Dickie the Chair Hegarty
The 'Bull' in a China Shop
Your Ref: RJH/JMBMr Richard Hegarty
Chair of the Compliance Board
Hegarty & Co Solicitors
5th December 2003
Re: Solicitors Rules
On the 6 November this year at 6.15pm, one hour after your office had closed, you rang me at my home, you asked the lady who answered the 'phone if that was 'Xxxxxx Xxx Xxxx' and then you asked for myself by name.
points we note here are: -
of all let us look at the Law Society's confidentiality rule: -
As I believe my 'Confidentiality has been Breached' by yourself and a third party from whom you got this information, I intend sending a complaint to the OSS. The OSS state in the first instance the 'in-house complaints procedures' should be used. I'm not sure this applies in this case, but I believe this gives you the opportunity to reply and explain where and how you obtained this information so I can consider how, where, if or what the context of my complaint will be.
If you had for some reason, concerning my letter to Kevin Martin dated 3 August last that was redirected to yourself, decided to investigate anything I had said you would have written and told me, or that you had requested to look at my file from the OSS. You didn't, what you did do was to write a letter to rebuke me for complaining and referred to me as a "disgruntled complainant", not very nice, but then again 'Professional Misconduct' is not something to be proud of.
B R Gray