Thursday, November 08, 2012

ANYTHING TO DECLARE, M’LORD ? Holyrood Petition calls for a Register of Judicial Interests for Scotland’s Judges & Sheriffs

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Judges wealth, links to big business, banks, law firms etc should be declared in register of interests. SCOTTISH JUDGES should be required to declare their financial wealth along with money making ventures, business & professional relationships & any other relevant links including those impacting on criminal trials, in a published REGISTER OF JUDICIAL INTERESTS, according to A PETITION filed at the Scottish Parliament by legal blogger & contributor to Diary of Injustice, Peter Cherbi

Petition PE01458: Register of Interests for members of Scotland's judiciary which is now open for signatures from the public, calls for the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to create a Register of Pecuniary Interests of Judges Bill (as is currently being considered in New Zealand's Parliament) or amend present legislation to require all members of the Judiciary in Scotland to submit their interests & hospitality received to a publicly available Register of Interests.

Diary of Injustice has featured coverage of the petition in earlier reports, Register of Interests for Judges.

The petition goes on to report how the Parliament of New Zealand is debating legislation to create a register of interests for the judiciary. Mr Cherbi says he believes it is time for Scotland to move in the same direction and create a similar register of interests for the judiciary of Scotland and all its members, increasing the transparency of the judiciary and ensuring public confidence in their actions & decisions.

The full details of the New Zealand Register of Pecuniary Interests of Judges Bill, should be looked at for a model of similar legislation in Scotland, can be viewed online here  Register of Pecuniary Interests of Judges Bill.

New Zealand MP, Dr Kennedy Graham’s bill on judicial interests states : It is a time-honoured principle of Western democracy that public servants of every kind must be beyond reproach, and suspicion thereof. Public confidence in the standard of behaviour and conduct observed by leading servants of the people is a cornerstone of social harmony and political stability. A threshold of confidence to that end should ideally be enshrined in constitutional and legislative form. Little scope should be available for individual discretion or subjective perception.

The principle of transparency in this respect pertains in particular to issues of financial (pecuniary) interest. Nothing undermines public confidence in a nation’s institutions and procedures more than suspicion that a public servant may have, and especially proof that one has, suffered a conflict of interest arising from a pecuniary interest in a particular dealing in which he or she was professionally involved.

The correct balance in this respect appears to have been achieved over the years–the public interest in such annual statements is significant without appearing prurient, and few complaints have been voiced by those on whom the obligations are placed. There seems to be a general acceptance that such exercises are in the public interest and are neither unduly onerous nor revealing.

No such practice, however, has been observed in the case of the judiciary. Recent developments within New Zealand’s judicial conduct processes suggest that application of the same practice observed by the other two branches of government might assist in the protection of the judiciary in future.

Being obliged under law to declare pecuniary interests that might be relevant to the conduct of a future case in which one is involved would relieve a judge from a repetitive weight of responsibility to make discretionary judgements about his or her personal affairs as each case arises. Having declared one’s pecuniary interests once, in a generic manner independent of any particular trial, a judge may freely proceed in the knowledge that, if he or she is appointed to adjudicate, public confidence for participation has already been met. Yet care is to be exercised to ensure that the final decision is left to the individual judge whether to accept a case. There should be no intention of external interference into the self-regulation of the judiciary by the judiciary.

This is the reasoning behind this draft legislation–the Register of Pecuniary Interests of Judges Bill. The purpose of the Bill, as stated, is to promote the due administration of justice by requiring judges to make returns of pecuniary interests to provide greater transparency within the judicial system, and to avoid any conflict of interest in the judicial role.”

Mr Cherbi said in his petition : “I believe the same aims of the New Zealand legislation as quoted above, are compatible with the public interest in Scotland and to promote the due administration of justice by providing the public with greater transparency within the judicial system.”

The Register of Pecuniary Interests of Judges Bill is an example of similar legislation for a register of judicial interests in New Zealand, bought to the New Zealand Parliament by Dr Kennedy Graham.When asked whether a register of interests existed for Scottish judges, the Judicial Office for Scotland said “The Judicial Office for Scotland does not hold a register of hospitality for members of the judiciary and there are no plans to do so. The Lord President has set out formal guidelines to the judiciary in the STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES OF JUDICIAL ETHICS Para 4.9 and 7.2 address this particular point.”

However in an age of transparency where the decisions of Scottish judges affect all our lives, whether the case be criminal or civil, there must be a requirement for all public servants particularly those in positions of such importance as the judiciary to submit their interests to a publicly available register of interests.

Towards a New Courts Act - A Register of Judges Pecuniary InterestsNew Zealand’s Law Commission issued paper supporting a register for judges interests. In New Zealand, the New Zealand Law Commission has argued for a wider remit to include all officials whose positions given them potential to influence a case to be included in such a register of interests.

The Law Commission stated : “If there is to be legislation, should it apply to all judges, or only to judges of some levels, or to all judicial employees and officials such as prosecutors and registrars? An argument can be made that if there is to be financial disclosure it should be required of all officials whose positions give them sufficient potential to influence the outcome of a case, whether as a result of a bribe or other improper influence.”

The New Zealand Law Commission’s discussion paper on a register of judicial interests can be downloaded
here :  NZLC IP21 - Towards a New Courts Act: A Register of Judges pecuniary interests? (pdf)

In comparison to New Zealand’s effort to ensure transparency in the judiciary, Scotland’s judges and the Scotish Government have, unsurprisingly backed away from any similar measures, even concealing criminal charges and convictions of Scottish judges, where in one case a Scottish judge was charged with fiddling benefits claims, exposed in a Diary of Injustice investigation into Judge’s financial fiddles, here : CAREER CROOKED : Investigation reveals Scottish judges are CONVICTED CRIMINALS, Drunk Drivers,Tax Dodgers & alleged BENEFITS CHEATS

In response to an earlier Freedom of Information Request from Diary of Injustice, the Head of Strategy & Governance for the Judicial Office for Scotland pointedly REFUSED to provide any details of information disclosing whether any members of the judiciary in Scotland have declared or informed the Scottish Court Service in the past three years of :

Any offshore investments, Unrecorded cash transactions, Payments for outside work, Any application of “tax efficient” schemes to avoid paying taxes, Associations or meetings with convicted criminals, Vehicle accidents,  criminal charges, or being interviewed by Police.

The reasons given by the Judicial Office for refusing to disclose key details on what Scots judges are getting up to, are that much of the information requested is held by an ‘arms length body’ created by the Scottish Court Service which holds such information on behalf of the Lord President, rather than passing it directly to him.

The on-going investigation by Diary of Injustice into members of Scotland’s judiciary has already revealed a series of judges appear to be involved in OFFSHORE TAX AVOIDANCE schemes, associations with convicted criminals & organised crime, prostitution rackets, accepting hospitality & payments from well known corrupt solicitors representing dodgy law firms while others on the bench are engaging in questionable investments & duties which appear to be in conflict with their positions as members of the judiciary. More on these findings can be read in an earlier article here : Offshore trusts, property holdings, insurance syndicates, hospitality from dodgy lawyers, yet no plans for a register of interests for Scottish judges

The Sunday Mail newspaper has reported on the petition for a register of Judicial Interests, here :

Petition to hold judges to account Sunday Mail November 04 2012Petition to hold judges to account

by Russell Findlay
Sunday Mail November 04 2012

A legal campaigner has urged MSPs to create a register of interests for Scotland’s judges.

