I received an email recently from a prospective client suggesting that they had been told i was wrong to claim credit for some recent cases. I am going to set out here the facts as they stand and let people make their own decisions on who is responsible for the results in the particular cases. These are facts not personal views
Harrison v Link Financial Limited.
I reviewed the case. I prepared the pleadings in the case. I drafted and prepared with the client the disclosure list. I prepared and drafted with the client the witness statements of fact. I prepared and drafted the brief to counsel i had conference with counsel, i attended trial with the client over two days.
Santander v Diana Mayhew
Thomas Gwyn Jones was the fee earner who was instructed in this case. I was asked to advise on the case, i prepared much of and advised on the Defence, i raised with Mr Jones the legal arguments on improper execution, the legal points on inertia selling, the upgrade of the credit token from a Store Card to a Credit Card, as this point had not even been considered initially. I retain the logs of the discussions over this case.
I was asked to assist with the preparation of the witness statement and did so.
I assisted in the drafting of the brief to counsel, i spoke with Paul Brant about the case and discussed the legal arguments with Mr Brant
I attended trial with the client in the matter and assisted counsel with the trial.
HFO Capital v Roland Wegmuller
I took initial instructions from Mr Wegmuller, i gave initial advice on the Consumer Credit Act matters, and on the statutory breaches which arose in the case.
I prepared the Defence for the client.
I prepared the applications needed in the case.
i Prepared the brief to counsel for the applicaitions.
I prepared the witness statement for the client
I prepared the disclosure statement for the client
i prepared the instructions to counsel for trial
I attended trial in Birmingham County Court.
I leave the above open to all to decide if i am entitled to take the credit for the results. I would also like to point out a clear fact that when i joined Watsons Solicitors team in 2009, Watsons were not practising in Consumer Credit Litigation. Watsons were dealing primarily with Loan Check and Secret commissions cases, i had the expertise in the Consumer Credit Act 1974 when i joined the firm, the firm did not teach me the Consumer Credit Act 1974.
I want to be clear on this as i find it quite unfair that comments are being put forward that i only learnt about the Consumer Credit Act 1974 after i joined the firm, this is plainly incorrect.
I hope that the emails will now stop questioning who did what, when and how. The cards are on the table for all to see.