is reported that Karus, in keeping with the best traditions of the Scottish legal profession when dealing with wills & deceased clients, boasted of being a "shark" who preyed on vulnerable victims and even named two of his firms GWS which stood for Great White Shark and Mako, after the shark, in celebration of his predatory style.

This is enough to me to prove Lawyers ARE scum. PLEASE TELL EVERYONE WHAT IS HAPPENINH HERE.

Anonymous said...

He should go into business with Penman & Howitt "The CROOK TEAM"!

Anonymous said...

Self regulation means the self regulators views on justice become distorted by their self interest. Those designers of a justice system integrate the legal loophole of self regulation, which manifests itself as self exoneration. I believe Yelland and his cohorts believe their own spin. Rotten vile specimens of humanity, unfit to judge anything.

This is why Mr MacAskill is a hush hush Justice Minister and the SNP should be the LSP, the Law society Party. I would never vote for Alex Salmond and his LSP, be as well voting for Yelland (if he stood) to be first minister.

Anonymous said...

Self regulation (Look at the internet sites) rewards criminals and sacrifices clients. Alex Salmond and his MSP's are sacrificing the public for the benefit of the Law Society of Scotland.

Anonymous said...

Maybe he was jailed because he forgot to pay off the right people at the Law Society.After all as Peter writes there are other lawyers doing the same,just as bad or even worse than Karus and they are free to do it again again again

Anonymous said...

Faction in politics is what protects legal faction in self regulation.

Yelland is tending no one but himself. Self regulation is about favouritism not justice.

Anonymous said...

Yelland said "“Solicitors are expected to maintain the highest standards both in their professional and personal lives. Honesty is paramount in solicitors’ dealings with their clients. Mr Karus has clearly breached this fundamental principle of being a solicitor. Once the Society has official notice of his sentence from the courts, we will be able to raise a formal complaint against him to allow us to prosecute Mr Karus before the Scottish Solicitors Discipline Tribunal."

BS

If Karus is a former lawyer how can he be prosecuted.All he needs to do is come back as a Valerie Penny and do it all again!

Anonymous said...

Pull the other one - Law Society’s Complaints Chief claimed solicitors are expected to maintain highest standards. He believes this.

High standards for Mr Yelland means high standards in protecting crooked lawyers, so yes Mr Yelland does have high standards. He is a master in lawyer protection.

Anonymous said...

Plenty more where he came from I'm certain of that

Anonymous said...

Given the allegedly public boasts of Michael Karus as a "shark" one has to wonder if the old lady in the story had her head screwed on the right way by hiring him in the first place.

Anonymous said...

Yelland sounds worse than Karus with all that pretence about lawyers standards etc

I've read your blog long enough now to know there are plenty crooked lawyers in Scotland and the Law Society does nothing about them.

Anonymous said...

GWS which stood for Great White Shark and Mako, after the shark, in celebration of his predatory style.

He is wrong, Sharks do not reason or destroy for money and fun. Sharks kill to eat.

Lawyers are vermin, people who trust LLB scum deserve all they get.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this.Basically what comes out of your expose is that people should check if legacies to charities are what was really written in the will or if it was some fabrication by the solicitor so he/she could scoop a few thousand for themselves.Well I agree on this because I have heard a few stories which tally up to your wonderful expose.Just dont expect any of the charities to admit it and I wouldnt put too much store in newspapers breaking this racket up because they all love a story where a will was left to charity and no one bothers to check if this was really the intention in the first place.
The legal mafia/sharks in Scotland must hate you for exposing all their crooked schemes!

Anonymous said...

This is a dreadful state of affairs for anyone thinking of writing a will

Anonymous said...

And this is the Law Society which has put itself forward as a reliable and trustworthy regulator of the will writing profession in Scotland, what a joke!

It is high time the Law Society opf Scotland was forced by Law to publish details of all those solicitors who have been investigated and found wanting in any profession capacity, and keep that list available online and in the public domain without time limit.

Anonymous said...

If it took until 2009 to send him to jail I dont see what the Law Society have to brag about.As others say there will be plenty more where he came from and still working under the Law Society's protection.

Anonymous said...

Called my solicitor this morning to tell him I am cancelling the will he is keeping for me.
His secretary got him to call me back and he first tried to persuade me to leave my will as it is which names him executor then when I said no he said there would be a £700 cancellation fee.
What do you think I should do ?

Anonymous said...

Interesting coverage from the Crown Office - clearly its taboo to prosecute crooked solicitors if they are still members of the Law Society ?

Anonymous said...

I wonder about the mentally of people like Mr Yelland. So much dissent against lawyers the result of a corrupt regulator. If the Law Society protected the public there would be little dissent.

But I think the dissidents do not bother Mr Yelland, this only concern is maintaining Law Society hegemony. Lawyers are bad news, their clients are a means to an end, not an end in themselves.

Peter Cherbi said...

Thanks for all your comments & emails on this article, along with a few people who have contacted me regarding similar problems with wills.

I will endeavour to work through what has been sent and return to you all as soon as possible.

# Anonymous @ 24 January 2011 12:39

There is no such thing as a "cancellation fee" to cancel a will ...

You can easily write a new will and make sure you specify it supersedes all others you have written, making particular note of the will you wish to cancel so it can no longer have any effect.

I would also advise against appointing a solicitor as your Executor ... and if the solicitor gives you any more trouble, you could consider publicising the matter ...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Called my solicitor this morning to tell him I am cancelling the will he is keeping for me.

His secretary got him to call me back and he first tried to persuade me to leave my will as it is which names him executor then when I said no he said there would be a £700 cancellation fee.
What do you think I should do ?
=================================
LEAVE FEEDBACK FOR OTHER CLIENTS ON http://www.solicitorsfromhell.co.uk/ AND PLACE A NOTE ON HIS WINDOW, TELLING HIS OTHER CLIENTS HE IS A CROOK. MY BROTHER WROTE AN UPDATED WILL HIMSELF STATING THAT "THIS WILL SUPERCEDES EARLIER ONES" WITH THE DATES ETC ON THEM.

Anonymous said...

Obscene although just like the other comments say I am also sure there are many other Karus types out there right now ripping off a will or some other scam and the Law Society or this SSLCC will do nothing about it

Peter Cherbi said...

A comment left earlier which cannot be published asked for advice on the publishing of "racist texts" and an issue regarding the "delaying of payment for goods & services for 3 years".

My response would be :

If you have the original texts (which can be recovered as files from a mobile phone) and the transcripts are verbatim why dont you consider contacting a newspaper first before publishing online ?

Please send further details on the issues to me via scottishlawreporters@gmail.com and I can place you in touch with a newspaper if you wish.