Peter Cherbi has secured a Scottish Parliament petition calling for all sheriffs and judges to declare financial interests and hospitality.

The legal blogger from Edinburgh, said: “Like those in other areas of public life, members of the judiciary should be required to disclose their interests, financial or otherwise.

“This would increase transparency and help to ensure public confidence in their actions and decisions.

“It has been suggested to me some judges have offshore investments for the purpose of tax avoidance while others may have shares or other connections to businesses.”

Cherbi was inspired by a similar proposed law which is being debated in New Zealand.

The closing date for the online petition is December 7.

Judges were issued with ethical guidelines which were drawn up by senior judges headed by Lord Osborne two years ago.

The Judicial Office for Scotland: “We do not hold a register of hospitality for members of the judiciary and there are no plans to do so.”

132 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you want to know about the Judges just ask the clerks they do all their organising, well they do in Perth and according to the grapevine its the most corrupt court in scotland today.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear - Judges have decided to stuff their 'hard earned' (for sitting in a court for a few hours or minutes a day) paid for by us salaries in tax havens

It really must be very hard sitting in a court for a few mins a day and having to put up with all that fuss just to earn a measly £200,000 plus plus etc !

Hands up anyone who knows a poor judge?

Anonymous said...

Fat chance of getting the Scots Law Commission to follow the NZ LC's lead on this one however it just goes to show other countries are willing to deal with their judges antics in a more honest and open manner than Scotland will ever achieve.

Good on you New Zealand and thanks for inspiring our Peter along same road!

Anonymous said...

ABOUT TIME TOO!!

Anonymous said...

The judge was asked: ..BENEFITS CHEATING M'LUD?

He replied: DON'T MIND IF I DO YOU PLEBS!

Anonymous said...

In this day & age I sincerely doubt the words "Ethics" and "Judiciary" are fit to be mentioned in the same sentence.

I fully support your petition good luck getting it through the anti-people brigade of politicians & clerks on the PPC.

Anonymous said...

Judges wealth, links to big business, banks, law firms etc should be declared in register of interests.
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Yes I totally agree. This situation is perverting justice.

Anonymous said...

I can just imagine a few Scottish judges going around cooking their books before this comes in!

Anonymous said...

How do I sign this petition?

Anonymous said...

Doubtless the judges will be making deals with Holyrood and the SNP to make sure this petition never sees the light of day.

Anonymous said...

How can a judge with all that money claim benefits?

Disgusting.I bet they are covering up pedos as well get it all registered mate you are doing a grand job.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

How do I sign this petition?

8 November 2012 20:44

Click on the link in the story and sign it !

Anonymous said...

Hundreds of years ago the Church dominated people in this life with the promise of salvation in the afterlife. Now it is the self regulators. They do not promise anything but their goals are the same. Domination of people for profit.

If all are equal before the law why are these people not? It is a question of enlightenment. Are all members of the legal establishment bought and paid for by the banks? Pay the decision makers and evidence becomes buried.

Anonymous said...

“It has been suggested to me some judges have offshore investments for the purpose of tax avoidance while others may have shares or other connections to businesses.”

I bet that part gave m'luds a fright!

Anonymous said...

Big business, banks, law firms, Judges are their servants.

Anonymous said...

If you look at it another way,MPs/MSPs are required to make these kinds of declarations therefore the judiciary should also be subject to the same rules.After all both are paid for by the public purse and we are fully entitled to know the finances or interests of anyone on the public payroll.

Anonymous said...

Judges will fight against this tooth and nail - they are a law unto themselves and have got far too used to being so.

Anonymous said...

Hands up anyone who knows a poor judge?

8 November 2012 17:05

One of those in the picture lives near me.He has at least three other properties and his wife is a solicitor who gets away with murder I am told.

Clearly time for this register of interests to be posted online for everyone to see.

Anonymous said...

Funny how no judge has suggested this eh Lord Gill?

Anonymous said...

http://www.bentlawyersandcops.com/index.htm

Robert Green said...

It would be difficult to understand the position of anyone who would have good reason to oppose this petition.

It would largely eradicate any suspicion of any member of the judiciary making a decision that may involve a possible conflict of interest.

Anonymous said...

Big business, banks, law firms, Judges are their servants.

9 November 2012 12:00
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you look at it another way,MPs/MSPs are required to make these kinds of declarations therefore the judiciary should also be subject to the same rules.After all both are paid for by the public purse and we are fully entitled to know the finances or interests of anyone on the public payroll.

9 November 2012 14:33

and dont forget the judges earn a lot more and have a lot more power than politicians

time for the register to be published of all their interests

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Funny how no judge has suggested this eh Lord Gill?

9 November 2012 22:17

I doubt any of his colleagues want this coming in because they have too much to hide!

Anonymous said...

http://www.intmensorg.info/rogues.htm

First the Law Society of England and Wales shuts down the Solicitors from Hell website. They claim that exposing lawyers crooked ways are a form of harassment and the judges (no juries) agreed. No coincidence the judges happen to be members of the Law Society of England and Wales with a major conflict of interest.

Another site opened up Solicitors from Hell 2 hoping to continue the job the Solicitors from Hell website was doing but this time located in America and outside the LS's jurisdiction. However it also has been closed down with no reason why the information it published can no longer be accessed.

A third site opened up Cowboy solicitors and it has also closed down without any reason given.

We ourselves have been subject to attack over many years and have had to use at least 20 or more web hoster's to continue to expose the threat lawyers pose to men across the globe caught up in their dodgy legal scams. Sinister the degree to which they control the complicit compliant media and who seem determined to shut down the TRUTH about their scams now being exposed across the internet by their victims, or those victims that survived the destructive forces that continue behind closed secretive courtrooms.
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Judges secretive too. Never trust a lawyer. Self regulation allows them to re offend because there is no deterrent.

Anonymous said...

THE LEGAL PROFESSION CHARGED WITH ENFORCING THE LAW ARE THE BIGGEST ABUSERS OF THOSE LAWS.

Why, because they regulate themselves. A creepy network who operate in their own interests and cannot be held to account. This is intolerable in a country where all are meant to be equal before the law. If this group are as honest as they claim to be anti lawyer websites would never have appeared. They must be exposed for the criminals they are. Trust none of them.

Anonymous said...

so much for these holier than thou judges!

The benefits cheat judge really takes the biscuit!All of his judgements must now be suspicious because they covered it all up!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Hundreds of years ago the Church dominated people in this life with the promise of salvation in the afterlife. Now it is the self regulators. They do not promise anything but their goals are the same. Domination of people for profit.

If all are equal before the law why are these people not? It is a question of enlightenment. Are all members of the legal establishment bought and paid for by the banks? Pay the decision makers and evidence becomes buried.

9 November 2012 01:13
mmmmmmmmaaaaaaaaassssssooooooonnnnnnsssss

All of these criminals take supreme pleasure in breaking people and humiliating them?

Anonymous said...

I am utterly astonished that Scotland's Judges & Sheriffs do not already have to provide such information to show that they have characters above reproach?

Indeed, I find it quite remarkable that all of Scotland's Judges & Sheriffs have not volunteered this information by now given that they are supposed to show their trustworthy status at all times?

