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Solicitor-advocate who judge slammed for dressing ‘like something out of Harry Potter’ expresses shock at ‘unwarranted attack’

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Speaking exclusively to Legal Cheek, Alan Blacker — who also goes by the title Lord Harley — hits back at Crown Court judge who questioned his appearance, title and qualifications

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Yesterday evening news broke of a solicitor-advocate who had been reprimanded for dressing “like something out of Harry Potter” while appearing in Cardiff Crown Court.

According to Wales Online, judge David Wynn Morgan demanded to know why solicitor-advocate Alan Blacker (pictured) — who was appearing under what he describes as his hereditary aristocratic title of Lord Harley of Counsel — was wearing colourful ribbons and badges on his gown.

Lord Harley, who was representing a client charged with death by dangerous driving, responded by explaining that he had earned the ribbons for voluntarily medical service with the St John Ambulance. To which the judge thundered:

“Here in South Wales, we had a barrister, who later became a judge, who, during the Battle of Normandy, was awarded the highest order of gallantry, the Victoria Cross. Did you ever see him wearing that medal? No. He would have considered it the height of vulgarity.”

He continued:

“I did not raise any of these matters before this court during the trial because I am mindful of the fact that a young man has died and I did not want to interfere with the dignity of the proceedings, but if you ever appear looking like something out of Harry Potter, you can forget coming before this court ever again.”

Judge Wynn Morgan also questioned Lord Harley’s title and qualifications, according to Wales Online.

This morning Legal Cheek contacted Lord Harley, who told us that he was “shocked, appalled and very upset about this unwarranted attack which says nothing about my performance as a lawyer,” emphasising that he has not been criticised in any respect about his professional abilities.

The solicitor, who works from Christine Sharp & Co Solicitors in Lancashire, added:

“Last year when I won a trial in which Your Honour was the presiding judge he was confident and satisfied in my appearance and bona fides, which have been on public record for several years. This matter is being discussed with my lawyers currently.”

Of the unusual title he uses, Lord Harley explained:

“My title is hereditary. My family has been in the height of public life for over 700 years.”

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239 Comments

kris

“My family have been in the height of public life..”

While *your* family were [Irish/Russian/etc] peasants?

Oh where is Niteowl to wade in on the state of the English legal & class system?

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The Real Niteowl

Aren’t there many Europeans who could claim a title at least as a pretender? Wilhelm II became Mr William Hohenzollern, but he was still the pretender King of Prussia and Emperor of Germany and to the rest of the royals in Europe his progeny are given recognition as “Princes of Prussia”. Surely then if there were an English/Scot/Irish/Welsh barony of Harley he could identify himself as Lord Harley.

PS Very sorry to bring up the awful fact that the Germans did something that you could have done a century ago. It must pain you to know their “empire” (Merc/BMW/VW/Rheinmetal/Rimowa/etc/etc) is larger than ever (especially in any place the elites of Asia want to go shopping) while yours exists only on the BBC.

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Nigel Henry

Niteowl may be conflicted on inappropriate court dress v hereditary title.

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The Real Niteowl

Not really, and as you may be able to discern from my comment above, I know more about it than most people.

In fact, I have some uncles who know a lot about it – after all, they’re the ones who had to cross oceans to pull your dukes and their cousins on the continent apart from each other and put a stop to that nonsense before they rent Europe asunder with their debauchery and failure to act in a diplomatic fashion – all over their heightened “sensibilities” of “honor” and thirst for power.

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botzarelli

Can you refer to yourself as Right Honourable if you aren’t a Privy Counsellor?

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Jac Hughes

If he has a British or Irish peerage in the rank of Earl or lower, he is styled right honourable. I would be interested to see if he has such a title however.

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CLeverdick

the Irish Peerage and all titles were abolished in the Irish Constitution of 1937. An Irish judge is not addressed as “Me Lord” s per UK, for example.

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Bongo

you don’t know so shut up.

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whs

We are not talking about what happens in Eire. Here in the UK the Irish peerage was never abolished and if someone is an Irish peer he is still entitled to be called Lord Such-and-Such in the UK.

So that is not my trouble with M’Lord Harley of Counsel KStJ DPhil MA (Hons) UB40 WD40 SMERSH ETC ETC.

The trouble is there has never been an Irish barony of Harley, and certainly never has there been the title of “Lord Harley of Counsel” – the “of somewhere” is called a territorial designation and is meant to refer to a place – “Lord Jenkins of Hillhead”, “Lord Alexander of Tunis”, “Earl Mountbatten of Burma”, “Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven” and the like. Unless we know of anywhere called “Counsel” (a legal term I suspect Mr Blacker has appropriated for his made up peerage) I am going to call him a steaming great WALT – an Army term for a Walter Mitty.

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The Real Niteowl

He does. He likely has the right to be identified as a person below that of a baronet and knight but above an ordinary gentleman – ie an esquire.

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Jack of Kent

Yes, it is also courtesy title for some peers.

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Jack of Kent

Other than the Lord Harley sub-title of this bunch http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_of_Oxford_and_Earl_Mortimer there appears no “hereditary aristocratic title” of Lord Harley.

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Charles Bonas

wikipedia ? one would suggest you look at who’s who or Debretts etc

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Mr Taz

His posts (and the responses) on the Save UK Justice facebook page were comedy gold.

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JW

Interestingly he doesn’t appear on the firm’s list of solicitors on the Law Society “Find a Solicitor” search function but, according to the same works for the Joint Armed Forces Legal Advocacy Service based at the same address… The Law Society states that he is the only person working for the JAFLAS, and that he was admitted as a Solicitor in 2010. The JAFLAS website claims to have been “[t]urning law into justice…for over twenty years”!

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DittoDitto

Where does the “of counsel” designation arise from (not in relation to Mr Blacker, but generally)? Not something I’m familiar with outside of large law firms where it is sometimes a grade between Senior Associate and Partner, or a more loosely associated senior lawyer.

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Bah

Article says that he works at Christine Sharp & Co Solicitors.

Law Society website says he works in the Joint Armed Forces Legal Advocacy Service.

Which one? It may be both.

Great LinkedIn picture. One suggestion: a hair cut.

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Charles Bonas

Why ?

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anissue?

