a client of Norton Peskett finally realizes that they have been
cheated, lied to, misled etc. and complains, it is Julian Gibbons who
takes over the file. The instant a complaint is made, even to the
internal complaints procedure that all law firms are require to have in
place, any staff that were previously assigned to the client instantly
refuse all further communication with their client. This is to prevent
any inadvertent disclosure, or leaking of evidence, that might be
useful to that client. The firm will also attempt to hold any client
assets as hostages at this time to pressure the former client to take
their losses and go away quietly. Hence a client must arrange for the
turnover of documents, take all client account money due to themselves,
and collect as much evidence as possible, before giving the firm any
inkling that one has wised up to their dishonest practices.
given the chance, Julian Gibbons will charge the client account £200 or
more per hour of his time to answer any correspondence relating to the
client's legitimate complaints, and for fighting against any client
that is trying to take over
whatever business they had hired Norton Peskett for in the first place.
And of course the client has to accept Mr. Gibbons word as to how many
hours he actually spends on the file: I am aware that he has billed 5
hours of his time for filling out a form which I was able to complete
in 30 minutes. And I am a mere layman living in a foreign country 6000
miles away with no access to advice or other resources on British
Law. In my opinion he is either remarkably incompetent, or else he pads
hours. Bottom line: rescue all hostages before you make any complaint.
claims to be an expert on litigation in the British courts. He brags
that he does not hire barristers to represent him in court because he
likes to do his own litigation. Well, he hired a barrister to act
against me in a Multi-Track (Upper Trial Court in the UK) case when I,
a mere layman, was acting pro se.
The tactics that Mr.
Gibbons employs to fight disgruntled former clients include the
- Using arcane legal
jargon to confuse the client, or impress the client that he has a
superior knowledge of the law.
a former customer that he has blocked their email address in his server
so that their emails will be discarded unseen. This is a particularly
childish tactic: It is the electronic equivalent of putting
fingers in his ears and singing la-la-la at the top of his voice.
- Refusing to correspond
at all with a former client.
misunderstanding a client's letter in a frivolous and obviously
- Outright lying about
facts that both he and the client are well aware of.
to surrender his Grant of Probate. Thus he continues to have control
over his client's assets even though his client has fired him.
summary, Mr. Gibbons does not view his job as reaching a fair and
reasonable settlement with a former customer. Rather he sees his job as
getting rid of anyone who dares to complain with the minimum cost to
his firm. It takes a great deal of persistence to fight against such a
dishonourable opponent. One must clearly demonstrate to him that one is
too well informed to believe his misleading statements on points of
law, and sufficiently determined to take the fight as far as ones needs
to go. Creating a web site to warn other future potential victims is
just one small battle in a long war. I am in this for the long haul.
Mr. Gibbons has made several attempts to suppress this very website to
prevent readers like yourself from having the benefit of this
information. He first tried to intimidate the hosting company claiming
that my site was defamatory. That failed because a hosting company is immune
from any liability arising from the material published on websites that
it hosts. Next, Mr. Gibbons tried to hijack the domain name “nortonpeskett.com” by filing a UDRP dispute with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center.
He even resorted to perjury in his complaint to WIPO: He deliberately
and willfully lied to the court about previous disciplinary actions
against him by SRA/LCS. His attempt failed, the court ruled in favour
of free speech allowing you to continue to have access to this website.
These links will take you to Norton Peskett's complaint, my response,
and the court's ruling. Rather than engage in open discussion Mr.
Gibbons instead seeks to suppress free speech. Like many con‑artists
and predators he wishes to cloak the activities of his firm from public
scrutiny. They cannot operate in the light of day, they cannot
victimize the well informed.
you have entered the Web Site at this page and are wondering what all
this is about, then please feel free to explore the entire site to see
for yourself the full story.