In fact, I am now extremely worried and distressed that our judiciary have not seen fit to provide all of this information because they are up to their armpits in treachery and deceit against Scotland's People?

They are Scottish lawyers after all and we know that they are professional liers?

Anonymous said...

They are all Masons. A brotherhood within a brotherhood all covering each others blacks in their secret societies. And only sinister actors operate this way.

Democracy is an illusion. You can vote all you want. It will change nothing.

Anonymous said...

It will be very revealing to see who lines up against this petition and any prospect that judges will be required to disclose their interests.

Only those with a lot to hide would refuse such a thing these days and we all know judges have a lot to hide outside that untouchable holier than thou air they project at the rest of us.

Keep up the good work Peter!

Anonymous said...

Hands up anyone who knows a poor judge?
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Hands up anyone who knows an honest judge? Are they all liars just like the Law Society riff raft.

If they are so honest they will not mind being put under the public microscope. Put it this way. How well do you know your GP? Very little l suspect. The professions want obedience.

Judges are a law unto themselves.

Anonymous said...

I am all in favour of your register of interests petition Mr Cherbi and I will tell you why.
A well known judge lives just along the street from us.You should see his house its like a fortress and the slightest thing happens on the street brings out half the Police force including a domestic with one of his junkie sons and friends who smashed up a few cars.I suppose if the judge reads this comment he will know who he is and realise we are not too keen on him being our neighbour and have many things to tell about some of the strange visitors who show up.One of his nocturnal visitors has been in your favourite newspaper several times featured as a well known underworld figure from Glasgow!Do you think he might want to put these homely meetings onto your register of interests?

Anonymous said...

These Judges are crooks. They think we have no right to challenge them. They are nothing special. They are accountable to the people whether they can stomach that fact or not.

Diary of Injustice said...

#Anonymous @ 12 November 2012 20:31

More details on this judge please to scottishlawreporters@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

If last night's comment is accurate and this is going to become a forum for outing alleged criminal liaisons of judges it wont be long before the papers catch up and headlines ensue.

Bravo.It is about time the judiciary are unpicked from their ivory towers.

Anonymous said...

How can Kenny MacAskill claim to be acting for the Scottish People when he cannot even guarantee that our judiciary have a character above reproach?

As far as he knows (because there is no way of proving otherwise) that all of Scotland's judiciary are on the make, bent and open to corruption by dealing with crooks?

If the Judiciary cannot and will not provide the Scottish Public with proof of their fitness to hold this office, then they should be sacked on the spot for being an imposter and then dealt with by the police?

Anonymous said...

This means that we have no way of confirming that our judges and sheriffs have their fingers in the till and due to the incredible decisions that happen on a weekly basis throughout the land, there is a considerable risk that they are involved in a cash for judgments basis?

MacAskill & Salmond must initiate a Public Inquiry as a matter of urgency to investigate the judiciary and to set up a transparent system going forward which ensures that the judiciary are fit for purpose and answerable to the Public they are supposed to represent?

In this day and age and in light of MP's fiddling their expenses, the Phone Hacking scandal, the Police cover-up over the Hillsborough disaster, the Jimmy Saville pedophile scandal and the Hollie Grieg cover-up, it is completely rediculous to accept on a 'word of mouth' basis that the judiciary are trustworthy and fit for purpose, especially when they are former Scottish lawyers who have worked in an environment where they can tell lies with impunity in the knowledge that there will be no deterrent regulation?

Anonymous said...

I think you really hit the nail on the head with this one Mr Cherbi,in fact the idea is so good it should be implemented worldwide.

All judges should be required to declare in a register of interests.

Anonymous said...

Just finished reading the Statement of Ethics rubbish on the judiciary website - If judges think their own scribbles can get them out of public accountability I say think again folks!

I have news for you judges - no one is beyond reproach not even a judge!

Anonymous said...

ACCOUNTABILITY is the key word here.

The Scottish judiciary are of the opinion that they are accountable only to themselves and no one else (i.e. the Scottish Public - which they view with utter contempt)?

Then they squeal, citing independence of the judiciary when we the Scottish Public are only asking the bare minimum standard required of them?

The fact that NO Register of Interests exists is a DAMNING INDICTMENT of the judiciary's sense of judgement in equitability and fairness and suggests that we should be far more concerned with the capability of our judiciary to act according to the law and not just in their compliance with a Register of Interests?

Anonymous said...

If NZ feel like swapping their law commuission with ours for a few months we might get some progress on law reform in Scotland.

Well done for spotting this one Peter I hope you get your petition passed because its high time we knew everything about the judges who demand to know everything about us!

Anonymous said...

Excellent, courageous journalism for the Scottish People.

Anonymous said...

It is secretive and sinister. Only criminals operate in an atmosphere of unaccountability. This cannot continue.

Anonymous said...

The Judiciary the greatest perverters of justice in history.

Anonymous said...

Just look at the arrogance of judges attitude towards your register of interests idea - They claim it would not be appropriate for them to be subject to a register of interests!

Clearly they are going to have to be forced into it and in a modern day society where transparency is everything and everywhere they must become part of the rest of society and declare their interests like everyone else especially in view of what you have been turning up re their investment habits etc

http://www.supremecourt.gov.uk/about/interests-and-expenses.html

Justices' interests and expenses
Background

Prior to the creation of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, the highest court in the UK was the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords. The members of the Committee were Lords of Appeal in Ordinary appointed under the Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1876. Although those appointments gave them full voting and other rights in the House of Lords, the Law Lords had for some years voluntarily excluded themselves from participating in the legislative work of the House. Notwithstanding that, they were bound by the rules of the House and provided entries for the House of Lords Register of Interests.
On the creation of the Supreme Court the Lords of Appeal in Ordinary became Justices of the Supreme Court. They retain their titles as Peers of the Realm, but are excluded by statute from sitting or voting in the House, for so long as they remain in office as Justices of the Supreme Court. As such, they are treated as Peers on leave of absence; and do not have entries in the House of Lords Register of Interests. Historical information remains accessible via the House of Lords website.
Other judges in the UK, such as the judges of the Court of Appeal and the High Court in England and Wales, and in Northern Ireland, and the Court of Session in Scotland, do not have a Register of Interests. Instead they are under a duty to declare any interest where a case comes before them where this is or might be thought to be the case.

Current position

Against this background the Justices have decided that it would not be appropriate or indeed feasible for them to have a comprehensive Register of Interests, as it would be impossible for them to identify all the interests, which might conceivably arise, in any future case that came before them. To draw up a Register of Interests, which people believed to be complete, could potentially be misleading. Instead the Justices of the Supreme Court have agreed a formal Code of Conduct by which they will all be bound, and which is now publicly available on the UKSC website.

In addition all the Justices have taken the Judicial Oath – and they all took it again on 1 October 2009 – which obliges them to “do right to all manner of people after the law and usages of this Realm without fear or favour, affection or ill will”; and, as is already the practice with all other members of the judiciary, they will continue to declare any interest which arises in the context of a particular case and, if necessary, recuse themselves from sitting in that case – whether a substantive hearing, or an application for permission to appeal.

Anonymous said...

I was involved in a case between a building contractor and a client in the court of session as a witness and was told one of the judge's relations was a director of the building company but he didn't recuse himself from the case and guess who won right! the builder!

