The most corrupt organisation in Scotland today, which practices systematic discrimination against client complaints, is seeking applications from solicitors who wish to become specialists in discrimination law.
This is being reported as the latest specialist area of law as part of the Law Society's 'accreditation scheme' - although many view this as just another way to create business for cash hungry lawyers who need every penny they can fleece from clients to maintain their lifestyles, rather than the PR line - caring lawyers out to battle discrimination .. !
One of the seedier aspects of today's article in the Herald newspaper, sees the Law Society's Deputy Director of professional practice talk up the scheme as being "important recognition of the hard work and dedication of solicitors who have developed specialist knowledge during their careers." .
James Ness, who is also the Director of "Law Care" is also better known for being a crooked lawyer himself, where he has used his position in the past to sway Complaints Committees against client complaints, in favour of negligent and even, criminally corrupt lawyers, to get them off the hook and keep them in business ... James Ness has even lied to Committees in the past, fabricating evidence against clients, to save the skins of the crooked lawyers he represented ...
Indeed, the Scotsman newspaper has reported in the past, the activities of James Ness, who has appeared at Complaints Committees to represent lawyers on serious offences such as fabricating files to cover evidence, faking up file notes, indulging in criminal deceptions of clients and financial institutions, including Banks and even the inland Revenue ... yes .. Mr Ness has been a busy lawyer representing crooked lawyers against client complaints while he has been in his various positions at the Law Society of Scotland - from Convener of the Competence Committee - to Director of "Law Care" to being the Deputy Director of Professional Practice.
In a rare article in the Scotsman newspaper, which slipped through the spin machine & threats of the legal profession to prevent such publication ... an article entitled "Jury still out on law in the dock", by Jenny Booth (2 March 1998) reported on how James Ness falsified evidence and lied to a complaints committee against a client compleint, to prevent the prosecution of a thoroughly crooked Borders solicitor - Andrew Penman of Stormonth Darling Solicitors, Kelso.
Faced with the fake evidence and spurious claims made by the then Convener of the Competence Committee, the Complaints Committee who had originally recommended prosecution of crooked lawyer Penman, reversed it's decision, without challenging any of the lies & false claims made by Ness in favour of his criminally corrupt colleague ... so this is the reality of James Ness ... just another crook who's only purpose is to get other crooks off the hook when they get into trouble ... and while he touts the existence of anti discrimination lawyers as a good thing for the law - James Ness is one of the biggest discriminators of them all - a client hating crooked lawyer.
Read on for the article, from The Herald, at : http://www.theherald.co.uk/business/69294.html
Discrimination law latest specialism at Law Society
PAUL ROGERSON September 04 2006
The Law Society of Scotland is inviting applications from solicitors who want to become accredited specialists in discrimination law.
This is the latest specialism offered by the society as part of its accreditation scheme, launched in 1990. A six-strong panel has been created to consider candidates' applications. It comprises: Brian Napier QC; Muriel Robison from the Equal Opportunities Commission; Lynn Welsh of the Disability Rights Commission; Shona Simon from the Employment Tribunal Service; Jill Bell, director of Anderson Strathern's Discrimination Law Service; and employment law solicitor Stuart Robertson.
James Ness, deputy director of professional practice at the Law Society of Scotland, said: "The specialist accreditation scheme offers important recognition of the hard work and dedication of solicitors who have developed specialist knowledge during their careers.
"In addition it helps the public choose a solicitor whom they know has the expertise and experience required to provide them with the advice they need, particularly in more complex cases.
"As a rule, those attaining accreditation as specialists are recognised by their colleagues within, and even outwith, their firms as especially knowledgeable within a particular area of law.
"They would have dealt with complex or unusual cases which has allowed them to build on and apply their expertise and also probably have contributed to the development of the area of law in articles or training."
Of the 10,000 solicitors in Scotland, around 400 are now accredited specialists across 23 areas of law.