This is an extraordinary story of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) refusing to compensate victims of a Ponzi fraud because the solicitors’ involvement did not constitute the normal business practice of solicitors i.e. solicitors don’t commit fraud as a normal part of their business, so the fund will not pay out. This guest post is by Colin Rimmer who says:
“The SRA protected their fraudulent members by concealing evidence of fraud & dishonesty, and their lack of a dishonesty allegation prevented the solicitors from being struck off after devastating 850 people’s lives.The MoJ refused to intervene against the corrupt regulator, so is complicit in the SRA’s contempt for justice against solicitor fraud and betrayal of public protection under the Legal Services Act 2007.
“Approx. 95 MPs out of 139 with impacted constituents have never offered any assistance to their impacted constituents and have ignored all requests to tackle the SRA.”
Colin Rimmer is a significant victim devastated by the fraud, has battled for justice and redress against the duplicitous SRA for 5+ years to no avail and concludes that through SRA skulduggery, legal service consumers are being put under unacceptable risk of loss.
Colin has created a petition calling for reform https://chn.ge/2LTjHdAEcohouse_Short_Summary