Barrister who forged Baroness Hale's signature struck off by BSB

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  • The part with Baroness Hale and then Lord Phillips and the kidnapping is a wonderful science fiction scenario!
    Mr Mercouris has a wild imagination. I guess he now has a new career option!

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  • This is interesting - according to this website
    http://crimeofthecentury.wordpress.com/about/
    Mercouris has been held prisoner by the Russian government

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  • It's normally the client who is a complete nutter, not the lawyer!

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  • all in all a rather sad story for all concerned

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  • I thought forgery was a criminal offence - surely this person should be reported to the police.

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  • I fear for the cats.

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  • Something seems very fishy here. Should the consequences of forging the signature not include a jail term, rather than just being struck off? Given that the case seems to be brought by the kind of person that contributes to such hilarious websites as "Solicitors from Hell," I'd automatically be skeptical.

    The link in the comments above even suggests that this guy has "got greedy and caused the financial crash worldwide!" We're onto something everyone!- tell the IMF!

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  • It's a pity he got struck off - I'm sure there would have been a career for him in the CPS. More seriously, he was, er, "Called to the Bar", but was he even properly in practice? The underlying scandal/tragedy here is the Bar Schools' business model, which involves taking in a majority of people who will never practise, a significant minority of whom are Walter Mitties. This is the tip of an iceberg...

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  • This sad tale, could be turned into quite an extraordinary west end face theatrical production, or a film... One has to admit, Mr Mercouris was more than just Mercurial, he entered the land of Grimms tales and span a web of incredible creativity, that got more and more entangled, albeit so unlikely. The theatrical version could extend matters to others, including the Russian government, who (see post above) are said on a website to have held him captive. You couldn't make it up....but he did, clearly.

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  • Entertaining but also very sad and a complete waste of time

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