From laughing that is.
Honestly to wake up and read this has made my day. According to Pat Brown her lawyer, Anne Bremner, has written to Isabel Duarte at Carter Ruck (*chuckles*) to request them to allow her book to be sold back on Amazon. Yes we all know why that is, so that she has a chance of piggy backing on the back of Kate McCann’s book and increase those sales.
Well I am not going to produce the whole of the letter here but you can read it via this screenshot.
Just a few points to note:
- This is a letter of request and not a proper cease and desist notice
- There is nothing in that letter stating that legal action will be taken should their clients refuse this request
- There is no time stipulation and future course of action to be taken, ie if Anne Bremner does not receive a reply or satisfactory reply by such and such a date, she will start legal proceedings.
- There are no legal points mentioned to state her clients legal rights
- The words Cease and Desist are only used in the title of the Post and NOT in the letter itself
- There is no Client Reference number or Reference Title to Letter
- As far as I can see there is no mention that Anne Bremner is acting for Pat Brown in a legal capacity
After reading all the reasons as to why the book should be back on sale Anne Bremner finishes with this paragraph.
We are requesting that you respect Pat Brown’s right to free speech and to purport a theory as Gerry McCann has stated is not a problem for him. We request that the claim of libel be retracted for the Profile of the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann and the book permitted to be returned for sale at Amazon.
And if you read the letter carefully there is no mention of what action will be taken should the lawyers of Carter Ruck tell her politely to go forth and multiply in a long winded and polite way.
And the bit that is so glaringly obvious, is who the letter is addressed to, Isabel Duarte of Carter Ruck… Oh come on any person following this case knows that Isabel Duarte is the McCanns Portuguese Lawyer and she definitely doesn’t work for Carter Ruck in London… I think the name you might have wanted was Isabel Hudson, who has spent numerous hours writing proper cease and desist letters to certain ex-solicitor.
And one thing we know from Carter Ruck, no lawyer likes their communications, especially if they intend to take legal proceedings plastered all over the internet for every person to see. I would have thought Ms Bremner would have advised her client to stay quiet until she had at least received a reply and decided whether she would take legal action or not and issue a proper cease and desist notice.
Mind you, you can only issue a cease and desist notice to a person who is libelling you, and as far as I have seen the McCanns have never mentioned Pat Brown’s name and surely Pat Brown knows the best thing would have been to contact Carter Ruck when they originally wrote to Amazon back in July 2011.
Remember this Pat Brown Suing the McCanns
Yes the “tortious interference with business”, yet all Anne Bremner says is that Pat Brown alleges it.
Now, Pat Brown has fought back for the cause of freedom of speech and justice, alleging that the McCanns have interfered with her right to conduct business and have damaged her professional reputation with their successful removal of her book from sale.
Yet Anne Bremner does not state how her business has suffered and what financial loss there has been to Pat Brown business due to this tortious interference. Strange… especially as she nows uses the words Pat Brown alleges they have.
Now here is a funny thing, remember I wrote this post Who Came A Searching, well I wrote that back on the 11th January 2012 in light of a visitor to my blog. Yes statcounter showed up a visitor from Stafford Frey Cooper.
You don’t think a certain company was not impressed with the antics of Pat Brown when they read those posts, do you? I wonder if this letter is anything to do with my visitor to this blog, what do you think?
Oh dear this blog post is ever increasing. Now it seems that there has been some alterations to the letter…
Now surely a lawyer would send an email, apologising for their error and send the corrected letter via attachment, wouldn’t they? And then you would expect Pat Brown to edit the post, explain the error and then post up the relevant email showing the apology and amended letter to Carter Ruck.
Oh well I expect before the day is out this post will increase in size even further…
And now for the excuse:
All I can say to that is CODSWALLOP
Copy and Paste copies EXACTLY what is on the screen or in a document and posts it to another document or post on a blog…. IT DOES NOT ALTER IT
Oh shiver me timbers, it has changed yet again, it is now a typo error
Oh please Ms Brown what is it…. a typo or cut and paste?
Oh my this gets even funnier. After it was pointed out that her cut & paste or was that typo left Dear Mr Tudor in a different font size, someone hastily went for a quick edit which left England in a bit of a mess, and there was David Cameron thinking he could do it all on his own…
All change – yet again
The this time in the change we have the ending altered…
Originally it ended
and it is now ending
Just for information:
All I can say and will say is, I just hope this letter is genuine and not some publicity stunt because I dread to think what the repercussions could be in Carter Ruck decided to write to some lawyer’s boss and ask why cease and desist letter are being posted on blogs and they have never received such communications?
I don’t think any top legal firm wants to be the subject of such hilarity, especially as it has hit blogs, forums, Twitter and Facebook, do you?
Well I just had to have another look today and saw this comment.
And my ribs were just starting to recover…. Excuse me Mr Anon there weren’t supposed to be any versions, the letter was supposed to have been sent..