Tracey Patricia Jewsbury - Fairway Investigation and Associates Ltd Maidstone Borough Council Process Server /Data Protection

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Maidstone Borough Council should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Maidstone Borough Council,

Tracey Patricia Jewsbury - Fairway Investigation and Associates Ltd Maidstone Borough Council Process Server /Data Protection

Please provide how long Tracey Jewsbury has been instructed by Maidstone Borough Council as a process server and who instructed her and if she has been instructed by J E Baring & Co solicitors to serve court documents . And provide the dates she has been instructed in 2018 and 2019 to act on the council's behalf and serve court documents.

Is Tracey Jewsbury required to provide her name and not just Tracey and also the company she works for and also the name of the company that instructed her to serve court documents on behalf of the council.

Is she allowed to refuse to provide ID when requested to confirm who she is and who she is working for and if her company has been instructed by your agents, or are your process servers paid ' cash in hand or is payment required to go through their company' by the council, or do you side step this process by paying J E Baring & Co solicitors who are your agents instead.

Is Tracey Jewsbury required to follow the Data Protection Act and ensure she has the correct person by verifying the name of the person she is serving, after identifying herself and the purpose of her visit.

Are your process servers required to have court documents served in a envelope to prevent a breach of Data Protection when operating in the public arena to protect private information and details within court documents being advertised to all and sundry.

Is Tracey Jewsbury allowed to just shove courts documents at a person without them being in an envelope whilst in the public arena and without providing any identification or name of her company or who instructed her to act on behalf of Maidstone Borough Council and/or failing to confirm the name of the person she has served.

Is she allowed to try to run off without serving court documents because she refuses to identify herself and her company and the name of the company she is instructed by on behalf of the council.

Does Tracey Jewsbury work through her company Fairway Investigation and Associates Ltd that she is a director of or does she work directly for J E Baring & Co solicitors by passing her company.

Is Tracey Jewsbury required to send out an appointment letter from her company so that she can be identified as working through Fairway Investigation and Associates Ltd.

Or is Tracey Jewsbury an employee of J E Baring & Co solicitors, and if so is she required to identify herself as their process server.

Or is Tracey Jewsbury an employee of Maidstone Borough Council or ever been employed by the council as a process server.

Yours faithfully,

Ed Boyce

Complaints & FOI (MBC), Maidstone Borough Council

Dear Ed Boyce
 
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST
 
Ref: FOI 8020
 
Thank you for your request for information. We will have a response ready
for you within 20 working days of the date you made your request.
 
After considering your request, we may decide to refuse to supply the
information under a number of exemptions that exist in legislation. For
details of these exemptions, please visit the Information Commissioner’s
website:
[1]https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/gui...
 
If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.  Please
remember to quote the reference above in any future communications.
 
Yours sincerely
 
FOI Team
Policy and Information Team
Maidstone Borough Council, Maidstone House, King Street, Maidstone, Kent
ME15 6JQ
t 01622 602640 w [2]www.maidstone.gov.uk
 
 
 

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Complaints & FOI (MBC), Maidstone Borough Council

Date: 07/06/2019

Ref:   FOI 8020

 

Dear Ed Boyce

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST

 

You wrote to us requesting information on Tracey Jewsbury.

 

I can confirm that the Council does not hold the information falling
within the description specified in your request. This is because
Maidstone Borough Council has not instructed Tracey Jewsbury as a process
server, we instruct J E Baring & Co solicitors who then instruct their
process servers. You should contact J E Baring & Co directly for
information regarding the process servers they instruct.

 

Maidstone Borough Council does not pay the process servers, we pay the
solicitors directly. Tracey Jewsbury is not and has not been employed by
Maidstone Borough Council as a process server.

 

Please note that if you would like to make a complaint about the conduct
of a solicitor, you should contact the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
You can find more information here:
[1]https://www.sra.org.uk/consumers/problem....

 

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference above in any future communications.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to request a review of our decision, please respond to
this email and I will pass it on to Mid Kent Legal Services to conduct a
review. Please ensure you outline your reasons for requesting a review.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the
ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by the Council.  The Information Commissioner can be
contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Team

Policy and Information

Maidstone Borough Council, Maidstone House King Street, Maidstone, Kent
ME15 6JQ

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We understand the importance of ensuring that personal data, including sensitive personal data is always treated lawfully and appropriately and that the rights of individuals are upheld.

