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    • Paul Varjak
    • By Paul Varjak 13th Feb 19, 10:58 PM
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    https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/juniors-demand-answers-from-sra-on-protection-from-toxic-work-environments/5069264.article
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    • Paul Varjak
    • By Paul Varjak 14th Feb 19, 12:32 PM
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    Plagiarism Removed but Plagiarist Still Employed (Seemingly)
    Not content with plagiarism just on the De Vita Platt website, one of the former partners of De Vita Platt Solicitors is now plagiarising material from a competitor of his new employer and passing off that material as his own, on his new employer's website

    https://www.stallardkaneassociates.com/ferfa-business-shield-update-september-2018/


    Large chunks of text apparently copied from website

    https://www.eef.org.uk/business-support/news-blogs-and-publications/blogs/2016/sep/how-enforceable-are-restrictive-covenants-and-what-can-you-do-to-ensure-yours-stand-up-in-court

    An aggravating factor to this plagiarism is the topic matter, given the way that the De Vita Platt whistleblower was dismissed. The former partner, in executing plagiarism, could be seen to be sending a message to the whistleblower by reference to the term 'Gardening Leave', which is how the whistleblower was dismissed, just one day after complaining about that former partner when he was still at De Vita Platt.

    Should the plagiarist really be working in the law field at all? I don't think so.
    Originally posted by Paul Varjak
    Fortunately, clicking on the link to the plagiarists article where he talks of "gardening leave" now results in a 404 Page not found message:

    https://www.stallardkaneassociates.com/ferfa-business-shield-update-september-2018/

    Unfortunately, clicking elsewhere on the Stallard Kane website shows that the plagiarist is still employed there (seemingly)

    https://www.stallardkaneassociates.com/the-team/chris-platt-sm/

    Expect more news on this tomorrow!
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    • Paul Varjak
    • By Paul Varjak 14th Feb 19, 1:15 PM
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    Whistleblower Still in the News
    https://www.legalbusiness.co.uk/blogs/not-adequately-protected-junior-lawyers-demand-sra-response-on-concerns-over-toxic-working-conditions/
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    • Paul Varjak
    • By Paul Varjak 14th Feb 19, 6:53 PM
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    Plagiarist Got Job In Two Months
    The former De Vita Platt partner and now struck-off solicitor got his job at Stallard within nine weeks of the intervention of De Vita Platt Solicitors:

    https://web.archive.org/web/20180321073152/https://www.stallardkaneassociates.com/the-team/

    De Vita Platt Solicitors was intervened on 19 January 2018 and the plagiarist started working at his current job, no later than 21 March 2018.
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    • Paul Varjak
    • By Paul Varjak 14th Feb 19, 7:08 PM
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    Toxic Law Firms
    Reference made to the whistleblower again:

    https://www.legalcheek.com/2019/02/vulnerable-junior-lawyers-need-greater-protection-from-toxic-and-uncaring-law-firms/
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    • MR Blg
    • By MR Blg 14th Feb 19, 7:34 PM
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    A glimmer of hope
    Maybe just maybe something will be done now to protect whistleblowers and the people who are bullied into performing their employers dirty deeds.
    • Paul Varjak
    • By Paul Varjak 15th Feb 19, 10:22 AM
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    How Embarrassing!
    As I hinted at yesterday, the Legal News website, Roll On Friday, has picked up on my post about the plagiarism by the solicitor who "cannot live on less than 2,000 per week".

    https://www.rollonfriday.com/news-content/exclusive-dodgy-solicitor-caught-plagiarising-linklaters

    What the article does not allude to is the fact that Plagiarism is theft followed by lying about it which is exactly what the solicitor did when he stole money from clients and then lied to the SDT by blaming the whistleblower.

    https://www.plagiarism.org/article/what-is-plagiarism
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    • Paul Varjak
    • By Paul Varjak 15th Feb 19, 10:25 AM
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    Maybe just maybe something will be done now to protect whistleblowers and the people who are bullied into performing their employers dirty deeds.
    Originally posted by MR Blg
    It is good that young aspiring solicitors now have a voice.
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    • SouthoftheHumber
    • By SouthoftheHumber 15th Feb 19, 12:54 PM
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    As I hinted at yesterday, the Legal News website, Roll On Friday, has picked up on my post about the plagiarism by the solicitor who "cannot live on less than 2,000 per week".