Is what this man is wearing of any consequence to the legal proceeding at hand? It seems ridiculous and a mere diversion to the case which is very serious indeed. A man lost his life and another man’s freedom in the balance, and what is attractive to the media is simply a badge and a ribbon? It’s no wonder we are in the state we are in!

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badmonkey

Anissue. You know you’re reading Legal Cheek, not the All England Law Reports? Don’t cite these articles in court (they’re not serious).

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Charles Bonas

Totally agree with you its the snobbery of it all truth be told.

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whs

It suggests unnecessary levity if the man turns up to court dressed in court dress but in addition a bunch of ribbons and medals, particularly if he is not entitled to them. And with levity, a case not carried on properly. The solicitor-advocate appears to draw more attention to himself than to his client’s case.

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The Real Niteowl

Oh come on man. Without these little quarrels about whose hill and dale and ribbons are better, you wouldn’t have been put into penury from all those 20th Century wars you gingered up.

More here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUHIZQLMo-0

More on News at 6.

Fighting over whose sense of honor and tradition is better (and over cheeses, beers and and soccer teams): If that’s not English, what is?

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kate mallison

I don’t see how one can have a hereditary title that is “of Counsel” as counsel isn’t a place………
Sooner the Law Society look at this the better.

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Bongo

he is of counsel not from counsel you bellend

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Richard Reynolds

*”of Counsel” is traditionally used to refer to a barrister in the same way as you might say Mr Smith of Jones & Co. you would say Mr Smith of Counsel, it literally means Mr Smith, of the Bar. So in his case its clearly wrong. However, as Solicitor Advocates act as counsel in the case I can see how he, wrongly, things it is correct. He might be counsel in a case but he is not “of Counsel”.
To be honest he seems like a fairly tragic case. Even if all his accolades turn out to be true (which I suppose is technically possible), the magpie like collecting of such, and clear intention to ensure the whole world knows of them all, suggests an… unusual set of concerns. Some of such appear to be accolades granted by institutions of equally dubious authority.

(*I don’t have a reference for this, so please provide any source to contradict it if there is one!)

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Gav

I completely agree with you. There is nothing wrong, per se, with having a collection of titles, degrees etc. but the need to promote them so vehemently seems a bit strange. On a similar note, the sheer volume of qualifications (if they are all merited) and his very short history as a lawyer suggest that this man lives very much in the world of theory and seems to have lost his grip on the realities of both the legal profession and the world at large.

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Bongo

no it isnt, counsel refers to either branch since 1990!

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Lottie

If you insist on having long hair – tie it back. It is most unbecoming to have ‘Meatloaf’ style locks straggling down the sides of one’s head.

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Charles Bonas

again why ?

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Solicitor

There is some strange snobbery afoot here, Charles.

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Bongo

hes outside court you idiot, the article clearly says he ties it back but he isnt required to do so.

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uh

what a nutter. Excellent point from the judge on wearing the VC. I have on occasion been tempted to wear my 100m swimming badge into court but I have now decided against it. And calling himself ‘of counsel’?! Impersonating a barrister is a criminal offence – ‘Holding out’ on the BSB’s website includes “describing oneself as a barrister or (when supplying services to the public) as “counsel”.

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Bongo

hes not impersonating a barrister, he is entitled to attend court dressed the way he did, read from the law gazette site, they agree with him.

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The Real Niteowl

Nonsense surely? Solicitor counsel clients. Barristers present cases. Solicitors have been able to describe what they do as counseling, and themselves as legal counsel for centuries.

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Richard Reynolds

*in danger of feeding the troll*
Solicitors can also stand at the bar of the court now, it does not make them barristers. Look at the obvious intentions he has, and that fact he is using a barrister’s instead of a solicitor’s robes, he is trying to make people think he is a barrister – that’ll be the mens rea your honour.

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Doubting Tom

Well, Burke’s Peerage have no record of him, despite being cited on his linkedin page. Which makes me doubt most of the other qualifications he clearly wants the whole world to know about.

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CLeverdick

Lot of Dicks in the legal profession

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AmericanLawyer

“of Counsel” is a common term in the U.S. legal scene. It generally means a lawyer who works from the offices of a particular law firm but is not employed by them. Sort of a solo practice attorney with the clout of a brand name.
Seems like he’s using it in that way here but it clearly makes him sound like he has a role he doesn’t.

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Bongo

no it doesnt, it means a lawyer with higher rights of audience which he has, read the gazette.

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whs

Not, Mr Blacker…. er, Mr Bongo, if you…. er, he goes around claiming the title “Lord Harley of Counsel”. This implies it is part of your… er, his, title. In the US this term might be in use, but not in the UK, neither for lawyers nor for peers as you… erm, he, claims to be.

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Daz

sorry but this is appalling bad taste and vulgarity in my opinion, naff title, naff robes. Respect to the Judge. Also respect to prosecuting counsel for not rolling around laughing. odd odd odd……

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The Real Niteowl

And yet every single one of your lawyers there have to swear an oath to a Thuringian duchess simply to be able to practice law in your courts…see the hypocrisy much?

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Richard Reynolds

I don’t know what the elements of impersonating a barrister as an offence rather than a disciplinary infraction (since the BSB cant touch him – assuming he is not an unregistered barrister as well – I mean who knows, he could be?!), but I think he is pretty close to the mark morally, as opposed to ethically(!), in any event.
I always felt that the US use of “of counsel” was analogous to our use of consultant in a solicitors firm, bearing in mind they are all “counsel” there.

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Bongo

hes a lawyer entitled to practice if you could read you would have gathered that from the gazette

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Richard Reynolds

Mr Blacker – being entitled to practice is not what I was addressing. I am not sure that impersonating a barrister is an offence distinct from just carrying out reserved legal activities without being appropriately regulated. However, as I first said it is definitely an ethical and a moral problem. I guess it could amount to fraud on your clients… Please bear in mind I am not accusing you of committing fraud I am speaking hypothetically – since I think you seem to actually believe what you say, at least in part. I repeat my original comment – a sad case.

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Sue R Pipe

Is it the same Alan Blacker as this:

http://www.faketitles.com/html/blacker_v_beaver.html

Cracking read 🙂

Lord Harley of Counsel. As Glenda Slag might say in Private Eye: “Crazy name, crazy guy”.

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Tom

‘thwarted for evermore’ – amazing

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John smith

Met the aforementioned Dr Blacker earlier this year.