We are required to collect, use and hold personal data about individuals. Data is required for the purposes of carrying out our statutory obligations, delivering services and meeting the needs of individuals that we deal with. This includes current, past and prospective employees, service users, members of the public, Members of the Council, our business partners and other local authorities or public bodies.

To view our full statement to see how your data will be stored and processed please visit https://maidstone.gov.uk/dataprotection

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Dear Maidstone Borough Council Complaints & FOI (MBC),

Thank you for clarifying that Maidstone Borough Council assigns your responsibility for serving court documents to out-sourced solicitor agents, please provide a copy of your notice of assignment and deed of assignment to your agents J E Baring & Co solicitors firm that confers your responsibility, and provide a copy of the notice of assignment and deed of assignment given to your solicitor's agent Tracey Dewsbury by your agents, who serves court documents for Maidstone Borough Council. Maidstone Borough Council is required to know the dates Tracey served court documents on the council's behalf and you will have needed to share private personal data.

Also provide a copy of your standards policy that you expect your out-sourced agents to follow as you have refused to state whether Tracey has authority to serve court documents or what procedures she must follow:
such as GDPR data protection privacy policy, with the correct procedures in place to protect personal data and that enables the council to share private and confidential information with third party agents of the council, who are clearly passing this information onto their forth party agents.

Please also include what lawful right is assumed by the council to pass any data onto third or forth party agents and what consent is obtained before passing private information and data, without express consent from the person whose private information and data has been obtained and processed (often without consent) by the council.

It is for Maidstone Borough Council to report a complaint to SRA against your solicitor agents that you have assigned your responsibility and duties to and have instructed to carry out work on behalf of the council. And it is irrelevant that you do not pay your solicitor's firm process server agent directly, the council is still responsible for the all work carried out by both all parties.

Yours sincerely,

Ed Boyce

Complaints & FOI (MBC), Maidstone Borough Council

Dear Ed Boyce
 
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST
 
Ref: FOI 8102
 
Thank you for your request for information. We will have a response ready
for you within 20 working days of the date you made your request.
 
After considering your request, we may decide to refuse to supply the
information under a number of exemptions that exist in legislation. For
details of these exemptions, please visit the Information Commissioner’s
website:
[1]https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/gui...
 
If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.  Please
remember to quote the reference above in any future communications.
 
Yours sincerely
 
FOI Team
Policy and Information Team
Maidstone Borough Council, Maidstone House, King Street, Maidstone, Kent
ME15 6JQ
t 01622 602640 w [2]www.maidstone.gov.uk
 
 

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Complaints & FOI (MBC), Maidstone Borough Council

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Date: 11/07/2019

Ref: FOI 8102     

 

 

Dear Ed Boyce

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST

 

I am writing to confirm that the Council has now completed its search for
the information which you requested.

 

A copy of the information is enclosed.

 

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.  Please
remember to quote the reference above in any future communications.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to request a review of our decision, please respond to
this email and I will pass it on to Mid Kent Legal Services to conduct a
review. Please ensure you outline your reasons for requesting a review.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision.  Generally, the
ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by the Council.  The Information Commissioner can be
contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

Yours Sincerely

 

FOI Team

Policy and Information

Maidstone Borough Council, Maidstone House King Street, Maidstone, Kent

ME15 6JQ

t []01622 602640 w [1]www.maidstone.gov.uk

 

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Sign up to receive your Council Tax bill by email http://www.maidstone.gov.uk/emailbilling

We understand the importance of ensuring that personal data, including sensitive personal data is always treated lawfully and appropriately and that the rights of individuals are upheld.

We are required to collect, use and hold personal data about individuals. Data is required for the purposes of carrying out our statutory obligations, delivering services and meeting the needs of individuals that we deal with. This includes current, past and prospective employees, service users, members of the public, Members of the Council, our business partners and other local authorities or public bodies.

To view our full statement to see how your data will be stored and processed please visit https://maidstone.gov.uk/dataprotection

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Dear Complaints & FOI (MBC),

It is Maidstone Borough Council's duty to hold information relating to the agents it instructs to act on behalf of the council because you are ultimately responsible for their actions and conduct and are required to hold this information by law.

It is for Maidstone Borough Council to contact your agent solicitor firm who are acting on your instruction for this information that they are required to provide free of charge, and who are sharing private data received from the council and further sharing people's personal data that is being passed onto your agent process servers, who have no right to hold this information, and it is for you to raise a complaint with the SRA if you have concerns regarding their service and data sharing without consent.