I've told the person concerned to read your blog and contact you about this.

Anonymous said...

A rogue lawyer is being mollycoddled by watchdogs so they can tell him he's banned - again.

John O'Donnell, 62, yes John you are a rogue but you are a gentleman in comparison with the liars within the Law Society or SLCC. These two dens of evil are the real enemies of clients for protecting the Penman's and you.

Anonymous said...

Any experienced cop worth his salt will tell you there are a few bent judges sitting on the bench...



Anonymous said...

Just want to let you know the Scottish Parliament are actively blocking people from signing your petition

Anonymous said...

http://www.bentlawyersandcops.com/a_rotten_judiciary.htm

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I think you really hit the nail on the head with this one Mr Cherbi,in fact the idea is so good it should be implemented worldwide.

All judges should be required to declare in a register of interests.

13 November 2012 18:50

TOTALLY AGREE !!

Anonymous said...

http://www.intmensorg.info/homelessness.htm

The biggest crisis facing men worldwide is the extreme threat to keeping a permanent roof over their head. Despite the controlled media ranting endlessly on about the threat of terrorism the biggest threat to ALL men globally is the judicial and legal mafia terrorists who have a complete monopoly over the sale of property and the repossession (theft) that sees millions of men being made homeless on the back of the freemasonic control at the heart of London and the cabal of lawyers and judges they control globally in an enormous web of deceit.
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Yes and the lawyers and Judges can take all you have, and you cannot find out anything about them. Keep up the good work bloggers.

Anonymous said...

http://www.intmensorg.info/judges.htm

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Just finished reading the Statement of Ethics rubbish on the judiciary website - If judges think their own scribbles can get them out of public accountability I say think again folks!

I have news for you judges - no one is beyond reproach not even a judge!

13 November 2012 19:15
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So, you've noticed the mumbo-jumbo management speak crap too?

You can just smell the shite, produced by one of the Crown Office concubines?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
It is secretive and sinister. Only criminals operate in an atmosphere of unaccountability. This cannot continue.

15 November 2012 11:28
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It is secretive and sinister. Yes They Are?

Only criminals operate in an atmosphere of unaccountability. Yes, For All We Know They Are Criminals Because We Have No Way Of Knowing Otherwise!

This cannot continue. No, These Judges & Sheriffs Cannot Be Allowed To Continue To Treat The Scottish Public With Utter Contempt?





Anonymous said...

Current position

Against this background the Justices have decided that it would not be appropriate or indeed feasible for them to have a comprehensive Register of Interests, as it would be impossible for them to identify all the interests, which might conceivably arise, in any future case that came before them. To draw up a Register of Interests, which people believed to be complete, could potentially be misleading. Instead the Justices of the Supreme Court have agreed a formal Code of Conduct by which they will all be bound, and which is now publicly available on the UKSC website.

In addition all the Justices have taken the Judicial Oath – and they all took it again on 1 October 2009 – which obliges them to “do right to all manner of people after the law and usages of this Realm without fear or favour, affection or ill will”; and, as is already the practice with all other members of the judiciary, they will continue to declare any interest which arises in the context of a particular case and, if necessary, recuse themselves from sitting in that case – whether a substantive hearing, or an application for permission to appeal.

15 November 2012 12:51
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Yes, but we still have to TRUST in their JUDGEMENT as to whether or not they will recuse themselves......It is their JUDGEMENT that has to be considered here........if they refuse to commit to a transparent system what does that say about their JUDGEMENT?

If they admit to a comprehensive register of interests then the judiciary will be demonstrating that they have a character that is above reproach and that they have complied with the basic, fundamental, prerequisite qualifications for their job?

As a member of the Judiciary in a modern progressive country, it cannot be acceptable for there to be no way of proving that they are fit-for-purpose?

Under this system, it is simply not logical to blindly trust a judge or sheriff based solely on their word because the Scottish Public would be open to be abused and the whole trust in the system would be damaged by remaining with the status quo?

Anonymous said...

Once again tremendous foresight and due diligence shown by Scotland's Premier legal journalist team, the DOI, who continue to protect the Scottish Public by raising awareness of injustices perpetrated against them.

Shame on other investigative journalists and MSP's!

Anonymous said...

So let me get this right...there is currently no way of proving that Scotland's judiciary are :

1) Fit to practise?

2) Declaring all of their interests?

3) Trustworthy?

4) Acting equitably?

5) Exercising proper judgement?


Does this state of affairs not mean that the Scottish Judiciary is acting in its own cause and that consequently it has zero credibility?

Anonymous said...

Is it not the case that it is impossible to command respect and that respect has to be earned first?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Just want to let you know the Scottish Parliament are actively blocking people from signing your petition.
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I have said before the Law Society of Scotland are the Scottish Government. MSP's don't give a damn about us. All policy on reform of the legal mafia always goes the lawyers way. The LPLA Act is one example.

Anonymous said...

There is always a way around democracy, as Salmond knows. He and MacKaskill will never help the public. They like all MSP'S are Law Society puppets.

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe that in Scotland today we have no effective procedures and systems in place that would ensure that the Judiciary are fit for purpose and can prove transparently that they are to be trusted?

Under the present state of affairs we are expected to take their word for it that they are honest and upstanding?

However, the DOI journalists have already seriously called this honesty and trustworthiness into question whereby now the Judiciary cannot be trusted any longer to do the right thing and therefore a full and complete register of interests must now be mandatorily enforced or else the Public's trust in the Judiciary will be eroded away by their own intransigence and abuse?

Anonymous said...

Why have the police allowed the defender of the indefensible to be in-charge of finding the fugitive O'Donnell?

Has the rotten Crown Office told the police to bu€€er off so that the Law Society of Scotland can try to sweep another criminal scandal under the carpet?

What must the victims think of a Society who allows the perpetrators, the Law Society of Scotland, an opportunity to cover over their tracks by putting in place their OWN LAWYER, who has no interest in the plight of the victims and is in place to prevent the victims from submitting a claim against the Law Society's Guarantee Fund?

Surely this is criminal obfuscation of the law to protect their member from being exposed to the law of the land?

Anonymous said...

Scotland SNP's law society plant gets subservient media's 'Politician of the Year' Award


Nicola Sturgeon named the Herald's Scottish politician of year.

Anonymous said...

I hear its thanks to you the legal aid thing has been picked up and lawyers are having to protest outside the courts!
Must have heard your name mentioned 100 times today followed by various swear words so take heart you are doing a fine job!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I was involved in a case between a building contractor and a client in the court of session as a witness and was told one of the judge's relations was a director of the building company but he didn't recuse himself from the case and guess who won right! the builder!
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The causal links Salmond and all MSP traitors want to maintain. It is not a legal system. It is an arrangement in which people with great power [supported by crooked MSP's] pervert justice for their friends. The Scottish Parliament has been a disaster. They all kiss lawyers bums.


pervert their public office in a secretive way to favour the people they like.

Diary of Injustice said...

19 November 2012 17:29

Hope it wasn't too cold & wet for them during their protest ...

I'm sure they wont be mentioning any of their 14 solicitor colleagues who managed to escape prosecution for legal aid fraud ...

Anonymous said...