Good on the judge-

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Sfalphageek

Lord Harley of Davidson would be a much, much cooler title.

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B-T

I’m particularly impressed that having completed a law degree (his LLB) he decided nonetheless to go on to take the PGDL. Presumably he wanted to know twice as much law as everyone else? I call bullshit on almost all of his qualifications, his absurd pretend charity website and his titles. I am not surprised that when he asked to see the judge in chambers, he was told to jog on.

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Bongo

you are thick, the pgdl is a separate qualfiication lots of llb’s have pgdl’s and pgdlp’s too

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Dublin Barrister

His linkedin refers to various degrees from Trinity College- as he asserts he is some kind of Irish aristocrat you would perhaps think he went to Trinity College, Dublin formally the University of Dublin. He however lists his academic performance at Trinity in American terms and thus I wonder did he buy the degrees from the US degree mill Trinity College- which may no longer exist but was in being in the recent past.

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Anonymous

Trinity College in the US is a well regarded undergraduate college, you can’t “purchase” degrees from them. Nor do they offer graduate studies.

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Charles Bonas

exactly there is a lot of smoke and mirrors by some posters on here

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Bongo

quite, he is regulated and supported by a huge and growing faction of lawyers who hate this silly judge.

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Benedict

I do believe that may be contempt.

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Sue R Pipe

Come on Alan, name some.

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Squire

Haters gonna hate

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Auga

According to his Facebook, it’s Trinity College, Oxford. Although, surprise surprise, Oxford doesn’t seem to offer a degree called “Clinical Forensic Psychiatry”.

Oh yeah, and he’s also a “Hon Colonel at Royal Artillery” on facebook.

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whs

Nor does one graduate summa cum laude at Oxford – admittedly the university differed from the crowd up to the 80s by not splitting Seconds, but that’s it.

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Peter

He is definitely not a peer. The only Barony of Harley that has ever been created is the title referred to above by Jack of Kent, which was created in 1711 alongside the Earldom of Oxford and Mortimer. That title became extinct in 1853 (and in any event was in the Peerage of Great Britain, not the Peerage of Ireland). No peerage – under this name or any other – has ever been held by a person with the surname Blacker.

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Bongo

if you knew what you were reading you might realise you are talking rubbish.

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DittoDitto

Confusions I have particular issues with:

1). He represents on Linkedin that he he has provided counsel’s opinions since 1990 – when did he qualify as a lawyer (Bar or Law Soc)? Law Soc website says 2010.

2). What on earth is “Civil Grade A and Criminal Level 4”. and which professional body certifies this?

3). Everything about this sentence : “I become personally invested in the cases and thereby achieve a substantially higher degree of success for clients”.

4). Use of the word “we” – Royal Plural, or implying he is acting on behalf of an organisation/law firm? If the second, which organisation, as from what are I see the organisations you list are one-man shops at first glance.

5). Additional Honours lists ‘Burke’s Peerage’ – do you resize your title does not appear there?

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Sue R Pipe

He was born in September 1972 in Littleboro.

It appears that he is representing himself as having been called at the age of 18.

He was well be qualified as a solicitor but there are doubts over at least some of his claimed qualifications.

His family apparently orignate from Blacker Carrick so why is he “of Counsel”.

Extensive research suggests he only has one known client.

The Express report seems to suggest that he was repeatedly pulled up by the judge for giving evidence rather than asking questions.

Sounds like the typical situation of a lawyer who has got in too deep.

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Bongo

we can’t help you, you need to learn english then study how lawyers qualify.

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Sue R Pipe

I know how both solicitors and barristers qualify.

You may eventually have made it on to the Roll but you also seem to have a string of bogus qualifications.

You, for your part, need to learn advocacy. Advocates dont give evidence. It is quite clear that you right royally irritated the judge because you dont have a clue what you are doing, leaving aside those daft ribbons you flaunted to big yourself up.

Do you feel any guilty for having taken on a case far beyond your abilities. Rather like the person that your client killed, your client in turn never stood a chance with you driving his defence.

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Lord Stoat

I think the judge spotted a Blue Peter Badge amongst the junk and became jealous.

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Jimbo

Anyone reading the LinkedIn page can tell that this guy must have serious problems. And while we may find some of the claims amusing, it is not a funny situation at all.

He was representing a client charged with causing death as a result of dangerous driving. Looking at the reports it seems to me possible that with a good lawyer the accused might have been acquitted. I wonder if the judge thought so too. Surely a retrial is inevitable.

He does name some legal colleagues on his website and Linkedin page, I wonder how much responsibility they bear in allowing him to act in this way. They must be aware of his problems.

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Bar None

A google search for Dr Alan Blacker produces the now infamous phrase: “Some results may have been removed under data protection law in Europe”.

I suspect Dr Blacker may have some skeletons in the closet that he does not want us to know about.

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Google Guide

To see any Google search result that are excluded in Europe, use http://www.google.com. There’s usually a link to the .com site at the bottom of the page. Use that and it stops defaulting to the local google search. Happy hunting

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Bongo

no thats google speak for pictures and citations are copyright.

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Peter

There appear to be no posts on Save UK Justice facebook page (referred to above).
I recall a grossly overweight drama teacher (20 stone +)who claimed to have been a parachutist with the Dutch Royal Air Force; a rugby union referee qualified for international matches; the conductor of the Royal (sic) Reading Philharmonic orchestra; and a concert pianist (who, conveniently, didn’t perform in the UK).
Whilst the sad humour created by these people is entertaining, a drama teacher will do less damage than a defence counsel.

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Dublin Barrister

There is a reputable Trinity University in America. Mr Blacker’s linkedin lists a Trinity College- with no city such as Dublin, Oxford. America is so large and has so many universities there may well be a puka Trinity College- however there is or was a well known diploma or degree mill called Trinity College too. As an Irishman who has read about the Duke of Leinster et al who get a small amount of publicity here from time to h

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Dublin Barrister

There is a reputable Trinity University in America. Mr Blacker’s linkedin lists a Trinity College- with no city such as Dublin, Oxford. America is so large and has so many universities there may well be a puka Trinity College- however there is or was a well known diploma or degree mill called Trinity College too. As an Irishman who has read about the Duke of Leinster et al who get a small amount of publicity here from time to time his ‘title’ sounds most unlikely. Thus the query about his degrees was appropriate

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Polruan

The Duke of Leinster title is entirely legitimate. The strange tale cooked up by an American claimant of a faked WW1 death and escape to Winnipeg and then to the US of A of the second son of a previous title holder (actually killed in the trenches) was comprehensively debunked some years ago.

