Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

Search
Page 3
    • Paul Varjak
    • By Paul Varjak 24th Dec 18, 4:06 PM
    • 4,370 Posts
    • 2,831 Thanks
    Paul Varjak
    Merry Xmas
    Merry Xmas and a happy New Year to everyone who has contributed to this thread.


    A particular thanks go to those who are willing to comment, despite their obvious boredom.


    I know some are afraid to post here for fear of reprisals. So please feel free to send a personal message instead of posting on the open forum. I have been able to provide additional info in some cases, especially to those who suffered at the hands of De Vita Platt.


    I expect more revelations to follow once the full SDT judgment is available.
    • Moneyineptitude
    • By Moneyineptitude 24th Dec 18, 5:51 PM
    • 22,849 Posts
    • 12,379 Thanks
    Moneyineptitude
    I know some are afraid to post here for fear of reprisals.
    Originally posted by Paul Varjak
    I'm certain that's exactly why there are more posts from yourself than anyone else on this thread!

    Merry Christmas!
    • MR Blg
    • By MR Blg 24th Dec 18, 5:53 PM
    • 6 Posts
    • 6 Thanks
    MR Blg
    NO Thank You
    I appreciate the positive contributions made by a few regarding this post.

    I know to the many that this post must seem to them boring ( if it is then donít read it ) but to me and a lot of others that I know who have been affected by the incompetence of Devita Platt these posts have been invaluable.

    I would like to thank Paul In particular for the time he must of spent collating all the information and posting it on this forum.

    This thread will continue for a while yet because someone will comment on the fact that it is still active and how boring itís getting therfore extending its life.

    Merry Xmas XX
    • Moneyineptitude
    • By Moneyineptitude 24th Dec 18, 5:55 PM
    • 22,849 Posts
    • 12,379 Thanks
    Moneyineptitude

    I would like to thank Paul In particular
    Originally posted by MR Blg
    I'm sure "you" would, Paul!
    • Paul Varjak
    • By Paul Varjak 24th Dec 18, 6:47 PM
    • 4,370 Posts
    • 2,831 Thanks
    Paul Varjak
    I appreciate the positive contributions made by a few regarding this post.

    I know to the many that this post must seem to them boring ( if it is then donít read it ) but to me and a lot of others that I know who have been affected by the incompetence of Devita Platt these posts have been invaluable.

    I would like to thank Paul In particular for the time he must of spent collating all the information and posting it on this forum.

    This thread will continue for a while yet because someone will comment on the fact that it is still active and how boring itís getting therfore extending its life.

    Merry Xmas XX
    Originally posted by MR Blg
    Please give us some idea of your story.
    • Paul Varjak
    • By Paul Varjak 24th Dec 18, 6:48 PM
    • 4,370 Posts
    • 2,831 Thanks
    Paul Varjak
    I'm sure "you" would, Paul!
    Originally posted by Moneyineptitude
    I have no need to create duplicate accounts but if you think I have, then please press that REPORT BUTTON.
    • Paul Varjak
    • By Paul Varjak 24th Dec 18, 7:35 PM
    • 4,370 Posts
    • 2,831 Thanks
    Paul Varjak
    I'm certain that's exactly why there are more posts from yourself than anyone else on this thread!

    Merry Christmas!
    Originally posted by Moneyineptitude
    I have expressed myself quite forcefully in the past on this forum and De Vita Platt helped to defend a claim brought against me. They will know who I am as I used the same username then as I do now. The irony is, of course, that I am now writing about De Vita Platt.
    • Paul Varjak
    • By Paul Varjak 27th Dec 18, 6:24 PM
    • 4,370 Posts
    • 2,831 Thanks
    Paul Varjak
    The SRA website now shows that Jonathan Ippazio De Vita, Christopher John Platt and Emily Jane Scott were all struck off the Solicitors Roll.

    The full SDT judgment is probably some weeks away from publication.
    Last edited by Paul Varjak; 27-12-2018 at 6:33 PM.
    • shallwehaveacoffee
    • By shallwehaveacoffee 3rd Jan 19, 12:22 PM
    • 81 Posts
    • 298 Thanks
    shallwehaveacoffee
    Private message
    Merry Xmas and a happy New Year to everyone who has contributed to this thread.


    A particular thanks go to those who are willing to comment, despite their obvious boredom.


    I know some are afraid to post here for fear of reprisals. So please feel free to send a personal message instead of posting on the open forum. I have been able to provide additional info in some cases, especially to those who suffered at the hands of De Vita Platt.


    I expect more revelations to follow once the full SDT judgment is available.
    Originally posted by Paul Varjak
    I have tried to send a private message but it says you have turned it off?
    • Paul Varjak
    • By Paul Varjak 3rd Jan 19, 3:39 PM
    • 4,370 Posts
    • 2,831 Thanks
    Paul Varjak
    Instant Messaging Now Turned On
    Sorry, it got turned off in error.
    • Paul Varjak
    • By Paul Varjak 4th Jan 19, 2:59 PM
    • 4,370 Posts
    • 2,831 Thanks
    Paul Varjak
    Preliminary hearings are due to be heard at York Magistrates Court on 15 January, 2019 @ 10am. No details of charges are available but the defendants are:

    1. 1800215922 (Jonathan De Vita - Struck off Solicitors Roll 07/12/2018)
    2. 1800215779 (Christopher Platt - Struck off solicitors roll 07/12/2018)
    3. 1800215930 (Laura De Vita - Jonathan De Vita's wife)
    4. 1800215884 (Robynne Casswell - Non-practicing Solicitor formerly at De Vita Platt Solicitors)
    Last edited by Paul Varjak; 04-01-2019 at 3:07 PM.
    • Georgie369
    • By Georgie369 6th Jan 19, 7:25 PM
    • 4 Posts
    • 2 Thanks
    Georgie369
    Where do you get all this information from?
    • Paul Varjak
    • By Paul Varjak 6th Jan 19, 7:41 PM
    • 4,370 Posts
    • 2,831 Thanks
    Paul Varjak
    Where do you get all this information from?
    Originally posted by Georgie369
    By phoning York Magistrates Court. I will check the CourtServe website on 14th January to check if the listing is still there for 15th January.