    https://www.rollonfriday.com/news-content/exclusive-dodgy-solicitor-caught-plagiarising-linklaters

    What the article does not allude to is the fact that Plagiarism is theft followed by lying about it which is exactly what the solicitor did when he stole money from clients and then lied to the SDT by blaming the whistleblower.

    https://www.plagiarism.org/article/what-is-plagiarism
    Originally posted by Paul Varjak

    This is the best laugh i have had for a while. What an absolute bafoon. I can only imagine he must have had brains once upon a time to be able to qualify as a solicitor, but they have certainly desserted him in recent years. It is shameful.
    • Paul Varjak
    • By Paul Varjak 15th Feb 19, 1:23 PM
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    This is the best laugh i have had for a while. What an absolute bafoon. I can only imagine he must have had brains once upon a time to be able to qualify as a solicitor, but they have certainly desserted him in recent years. It is shameful.
    Originally posted by SouthoftheHumber
    Roll On Friday actually got the story from this De Vita Platt thread but they did more work on the source of the plagiarism and then wrote a very entertaining article - especially the balloon 'quote' from the 2,000 per week solicitor:

    I was going to do it myself but I was getting struck off and preparing to stand trial at the same time.
    by https://www.rollonfriday.com/news-content/trainee-struck-overcharging-clients-after-being-bullied-partner
    If you know of anyone else affected in some way by De Vita Platt, be sure to show the article to them because I don't think many have been able to laugh since being stung by these two "rejects from the Inbetweeners"- a label given to them in an earlier Roll on Friday article:

    https://www.rollonfriday.com/news-content/trainee-struck-overcharging-clients-after-being-bullied-partner
    Last edited by Paul Varjak; 18-02-2019 at 4:32 PM.
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    • MR Blg
    • By MR Blg 15th Feb 19, 7:30 PM
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    You have to laugh .
    As I hinted at yesterday, the Legal News website, Roll On Friday, has picked up on my post about the plagiarism by the solicitor who "cannot live on less than 2,000 per week".

    https://www.rollonfriday.com/news-content/exclusive-dodgy-solicitor-caught-plagiarising-linklaters

    What the article does not allude to is the fact that Plagiarism is theft followed by lying about it which is exactly what the solicitor did when he stole money from clients and then lied to the SDT by blaming the whistleblower.

    https://www.plagiarism.org/article/what-is-plagiarism
    Originally posted by Paul Varjak
    This article is excellent and some of the comments at the bottom are hilarious.

    South of the Humber did comment that he must have had brains once to qualify as a solicitor .
    Given his track record he probably copied the work from the person sat next to him in his exams.
    • SouthoftheHumber
    • By SouthoftheHumber 15th Feb 19, 8:13 PM
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    Very true Mr Big. I didn't think of that. ��
    • Paul Varjak
    • By Paul Varjak 15th Feb 19, 8:41 PM
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    The two partners of De Vita Platt did their training at the same solicitors practice. There are at least two other solicitors who worked at De Vita Platt that also did their training at the same practice.
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    • Paul Varjak
    • By Paul Varjak 18th Feb 19, 3:16 PM
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    Trial - Update
    York Crown Court has informed me that the case has been transferred to Leeds Crown Court. However, Leeds Crown Court tells me the case had not yet been transferred but they are aware that the transfer is due to take place.

    York Crown Court also say that the non-practicing solicitor's request for dismissal of charges is also due to be heard at Leeds Crown Court; any involvement by York Crown Court in the case is now ended.

    Leeds Crown Court is not as easily accessible for the National Trading Standards prosecutors as Teesside Crown Court; similarly for the complainants who are based in the York area. For those who live in Barton-Upon-Humber (where De Vita Platt Solicitors was based) Leeds is nearer than Teesside.
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    • Paul Varjak
    • By Paul Varjak 19th Feb 19, 1:36 PM
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    IB Syndrome
    Suffering from IB Syndrome at the moment.

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    • kristinegirling
    • By kristinegirling 19th Feb 19, 2:12 PM
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    Hope the IB syndrome clears up!
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