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Dublin Barrister

A complaint has been made to the police that Mr Blacker is passing himself off as holding a rank/ qualification he doesn’t hold-
Chief executive Keith Dunn said: “He is not entitled to say that he is a Knight of the Order of St John and the dignities that appertain to membership.’

Is someone well versed in the minutiae of the British military. He has also claimed to be a hon colonel of a regiment- my limited understanding of this area generally is it would be very uncommon to be a hon colonel other than if you had had extensive military service ?

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Ignoramus

I’m not brilliantly versed with the minutiae, but have a working knowledge on the subject of the Royal Artillery.

He lists himself as “Branch Secretary Honorary Colonel 24 Batt.(Irish) and 1st Btn. at Royal Artillery Association.”

24 Battery (Irish) is, from what I gather, a training battery.

However, his 1st Battalion reference is a bit strange. Without sending you to sleep, I shall attempt to explain.

The Royal Artillery is a Corps in the Support Arms. This means that it is a branch of service within the army which supports the Teeth Arms – fighting troops. Corps are organised into Regiments and each regiment into Batteries.

Which means that there is NO “1st Btn” as a Battalion (Btn) is an infantry designation.

There IS a 1 Royal Horse Artillery, though they have nothing to do with 24 battery. 24 is a battery in 14 Reg RA. A battery would be commanded by a Major – the rank below a Lieutenant Colonel, so I assume would not be designated an Honourary Colonel, anyway.

In short, I’m suspicious of his military background. He had, before he removed his posts from public view, been talking to vets “from one gunner to another” on linkedIn which got me a bit miffed.

The Royal Artillery Association is a fine organisation, often looking after the welfare of retired gunners beyond that of other corps.

The nearest one to Rochdale would be the Oldham & District Branch, though little information exists online for them. There is one contact I’ve found, but it’s not His Lordship.

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Sue R Pipe

On 17th July 2014 he tweeted:

“A geezer from the bar standards board rang up today asking why and if I held myself out as counsel. After I explained what he ought to know…”

Looks like he is in the sights …

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Peter

His “genealogy” website (http://alanblacker.webs.com/) contains even more nonsense, including assertions that his family hold the Earldom of Dublin and the Viscountcy of Tyrone.

There does appear to have been a Blacker family in the landed gentry of Co. Armagh (their estate was at Carrickblacker, near Portadown – the estate was apparently bought by Portadown Golf Club and the house demolished to make way for a club house). However, they seem never to have risen above that station.

Earldoms of Dublin have been created for various members of the Royal Family over the years (alongside the Dukedom of Cumberland and Strathearn in 1766 and Kent and Strathearn in 1799, and for the Prince of Wales (the future King Edward VII) in 1850), but the last of these merged in the Crown in 1901. Other than a short-lived Marquessate of Dublin in the 14th century, “Dublin” has (understandably) never been used as a title outside the Royal Family.

More seriously, the Viscountcy of Tyrone is actually held by a genuine peer – the Marquess of Waterford is also 9th Viscount Tyrone (created in the Peerage of Ireland in 1720), as well as holding the Earldom and Barony of Tyrone (the former is used by his heir apparent, who is styled Earl of Tyrone).

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Bongo

if you could read properly you might make some sense of the entries you cannot read or interpret

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whs

We can all read Mr Blacker, er, Mr Bongo, er, Mr Mitty, and can work out you don’t hold a peerage, that there is no Barony of Harley, that the earldom of Dublin is merged in the crown currently, and that you are not ‘Viscount Tyrone’ either.

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Auga

I’ve heard of Walter Mitty’s pretending to have a glorious military past and wear medals they’re not entitled to. And ones who lay claim to fake aristocratic titles, and ones who lie about their education. Do we have three for the price of one here? And the polyglot thing is an interesting twist on the usual.

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Irish Barrister

A colleague who seems more familiar with the academic side of this issue asserts- ‘The “Trinity College” which he claims awarded his D.Phil cannot be Oxford as he claims to also hold an M.A. in “Inclusive Education” from the same institution (studied over the same three year period as an M.Sc. in Clinical Psychiatry from the same institution; a B.A. in Law from Manchester University and the LPC in Kaplan: a very busy man between 2009 and 2012…). This also rules out TCD and Cambridge.

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Will Harris

And just a further point (if one were needed), he says he has worked for the office of Lorna Fitzsimon MP. Does he perchance mean ‘Fitzsimons.’ Could be a typo, but who knows…

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David West

This is straight out of ‘Monty Python’.

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The Real Niteowl

I could say many interactions we have with people from your nation feel that way – but you with your BBC drenched upbringing where the world is nothing but a giant red map wouldn’t believe me.

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The Rt Hon, Sir Walter Von Mitty of Counsel, 3rd Baron of Coleington OBE VC (Bar)

Firstly, I find this all very amusing. Why? Because it is ridiculously surreal and illustrates a very good point about the usage of titles, honariums, grandiosity and pomposity.

Once we move past our well founded amusement however, surely we must ask ourselves these 2 rather important questions. Firstly, Why is this man not receiving help. He clearly needs it. Secondly and most tragically of all how the actual heck did this man get admitted onto the roll. Looking at the comments and the extra sources relating to this man we can be sure of the following

1) There is no Earl of Dublin.
2) He is not Counsel (A barrister)
3) He does not have the degrees he claims from Trinity Oxford, Cambridge or Dublin as those courses are not offered there.
4) He is not in the Order of St John.
5) He claims to have an LLB and to have done the conversion course? Why?
6) His client in a homicide trial was convicted in circumstances where he maybe ought not to have been.
7) The Bar Standards Council are aware he has been holding out (We know this from his own Tweets)
8) Despite all the above he has not has his practicing certificate suspended.

8 is the most worrying. Whether he has the right to be on the Roll or not, he has so many questions against him that it is absolutely urgent for the protection of the public and of the reputation of the profession of Solicitors that he is looked into right now before anyone else gets a 5 year stretch!

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Bongo

all your points are factually incorrect, speak to the gazette and they will enlighten you.