Nice to know you are causing some ructions within the profession however have to wonder what the judges have planned for you after your probe into their legal/criminal affairs...

I'm sure some of these wigs are sitting very uneasy over your plan for a register of interests although of course I agree with you its time we had one and its a superb idea.

Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Diary of Injustice said...

19 November 2012 17:29

Hope it wasn't too cold & wet for them during their protest ...

I'm sure they wont be mentioning any of their 14 solicitor colleagues who managed to escape prosecution for legal aid fraud ...

19 November 2012 18:54

SPOT ON!!!

Anonymous said...

Is Lord Gill hibernating? The greater their power the greater scrutiny they should be under. We have no balance of power, and a quick reflection on history demonstrates all the wars this has caused.

Any group that do not want scrutiny are not fit for purpose. What gravy are the MSP's getting for their fanatical protection of this group? They are a cartel of deceivers.

Anonymous said...

http://www.intmensorg.info/judgerisk.htm


Most men are blissfully unaware that the biggest risk to their lives is the power of ' judges

Who is choosing the ' chosen ones by Peter Markan

If the methods used in anglo ' legal ' system were adopted in other areas of human endeavours we , as humanity , would be still living in the stone age . No search for truth , no discovery process , no logical analysis of facts , no reasoning , no rationality , no sensibility . Instead - lies , pretentions , deceptions , hypocrisy , play acting , faking , falsifying , rigging , doctoring , concocting .

Enormous amount of power is put into hands of some publically unknown , unelected but secretly selected , ' trusted ' people . Who really selects them , who trusts them and WHY ? They are selected to the most exclusive club ( in large extent ' hereditary ' ) in conspiratorial/Mafioso style arrangements and not ' democratic ' . They do not have any qualification , training , competency test or any sort of exams or assessments for the position they are given ! No scrutiny of their characters , no verification of their suitability to play effectively ' top dog ' in the community . BUT they are given absolute dominance in the society ( to both make and invalidate laws , and to control other people`s lives ) - over legislatures , the executive branch , and the people who elected these representatives . They are given ' discretionary powers ' !

Anonymous said...

http://www.petermarkan.org/a_missionstat.html

Mission statement

1. Eradication of corrupt , rotten , feudal , evil system masquerading as ' legal ' system in Queensland .

2. Getting rid of dinosaurs on both sides of benches .

3. Bringing to justice in truly fair and independent people`s courts those in the ' system ' responsible for abuses of human rights and crimes against humanity .

4. Installation of FAIR JUSTICE SYSTEM based on truth seeking and impartiality with judges coming from all sections of the society and not ONE ' PROFESSIONAL ' GROUP - WITCHDOCTORS .

5. Achieving those goals through effective methods adaptable to circumstances and conditions

Justice is my natural human right.

Justice is not a commodity which has to be bought for a price .

Justice is not a reward given by masters to their dependents.

Justice is not a privilege given at a whim of those in power due to offices they hold.
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These legal crooks are being exposed in many countries. God bless all campaigners.

Anonymous said...

The ones who have the greatest ability to ruin you with impunity
are the ones who operate in secret.

Secret societies can never be honest. Secrecy and integrity are mutually exclusive.

Anonymous said...

Hope it wasn't too cold & wet for them during their protest ...
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Yes Peter we would not want them to get a cold or it develop into pneumonia. Glad to hear they were ranting about you. The medicine is working DOI Team and its wonderful.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure they wont be mentioning any of their 14 solicitor colleagues who managed to escape prosecution for legal aid fraud ...
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Yes indeed the Crown office engineer any outcome they want. Perhaps some of the 14 were present?

Anonymous said...

Diary of Injustice said...
19 November 2012 17:29

Hope it wasn't too cold & wet for them during their protest ...

I'm sure they wont be mentioning any of their 14 solicitor colleagues who managed to escape prosecution for legal aid fraud ...

19 November 2012 18:54
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This protest by Scottish lawyers is simply crocodile tears.

They know the Law Society's man will capitulate.....?

What the Scottish lawyers are genuinely frightened of is that the Scottish Government finally lose patience with their continual and overt fraud of the Scottish Legal Aid Fund and decide to slash it by 50%.....?

So, they do not care a JOT for the Scottish Public and are picketing against the risk to lose their gravy train access to SLAB funding.......?

I say picket all you want and I would bar them from ever entering the court building ever again until the criminal law Society of Scotland are disbanded and an honest society and honest lawyers are incorporated........Until then, stay away and rot in hell......the accused will probably do a better job in any event and will be considered champions for saving the country £Millions of pounds that can be better spent elsewhere?

As for the INFAMOUS 14 (picked out as a representative sample of the whole), they were effectively given a pat on the back rather than a rap on their knuckles and this perverting of Justice by the Law Society of Scotland and the crooked Crown Office sends a message out to all other Scottish lawyers that they are ABOVE THE LAW and that THEY CAN FILL THEIR BOOTS AND STEAL AS MUCH AS THEY CAN OF PUBLIC MONEY?

Go on strike?

Who are you trying to kid?

Stay away for good. We don't need or want you?

Anonymous said...

Harold Shipman the mass murdering doctor got away with murder for so long because MASONS run the body responsible for disciplining doctors. All British citizens are at extreme risk of major medical accidents being covered up to protect masonic doctors like Shipman.
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Secretive again.

http://www.intmensorg.info/doctors.htm

Anonymous said...

Perhaps some of these judges would be put on trial by the public if the full extent of their secretive ways was in the public domain.

The fact they want it all kept secret is a revealing insight into a thoroughly deviant corrupt confederacy of deception. They dominate through secrecy and it cannot continue.

Anonymous said...

Must have heard your name mentioned 100 times today followed by various swear words so take heart you are doing a fine job!
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Well DOI could not report this corruption if the lawyers were above board. They are reading their reward for their mendacious ways. Poetic Justice. Weh cool journalism.

Anonymous said...

The Law Society of Scotland the hidden Government of Scotland who are terrorists and a threat to all of us.

They have a dangerous formidable weapon called secrecy. They and their SLCC are terrorism by bureaucracy. See

http://petercherbi.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/solicitors-regulator-blamed-for-failure.html

You are all potential victims. Learn from us. These Judges are the same as the SLCC and Law Society. A legal system, no a mafia. Learn from us, what we learnt was brutal. These people are evil and dangerous and they have no dilemmas about torturing you for profit.

Anonymous said...

In South Africa there was apartheid. Now Scotland is meant to be a democracy, but the evidence in my opinion contradicts this. We are all meant to be treated equally before the law.

But actors in these cases Judges cannot prove they are not criminals because their bureaucracies and the MSP's are the legal establishment.

Try writing to your MSP about a crooked lawyer and see how far you get. They have carefully designed a system where the lawyers are the locksmiths, who only open the doors of the Courts for people who are no threat to the profession. These Judges are agents of Legal Apartheid in Scotland. Access to justice is forbidden if you have been ruined by a lawyer.

Their power is based on secrecy. They must be held to account. Apartheid in South Africa was visible. In Scotland it is not. Tell everyone you throw. Next time it could be you.

Anonymous said...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-20414121

The SNP has attacked an individual who submitted a series of requests for Scottish government information.

The party accused the unnamed person of wasting public money after making 85 freedom of information (FOI) requests, at a cost of more than £23,000.

