I was an only child. My father wanted our family home, and all it's
contents, to pass to me upon his death. He went to the largest law
firm in town, Norton Peskett, and instructed them to write his Will
to accomplish this. The result was a catastrophe that has destroyed
my life. Norton Peskett wrote my father's Will in a manner that allowed
them to ignore his wishes. They then proceeded to loot our family home,
taking or destroying not only property and financial assets belonging
to my father, but also my own personal property that was in our house
at the time. This website presents an open letter to Norton Peskett
Solicitors, to ask them questions in front of a large audience on the
Questions put to Norton Peskett Solicitors from a Former Client
My father carefully prepared documents detailing his assets, the
whereabouts of bank accounts, etc. Why did you gratuitously destroy
these documents that were necessary for the administration of the
estate, thus making estate administration so much more difficult?
Your action has rendered some estate assets untraceable, lost
forever because of your incompetence. Or did you destroy these
documents deliberately? If so, what was your motive ?
Why did you tell me that I was not an executor, and that I had no
control over my family home, the property left to me by my father
in his Will, or indeed even my personal possessions at were in my
family home at the time? You knew that my father had asked you to
make me an executor of his estate, and indeed I was named as an
executor in his Will. So why did you tell banks, building societies,
unit trusts, brokerages, etc. that I was not an executor, and that
they should ignore my instructions? Why did you tell Howards Estate
Agents in Lowestoft that they should ignore my wishes for my family
home, and only accept instructions from you? I told you repeatedly
that I did not want you involved in the administration of my
father's estate, and that I wished to administer his estate myself.
So why did you defy my wishes? Why did you defy my late father's
instructions given to you? Why do you sometimes assert that I am
your client, and sometimes assert that I am not your client, as
suits your purposes at that moment in time? Why did you assert that
I was not your client when you wanted to defy my wishes, and ignore
my desperate screams that you not destroy my most cherished
possessions? Why did you destroy my most treasured possessions,
hiring contractors to haul my possessions to the council dump like
toxic waste. Why did you take money from the estate to pay for this
destruction, thus forcing
me to pay for the destruction of everything that mattered to me in
this world? And why did you bill the estate twice
for the same acts of destruction? Did you keep the money from the
duplicate billing for yourselves? Why did you install a “caretaker”
to protect my home from me? There is a clear paper trail showing
that your “caretaker” sold items of my property at a local auction
rooms, and retained the proceeds of the sales for himself. What part
of a “caretaker”'s duty involves selling the property that they are
taking care of, then retaining the proceeds for themselves? Why do
you now refuse to cooperate in the criminal prosecution of your
Explain why you held estate assets hostage, billing the estate
exorbitant amounts of money for the time you spent fighting me,
your own client? Why did you torture me, watching me scream in
agony as you destroyed everything my family had worked so hard for
for three generations, while you taunted me that every time I fought
you to protect my property from you, you would bill the estate yet
more for your efforts in fighting me, loot yet more of my father's
My father gave you clear instructions that he wanted our family house,
and all his other property, to pass to me upon his death. Explain why
our house is lost forever, demolished, and all property contained in our
house is gone. Not only items that comprised my father's estate, but
also my own personal property, either destroyed, or sold with you and
your accomplices retaining the proceeds for yourselves. What authority
did you have to take my own personal property to which I had clear legal title?
You are not executors of my estate, and I am not yet dead, so no executor
would have authority to act.
How could you act with such brutality as to destroy our family photos,
all that I had to remind me of my parents and my childhood memories?
What was your motive for committing this callous act of deliberate psychological
When I issued court proceedings against you, why did you refuse to
answer in a court of law for your behaviour? Why did you hide using
the cowardly technique of demanding security for costs to prevent
the substantive case from being heard? Why did you destroy my home
so that I had no home address to use when I issued court proceedings
You have claimed on your website that you have a 98% satisfaction
rate, which is many standard deviations higher than the national
average (SRA 2008). An approval rate that high is very unlikely.
You have also asserted on your site 10 testimonials from people that you
claim to be your former clients, although you identify them only by
the first letter of their last name. They all give your firm good
reviews. But are these testimonials genuine? Are they real people,
or are they invented by yourselves? To speak plainly: Are you lying
about those testimonials? A partner in your firm, Julian Robert
Gibbons, has on numerous occasions been caught pretending to be
fictitious former clients of your firm, and using those fake
identities to give fake good reviews to your firm. He was caught
doing this on Qype, Google Maps, Yelp, Cylex, and several other
similar review sites. When exposed as lies, those reviews were
removed. It is clear from the by-lines of articles on your website
that Julian Robert Gibbons played a major role in the creation of
content for your website. I have received feedback through my own
website from a large number of your former clients. They all
described having a very bad experience with Norton Peskett, no
exceptions. For all these reasons I suspect that the testimonials on
your website are not genuine. Will you arrange for these 10 alleged
former clients that you quote on your site to contact me, provide
proper identification to prove their real world identities, and tell
me of their experiences with you? If they are genuine there should
be no valid reason to refuse this test.
Investigation by the Advertising Standards Authority
Online advertising in the United Kingdom is regulated by the
Advertising Standards Authority, ASA. The ASA investigated Norton
Peskett's claim to have a 98% approval rating. They gave Norton Peskett an
opportunity to produce evidence of these customer ratings, but Norton
Peskett were unable to do so. Norton Peskett were unable to produce
any letters from former customers containing the words that they had
published on their website, and attributed to satisfied customers.
