a3-complaint-pcc.html 4 May Made a complaint to the PRESS COMPLAINTS COMMISSION.


Complaint against the Guardian and Journalist Jon Robins

Halton House, 20/23 Holborn, London, EC1N 2JD (0207 831 0022)

Wednesday 04/05/2011
From email: brianrgray@msn.com
Website: www.solicitorsfromhell.com (.com)

Dear Sir
I am the owner/author of the above website that came into being in 2001/2 and would stress this website has the suffix of .com This website is based on facts; all supporting evidence is embedded within it, and will fall inside the 'fair comment' range. The site has had several attempts to close it by the backdoor i.e. threats to the hosting companies, complaints to Google Search engines even Richard Hegarty of Hegarty & Co and Chair of the Law Society Compliance Board tried the backdoor, as well as an evening 'phone call to try the intimidation line, but none have the gall to risk a Court case.

The Law Society's chief executive, Desmond Hudson, says that "fair criticism" is "entirely valid" and that the need for clients to be able to give feedback is "extremely important".

Mr Rick Kordowski set-up the website www.solicitorsfromhell.co.uk I will repeat .co.uk in 2005 and copied the same name as my site (Solicitors from Hell), his website has no connection with me, what he does is not my business and I have no thoughts as to if Mr Kordowski is in the right or wrong, on my website there is also a 'disclaimer' of any connections with the .co.uk website.

My complaint.
Mr Kordowski (co.uk) has had five court cases brought against him for defamatory content he has published on the Internet all of which he has lost with, I believe, some fifteen pending.

If you look at the 'attachments' herewith you will see Jon Robins accused my website (.com) of all Mr Kordowski's shortcomings, misdemeanours or the 'good deeds', depending on how you look at it. In one case against Mr Kordowski, Mr Justice Lloyd Jones said "Kordowski was responsible for all postings on Solicitors from Hell, even if he was not the author" bearing in mind Justice Lloyd's comment the Guardian, as the publisher, is responsible for all the defamatory content published all over the www about my website and alternatively myself.

Furthermore Mr Justice Tugendhat stated: "... you are a publisher (Mr Kordowski) and anyway you didn't take reasonable care in relation to the publication" That statement clearly shows the Guardian 'didn't take reasonable care' in the defamatory content they published about my website and clearly have not "...follow the letter and the spirit of a Code of Practice adopted by the industry".
"This Code of Practice covers a wide range of issues from accuracy through to
'opportunity to reply' and 'distinguishing clearly between comment, conjecture and fact'."

Let me quote from the Guardian's "automatically generated email" reply: -
"This office handles reader queries about Guardian accuracy and standards.
... we do aim to read them all
It is the Guardian's policy to correct significant errors as soon as possible.
If you have sent a correction request we will not usually send you a response unless the article directly affects you."

Wrongful accusations, I would call them 'significant errors' and they will not respond 'unless the article directly affects you' as the Guardian has put my website domain name all over the world accusing me of the crimes of another person how can they say that does not 'directly affect' me (i.e. no response after five weeks).

"...correct significant errors as soon as possible" If you access the Guardians own website at: -
http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2011/mar/25/solicitors-from-hell-rick-kordowski . . (Now been corrected)
you will see five weeks after being told of their error they are still publishing, as are many other media websites, my .com website as being responsible, as well as being found guilty in a Court of law, for publishing the defamatory content of Mr Kordowski, so just where does this 'as soon as possible' come in?

I have followed "The PCC advises that any complaints should first be taken up in writing with the newspaper or magazine concerned" I e-mailed the Journalist, Jon Robins and cc'd the Guardian on the 30/03/11, and a fortnight later I again e-mailed the Guardian and cc'd Jon Robins, I have not received any replies, see details below.

Yours sincerely

Brian Gray

Google Search engine results showing all allegations point the finger at my .com website.

E-mail to Jon Robins (cc'd to the Guardian) on 30/03/2011 giving the option of an apology and removal of all material from the internet (Judge Jones said to Mr Kordowski: - "But traces of the allegations remained on search engines after...") Jon Robins by ignoring me for over a month has, I believe, rejected my generous offer.

E-mail to the Guardian (cc'd to Jon Robins) on 15/04/2011, no reply received. Let me quote the 'Press Complaints Commission'; "... allowing at least seven days for a reply. If the matter is not settled, or the complainer is not satisfied with the response, then a complaint can be made in writing to the PCC" (five weeks since first e-mail to the Guardian on 30/03/11, no reply).

Some articles etc to show how the Guardians publication has been picked-up by the media and re-published all around the world accusing an innocent party of the 'wrong' doings, if that's what they are, of some other person, that's not acceptable.

Some website addresses, there are too many to list all of them. . . (Now been removed)