How Corrupt is Britain? A Conference

Corruption Definition: “the abuse of public office for private gain” World Bank.

The Independent brings us news that shames us all:

Scandal: Just how corrupt is Britain?

Rotten banks, dodgy cops, MPs on the fiddle. A conference on public life has evidence to topple long-held assumptions

Conference: How Corrupt is Britain?

10 May 2013, University of Liverpool
9.30am to 5pm

`How Corrupt is Britain?’ is a one day conference which will bring together campaigners, academics, key public figures and journalists to explore how we should tackle the corruption of public life in Britain. There will be an evening showing of the film `Who Polices the Police?’ by Ken Fero.

10 thoughts on “How Corrupt is Britain? A Conference

  1. To think the political wing of Hacked Off (aka Labour party) was in favour of more rigid controls over our press yet the stories mentioned in the ‘Independent’ show what a determined journalist can discover.
    Without an independent and free press the stories about MP’s and members of the Lords fiddling expenses,the Savile scandal and certain members of our society grooming children would remain uncovered and unknown to the general public.
    If you want a rigidly controlled press I suggest you move to North Korea.


    • I do agree with you on this Colin.
      Freedom of expression is of paramount importance.
      What has been uncovered over the last couple of years is criminality and corruption – the police showing a blind eye to criminal behaviour on the part of just some of the press.
      Back when I lived in Mengistu’s Ethiopia; before one could get even a business card printed, its contents had to be signed off by the Ministry of Information and National Guidance. 🙂
      One of my mates, a very senior Ethiopian government lawyer had to go out to North Korea to negotiate something, and when he got back he told me that it was even worse than Ethiopia, but that no other Ethiopian could believe there could be anywhere worse than Ethiopia. I believed him.


  2. Leonard Lawrence Pilot

    The Honourable Mr. Justice Peter Jackson Court of Protection judge
    “Start Quote [The law is] completely inaccessible to those for whose benefit the legislation has been devised” End Quote

    Hospital Medical Director
    Mr Lawrence has been heavily exposed to organophosphates. He was medicated to the extent that he lost mental capacity. During the period the Official Solicitor of the Supreme Court acted as his Guardian ad Litem three Court of Protection medical certificates (CP3’s) had been obtained but not registered with the Court of Protection. He was, therefore, for nearly 18 months regarded as a mentally ill patient without access to the Court of Protection. During this time considerable amounts of his assets went missing.

    Professor Abou-Donia Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology and of Neurobiology (Paid for by the British Airline Pilots Association) Tau and MBP suggest the presence of moderate brain injury. Consistent with chemical –induced nervous system injury.

    Emeritus Professor of Medicinal Chemistry Malcolm Hooper Journal of Biological Physics and Chemistry 11 (209-215) In the Lawrence case there appears to be sound grounds for legal action and significant compensation claims for mistreatment and false diagnoses and an appalling failure of the duty of care.

    Graham C. Holt Collegium Basilea (Institute of Advance Study), Basel, Switzerland Journal of Biological Physics and Chemistry 11 (216-220) At this point the tenor of the presentation changed dramatically from calm, logic science to the harrowing story of one pilot, Len Lawrence…. His story was one of costly legal battles to prove that his brain injury was due to chemical exposure and that he was not mentally unfit. What emerged was a story of incompetence by the medical profession, who lacked knowledge of the symptoms following exposure to neurotoxins and the unfairness of the legal profession in not allowing him to see data concerning his own personal records in their reluctance to tackle those culpable.

    Consultant Hematologist Dear Mr. Lawrence I am sorry that we will not be able to accept you as a donor. This is because of your history of organophosphate poisoning that has left you with ongoing nervous system problems.

    16 April 2012 His Honour Judge Simon Oliver, Reading
    THE JUDGE: Well, it actually says so in the Official Solicitor’s guide, does it not?
    MR DAY: It does.
    THE JUDGE: It actually says in there, “We have to refer this to the Court of Protection”.
    MR DAY: Yes,

    30 August 2012 His Honour Judge Simon Oliver refuses to pass the case to the Court of Protection, His Honour Judge Simon Oliver is of the belief that the Court of Protection is simply a rubber stamping exercise, given that non nominated District Judges in Slough and Reading County Court deal with the affairs of Court of Protection patients all the time.