Did Maidstone Borough Council instruct Fairway Investigation and Associates Ltd to act as your process server?

You have also failed to provide a copy of your notice of assignment and deed of assignment to your agent solicitor firm, who have no right to act as an agent on behalf of Maidstone Borough Council without it, and no right to pass on private data collected by the council.

The council are required to provide the policy and code of conduct expected of agents the council instructs and confirm whether the council's agent Tracey Dewsbury acting as your process server, has acted within Maidstone Borough Council expectations in carrying out a service on your behalf, or whether this service is below expectations by the council, who have paid for this service.

Yours sincerely,

Ed Boyce

Complaints & FOI (MBC), Maidstone Borough Council

Dear Ed Boyce
 
Maidstone Borough Council does not directly instruct Process Servers where
external solicitors are used, this includes Fairway Investigation and
Associates Ltd.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Complaints & FOI Team
Policy & Information Team
Maidstone Borough Council, King Street, Maidstone, Kent ME15 6JQ
e [1][email address] w [2]www.maidstone.gov.uk
 
 
 
 

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Dear Complaints & FOI (MBC),

Why are Maidstone Borough Council still refusing to confirm if Fairway Investigation and Associates Ltd was instructed on the council's behalf to act as a Process Server and whether Tracey Jewsbury was instructed outside of this company or within it, when the council is required to hold this information by law and comply with the GDPR UK DPA (Data Protection Act) 2018 relating to collecting, holding and sharing personal private data and has no right to pass on private individuals details to agents you do not have a Deed of Arrangement with, and Maidstone Borough Council is concealing.

Please provide a copy of your notice of assignment and deed of assignment to your agents to grant authority to act on the council's behalf and assigning your responsibility to serve court documents, including your external solicitors without which they have no authority to act as your agents or authority to further instruct third party process servers, nor Tracey Jewsbury who cannot not refuse to state which company if any she is working from or who has she been instructed by and granted the authority to act as a third party contractor and on whose behalf she is required to act, being the principal party Maidstone Borough Council.

Maidstone Borough Council have stated that they have given consent for a external agent solicitors firm to carry out the council's right and duties and further instruct third party agents, but have failed to provide a copy of the Deed of Arrangement that granted your rights, responsibilities and duties to be transferred to these external agent solicitors.

It can be presumed until Maidstone Borough Council provides all outstanding information from 9 May 2019 that any and all agents have been and continue to operate outside of the law, unlawfully breaking the GDPR without a valid lawful authorisation.

Is this the reason the council cannot provide a list of dates that court documents have been served by your agents or third party contractors because they had no lawful authority and therefore would be acting criminally by pretending to have authority they do not have and holding court documents that either have not come from the court and/or they have no authority to serve.

Any further delay in providing this authorisation, the ICO will be asked to investigate the council's failure and lawfulness of your agents acting without authority.

Yours sincerely,

Ed Boyce

Dear Maidstone Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Maidstone Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Tracey Patricia Jewsbury - Fairway Investigation and Associates Ltd Maidstone Borough Council Process Server /Data Protection'.

Maidstone Borough Council have not provided the information that they are required to hold by law, concealment of information is a criminal act and so is passing on private data/information to unauthorised agents. Please review this FOI request without further delay, so that it can be forwarded to the ICO.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/t...

Yours faithfully,

Ed Boyce

Complaints & FOI (MBC), Maidstone Borough Council

Date: 05/08/2019
Ref: FOI 8102
 
 
Dear Ed Boyce
 
Thank you for your request for an internal review. I have passed this on
to Mid Kent Legal Services to review your request and the response. You
will receive a response within 20 working days.
 
If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision.  Generally, the
ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by the Council.  The Information Commissioner can be
contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF. [1]https://ico.org.uk/
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Complaints & FOI Team
Policy & Information Team
Maidstone Borough Council, King Street, Maidstone, Kent ME15 6JQ
e [2][email address] w [3]www.maidstone.gov.uk
 
 

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Dear Complaints & FOI (MBC),

Maidstone Borough Council have not provided a response to the internal review within 20 working days from 28 July 2019 as stated.

Yours sincerely,

Ed Boyce

Complaints & FOI (MBC), Maidstone Borough Council

Dear Ed Boyce

Mid Kent Legal Services are currently reviewing FOI 8102, and they expect to send you their response in the next two weeks. We are sorry for this delay.