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The Rt Hon Lord Walt Smithington-Massingberd-Massingberd MP OBE JP DSO KIKIDEE (and bar) U2 JSB (silver clasp)

Show, then, don’t tell.

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The Real Niteowl

1) There is no Earl of Dublin.
Perhaps. But he is entitled to call himself “Lord” much like “Graf” can be a surname. He should probably get his name changed to reflect this.

2) He is not Counsel (A barrister)
Solicitors counsel clients (compared with barristers who need matters to go to court for work, with the exception of the odd advice work they do, waning fast). Many solicitors are of counsel, special counsel, litigation counsel and are entitled to call themselves counsel – solicitors generally counsel clients – even if that is something they do when preparing a document, they are still counseling a client – barristers on the other hand present cases as advocates.

3) He does not have the degrees he claims from Trinity Oxford, Cambridge or Dublin as those courses are not offered there.
You could be right on that.

4) He is not in the Order of St John.
There are many Orders of St John – some not recognized by the original order, which would find some of the later orders set up by the King who killed his wives and that religion as not worthy of recognition and false.

5) He claims to have an LLB and to have done the conversion course? Why?

You would need to ask him.

6) His client in a homicide trial was convicted in circumstances where he maybe ought not to have been.

You witnessed the trial?

7) The Bar Standards Council are aware he has been holding out (We know this from his own Tweets)

Holding himself out as “counsel” is something anyone can do, as long as they don’t hold themselves out as a barrister when they are not. Grandmothers make good “counsel” for their grandchildren.

8) Despite all the above he has not has his practicing certificate suspended.

All of what? Establish “the above” first, then move from there.

Good luck.

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Clin Neg Lawyer

Might it be Trinity College London (http://www.trinitycollege.com/site/?id=55)? Purveyors of certificates to children all over the UK who are forced to play instruments by their parents.

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Mark O'Callaghan

Never mind all this. Does he have rights of audience?!

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The Rt Hon, Sir Walter Von Mitty of Counsel, 3rd Baron of Coleington OBE VC (Bar)

Mark, he does have rights of audience as he is on the Roll and has Higher Court Advocacy rights. As I said above the question is, should he have those rights?

Additionally, Given that we know he has some fake titles and qualifications, the question must be asked: Does he have the actual qualifications to get him admitted to the Roll. Given that he claims some rather high falutin’ titles yet claims he did the LPC at Leeds Met, this is likely one thing that is true as it is “beneath” the type of lies he tells and is likely one of the few facts that are in fact facts!

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Bongo

so you know he has fake titles do you, strange then how he has practiced for so long having been audited every year. The MLS

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Squire

Alan, you’ve been criticising everybody’s spelling but as a ‘lawyer’ you should know the difference between practice and practise

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Sue R Pipe

Four years isnt very long. Just a kid.

Not experienced enough to do a death case.

A deluded fool.

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Benedict

This is pretty interesting:

http://remote-database.com/2412297830c03e58.html

Looks like he tried to set up a Wikipedia page on “Irish Earls of Dublin”. Wiki were having none of it, before he went into a capitalised rant.

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The Rt Hon, Sir Walter Von Mitty of Counsel, 3rd Baron of Coleington OBE VC (Bar)

Alan, There is no Earl of Dublin and St John have never heard of you. As a result your titles must be faked in at least those 2 examples. Fact.

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Baron Bombastic

Alan, you are not “of counsel” as you are a solicitor, not a barrister. The 2000 legislation extended rights of audience to HCA solicitors but did not make them barristers. Just because you have stated otherwise does not make it any more true than the contents of your CV.
Congratulations, your LinkedIn profile is comedy gold. I’m surprised you missed QC honoris causa from your list of accomplishments: why not add it now?
The media reports of your recent dressing-down were unfair: I have sewn my Cub Scout badges onto my gown and I defy any judge to question my right to wear them!
Alan, a word of caution on your LinkedIn profile: you falsely claim to be an FCA authorised financial advisor. A check of the FCA register of approved persons on their website shows this to be untrue. Likewise the FCA registration number stated in your profile is false. You may not be aware, but it is a criminal offence under FSMA 2000 for a person to undertake regulated financial activities without authorisation. This is proactively enforced by the Fca and a conviction for such a matter would lead to your removal from the solicitors roll by the SRA.
I noticed that the press report of your recent trial in the Express mentioned that on several occasions the judge reprimanded you for giving evidence whilst questioning witnesses. With the utmost respect, can I suggest that if you succeed in bragging another criminal defence trial brief, you firstly obtain a criminal procedure primer, or a Nutshells, and carefully read the guidance on the limitations imposed on advocates in examination in chief and cross examination: as an advocate you may not adduce evidence yourself. To err in this respect is surely more early Sex Pistols than Mozart!

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Baron Bombastic

Sorry, “blagging” not “bragging”

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Clapham Omnibus Fare Dodger

Is anyone else devastated that this story seems to be slowly fading away? I was hoping it was going to get a bit more Rob Ford-esque before too long.

It’s amazing how difficult it is to verify anyone’s credentials… I feel like a bit of a mug playing it straight all these years!

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The Rt Hon, Sir Walter Von Mitty of Counsel, 3rd Baron of Coleington OBE VC (Bar)

As The Baron states Alan, you are in a lot of bother. What really worries me, is why you feel the need to make up all this tripe. As a genuine forensic psychologist I’m afraid I know the sort of outcome that is going to occur now and I truly hope we manage to avoid it. Seek help Alan and stay safe! Getting on the roll and helping people is more than most people ever achieve, just remember that.

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Observer

Baron Bombastic and I must stand corrected,
Alan is registered with the FCA, via the OFT

Interim Permission Consumer Credit Register:
Permissions
Firm name: Alan Blacker The Lord Harley
Interim Permissions reference number: 620215
Permission – Debt-Counselling on a Non-Commercial Basis
Description – Debt counselling on a non-commercial basis only
Status – Active
Limitation Against Permission – [blank]
Permission End Date – [blank]
No right to canvass off trade premises

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Baron Bombastic

Alan, apologies! As Observer points out, he is in fact authorised by the FCA via the OFT to provide debt counselling and his registration number is exactly as stated in his profile. He does not claim to be a financial advisor.

In fairness, I think what began in humour has run its course and some of the recent posts have become quite personal. Trial of these issues by blog is not a fair trial and the line between personal comments and internet bullying is a narrow one.

