Yes every time he posts, he can’t help but lay the foundations for others to accuse Kate McCann and Carter Ruck of being up to their armpits in skulduggery.
Post after post, he leaves innuendo about the McCanns and the way that Carter Ruck are being paid. Even in a letter to him, Carter Ruck told him outright that they are not receiving any money from the Fund (See Note).
I have written time after time about the Fund and Carter Ruck.
In this post called, The Find Madeleine Fund and Carter Ruck specifically, Carter Ruck informed Bennett that they are not being paid by the McCanns.
I even explained in this post called, Dowler Family write to David Cameron about how the new justice reforms will hit the No-Win No-Fee conditional agreements that many people, including families, use to cover legal costs.
But no Bennett can’t understand that, and he calls himself an ex-solicitor. What a flaming joke that is.
So Bennett here is the Letter that has been written this week, and signed by many including Robert Murat, courtesy of a Guardian article:
We are all ordinary citizens who found ourselves in a position of needing to obtain justice by taking or defending civil claims against powerful corporations or wealthy individuals. We would not have been a position to do this without recourse to a “no win, no fee” agreement with a lawyer willing to represent us on that basis. As was made clear to each of us at the beginning of our cases, we were liable for tens if not hundreds of thousands of pounds if we lost. Without access to a conditional fee agreement (CFA), which protected us from this risk, we would not have been able even to embark on the legal journey.
We would like to voice our dismay at the CFA reform proposals in the legal aid, sentencing and punishment of offenders bill (Report, 29 October), which effectively remove the opportunity of people of ordinary means to seek redress when they have been libelled or intruded upon, or where they need to defend a libel claim. We do not believe this is fair or just.
While there is a case for amending the way they function in practice, the current drafting of the bill will deny access to justice to people like us in the future. Tom Brake MP has tabled an amendment this week which would exclude privacy and defamation cases from the proposed CFA reforms with no extra cost to the public purse, and we call upon MPs to support that amendment and for the government to discuss with those of us who have been through this experience how access to justice can be preserved for those who come after us.
Christopher Jefferies, Bob and Sally Dowler, Peter Wilmshurst, Robert Murat, Mary-Ann Field, Zoe Margolis, Nigel Short, Hardeep Singh, Peter Murray, Parameswaran Subramanyam, Peter Duffy
All those people listed in that letter, plus many many more have taken out No-Win No-Fee/Conditional Fee Arrangements. Solicitors up and down the land, including Carter Ruck, have offered people the Conditional Fee Arrangement in order for them to get legal assistance.
Yes you remember Christopher Jefferies, don’t you Bennett? He was the one who was savagely attacked on the forum you post on.
And you also remember Robert Murat, don’t you? Yes the guy whose step-son was libelled by you only recently when you made allegations against him. Allegations that you had to retract because you got the wrong person. Robert Murat himself has had his life along with the McCanns torn apart by you and your fellow posters.
It is no wonder these people need Legal Assistance and don’t want the No-Win No-Fee taken away by the reforms, because if it was removed, people like you Bennett would have a field day dissecting people’s lives without fear of legal action.
For the last and final time, the McCanns are NOT paying Carter Ruck. How many more times do you need telling before you stop making posts (Screenshot)that lead others to libel and defame not only the McCanns but Carter Ruck?
You might not be physically doing the dirty deed but you are what they call, loading the gun for others to fire.
Is this your new tactic, keep yourself libel free in your postings but lay the foundations for others to libel and defame someone?
You are a bloody disgrace man and a coward.
Note – Clarification after Error found in original post. Carter Ruck confirmed by letter to Bennett that they receive no payment from the Find Madeleine Fund and Kate McCann speaks in her book of how Carter Ruck are helping them without payment.
FURTHER UPDATE 02-12-11
Further to the note above I can now confirm that Kate and Gerry McCann are represented by Carter-Ruck under the Conditional Fee Arrangement.