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What the heck is wrong with some people

Minivanman
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What the heck is wrong with some people

'The RSPCA is investigating after a prominent lawyer said he killed a fox with a baseball bat.'

Jolyon Maugham posted on Twitter on Thursday morning: "Already this morning I have killed a fox with a baseball bat. How's your Boxing Day going?"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-50919327

How's your Boxing Day going? - far better better than his reputation that's for sure.,  


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twocvbloke
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Well, he ain't a smart lawyer if he didn't remember there's laws banning such acts... 🤔

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Tell anyone with chickens / geese / rabbits etc that foxes are nice cuddly creatures - they will kill every chicken in the coop and only take one to eat.  As long as you don't have fun hunting foxes with dogs Labour seem to realise that foxes are pests...Balir only stopped hunting with dogs as a stunt to his followers by bringing in a law that was unpopular with Conservative voters.. it was not that Blair was an animal lover - just a political opportunist...

'Labour MP Neil Coyle said the London Borough of Southwark guidance stated that clubbing is the only legally permissible means of killing a fox.'

 

Nothing about clubbing foxes in government  guidelines - but it said once trapped a fox should not be released,  which is exactly the same for grey squirrels and mink.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/foxes-moles-and-mink-how-to-protect-your-property-from-damage

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@wotsup wrote:

 

'Labour MP Neil Coyle said the London Borough of Southwark guidance stated that clubbing is the only legally permissible means of killing a fox.'

 

 


Perhaps he was referring to a certain Liam  F.. 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liam_Fox

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@twocvbloke Agree not smart. If he was smart he wouldnt have posted it on TwitterShockedCrazy2

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Having had a spell as a part time archivist for a solicitor's office, I can confirm that, as a species, common sense is not their forte.

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He hasn't broken any law in dispatching a trapped fox humanely but.......... he should have had the sense to realise that it doesn't come with any bragging rights.

 

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At only one notch below those that hurt kids, this sort of thing makes me so angry and never ever will I accept any excuse. 

As for fox hunting, the law against it has become a complete and utter farce and as Oscar Wilde famously said, "the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable". 

Let's hope this knob of a QC becomes one of the unemployable.


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@198kHz wrote:

Having had a spell as a part time archivist for a solicitor's office, I can confirm that, as a species, common sense is not their forte.


I concur!

I had a case going on recently (details of which i won't disclose), my legal team were pathetically useless. I kept pointing out common sense issues to them and they kept insisting that based on a technicality they had a case - the technicality being a so called leading expert...

Just before the case went to court the leading expert changed his mind on the whole shebang (interestingly he still gets paid) and thus the case collapsed. Now had the idiots listened to me and used the evidence i supplied then there would have been a rock solid case for them to argue. I did point out repeatedly the flaws in their arguement many times over the 5 years they stretched it out... when it all fell apart and i reminded them of my original argument and evidence i was told it was too late - too much time had passed.

They are literally the most over confident yet useless profession on the planet.

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Now that rings a bell, those legal eagles stringing things out.

Self interest of course as the longer it goes on the more this most parasitical of professions gets paid. Out of sheer frustration I complained to a solicitor who seemed to be dragging his feet and he replied by saying "do I take it this is some sort of criticism?" Damn right it was, and I told him so. 


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@Minivanman wrote:

Now that rings a bell, those legal eagles stringing things out.

Self interest of course as the longer it goes on the more this most parasitical of professions gets paid. Out of sheer frustration I complained to a solicitor who seemed to be dragging his feet and he replied by saying "do I take it this is some sort of criticism?" Damn right it was, and I told him so. 


Does seem that way doesn't it however when they then lose a case they also lose a lot of income too.

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I don't have a lot of experience with solicitors, but a couple of encounters would seem to support the disaffected views expressed above:

When I moved, my solicitor paid the estate agent on demand on the day of completion without checking the amount with me.  The only reason I sold my old property through that particular estate agent was that I was offered a discount.  However, the estate agent didn't apply the agreed discount to the invoice, and the full commission was paid.  When I complained to the solicitor, he suggested I write to the estate agent asking for my money back, which I did, and I'll let you guess how far that got me.  I complained to the head of the solicitor's practice, my argument being that it was not unreasonable to expect someone with experience in conveyancing to be aware of the appalling reputation of estate agents.  My solicitor wrote a rather mildly worded letter to the estate agent with the expected result, i.e. no response, and the head of the practice offered to fill in the form for the small claims court (which I could do on line in about ten minutes).  I declined his offer and predicted (accurately as it turned out) that it was unlikely that I was the only customer who'd been swindled, and that the estate agent would just close down/change name before any hearing date and I'd have wasted another £50 in court fees.  Another piece of 'legal advice' was to go to the estate agent on a Saturday when it was busy and make a scene in front of other customers.  The few times I'd been to that estate agent there were no other customers there, except for two Oriental girls with limited English on one occasion.

When I recently extended the lease on my flat, I discovered a number of mistakes in the standard document I was required to sign, including one clause that was so incomplete that it made no sense.  The solicitor, who claims that property law is one of the areas they specialise in, was surprised since this form had been in use for a couple of decades and no-one else had spotted the omissions.

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@7up 

I never knew they lose money if the lose a case, I just assumed they got paid either way. 

Interesting, seriously.


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They might lose money in the case of no win no fee (aren't those cases insurance protected anyway?) but otherwise, in some cases, win or lose you can still end up paying out some serious amounts of  money.

 

It all depends on what the judge says regarding payment of fees from the losing party. Even though we eventually won the case, we still had fees to pay, not just to the solicitor but to the barrister as well. When you go to Court, you never ever walk away with an excess of cash in your pocket, usually just an empty hole. Only good thing was we got the result we wanted. Just a shame it took 5 years to achieve.

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