Solicitors James Beresford and Douglas Smith – who took millions from Miners – lose their appeal
Finally, after yet another year of time has passed, the crooked and not very appealing (they called themselves ‘entrepreneurial’) James Beresford and Douglas Smith, formerly of Doncaster-based Beresfords Solicitors, have had their case against being struck off the solicitors’ roll quashed.
Unbelievably, Beresford and Smith deemed themselves fit to practice after ripping off taxpayers and widows. See this BBC story
Doubtless, all the poor widow women who got a few hundred quid compensation for watching their husbands cough themselves to death because of industrial injury while the solicitors ran off with millions of taxpayers’ and their money will be gladdened by this…
What should have happened is that all their ill-gotten gains should be taken back. It’s not enough to stop them practising. They deliberately set out to double-charge both victims and the taxpayer. In many cases, these charges were wholly excessive anyway – and then they doubled them!
What actually happened is that the grinning Beresford is now set up in another profitable business, living the life of Riley while the widows continue to suffer. The slow drip of employee dissatisfaction shows the bloke to be as odious as before and karmic retribution is getting closer and closer for Beresford, at least. (added on information received in later comments below)
The reality is that Beresford and Smith don’t just need their names striking off some paper roll. They haven’t suffered in any way.
They need their balls striking off for having the balls to take money from those that could least afford it and who put their trust into their professional expertise where they promised to do the best for their clients.
As it is now, the interest on their ill-gotten gains is more than a banker’s pension. I truly believe that Karmic Retribution will hurt these people very badly indeed. It’s up to them to set right their wrongs or else they will suffer terribly. I don’t have to do a thing. I just know it.