Small Justice Against Solicitor Jim Beresford

Jim Beresford (slime of the earth)
Jim Beresford (slime of the earth)

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.

See these related posts of mine and the other links on the devilish actions of the lawyers.

By Strangely

Founding member of the gifted & talented band, "The Crawling Chaos" from the North-East of England.


  1. Disgusting man, Him and his family living the life of Riley in Linton near Wetherby. Houses all over the country. All bought with these poor people’s payouts. Makes my blood boil.

  2. I work at 1 Cardale Park and confirm Glenn’s statement. In addition, the heating’s been non-functional in parts of the building for over 3 months but he’s got no intention of putting in a proper fix [replacing boilers] as it’d cost him too much.

  3. Jim Beresford now owns 1 Cardale Park , Business Unit in Harrogate and is absolutely minted. Old Jag, New Jag, X5 BMW, Mini cooper John Works and his son owns MYA Plastic Surgery stuff.

    1. Glenn – I’m allowing your comment but with the caveat of two things:

      • You need some proof – and anyway, property ownership or rental isn’t criminal… is it?
      • Children should not be penalised or tarred for the actions of their parents, should they?

      Allowing for the above though, we do know that Beresford trousered shed-loads of cash since the penalty for his double-rip-off was so measly. So he could quite easily be owning some property.

      But back to the original. He was purportedly working for British Coal, recently bankrupt this very year under their newer guise of UK Coal plc (formed from British Coal and RJB Mining).
      It’s new name, which went into administration, is Coalfield Resources plc. Yet again, we see the shit at work….

      What happened was that “the taxpayer” (i.e. me and you etc) are now having to bail out so-called private enterprise to “protect jobs and worker pensions”, as they say.

      See this story – UK Coal to be rescued.

      The same has happened in Scotland to Scottish Coal, which also went bankrupt leaving the taxpayer with a £62m opencast clean up bill…. The owner of this shambles, a stinking great hole in the ground and the terraformed spoilt landscape, Colin Cornes, is on the Sunday Times rich list and could easily pay this from his £90m personal fortune, but doesn’t, of course! See this link, Thousands of mining jobs in Scotland in danger.

      Same old, same old. The rich get away with the good life, the general taxpayer picks up the bills and the ordinary folk just struggle on…

      Three workers have died in as many years at a British Coal pit – they (and others) have been fined over half a million quid, yet they have a £460m pension deficit which we’re having to bail out and the workers’ families will get next to nothing as compensation in comparison.

      It’s not that private enterprise is morally bankrupt – it’s the law, its enforcement and provisions that is. People with money just skirt the law and the duty of care that is on everyone. They think, justifiably on the evidence before our very eyes, that they can do anything and get away with it.

      Also see:

Comments are closed.