Opposition parties said ministers spent taxpayers cash to protect non-existent information on Scotland and the EU.

The individual was responsible for 13.5% of FOI government requests.

Although the person was not named, First Minister Alex Salmond told parliament last month that "a Labour researcher is responsible for over 14% of all freedom of information requests".

The 85 requests were received by the Scottish government between the start of the summer recess on June 29 and November 6 2012.
Continue reading the main story
“Start Quote

The SNP have a cheek to criticise others for wasting taxpayers' money” Willie Rennie Scottish Liberal Democrat leader. SNP MSP Jamie Hepburn said: "Access to information is important but this one person is just wasting taxpayers' money.
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Never any mention from them on Legal Aid theft by lawyers.

Anonymous said...

Jane Irvine, SLCC Chair : £300 a day for some, benefits seized to pay lawyers for others as regulator accused of failure to clip disputed fees. PERSISTENT FAILURES at the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) including A RELUCTANCE to use key powers which enable the ‘independent’ regulator of Scottish lawyers to reduce or even nullify fees of solicitors who ruin their clients legal interests are being blamed for the predicament of a Mr William Gordon of Perth, who has now been made bankrupt by Perth based law firm Kippen Campbell, over demands he must pay fees for a case which collapsed because his lawyers withdrew from acting for him.
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The MSP mafia put this quango in place to help protect lawyers.
It is very efficient. MSP's and Law Society members agree on one thing. It is morally right to destroy peoples lives to protect lawyers. I told my MSP that a vote for her was an indirect vote to maintain Law Society dominance. All of your MSP's are the same. Fill a parliament with Law Society sympathisers and you get tyranny. Those dens of evil Law Society SLCC will do anything to protect lawyers. And so will those elected to that sham of a Parliament in Edinburgh.

Anonymous said...

A law student once told me on this blog to "get a grip on my views". My reponse "my views were honed by dealing with the bastards you will look to for your legal apprenticeship".

Dont learn the hard way, trust none of them. Learn from us who know what they are. EVIL INCARNATE. The Judges are the same. Crooks in omnipotent positions who no doubt have the same attitude as Dr Shipman. How dare you question us. We are members of the legal profession. Yes a profession that is corrupt to its core that administers legal apartheid because they are a law unto themselves.

Anonymous said...

Hands up anyone who knows a poor judge?
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Hands up anyone who knows an honest judge? There are no mechanisms in place to protect the public. And who would be honest enough to administer it?

Anonymous said...

So let me get this right...there is currently no way of proving that Scotland's judiciary are :

1) Fit to practise?

2) Declaring all of their interests?

3) Trustworthy?

4) Acting equitably?

5) Exercising proper judgement?


Does this state of affairs not mean that the Scottish Judiciary is acting in its own cause and that consequently it has zero credibility?
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Oh yes zero credibility. And these criminals demand respect from the public in the Law Societies courts. We are paying taxes to uphold legal dictatorship, because the Law Society membership keep people out of court to save lawyers as Mr Cherbi knows. And Salmond tells us the Union is bad for Scots.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

How can Kenny MacAskill claim to be acting for the Scottish People when he cannot even guarantee that our judiciary have a character above reproach?
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Put it this way. MacAskill is or has been a member of a union that have driven people to suicide. This man has stood for election just the same as the so called politician of the year. These people are Law Society Agents who's real remit is to protect
the Law Society of Scotland.

MacAskill's SLCC took no action to protect Mr Gordon when his lawyers froze his disability benefits for their fees after covering up his occupational injuries. Starve him of food. This is MacAskill's justice toward people who are shit on by lawyers. He did nothing about it because he a lawyer. This is the reality of MacAskill's justice.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

So let me get this right...there is currently no way of proving that Scotland's judiciary are :

1) Fit to practise?

2) Declaring all of their interests?

3) Trustworthy?

4) Acting equitably?
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Domination by bureaucracy. We cannot know what they are because of secret bureaucracy, the most recent addition being the Judiciaries Scottish Parliament.

5) Exercising proper judgement?

Anonymous said...

Here's a thought.......

If all of the accused who appear in court, while Scotland's SHAME are on their ludicrous strike, if they plead that they cannot get a Scottish lawyer on legal aid and they cannot afford a Scottish lawyer then the Judge/Sheriff will have no option to continue proceedings to a later date?

This will have the effect of building up a huge back-log of cases that have been deferred and may lead to the accused cases being cancelled due to time bar?

Therefore, every single one of Scotland's SHAME will be literally guilty of wilfully defeating the ends of Justice?

Go on you bunch of LIFE STEALERS. Go and strike as much as you want but don't expect anyone to go to see you at visiting time?

Anonymous said...

Since Scotland's Judiciary do not currently subscribe to a transparent Register of Interests, are they already actually in default and should all demit office forthwith?

Then, after they agree to submit to this badly needed and essential Register of Interests then they would have the right to reapply for their old jobs back at a vastly reduced pay scale of maximum £50,000 per annum?

Anonymous said...

http://petermarkan.com/a_witchdoctors.html

'The lawyers livehood is not really dependent on the money you pay him - it is dependent on the permit ( licence ) from ' authorities ' to ' legally ' defraud you'.
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So true in Scotland too. They defraud you because they are the guardians of their colleagues actions. Clients would be as well complaining to the lawyers mother.

Anonymous said...

'They do tricks even I can't figure out.' - Harry Houdini

Anonymous said...

SUICIDES, ill health, death, family break-ups, personal threats, repossessed homes, unsolved burglaries, tampered mail, spurious Police visits or raids on your home with following arrests & charges withdrawn, benefits cheat investigations, Inland Revenue investigations, losing your job, DVLA inquiries, TV license inquiries, even RIPSA surveillance by local authorities, actions all apparently instigated by aggrieved lawyers out to discredit troublesome clients, are now known to form a catalogue of common experiences in varying combinations which keep cropping up with clients who attempt to pursue ‘rogue Scottish solicitors’ through the courts by claiming against the Law Society of Scotland controlled Master Policy.
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This is the brutal reality of dealing with M,LORD'S mafia. You take serious risks when you trust a Scottish lawyer. They are a mafia. Their weapon is secrecy.

And compensation if it goes wrong. Impossible, trust us, the survivors who have tried.

Anonymous said...

http://petercherbi.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Manchester%20University

Essential reading for everyone in Scotland who trusts lawyers.

Anonymous said...

Good to know the DOI Team are reporting the facts. They are the most evil profession ever and people should avoid them at all costs.

Anonymous said...

With all of the lurid newspaper reports in recent years (I suspect that this is but a fraction of the known scandals) about the conduct of the judiciary there can be no doubt that their standing with the Scottish Public is at an all-time low?

The Judiciary would no doubt argue that this erosion of their standing in the Public's eyes is all the fault of the news media for alerting the Public to their awful conduct and not that the conduct itself is the real reason?

As the deputy Justice MSP said about the Legal Aid Legal Profession Act 2007........our job is not to bring in real reform, it is to change the perception of the Scottish Public to make them THINK that we are giving them lawyer reform, whilst we both know that this is the opposite of what we are trying to achieve that is to HAMMER the suckers into the ground?

Plebians?

Anonymous said...