Norton Peskett were unable to put ASA in contact with any real world
people who would admit to giving those glowing testimonials.
In order to avoid formal sanctions
Norton Peskett removed these fraudulent claims from their website.
These facts can be verified by visiting the ASA website. Just click
on the ASA Logo to be taken there.
Retaliation by Norton Peskett Solicitors for the Creation of this Website
The Lowestoft Police have told me that Norton Peskett have filed a
series of criminal complaints against me for harassing them. One of
the police officers that talked to me on this mater said: “That’s all
I hear nowadays: Norton Peskett”. Although there may be some rhetorical
In my opinion the only “fear” that Norton Peskett feel is the fear that
I am warning so many of their potential future customers that they
are finding it increasingly difficult to find more victims. They are
concerned that this may adversely affect their profits. Norton Peskett's
reaction is to attempt to use force, intimidation and indeed brutality
upon me, their own client, to bully me into silence. The police have
told me that they will place an “All Ports Watch” upon me. This will
result in my arrest any time I attempt to enter or leave the United
Kingdom by air, sea, or rail. I am amazed that such heavy duty methods
will be used to intimidate one frail old man whose only “crime” is
publishing a criticism of the service provided by Norton Peskett. I
am the one feeling the fear. I am treated like a major criminal. I
am the victim of harassment by the organized forces of a nation state.
And why is so much police attention, and so much tax payer's money,
brought to bear on me? Norton Peskett have used their political clout,
their connections with the local elite, to hurt their own client. They
have never to my knowledge used their influence for the benefit of
any of their clients.
By making these criminal complaints Norton Peskett have made it a
criminal offence for me to contact them. Thus they have shut down
any discussion. They have clearly demonstrated that they have no
interest in addressing this situation in any sensible manner. I also
ask the police why they do not charge Norton Peskett with harassing
me? Harassment is essentially defined as a repetition of unwanted and
unpleasant actions. How many times must Norton Peskett enter my home
against my wishes and remove and destroy my most cherished possessions
over my screams of protest before it becomes harassment? How many
times must Norton Peskett sell my property against my wishes, and do
criminal damage to my home before it becomes harassment? How many
times must Norton Peskett's agents threaten me in my own home with a
German Shepard dog before it becomes harassment? Norton Peskett's
employees and agents have harassed me in excess of 1000 times over
a period of many years. Why are they not charged under PHA1997? Why
are some more equal than others?
Suffolk Constabulary's motto is: “Taking Pride in Keeping Suffolk Safe”.
If you live in Suffolk do you feel safer knowing that the police will
be throwing a broken old man in prison for the convenience of Norton
Peskett? The police suggested to me that I should stop publishing my
experiences because it will result in more pain and damage to me,
yet do little damage to Norton Peskett. They are correct in this part
of their analysis. Because of the situation forced upon me I am in
intense agony 24 hours a day every day. I can barely resist the
temptation to end my life. The police can and will cause me more pain.
I have suffered life shattering damage and lost almost all of my
possessions. The police can and will cause me more damage. And all
to prevent Norton Peskett losing a tiny fraction of their revenue as
a result of some of their potential victims being warned in time.
Does this make Suffolk safer for the law abiding citizens? Or does it
make it easier for predators to hurt more uninformed victims? Is the world
a safer place when predators, rip off artists, incompetent professionals,
and other fraudsters, can continue to find new victims because their
previous victims are too afraid to speak out and warn others? Should
the Police, paid for by the Tax Payers, use force and intimidation to
frighten the public into silence? Does it make any sense to accept that
the largest law firm in town is put in fear by a frail old man allegedly
sending postcards recommending this website?
A proper analysis of this situation is that I am the true victim, and
Norton Peskett are the true offenders. They have deliberately caused
life shattering injuries to their own client. They have broken me.
They have destroyed my life beyond repair.
They have subjected me to
severe psychological torture. They have taken me to a point that I
have no wish to go on living. Now my screams of agony on the Internet
are embarrassing to them, and so the police must silence me for the
protection and convenience of the thugs that did this to me.
As you read this website please try to understand the enormous personal
cost that I must pay to continue to publish my experiences with Norton
Peskett. Either I face a string of multiple long prison sentences in
the United Kingdom, or else I must leave the land of my birth and never
return, to live out the rest of my life in exile, in order to publish
a truthful factual account of what these thugs have done to me. If you
want to help, to make the future safer for yourselves and your families,
then please speak out in support of free speech. Please write to your
MPs and ask that the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 be trimmed
back to its original intended purpose, or even repealed completely.
Ask your MP to enact laws to protect free speech in the United Kingdom.
And please tell as many people as possible using social media or by
any other method. If you allow your freedoms to be taken from you by
your silence and your inaction now you will find it much more difficult
to ever regain them again.
I also ask that any reporters working for established
news organizations monitor this ongoing situation and report on any
developments. My arrest, trial and subsequent imprisonment is a legitimate
news story. The use of PHA1997 to suppress free speech in the United Kingdom
is a legitimate news story. The Draconian methods and the waste of taxpayer money
to intimidate a frail old man is a legitimate news story. Any reference to my website
will of course promote my cause, and thus be most welcome.
I would like to know the real level of satisfaction experienced by
real current and former customers of Norton Peskett. If you are a
real customer of Norton Peskett, then please take the satisfaction
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Open Letter to Quality Solicitors Norton Peskett