Whatever the truth of his profile is, it is clear is that he holds strong, and often controversial, views and he would be a highly entertaining After Dinner speaker. After the recent publicity, tickets would be in high demand too!

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Corporate Investigations

Over the years we have investigated many people who lay claim to titles, honors, awards and qualifications.

What Alan needs to do is go seek advice on all of the above and issue a full and final statement on the matter. The internet can be a very cruel place and of course the danger is that sh*t sticks.

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Sir Cliff 11+(Hons), GCS£(summa cum laude), O'Level(First Class)

I think if he had been capable of issuing a full and final statement on the matter, he would have done it by now.

As for anything sticking, no-one has more influence over one’s own reputation than oneself. If one makes grandiose claims which don’t stand up to scrutiny, one cannot blame others for asking questions and trying to discover the truth.

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Officious Bystander

Maybe “Corporate Investigations” should have done a bit of investigating before posting such a facile comment. Haven’t their investigations yet established that his Lordship did not study at Trinity College, Oxford, which means that that “full and final statement” is not going to be an easy one to draft and is not going to be the end of the matter?

His Lordship is up Shit-Sticks Creek because that is where he unwisely chose to point his canoe. I can almost hear “Duelling Banjos” in the background.

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SIR FRED

HELP CAN NOT POST ABOUT AB THE LAST ONE IS AT 6.58 P.M 8/10 /2014
AFTER 2376 POSTS . THERE IS NOT THIS BOX AT THE BOTTOM IS IT CLOSED

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Officious Bystander

They’ve closed the comments under that article.

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SIR FRED

thank you very very much O.B are we going to continue on this one

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

Nice to see you are here Sir Fred. I did wonder if you were under the patio 🙂

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Anon

No reason not to, Sir Fred.

– Wheeltapper

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Anon

Finally found the thread, is there a reason why the last post was closed could AB have complained?

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

Ridiculous that they have closed the most successful page they will ever have.

Meanwhile over on the Law Society Gazette Blacker is posting about QASA with such helpful contributions as “Predictable as it is disappointingly Tory.” and “there is a four page assessment sheet where you are scored against key indicators like how much you grovel and the colour of your eyebrows. All very important.”

What a load of nonsense. The man needs his head tested.

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

If he complained they would have pulled the page, surely ?

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

I did wonder whether it is something to do with the size of the page. Maybe it can’t cope with any more posts.

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cliff

Probably just reached the capacity for posts and needed to be closed.

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

Let’s hope all the regulars find this.

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Anon

well now I need to go to the Gazette, Sue post at 11.24pm, Ab seems to be coming out of hiss shell now after weeks of silence

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

The Gazette seem to think he is a harmless idiot. Idiot – yes. Harmless – no.

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Anon

Liked your last comment on Gazette Dame Pipe without naming and shaming obvious to whom the references were

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Officious Bystander

I see that your efforts to draw his Lordship out on the Gazette site have not borne fruit, Pipes. And don’t diss Dominic Cooper – he is the best poster on that site.

I think they probably closed the other thread because there were only about six people reading it.

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

Disagree OB. There were a lot of lurkers and watchers.

I am very restrained on the Gazette. Want to give the swimming medal genius the opportunity to show us his speedos. I can’t see him coming out to play sadly.

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Officious Bystander

Do you like a man with a lurker in his speedos?

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Officious Bystander

They will probably close this thread down now. Like a landlord trying to empty his pub at 11.15pm. Don’t you have a home to go to?

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Anon

Blacker needs this thread so he knows what’s coming his way. Happy to oblige.

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Anon

Well if you are not using an alias there, AB has the opportunity to threaten/take you to Court, you have invited him to often enough.
Seems as though there will be a long wait before the outcome of the investigations
did see that link were AB is listed as an academic director for that charitable organisation seems similar to JAFLAS

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

We all know that Blacker would not dare issue defamation proceedings.

With the benefit of OB’s talents (and sofa) I could probably just type defence at the top of the other page and use that. It tends to show that most of his claims are false (one thing that we know is true is his LLB form Huddersfield via Oldham and he doesn’t post that !!!!) and that his reputation is worth 1p.

I would love it, really love it ……………..

Defence witnesses:
Susan Regina Pipe
Officious Bystander
Sir Fred
Friend of Fred
Cliff
EI Addio
Scrapped Fiat
My left foot
Regi Blinker
Anon 1
Anon 2
Anon 3
Anon 4
Anon 5

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

Must be odd when your home is a courtroom. With retiring rooms.

Shame about the other thread. The net was about to close in 🙂

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I'm Lord Harley and so is my wife

Still posting and still watching you Alan. Using Lord Harley on the Gazette website to make comments just contributes to the mess you are in. You do not have that title, your name is Alan Blacker. If you used that, people may start to respect you more. If you continue with the false claims you will only be derided for your fantasies.

I’ll do an FOI request about the fee. How do I do it?

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

Your name is Alan Mark Blacker, not Alan Mark Vivian Blacker or Alan Vivian Harley Blacker.

You are not entitled to call yourself Lord Harley.

You are living a lie.

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Anon

Lord Harley and so is your wife, towards the end of the last thread details have been posted

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I'm Lord Harley and so is my wife

OK, I’m not a lawyer and my wife is refusing to take part. I’m going to need more than ‘FOI request to the Ministry of Justice should elicit the answer’.

I’ll look it up but would appreciate a few pointers if anyone has any. Thanks

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Anon

Its a pity I do not have access to the case where he was my opponent, otherwise I would have contacted the other party given update and tried to ascertain what she was charged

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

If it was criminal, you can find details either on http://www.incourts.co.uk or http://www.thelawpages.com

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Anon

No family I am going to try today and see what comes of it

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

Good to see you I’m Lord Harley and so is my wife. I will add you to the list of witnesses.

The FOI request needs to go to the Ministry of Justice.

The request if for details of all monies paid under the Defendant’s costs order made in case number T20120315 in the Cardiff Crown Court on 8th February 2013.

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

Meanwhile comments on the Gazette article are clocking up almost as quickly as on here 🙂

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

It is a very good point well made I’m Lord Harley and so is my wife.

I have never done one. Hopefully someone will be able to tell us.

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cliff

If you google “freedom of information request ministry of justice”, you should have a link to “what do they know” and also to the MOJ FOI webpage itself. You can make a request via either or both of these routes.

