In an upcoming hearing the defendant sent their witness statement to Court along with a short covering letter asking for the Court's comments regarding 'Shwarts' signing the Statement of Truth, and including a copy of the e-mail they received from the SRA detailing their investigations into 'Shwarts'.
This prompted the Court to write to DEAL ordering full details of the solicitor; they also requested DEAL issue an amended particulars of claim specifying any Notice of Assignment.
DEAL failed to comply by the specified date and the Claim has been struck out.
The defendant also received DEAL's letter detailed in The Prankster's blog this week, with the 'generic' witness statement signed by Ashley Cohen and with a note of further costs of £330.
The Prankster considers claiming it cost large amounts of money to draft the witness statement to be a potential fraud and would like to submit as much evidence as possible to the authorities. Please could anyone who has received a note of further costs and a copy of Ashley Cohen's witness statement add their evidence to the pile! You can do this by emailing a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org together with permission to forward this to the authorities and either an address or email the authorities can use to get back in touch to verify the information.