Yours sincerely

Complaints & FOI Team
Policy & Information Team
Maidstone Borough Council, King Street, Maidstone, Kent ME15 6JQ
e [email address] w www.maidstone.gov.uk

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Gary Rowland,

Dear Ed Boyce

 

Review of FOI #8102

 

I have considered your request for review, dated 28 July 2019, of your
original request dated 9 May 2019.

 

Your request for review stated:

 

I am writing to request an internal review of Maidstone Borough Council's
handling of my FOI request 'Tracey Patricia Jewsbury - Fairway
Investigation and Associates Ltd Maidstone Borough Council Process Server
/Data Protection'.

 

Maidstone Borough Council have not provided the information that they are
required to hold by law, concealment of information is a criminal act and
so is passing on private data/information to unauthorised agents. Please
review this FOI request without further delay, so that it can be forwarded
to the ICO.

 

Response

 

Having reviewed your requests and the Council’s subsequent replies,  I
uphold the Council’s response.

 

Your original request asks for information regarding Tracey Jewsbury,
specifically how long she has been instructed as a process server by the
Council.  This was followed by a number of questions which the Council is
not obliged to respond to as the Freedom of Information Act relates to
information held by the Council and not the opinions of it’s officers.

 

You were advised in the Council’s response that the information you
requested was not held as the Council does not instruct Tracey Jewsbury
individually and that any questions you have regarding a specific process
server should be directed to J E Baring & Co.

 

Your subsequent response dated 14 June 2019 then asked for a copy of a
Notice / Deed of Assignment, a copy of the standards policy we expect
out-sourced agents to follow and what lawful right the Council has to pass
on third party information without consent. 

 

You were advised in the Council’s response that the Council does not
specify how J E Baring & Co should operate.  As such neither a Notice /
Deed of Assignment or copy of a standards policy can be provided as
neither exist.  You were also advised that personal information, when
processed for the purposes of the recovery of Council Tax, is done so
under Article 6(1)(c) of the General Data Protection Regulation. Consent
is therefore not required for processing and sharing this information.

 

I am unable to provide any additional information to that which has
already been provided.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your review, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

Kind regards

 

Gary Rowland

Trainee Lawyer (GCILEx) - Corporate Governance

Mid Kent Legal Services | Maidstone, Swale and Tunbridge Wells Borough
Councils

Swale Borough Council, Swale House, East Street, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10
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Dear Gary Rowland,

Thank you for confirming that Maidstone Borough Council accesses and processes and shares and protects the private data of natural individual persons without their consent under Article 6 EU GDPR "Lawfulness of processing". When Maidstone Borough Council has contracted out it's functions to agents who instruct further agents without a contract or deed of assignment of these functions being in place.

1. Processing shall be lawful only if the processing of his or her personal data for one or more specific purposes;
(c) processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject

(It does not say a natural individual person is subject to a compliance with a legal obligation)

What legal obligation is your controller subject to and any third party agents the council assigns their obligations to?

Are the council's' legitimate interests overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject being a natural living individual person which require protection of their personal data in particular where a child is involved?

Provide (1) necessity (2) legitimate interests of the controller and data processor and any third party (3) the interests and fundamental right of the natural individuals

Why do the council not have any contract or deed of arrangement in place for Maidstone Borough Council contracted out enforcement agents (bailiff company/contractors/agents) or do the council allow exceptions for certain agents ?

Please provide the exemption within The Local Authorities (Contracting Out of Tax Billing, Collection and Enforcement Functions) Order 1996 that allows the council's agents to not comply with all of the sections and in particular:

(a) in article 71, requirements relating to the holding and use of information obtained by the contractor in the course of e er using functions which he has been authorised to exercise; and

(b) in article 72, a requirement that a contractor shall not appoint any other person to exercise any function which he had been authorised to exercise, unless that person has also been authorised to exercise the function concerned.

Yours sincerely,

Ed Boyce

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The Local Authorities (Contracting Out of Tax Billing, Collection and Enforcement Functions) Order 1996

Functions of local authorities
3. The functions of an authority conferred by or under the Act and the Regulations in relation to the administration and enforcement of council tax may, to the extent provided for in this Part and subject to the provisions of Part VIII and article 73 of this Order, be exercised by, or by the EMPLOYEES of, such person (if any) as may be authorised to exercise them by the authority whose functions they are.