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Officious Bystander

Anyone who wanted to make an FOI request about anything could google “how to make a freedom of information (FOI) request”, which would produce the relevant part of the gov.uk website.

Bear in mind that there are various exemptions to the FOI, under which the information holder can legitimately refuse to release the information.

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

Correct OB. But the MoJ are never slow at publishing lawyers fees.

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

Request made as follows:

“Please tell me of all monies paid under the Defendant’s costs order made in case number T20120315 [Andrzej WOLCICKI] in the Cardiff Crown Court on 8th February 2013. When responding, if possible please explain how much was paid as litigator’s (i.e solicitor’s) fees and how much was paid as advocate’s (i.e barrister/solicitor advocate’s)fees.”

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Anon

I just read a couple of articles in the Gazette. Does that get me on the roll?

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Officious Bystander

No – reading press releases or “articles” of under 1,000 words is regarded as lightweight and doesn’t count.

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

Nor does reading anything under the name Lord Harley.

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Officious Bystander

Wouldn’t you want to know to which practice the cheque was payable?

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

We know that. But hopefully someone else will ask as well and include that question.

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Anon

Interesting read Wojcicki settled out of Court, what are the odds that AB was his rep?

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Officious Bystander

Google lexus owners club timing belt wojcicki.

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

Interesting stuff. I bet Blacker was his barrister, I mean solicitor.

Who is Judge John Steed ? Is her from the Privy Arbital Court ?

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Officious Bystander

Presumably a conflation of John Deed and Steed from the Avengers.

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Ann Onn

I thought you’d all disappeared!

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

You will be called as a defence witness Ann Onn. Thanks in advance.

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Officious Bystander

Pipe will no doubt hijack a thread on the Gazette when they close this one down.

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

I just have to get him to sue me. I want to put all the nonsense about the Privy Arbital Court fantasy to him, the bogus titles, his fake qualifications ………….

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Officious Bystander

You’re overlooking section 51 of the Solicitors Act 1974 (application to require a solicitor to answer allegations). Obviously, I’m not being serious.

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

Good job you are there to remind me OB.

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Officious Bystander

A pretty obscure provision and probably never invoked.

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SIR FRED

hi sue and all other posters question where do we go after this is closed
reading all posts checking every few minutes . just remember you all have to think of me as say a bin man my only reason for being on here is I know the cretin LOL

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SIR FRED

P.S regi blinker is A.B

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

Why do you think he is Blinker ?

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SIR FRED

PP.S can not find the comment on the law gazette site regarding A.B I can see comments ,most read but can not see A.B
ANOTHER P.S you have no idea how it makes me feel when you have not only dug up all this about A.B but you know how are where to go with this. there are lots of people watching this and not commenting trust me thank you all once again

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

He is one hell of an unpopular mofo Sir Fred.

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SIR FRED

right there are solicitors at 12 drake st then 20,22,61,65,115, 123,136,149,
as well as two sets at 15 drake st is it worth any of you getting in touch. I doubt they would want to dish the dirt so to speak

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SIR FRED

SUE I just thought blinker with what he put but read it again I do not think it was . remember I am only a bin man LOL

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

Very amusing to read the early posts on this page and identify those posted by Blacker.

He is congenitally incapable of telling the truth.

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SIR FRED

law gazette comments found 13 pages and 121 comments last one about 4/8
sue said in her 12.10 post comments are now piling up there HELP

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Anon

Where exactly, saw the ones from sue and OB is there another article ?

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

Looks like Blacker has retired hurt from the Gazette thread 🙂

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SIR FRED

still can find only 121 comments on the law gazette I think 2/9 was the last one can any one help a thicko

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Ann Onn

Fred, go to the law gazette ‘home’ page and look for the article about QASA

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Anon

Morning all, the Sue/OB exchange on the Gazette’s QASA article is excellent. Whoever is moderating the posts on there will now know that this will happen every time he sticks his head above the parapet. Provided the posts are somehow relevant to the subject matter of the article, they have no grounds to remove them.

– Dr Rt Hon Rev Wheeltapper of this Parish

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Dr Rt Hon Lord Voldemort

Yay! Wondered where everyone had gone and what I would do with the spare time that would be freed by not feeling compelled to return to the now-closed thread. Also wondered if/how the OB/Pipes relationship would survive…

More seriously, as this thread is headed by an item from Legal Cheek starting “speaking exclusively to Legal Cheek, Alan Blacker…”, more than a month on, with no statement by AB, there is clearly a case to be made for Legal Cheek following up with another interview specifically putting together the material issues of fact that have been highlighted.

In the meantime, I would be honoured to be invited to join Dame Susan’s witness list…

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Anon

A hypothetical question: if it were to be found that public money was paid to cover defence costs in a trial, and it later emerged that it was paid to an unregulated/uninsured firm, would that be a matter for the SRA or for the Police? If the latter, what would be the charge and the possible outcomes?

Hope you found us, Alan.

– Wheeltapper, Barao de Ipanema.

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Officious Bystander

I imagine the SRA would be interested in such a situation. It seems unlikely that the paying party would be able to construct a claim to recover the money on the basis that it had been paid under a mistake (or might, very belatedly, be able to ask the original court to vary the costs order). Cf Agassi v Robinson [2005] EWCA Civ 1507; but, of course, his Lordship is a solicitor, is regulated by the SRA and does have higher-court rights (unlike the representative in Agassi).

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SIR FRED

ANN ANON found 27 comments about a lord Dyson saying about QASA AND sue pipe was the last one to comment as I type this . as I have said before I am a thicko thank you

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Anon

Thanks Sir Fred, staying on top of that page

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Officious Bystander

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Anon

Different man.

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Anon

Difficult to say the pictures old, doe not help as he has a cap on

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

Wouldnt it be great if that was AW.

Senior Officer Wojcicki and Colonel Blacker could have swapped war experiences 🙂

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Anon

Can’t wait for the next Google Earth satellite images of Carrick Blacker House, Rochdale. There will be a patch of burned grass where the wig, robes, extraneous medals, dodgy degree certificates, etc., will all have met their end in a veritable Bonfire of the Vanities.