Nothing undermines public confidence in a nation’s institutions and procedures more than suspicion that a public servant may have, and especially proof that one has, suffered a conflict of interest arising from a pecuniary interest in a particular dealing in which he or she was professionally involved.
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A deviant corrupt profession protected by deviant elected officials. Law Society agents in Parliament means no public servant is honest.

Anonymous said...

Evil can only prevail when good people do nothing". Good on you all DOI Team.

Anonymous said...

The Judicial Office for Scotland: “We do hold a register of hospitality for members of the judiciary and there are no plans to do so.”
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Bureaucracy protecting its own. They know everything about the public but we know nothing about them. Criminals in high office is what they are.

Anonymous said...

Margaret McDougall (West Scotland) (Scottish Labour): To ask the Scottish Executive who oversees the work of the Law Society of Scotland.
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Margaret here is the reality, the Law Society of Scotland dominate the Scottish Executive. Regarding the Mafia head office or Law Society of Scotland all policy supports them not us.

Anonymous said...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-20429018

Holyrood to examine quality of legislation it passes

The Scottish Parliament has announced an inquiry into the quality of laws it passes.

The move came amid an "acceptance" from parties and others that post-legislative scrutiny could be better.

Unlike Westminster, where both the House of Commons and House Lords consider legislation, Holyrood has just one chamber.

Recent laws to cut alcohol and tobacco-related health problems are being challenged in the courts.
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MSP's the way you all support this legal scum you should all be jailed.

Anonymous said...

Voting will never change this and that is why I stopped. No matter who is elected they are or become Law Society protectors.

But on a positive note we know the evil we are dealing with.

Anonymous said...

COLD RUTHLESS DEVIOUS CRIMINALS CONTROL THE COURTS. WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THEM?

Anonymous said...

A worthless group of people from the law student to those at the top, the dregs of humanity.

Anonymous said...

Kenny MacAskill Justice Secretary

'There is something manifestly wrong in our society that the alleged perpetrator should not have to pay, but the alleged victim should contribute'”

Kenny MacAskill Justice Secretary
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A Legal aid Kenneth, victims of your profession cannot get legal aid or lawyers.

Anonymous said...

100% support this idea its about time judges were held accountable like the rest of us.Good work and fantastic blog!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Must have heard your name mentioned 100 times today followed by various swear words so take heart you are doing a fine job!
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Well DOI could not report this corruption if the lawyers were above board. They are reading their reward for their mendacious ways. Poetic Justice. Weh cool journalism.

20 November 2012 19:31
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Scottish Lawyers People Haters

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
'They do tricks even I can't figure out.' - Harry Houdini

23 November 2012 13:31
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Nice one 'arry.

The difference is you did your tricks for the pleasure of the People and Scottish Lawyers' tricks are designed to cause the People the maximum pain and suffering where they enrich themselves through human suffering?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
So let me get this right...there is currently no way of proving that Scotland's judiciary are :

1) Fit to practise?

2) Declaring all of their interests?

3) Trustworthy?

4) Acting equitably?

5) Exercising proper judgement?


Does this state of affairs not mean that the Scottish Judiciary is acting in its own cause and that consequently it has zero credibility?
€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€
Oh yes zero credibility. And these criminals demand respect from the public in the Law Societies courts. We are paying taxes to uphold legal dictatorship, because the Law Society membership keep people out of court to save lawyers as Mr Cherbi knows. And Salmond tells us the Union is bad for Scots.

21 November 2012 14:43
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I heard the other day the excuse that the reason that the Law Society of Scotland get hundreds of Scottish lawyers off from facing the laws of the land in Court (& the reason they were handed their fictional SSDT) was because they argued that it would be inequitable to have their member crooked lawyer to be prosecuted and presided over by a colleague...?

Well if this is the case........WHY THE HELL DO WE CONTINUE TO HAVE ONE CROOKED LAW SOCIETY OF SCOTLAND WHEN WE COULD HAVE TWO SEPARATE OPPOSITE BODIES, ONE WHO'S MEMBER LAWYERS DEFEND AND THE OTHER WHO'S MEMBERS PROSECUTE. Whereby, the two bodies are legislated against having any contact whatsoever?

Anonymous said...

Is Scotland the most corrupt small country in the world?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The Judicial Office for Scotland: “We do hold a register of hospitality for members of the judiciary and there are no plans to do so.”
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Bureaucracy protecting its own. They know everything about the public but we know nothing about them. Criminals in high office is what they are.

24 November 2012 13:18
Ccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccrook

Whoever made this unbelievable statement should be sacked on-the-spot for NOT being a Public Servant?

BTW, PUBLIC SERVANT is not = to acting like a complete FU€€ER against Scotland's People !

Anonymous said...

OMG !

One lot of lying crooks is bad enough?

Imagine if they voted for another chamber........?

That would be another gravy guzzling gazillion of ££££££'s flying straight into crooked Scottish lawyers pockets after their usual fraudulent contract 'confusion' fraud over the building of a second Chamber?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Kenny MacAskill Justice Secretary

'There is something manifestly wrong in our society that the alleged perpetrator should not have to pay, but the alleged victim should contribute'”

Kenny MacAskill Justice Secretary
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A Legal aid Kenneth, victims of your profession cannot get legal aid or lawyers.

25 November 2012 22:10
£££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££

Once again, the point is spectacularly missed........

The whole purpose is the GRAVY TRAIN to fill the pockets of ineffectual and careless crooked Scottish lawyers?

They care NOT-A-JOT about their Client, only that they sign on the SLAB form's dotted line?

If they were so diligent and expert at defending their clients, then why are the prisons bursting at the seams?

They are striking for the right to continue to steal money?

Anonymous said...

http://www.bentlawyersandcops.com/general_information.htm

A few books to read.

Anonymous said...

4http://petercherbi.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/slow-motion-on-crooked-lawyers-law.html

Anonymous said...

Why no police involvement?

The Crown office control the Police and they are lawyers.

Why is this crime different?

Because it is political, the lawyer criminal has immunity because his colleagues judge him, no public courts.

How can the Law Society of Scotland be allowed to take the place of the police?

Because lawyers and politicians engineered the system to protect themselves. People having the right to vote does not mean they have the right to justice. MP's expenses, Would they have told us what was happening with house flipping etc? Just like judges and sheriffs do not want their interests in the public domain.

Secrecy protects their money and reputations. They do not want us to know what they really are. I am not being patronizing, just giving my opinion my friend.

Great reporting DOI Team.




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Anonymous said...

The Law Society has been behind the writing of the devolved Scottish settlement and always has a Law Society plant acting as deputy first minister and a spy as to any decisions made by the first minister.

Deputies to date

1999 to 2007 Jim Wallace a lawyer.

2007 to 2012 Nicola Sturgeon a lawyer.

And Kenny MacAskill a lawyer as Justice Minister. Yes the Law Society, use Parliament to protect themselves by making sure policy always protects crooked lawyers.



Anonymous said...

As the deputy Justice MSP said about the Legal Aid Legal Profession Act 2007........our job is not to bring in real reform, it is to change the perception of the Scottish Public to make them THINK that we are giving them lawyer reform, whilst we both know that this is the opposite of what we are trying to achieve that is to HAMMER the suckers into the ground?
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Oh yes I agree with you 100% another example is The Scottish Legal Coverup Commission, a present from Cathy Jamieson. She wrote to people who had complained to the Law Society, her Reforming Complaints Handling Building Consumer Confidence bullshit. She was trying to close down Scotland Against Crooked Lawyers at the same time. Secrecy Cathy keep the ball in the lawyers half and break all the clients legs. That is your idea of balancing power.

