Host of Solicitors from Hell-style sites appear following court action

  • Print
  • Comments (31)

Readers' comments (31)

  • Just get ISPs to block the sites in Newzbin2-style. We must not led rogues besmirch the good name of solicitors.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • At least your Law Society took action. The Irish Law Society is taking no action against a similar site in Ireland leaving individual Solicitors to take costly Libel actiions.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • That's scuppered my plan to open a law firm called "Cowboy Solicitors" in London.
    We were going to provide excellent service and quality advice, whilst dressed in chaps.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • For those of you who will now no doubt preach the values of freedom of speech, I will provide you with one example of what goes on this site and you can decide yourself whether this site was in fact performing a public duty……a post commented that a solicitor at a large city firm was a ‘slut’ and ‘would sleep around’, including attending ‘sex parties’. Now, although this post was not substantiated by the poster, the name and firm of the solicitor was posted on the site. I anonymously made the affected solicitor aware of this and within a day, the article was removed from the site. I can only assume that the solicitor paid the £300 extortion demanded by the web site creator to remove such posts. Please someone explain why such a web site, or one mimicking it, should be allowed to operate?

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • Besmirch the good name of the progession? What a joke, public surveys show solicitors are broadly as trusted by the public as estate agents.
    The high cost of PII illustrates what a dishonest bunch the profession is, only plastic surgeons pay more for PII.
    Take that with the utter shambles & incompetence by the SRA & Law Society in issuing practising certificates this year, which everyone is keeping hush about, goes to demonstrate that the only place solicitors are held in high esteem is in their own pea brains.
    You need to learn from the Bar.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • @ anonymous 22-Nov-2011
    Do you enjoy surfing the internet to find examples of people supporting the legal profession to feed your agitation?

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • @ Anonymous | 22-Nov-2011 3:54 pm - I dare you to put your name to that post (and not hide behind anonymous) and lets see how many instructions you get from the 'dishonest' 'pea brain[ed]' solicitors. Double dare you!Go on - grow a set!

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • Daylight is a good disinfectant. Thats what I say. Surf around as much as you want but you won't find better quality than that anywhere. As I said last week, there is always one fellow banging on about how good he is (nearly always a man) but the true test is surely about avoiding the letter going to the wrong person in the first place.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • Surely its not a question of allowing or not allowing such sites to appear. Anyone can set up a website hosted in some obscure jurisdiction and libel slander anyone they please ... and there is not much anyone can do about it. One has to understand the cause behind this sort of activity and it is in my opinion largely to do with the protectionism afforded to the profession by institutions and process. It is very hard to criticise a lawyer - perhaps that should be made more open with greater quality control. We live in an age of wikileaks etc - the problem needs to be approached in a different way.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • "Avoiding Bad Solicitors" - registered in 2008?
    Surely they can't mean my little site.
    www.lcs-test.co.uk was a TEST of the Legal Services Complaints (LSC) in the wake of Clementi and The Legal Services Act. The complaints service failed, by the way.
    There IS an "avoid" section but it certainly ISN'T a list of bad solicitors ... an it dosn't mimic the law society site. If you take a peek you will see the SOURCE for those solicitors listed is quite reputable (or disreputable - depending on your view of the SRA?)
    Nevertheless, lhe gool ol' LS "had a go" back in 2009. I "obfuscated" my version of the logo and it all went quiet.
    See http://www.lcs-test.co.uk/logouse.htm
    Hardly in the same league as SFH and a long-standing web site hosted in the UK.
    Actually, the significant part of the story above (for me) is how EASY it turned out to be to thwart the LS. They spend £170,000 and all the site owner has to do is host abroad - they won't pursue it... sounds like they won';t even pursue UK based sites now, either.
    Once bitten... ??? ....

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

View results 10 per page | 20 per page | 50 per page

Have your say

Mandatory Required Fields

Mandatory

Comments that are in breach or potential breach of our terms and conditions in particular clause 8, may not be published or, if published, may subsequently be taken down. In addition we may remove any comment where a complaint is made in respect of it. These actions are at our sole discretion.

  • Print
  • Comments (31)