– Wheeltapper

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

Blacker now avoiding Gazette website 🙂

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Anon

Yes noted, he went quiet after the posts from you and OB-very impressed by them

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

Poor old OB has now been largely deleted 🙁

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Officious Bystander

Deleted on the Gazette site? I think I can handle that. That publication is so poor that it is a back-handed compliment to have one’s postings deleted. They leave drivel postings intact, but delete literate ones which they don’t like.

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SIR FRED

still can only see 26 comments on the law gazette sue pip was the last person at 9.32 am this morning is that correct thanks from thicko

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Anon

Yes Sir Fred, only 26 comments there now.

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Anon

Any idea when is the date of the next Court Leet?

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Not a real doctor

LSG had 32 posts, then 27, now 26. Incredible shrinking thread!

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Officious Bystander

If it sits on quarter days, the next one (after Christmas Day) would be Lady Day (25 March).

By the way, Pipe, I emailed the editor of Legal Cheek to ask him whether he could pass me your contact details. Purely for academic purposes, of course.

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Sue R Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

Take things slowly OB. Start with suerpipe.

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Sue R Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

Just seen it OB. Told him yes.

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SIR FRED

thank you all posters for your replys of 26 just may be I am not thick but I think I am

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Another Anon

Sir Fred, thick you are not sir, with your history with AB you have bought much to these discussions.

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SIR FRED

ANOTHER ANON thank you but I do feel out of my depth when most of the posters on here are solicitors .
I wise I could bring more, but do not wish to put to much on here about him
if any posters live in Yorkshire /Lancashire and would like to meet me because I can talk far better than I can write

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Sue R Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

Typical.

I leave you on your own for an evening and you are struck down with silence.

Lets be having you.

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Officious Bystander

The other thread has mysteriously reopened.

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Sue R Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

I tweeted them and asked why they had closed it but got no reply.

Must be the old Pipe magic. Or there is a more sensible explanation.

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Another Anon

Silence?

I have been practicing with the “Operation” game, if I can get a steady enough hand I am going to qualify myself as a Dr, a surgeon no less.

Problem is, the buzzer keeps going off, then the patients nose lights up!

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Sue R Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

Have a few drinks Anon and it will be easy.

Alternatively you could sew a few poxy swimming medals on your operating gown and you will magically become a senior consultant, internationally renowed in a world class hospital. Bullshit ©A Blacker

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Sue R Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

Now Sir Fred, dont put yourself down.

As has already been said, you have contributed a lot to the discussion.

Being a solicitor is a job. It doesnt make someone a better person. As you know from Blacker, it has made him much worse as a person.

If i was asked who i think is the better, more honest, more trustworthy and more reliable person in a choice between you and Blacker, i would choose you every time.

Dont be afraid of him. He is an insignificant little runt.

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SIR FRED

SUE I am not afraid of him. its you people who I was feeling uneasy with I was reading every post for 2 weeks before I signed up. I know I am more trustworthy and honest etc then A.B but thank you all the same

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Sue R Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

He is hiding Fred, you arent.

Says a lot about him.

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SIR FRED

ANY ONE central funds was been talked about on the 7/10 can that be looked into please

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

I have made the request Sir Fred.

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SIR FRED

right do not understand about central funds being a bin man LOL but could something like that make the S.R.A. sit up. and be his big down fall very brief reply please from any one

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

He could have problems with the SRA if he has been claiming fees but has not been approved by the SRA and does not have insurance.

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Anon C

I suspect he has via “Dr Blacker and Co”

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SIR FRED

thank you another question what if you posted some of your findings o b and cliff on the law gazette web site would that it to more solicitors that would make them sit up and take note that maybe are not aware of this blog

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

I doubt it Fred.

The Gazette is little more than a comic.

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Officious Bystander

And a very unfunny one at that.

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Officious Bystander

Leaving aside all that, I’m intrigued to hear his explanation for the Trinity College, Oxford, statement.

On an unrelated matter, I see that a councillor named Terry Wilkins recently resigned after wrongly claiming to be an MBE. His explanation was that he had been hoaxed into believing that he had one. He also claimed an Open University degree, which he did not have. His explanation for that was “I had been playing a game against another person This person is jealous and I want to embarrass him. I am completely innocent.”

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

That’s why I don’t claim the MBE OB(not E).

Could get into bother for that but Blacker has shown that all my bogus titles and qualifications are ok. They haven’t booted him out of the profession for it so they can’t boot me out.

Anyway I only use them on here and everyone knows I am ridiculing the Fake Lord.

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

OB I am beginning to suspect that you graduated from Trinity College, Oxford.

True or false ?

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Officious Bystander

You have to marvel at Mr Wilkins’ excuse: I was hoaxed into believing that I had an MBE. Staggering.

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Officious Bystander

“The fact that this hoax has gone on for 19 years has come as a huge shock, ” said Mr Wilkins.

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Officious Bystander

“I am devastated, but in a way I am relieved because it takes a lot of pressure off me at certain functions.”

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Officious Bystander

False. Only one word of it would be accurate.

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

That must be college OB.

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Officious Bystander

Nope.

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Officious Bystander

If you tried hard enough, do you think you could hoax yourself into believing that you really are a Rev Prof Dame?

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

Not even in my darkest moments OB

Can you imagine the weight of expectation of trying to live up to that lot.

Life would be so boring.

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Officious Bystander

It would be a weight off your shoulders to find out that you did not have all those honours, much as it was to Mr Wilkins when he found at that he did not have the MBE which he had been claiming for 19 years.

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

Sounds like he shops at the same dodgy awards shop as Blacker.

The mind boggles at how Wilkins thought he was suddenly entitled to call himself MBE without any official notification.

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Officious Bystander

Ah, but some malicious special constable tricked him into believing he had been awarded an MBE. It all makes perfect sense.

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

About as much sense as The Tale of The Lord Harley by Beatrix Potter, catalogued as children’s fiction.

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Scrapped Fiat (used to be FJ)

Are we going to chat here or on the other thread? For some reason, the site still won’t let me post using my former handle (Fiat Justitia (hatchback version)).

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Officious Bystander

Use the other one. Good to see people moaning on the Gazette site (“ABS waivers…”) about their posts being deleted.

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robdave2k

The Lexus post made it!

I was wondering who the hell John Steed was –

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Rev Prof Dr Rt Hon Dame Susan Regina Pipe LLM (Hons) MA (Hons)

If you want to get in touch with me I have a few bits!

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Officious Bystander

You can do her tax return.

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