    Court of Protection Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 11:59:42 +0100 Subject: RE: Leonard Lawrence Dear Mr. Lawrence, HHJ Simon Oliver does not hold a Court of Protection nomination. Kind regards James Batey Court of Protection, Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London, WC2A 4LL


  3. Dear People and Others,

    The corruption in the UK is entrenched, as the Judges, Politicians and Police have HIJACKED the Rule of Law for private gain: –

    On 6th December 1996, I was unlawfully bankrupted by a single Registrar in Chambers: – behind closed doors. There was NO record made of this sham hearing, as there is NO transcript available for this FRAME-UP. Also there was NO independent witnesses allowed in the room. I was bankrupted by Registrar Pimm for £68,831.31 and HMRC had NO proof of debt whatsoever. My four-bedroomed house was worth £230,000 and I had a £26,000 mortgage. Therefore, I should never have been bankrupted. It was ALL FRAUD and CORRUPTION: –

    Report by Phillip Inman of The Guardian, Jobs & Money, Saturday May 10, 2003:
    This man was right all along
    Patrick Cullinane has fought a running battle with the Inland Revenue since the day he was accused of not paying income tax. And the taxman fought dirty – so dirty he lost his home and nearly lost his sanity. Now, a batch of confidential documents reveal fatal weaknesses in the Revenue’s case. Phillip Inman reports

    The following is what Summary Justice did to me. I was on PAYE on an Emergency Tax Code, where HMRC owed me thousands of £s in tax rebates. And they still do to this day, 3rd June 2013: –

    Report by Phillip Inman of The Guardian, Financial Section, Monday 25 August 2008
    Evidence put to the high court shows that Cullinane, far from owing tax, was due a rebate.

    The police have told me on VIDEO that the robbery of my home and possessions is a civil matter: –

    Magna Carta (1215) {Article 38} reads: “In future no official shall put anyone to trial merely on his own testimony, without reliable witnesses produced for this purpose.”

    {Article 39} reads: “No freeman shall be arrested or imprisoned or deprived of his freehold or outlawed or banished or in any way ruined, nor will we take or order action against him, except by the lawful judgment of his equals (Trial by Jury) and according to the law of the land.”

    {Article 40} reads: “To no one will we sell, to no one will we deny or delay Right or Justice.”

    You must never forget: The UK is a Common Law Jurisdiction. Therefore, the Judges, Politicians and the Police etc, are committing TREASON, as they have HIJACKED the Law of the LAND for their own enrichment: –

    Due process is the legal requirement that the state must respect all of the legal rights that are owed to a person. Due process balances the power of law of the land and protects individual persons from it. When a government harms a person without following the exact course of the law, this constitutes a due-process violation, which offends against the rule of law.

    I was ROBBED by THIRTEEN High Court Judges of my own Home and Possessions who had NO jurisdiction whatsoever to make any ‘Court Orders’ in my case: –

    TRIAL by JURY is democracy and TRIAL by JUDGE is TYRANNY!

    Common law COURTS of LAW (Trial by Jury) are the ONLY answer to deal with the entrenched corruption and organised crime in Britain now.

    Yours truthfully,

    Patrick Cullinane, Common Law Lawyer and Victim of the UK’s COMMERCIAL Kangaroo Courts.


  4. 18 August 2013
    To: Oswin Taylor Esq.
    Clerk to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Mental Capacity Act 2005

    Dear Oswin,
    Transcript of the Secret Family Court Hearing on the Court of Protection and the Official Solicitor to the Senior Courts before His Honour Judge Simon Oliver. HHJ Simon Oliver did not, and does not, hold a Court of Protection nomination.

    1) Would you please add this letter to my previous submission. I have been copied into many
    others submissions to the Select Committee that include Court of Protection judgements and
    details of the secret jailing of others. Thankfully, but with the exception of Mike Clarke, this
    barbaric practice of secret jailing has now been stopped by a Practice Direction issued by the
    Lord Chief Justice Igor Judge and the President of the Family Division, Lord Justice, Sir
    James Munby. The Practice Direction however needs to be expanded to prevent the abuse of
    psychiatry as a means of neutralizing and detaining individuals by the Official Solicitor.