    It is possible that there are other defendants in this case but the Court will not provide a list of defendants by case or a list of the charges. I suspect this may be due to the introduction of GDPR.
    • Georgie369
    • By Georgie369 6th Jan 19, 8:00 PM
    • 4 Posts
    • 2 Thanks
    Georgie369
    Ok, thank you.
    • Paul Varjak
    • By Paul Varjak 7th Jan 19, 7:43 AM
    • 4,370 Posts
    • 2,831 Thanks
    Paul Varjak
    Where do you get all this information from?
    Originally posted by Georgie369
    I think I may have misinterpreted what you were asking in my earlier answer. Most of my information comes from official sources such as the Solicitors Regulation Authority, Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, The Gazette. Court listings, Insolvency Service, Electoral Roll, Companies House etc..

    When I hear 'rumours', I always back this up with research from official sources before publication.
    • Paul Varjak
    • By Paul Varjak 8th Jan 19, 12:45 PM
    • 4,370 Posts
    • 2,831 Thanks
    Paul Varjak
    Robynne Casswell
    Preliminary hearings are due to be heard at York Magistrates Court on 15 January, 2019 @ 10am. No details of charges are available but the defendants are:

    1. 1800215922 (Jonathan De Vita - Struck off Solicitors Roll 07/12/2018)
    2. 1800215779 (Christopher Platt - Struck off Solicitors Roll 07/12/2018)
    3. 1800215930 (Laura De Vita - Jonathan De Vita's wife)
    4. 1800215884 (Robynne Casswell - Non-practicing Solicitor formerly at De Vita Platt Solicitors)
    Originally posted by Paul Varjak
    All four of the above were not only connected to De Vita Platt Solicitors but all are former directors of Town & Country Law Ltd, a will-writing company base in Lincoln. Robynne Casswell had been an emerging star of the Society of Will Writers; this what the society wrote about her in September 2018:

    Robynne Casswell – Town & Country Law
    Director of Town & Country Law, member since 2017 and recently appointed a member of the SWW’s Professional Standards Board, it’s been a busy year for Robynne. Now adding the conference to that list, she will be giving a talk on Living Wills – certainly one not to miss.
    by https://www.willwriters.com/blog/sww-conference-2018/
    That conference was 7-8 October 2018 but within two months, Robynne Casswell had not only ceased to be director of Town & Country Law but she had also left The Society of Will Writers. Days later, Jonathan De Vita and Christopher Platt were struck off the Solicitors Roll.

    There is now an active proposal by Companies House to strike Town & Country Law off the register of companies (for failing to submit accounts) If Town & Country Law fail to submit accounts within two months, it could be struck off the register and cease to exist, with all its assets (though not its liabilities) passing to the Crown.
    Last edited by Paul Varjak; 08-01-2019 at 6:10 PM.
    • Paul Varjak
    • By Paul Varjak 11th Jan 19, 10:36 AM
    • 4,370 Posts
    • 2,831 Thanks
    Paul Varjak
    Preliminary hearings are due to be heard at York Magistrates Court on 15 January, 2019 @ 10am. No details of charges are available but the defendants are:

    1. 1800215922 (Jonathan De Vita - Struck off Solicitors Roll 07/12/2018)
    2. 1800215779 (Christopher Platt - Struck off solicitors roll 07/12/2018)
    3. 1800215930 (Laura De Vita - Jonathan De Vita's wife)
    4. 1800215884 (Robynne Casswell - Non-practicing Solicitor formerly at De Vita Platt Solicitors)
    Originally posted by Paul Varjak
    There are three other persons charged alongside the above:
    5, Alana Benson
    6. Peter Heath
    7. Andrew Young

    The charges relate to:
    1. Town and Country Law Ltd.
    2. White Legal Services Limited (former name of Town & Country Law)
    3. My Will Specialist Ltd. (former name of Town & Country Law)
    Last edited by Paul Varjak; 11-01-2019 at 5:14 PM.
    • MR Blg
    • By MR Blg 11th Jan 19, 6:51 PM
    • 6 Posts
    • 6 Thanks
    MR Blg
    Thank you for the update Paul, I appreciate the time you have taken collating this information.
    • Paul Varjak
    • By Paul Varjak 11th Jan 19, 7:02 PM
    • 4,370 Posts
    • 2,831 Thanks
    Paul Varjak
    Town & Country Law have now submitted their accounts to Companies House, so the threat of strike-off is no longer in force.
    • Paul Varjak
    • By Paul Varjak 12th Jan 19, 1:44 PM
    • 4,370 Posts
    • 2,831 Thanks
    Paul Varjak
    James Scotney
    Given that Town & Country Law has submitted accounts (albeit late) it is a clear indicator that they intend to carry on business with only JAMES SCOTNEY as a director.

    Here is some information about James Scotney:

    https://www.pressreader.com/uk/the-peterborough-evening-telegraph/20100430/281797100204672
    https://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/crime/dealer-to-lose-cash-found-in-his-car-1-666973
    https://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/court-register-results-from-magistrates-hearings-1-6844163/
    https://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/court-register-results-from-magistrates-hearings-1-6802335/
    Last edited by Paul Varjak; 12-01-2019 at 2:59 PM.
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

677Posts Today

6,036Users online

Martin's Twitter