Anonymous said...

The Law Society and Scottish Legal Complaints Commission are the lawyers secret societies. They decide our fate in secret. It is no surprise then they are ruthless criminals. It is like a society without a Police force.

Secret societies and justice are mutually exclusive because law enforcement is impossible.

Anonymous said...

In addition all the Justices have taken the Judicial Oath THIS MEANS N9THING– and they all took it again on 1 October 2009 BULLSHIT– which obliges them to “do right to all manner of people. YES THEIR OWN.

OATHS ARE BULLSHIT.

Anonymous said...

Judges have been taking Oaths for centuries. Dr Shipman took the Hypocratic oath and got away with mass murder because they are all Masons.

They all police their own professions so Oaths mean nothing. And what triggered investigations into Shipman was one his victims daughters who was a lawyer. He altered a will and he thought investigators had no right to question him. Bloody nutter.

Anonymous said...

Is it the case that the reason the Government & the Crown Office don't want to release the names of the crooked judiciary that all of the cases they have presided on since their prosecution will HAVE to be annulled?

For the Judiciary will have been guilty of lying to the Scottish Public and of having a character that was way below reproach?

Thereby, the Scottish Public is being deceived and they are hiding the breaking of a law to prevent the publishing of another law?

Anonymous said...

Thank you the DOI Team.

Once again, absolutely terrific balanced journalism, bringing to the fore matters relating to the Scottish Public and drawing their attention to the wholly corrupt & morally bereft Scottish legal & prosecutorial system.

Where would we be without you?

Keep up the good work and exemplary journalistic standards, especially on the day of the release of the Leveson Report!

Anonymous said...

All of the picketing scumbag lawyers should be refused access to the courts for a minimum of 10 years and be replaced by newly qualified young Scottish lawyers, who would be so far untainted by the wicked control of the Law Society of Scotland, where they could cut their teeth and properly represent their clients instead of the usual tick box lawyers picking up a free-lunch pay cheque from the SLAB crooked Scottish lawyers slush-fund?

Anonymous said...

Does Scotland have ANY members of the Judiciary who are demonstrably truthful, upstanding and honest?

Well, NO.

Because they have refused to enter their details as part of a transparent Register of Interests and are accordingly continuing to act Ultra Vires?

Anonymous said...

Why is it that Scottish Judges are the highest paid in Britain, yet we have to take their word for it that they are not crooks?

Surely the burden of proof and trust lies with them to prove that they are fit to be able to carry out their duties?

I am sorry but if they are continuing to be a member of the Judiciary whilst being convicted of ANY offence, then it follows that it is a no brainer that they cannot by any sane measure claim to uphold the values and morals required of a Judge?

What it does prove is that their judgement has been shown to be corrupt for them to have committed an offence?

For the Government, court officials & Clown Office to be trying to hide these offences is shameful, corrupt and devious and MUST result in gross misconduct and sacking on the spot?

Indeed, if anyone anywhere on that chain of command is aware of this or should have been aware of this and did not report it to an end (which clearly has not happened) then they all should be similarly sacked?

Scotland cannot and should not put up with these crooks in Public Office any longer, who act against the best interests of the Scottish Public and they should be exposed by whistle lowers who will receive the support of the whole Public in ridding corruption from our homeland?

Anonymous said...

Scotland is supposed to be a modern progressive fair and just country but we have no procedures and systems in place for ensuring that our Judiciary are honest and fit for purpose, which is a dagger in the heart of the country's very essence of democracy and justice?

We need to get the basic framework on a sound footing before we can even think about other decisions being made by the Scottish Parliament otherwise what is the point?

Once again the MSP'S caught asleep at the wheel of a speeding juggernaught?



Eddie Stobbart

Anonymous said...

Once the Judges with criminal offences are known how many court cases will have to be annulled?

What about the cases where the defendant is innocent?

Will they have to be tried a second time?

Is this the reason that they have brought in double jeopardy because they were anticipating having to reveal the truth to the public?

Anonymous said...

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/11/29/benefit-fraud-council-tax-lie-detector-southwark-_n_2212375.html?utm_hp_ref=uk

Benefit claimants are being assessed by lie detecting technology in a clampdown on fraudulent claims by Southwark Council in South London.

The technology is called Voice Risk Analysis and monitors the level of stress in peoples' voices. The council claims it has helped uncover fraudulent council tax claims of nearly 4,000 people, reported the Southwark News.
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Lie detecting technology for judges. They would want the Law Society to operate the detector.

Anonymous said...

http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/cae69a7523db45408eeb2b3a98c0c9c5/Article_2012-11-29-Britain-Phone-Hacking/id-a5922280d20c4fe99aad75462a991387

Britain's unruly newspapers should be regulated by an independent body dominated by non-journalists with the power to levy steep fines, a judge said Thursday in a report that pleased victims of tabloid intrusion but left editors worrying about creeping state control of the country's fiercely independent press.
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Well it should apply to Judges and lawyers too, independent body dominated by non-lawyers with the power to levy steep fines.


You all all for regulation provided your group are exempt.

Anonymous said...

Once again, the point is spectacularly missed........

The whole purpose is the GRAVY TRAIN to fill the pockets of ineffectual and careless crooked Scottish lawyers?

They care NOT-A-JOT about their Client, only that they sign on the SLAB form's dotted line?

If they were so diligent and expert at defending their clients, then why are the prisons bursting at the seams?

They are striking for the right to continue to steal money?
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I know that I just did not say it.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/11/29/benefit-fraud-council-tax-lie-detector-southwark-_n_2212375.html?utm_hp_ref=uk

Benefit claimants are being assessed by lie detecting technology in a clampdown on fraudulent claims by Southwark Council in South London.

The technology is called Voice Risk Analysis and monitors the level of stress in peoples' voices. The council claims it has helped uncover fraudulent council tax claims of nearly 4,000 people, reported the Southwark News.
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Lie detecting technology for judges. They would want the Law Society to operate the detector.

29 November 2012 21:07
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Imagine the scene........where the judges have to answer questions truthfully..........?

Firstly, they would probably nominate PY, the LSS's dark actor to administer the machine (with the power plug pulled out)?

Then they would have the LSS's chief Inquisitor to ask the questions (slow motion)?

Oh, I thought I had the questions to ask you.........let me look for them with both of my eyes............I'm afraid it looks like it is going to impossible to find your questions because they cannot be recoverable by me (I've even looked behind me?). [c'mon were almost in the pantomime season. lol]

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/cae69a7523db45408eeb2b3a98c0c9c5/Article_2012-11-29-Britain-Phone-Hacking/id-a5922280d20c4fe99aad75462a991387

Britain's unruly newspapers should be regulated by an independent body dominated by non-journalists with the power to levy steep fines, a judge said Thursday in a report that pleased victims of tabloid intrusion but left editors worrying about creeping state control of the country's fiercely independent press.
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Well it should apply to Judges and lawyers too, independent body dominated by non-lawyers with the power to levy steep fines.


You all all for regulation provided your group are exempt.

30 November 2012 11:53
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