    2) I believe that it would be helpful if I also make available to the Select Committee the court
    transcript of a Secret Family Court Hearing where the Court of Protection is considered by
    His Honour Judge Simon Oliver, Senior Family Judge, Reading County Court, as only a
    RUBBER STAMPING process for the orders made by his District Judges at Slough.

    3) The court transcript will give the Select Committee an insight and an understanding of how the Court of Protection is perceived by the Senior Family Judge at Reading County Court. Ms Jen Matthews The Manager at The Court of Protection has identified, but only after some encouragement by the Judicial Office and the private office of Lord Justice, Sir James Munby, President of the Court of Protection, that His Honour Judge Simon Oliver does not hold a Court of Protection approval.

    4) The court transcript may help to explain why Mr. Justice Peter Jackson a Court of Protection
    judge found it necessary to make the following comment: “Start Quote [The law is] completely
    inaccessible to those for whose benefit the legislation has been devised” End Quote

    5) Consideration should be given by the Select Committee that Richard Anelay QC Deputy High Court Judge, Family Division, only established in September 2010 that I Leonard Lawrence had been a patient and subject to the Court of Protection. District Judges: John Fortgang, Susanna Jones and Peter Devlin at Slough County Court, all of whom did not and have not held a Court of Protection approval were able to placed Hundreds of Thousands of pounds of adverse costs and inference’s upon me in 2005 when due to an acquired brain injury from organophosphate poisoning I was incapable of legal discussion and understanding.

    6) Further consideration could also be given as to why when a nominated Court of Protection Judge Phillip Waller, Principal Registry of the Family Division in 2012 instructs that an appeal application needs to be lodged with the Court of Protection and the file, in the first instance, should be sent to the Court of Protection His Honour Judge Simon Oliver refuses to comply with these instructions. Solicitors Simpson Millar LLP also refused to comply with Judge Phillip Waller instructions, as did the administration staff at the Court of Protection.

    His Honour Judge Simon Oliver, Reading County Court 16 April 2012
    THE JUDGE: Well, it actually says so in the Official Solicitor’s guide, does it not?
    MR DAY: It does.
    THE JUDGE: It actually says in there, “We have to refer this to the Court of Protection”.
    MR DAY: Yes,

    7) What is not written within the transcript is the most unhelpful, unpleasant and disgraceful phone call made to my barrister Mr Day, St Philips Chambers, Birmingham, by HIs Honour Judge Simon Oliver the day following the hearing. Thereafter Mr Day withdrew from my case.

    8) The comments made by barrister Dominic Brazil, 1 Kings Bench Walk Chambers, that the Official Solicitor makes the financial decisions on Court of Protection patients gives rise as to whether we need the Court of Protection in this context ?

    9) Dominic Brazil, 1 Kings Bench Walk, had also held at least one of the certificates of mental incapacity issued under Part V11 Mental Health Act 1983, but knowingly failed to disclose this salient point to the Court of Protection. Indeed, Mr Brazil 1 Kings Bench Walk instructing solicitors BP Collins Solicitors denied the existence of this certificate of mental incapacity, issued under Part V11 Mental Health Act in February 2005 to Slough County Court and more recently to Mr Richard Anelay QC, Mr Brazil’s former Head of Chambers.

    10) It is not understood why Master Yoxall, Queens Bench Division, will not disclose to the Family Division and or the Court of Protection the Court of Protection Medical Certificates CP3’s that he holds? The Court of Protection has now in July 2013 identified Master Yoxall does not hold a Court of Protection authority.

    11) Mr Justice Adrian Fulford. The House of Lords Select Committee on Mental Capacity is asked to give consideration to Mr Justice Adrian Fulford, Queens Bench Division, for his failure to provide any written explanation as to why he considered the actions of The Family Division, The Court of Protection, The Administrative Court, The Civil Court of Appeal and three Queens Bench Masters as totally without merit.

