The article, published on November 19th 2016, exposed the dubious practice employed by some lawyers, in prisons ! Nowhere else mind, just prisons !
Slater and Gordon actually admitted that it had submitted claims on behalf of people they hadn't even met.
These 'letters' of claim, civil claim that is, were submitted after June 2016. Bear in mind, that Henriques had himself suggested in January, that Janner should have been charged on three counts, in 2007.
The firm wrote: 'We have not been able to meet personally with our client, who is an inmate.' It added: 'There is no police statement'.
In some other cases, the firm says it is basing the damages claims on police interviews and statements.
Grevile Janner died in December 2015. This was Liz Dux's reaction
Liz Dux, abuse lawyer at Slater and Gordon, who represents six of Lord Janner's alleged victims, said: "This is devastating news for my clients. They have waited so long to see this case come before the courts, to be denied justice at the final hurdle is deeply frustrating.
Worth a read - provides an interesting timeline regarding the Janner history
Dux was determined to get closure for her six claimants, the fight would go on
Going back to the November 2016 article, S and G were keen to point out that they were NOT representing any Operation Midland claimants
Funny ! I was under the impression that Janner fell within the scope of Operation Midland. But I'll come back to that later. You see, the late Lord's family fought back, many of the allegations were challenged, and - whoosh, just like that Liz's 6 'victims' became NONE !
They would subject all claimants to intense cross-examination !
Only proper scrutiny of this claim could have ferreted out that information. WHY hadn't this been done by the solicitors acting on his behalf ? Was this one of the 'one in eight or nine' claimants that pass muster with Richard Scorer's firm - Slater and Gordon ? Looks that way doesn't it folks ?
Goodness Gracious indeed !
Getting back to Operation Midland - I'll leave Matthew Scott to explain what a disaster that turned out to be