Doncaster Lawyers who ripped off the miners struck off.

#1
Good.

BBC Webpage: Source.

Beresford and Smith's joint earnings went from more than £182,000 in 2000 to £23,273,256 in 2006, the tribunal heard.
Bless.

The law firm argued there was "absolutely nothing wrong" with earning substantial fees from its business conduct.

Beresford, 58, said last year to be Britain's highest-earning solicitor, and Smith, 52, made millions of pounds from personal injury claims for miners under the government's coal health compensation scheme.

Tribunal chairman David Leverton said: "If ever there was a group of persons who needed the full care and attention from solicitors, it was these miners.

"Mr Beresford described himself as an entrepreneur. Unfortunately, his attitude allowed himself and Mr Smith to put commercial goals before his clients' best interests."
"entrepreneur" - legal phrase for highwayman per chance?
 
#3
ABrighter2006 said:
Good.

BBC Webpage: Source.

Beresford and Smith's joint earnings went from more than £182,000 in 2000 to £23,273,256 in 2006, the tribunal heard.
Bless.

The law firm argued there was "absolutely nothing wrong" with earning substantial fees from its business conduct.

Beresford, 58, said last year to be Britain's highest-earning solicitor, and Smith, 52, made millions of pounds from personal injury claims for miners under the government's coal health compensation scheme.

Tribunal chairman David Leverton said: "If ever there was a group of persons who needed the full care and attention from solicitors, it was these miners.

"Mr Beresford described himself as an entrepreneur. Unfortunately, his attitude allowed himself and Mr Smith to put commercial goals before his clients' best interests."
"entrepreneur" - legal phrase for highwayman per chance?
Scum,but it looks like they`ve made more than enough to retire on,unless this money can be recovered.
 
#4
Lawyers !
what does one say on a much despised breed who profit so much from others suffering by have the gob to get the cash.
john
Jon' s Old Dad had been dead and gone for ten years and Poor Jon got a payment as a miners dependent.
 
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ALVIN

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#5
Two bent lawyers, making there fortunes off the backs of the ill. They are proberly not the only ones doing it ! ******* like these should not only be struck off, but given a good kick in, and then be sent to pokey for 10 years, there componys heavely fined, and the moneys given back to the miners. Hows that for justice ! -------Bring back judge jeffries !
 
#6
Obscene... suggest a visit to a mine, for a year or four
 
#7
There are some 47 legal businesses under investigation on this topic, three of whom made £100 million it's alledged, between them.

In one instance, it's alledged, that Beresford's company acting on behalf of a widow earned a fee of £2,700 while she got £260. They alledgedly charged her a further fee of £64 which was taken from her paltry award and added to their fee.

I wonder if they'll ever release the details of the fee bun fest that was called 'The Bloody Sunday Enquiry' I seem to recall some celebratory drinking sessions in Plimlico bars not that long ago.
 
#8
I knew the solicitors were charging high fees but I hadn't realised they had already been paid for their work by the Government. I agree, they should be made to pay back every penny to the miners with interest, if they have to sell up to pay up then so be it.
 
#10
RABC said:
Why no criminal charges though ?? They still have all that money
Because they are all in it together. Thieving scum. I notice the lack of comments by the usual Arrse self proclaimed legal "experts"

Ashamed of their profession perhaps?
 
#11
Simple... bankrupt them, sell all their possessions then award the stolen monies back to the miners and their families. If theres anything left deduct a 'fee' for them being total cnuts.
 
#12
The Serious Fraud Office and South Yorkshire Police are after this pair of cnuts.

Personally, any sentence given them will fall well short of the mild setting about them with a blow-torch and ball hammer they deserve!
 
#13
Penal servitude is the answer to the like of these thieves.
A few years toil with a pick and shovel down a nice deep mine would be a fitting punishment, after all the money has been paid to those who deserve it of course.
 
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Biscuits_AB

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#15
Kitmarlowe said:
All I am going to say is.....Doncaster.....more corruption scandals than a 3rd World country.....
That's because it belongs in the 3rd world alongwith that sh*tehole Rotherham.
 
#16
Biscuits_AB said:
Kitmarlowe said:
All I am going to say is.....Doncaster.....more corruption scandals than a 3rd World country.....
That's because it belongs in the 3rd world alongwith that sh*tehole Rotherham.
May be a sh*tehole but they're yet to have a Council leader nicked by PC Plod for being bent......then again....some locals say Rotherham Plod are bent!! :)
 

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