    12) Mr Justice Adrian Fulford, Queens Bench Division had available to him in February 2013 an admission by May Maughan, The Deputy Official Solicitor, that two members of the Official Solicitors staff, Helen Clift and Stephen Piper had knowingly chosen not to disclose to Slough County Court, Reading County Court and the Court of Protection five Court of Protection Medical Certificates. Also, both Helen Clift and Stephen Piper had elected not to comply with the instruction they were given by Laurence Oades the former Official Solicitor and others to seek the relevant orders from the Court of Protection but took it upon themselves to make all financial and medical decisions on myself Leonard Lawrence without the knowledge or approval of Laurence Oades who was the Official Solicitor at the material time.

    13) Mr Justice Adrian Fulford, Queens Bench Division has not addressed the issue why the Senior Master, Steven Whitaker, Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court, held in 2008 three Court of Protection Medical Certificates CP3 but can provide no record of disclosing these CP3s to the Court of Protection.

    14) With very recent assistance from The Judicial Office that supports the Lord Chief Justice and the private office of Lord Justice, Sir James Munby, President of the Court of Protection and Family Division it can be seen from the now disclosed list of Court of Protection Judges no Judges from the Queen’s Bench Division appear to hold a Court of Protection authority including Mr Justice Adrian Fulford.

    15) Following Mr Justice Adrian Fulford order that my claim was totally without merit I have been invited by the Civil Court of Appeal to file an appeal against the judgement of HHJ Oliver. Also, The Honourable Mr Justice Bean, Queen’s Bench Division, judgment on void orders which involved both the Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court has neutralised, and by some considerable margin, both Master Yoxall and Mr Justice Fulford judgements and orders. The article below may have appeared too sensitive for Mr Justice Adrian Fulford in my submission to him but it was not I that wrote it, it was the Times newspaper. The House of Lords Committee may wish to inquire as to the number of parents who were deemed to “lack mental capacity” were their children faced the possibility of adoption during the period 2009 to 2013

    Times Article June 2009
    New figures show that hundreds of parents have had the official solicitor, currently Alastair Pitblado, imposed. Since January 2006 his department has been brought in to represent 588 parents deemed to “lack the mental capacity” to instruct lawyers in cases where their children faced the possibility of adoption.

    16) The United States of America, Federal Aviation Authority have published my submission to them detailing what occurred to me, see link below.
    Leonard Lawrence

    17) Oswin, it is not understood why the advisers to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Mental Capacity 2005 believe that my submission is too sensitive to be heard in public ?
    As advised, six years later I am still recovering medical reports on myself surrounding organophosphate poisoning from flying and my false diagnoses of mental incapacity.

    18) The following solicitors from Simpson Millar LLP: David Harrington, Neil Fearn, Paul Hicks, Marguarita Tyne and Emma Costin failed to notify the Court of Protection of the Court of Protection Medical Certificates that they have held since 2008. Simpson Millar LLP even refused to comply with the instructions of Judge Phillip Waller a Court of Protection Judge
    and send my files in the first instance to the Court of Protection.

    19) Simpson Millar LLP (an approved “Headway” law firm) had represented me for four years, only when they believed that I was out of time to take legal action against the Official Solicitor did they gain my files from the Official Solicitors in March 2012. It took the Official Solicitors Nemesis, Mr. Hollis less than sixteen minutes at Simpson Millar LLP office to locate documents that on five occasions Court of Protection authority had been required in my case.

    20) Whilst a threat of legal action for defamation from Marguarita Tyne and Simpson Millar LLP has been made to me in December 2012, under notice of a High Court order, did Simpson Millar LLP disclose more of my case files.

    21) Simpson Millar LLP files contained Department of Work and Pension (DWP) medical reports on my organophosphate poisoning. Also of interest was a letter from the DWP to my doctor requesting a medical report on me whilst I was under the jurisdiction of the Official Solicitor and a patient subject to the Court of Protection, this specific medical report is missing from the Official Solicitors disclosed files and has never been disclosed to the court by Simpson Millar LLP.

    22) The above demonstrates the need for serial numbers to be placed on all medical certificates of mental incapacity.

    Yours Respectfully

    Leonard Lawrence

    Cc Sir John Thomas President of the Queen’s Bench Division and Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales from 1 October 2013 (by email and post).

    Dear Mr Lawrence
    Subject: SL03D00938 – amended transcript
    Reading County Court has now confirmed the amendment to your transcript.


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