The creator of controversial website Solicitors from Hell has been blasted by Mr Justice Tugendhat for “abusing court processes” during a failed defence of a defamation claim (see story).
Wiltshire firm Awdry Bailey & Douglas and its family head Adrian Bressington went to the High Court in September 2010 to get an injunction to force Rick Kordowski to remove a comment made about the firm by a client.
Only, the comment wasn’t made by a client of the firm. No, it was made by a former husband of a client of the firm, which put a large hole in Kordowski’s defence.
But even after the discovery was made, Kordowski kept trying to defend the action, emphasising his “moral and/or social duty to inform others of the wrongdoing or negligence of some solicitors”.
Tugendhat J was having none of it, saying Kordowski was abusing the process of court by “seeking to cause the claimants to incur costs which he says they have no prospect of recovering from himself”.
Undeterred, Kordowski is hoping to appeal the decision. It’s a bit of a gamble, considering how forcefully his defence was slapped down. We’re sure he knows a good lawyer.