Gary Rowland,

Dear Mr Boyce

The additional information you have requested is not held by the Council.

Any queries concerning the obligations of a third party should be made directly to that third party .

As per my previous reply, if you remain dissatisfied with the responses you have received you should contact the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Kind regards

Gary Rowland
Trainee Lawyer (GCILEx) - Corporate Governance
Mid Kent Legal Services | Maidstone, Swale and Tunbridge Wells Borough Councils
Swale Borough Council, Swale House, East Street, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 3HT
Maidstone Borough Council, Maidstone House, King Street, Maidstone, Kent ME15 6JQ
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, Town Hall, Civic Way, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1RS
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Dear Gary Rowland,

Please confirm what third party agents of Maidstone Borough Council that carry out functions with authority from the council, are you saying must be contacted directly to obtain information they hold on Maidstone Borough Council, to prove they have been authorised to carry out the council's functions.

Do the council have the details of the employees of your agents who have been authorised to carry out the council's functions by Maidstone Borough Council.

It appears that only direct employees of your agents that are exercising powers granted to the council can carry out a council's function (albeit the council say; Who can act without any contract or deed of arrangement in place with your agents) under The Local Authorities (Contracting Out of Tax Billing, Collection and Enforcement Functions) Order 1996.

If the sub-agent/contractor of your agents are not their employees, then they have no authority assigned to them to carry out any function on the council's behalf under The Local Authorities (Contracting Out of Tax Billing, Collection and Enforcement Functions) Order 1996. Unless that person has been authorised by the council under section 72.

Maidstone Borough Council has provided no authorisations.

Without authority your agents can not act on the council's behalf or bring a chose in action in the council's name. If the council have assigned their authority you must hold a record of that authority and it cannot be concealed. The ICO will be asked to make a decision on this point.

The council are already aware of section 71 (Information) section 72 (Assignment and sub-contracting) that must be complied with and in particular :

71. (c) shall immediately comply with any written request made by the authority for the supply of any information, including copies of any records made or held by the contractor, relating to the exercise of that function.

The Local Authorites (Contracting Out of Tax Billing, Collection and Enforcement Functions) Order 1996

Functions of local authorities
3. The functions of an authority conferred by or under the Act and the Regulations in relation to the administration and enforcement of council tax may, to the extent provided for in this Part and subject to the provisions of Part VIII and article 73 of this Order, be exercised by, or by the EMPLOYEES of, such person ( if any) as may be authorised to exercise them by the authority whose functions they are.

Yours sincerely,

Ed Boyce

Gary Rowland,

I am away from the office until Monday 23 September 2019.  If the matter
is urgent, please resend your e-mail to [email address]. 

Thank you.

 

Dear Gary Rowland Maidstone Borough Council,

You stated that you were away from the office until Monday 23 September 2019 and it is now 12 October.

Is it Maidstone Borough Council's intention to continue to conceal information and clarification requested under FOIA, especially when you have not confirmed which legal entities you have instructed and are paying as your agents and exactly what services they are providing on your behalf and whether they are required to operate under The Local Authorities (Contracting Out of Tax Billing, Collection and Enforcement Functions) Order 1996 or otherwise, and sharing data/information with your Agents and further agents who will be obtaining and sharing the private data of a natural individual person unlawfully and without authority, without the correct procedures and safeguards in place.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY CODE 2015
1. This Code is issued to meet the Government's desire to place more power into citizens' hands to increase democratic accountability and make it easier for local people to contribute to the local decision making process and help shape public services.
Transparency is the foundation of the local accountability and the key that gives people tools and information they need to enable them to play a bigger role in society ...

8. Fraud can thrive where decisions are not open to scrunity and details of spending, contracts and service provision are hidden from view. Greater transparency, and the provisions in this Code, can help combat fraud.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk...

Yours faithfully,

Ed Boyce

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY CODE 2015
1. This Code is issued to meet the Government's desire to place more power into citizens' hands to increase democratic accountability and make it easier for local people to contribute to the local decision making process and help shape public services.
Transparency is the foundation of the local accountability and the key that gives people tools and information they need to enable them to play a bigger role in society ...

8. Fraud can thrive where decisions are not open to scrunity and details of spending, contracts and service provision are hidden from view. Greater transparency, and the provisions in this Code, can help combat fraud.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk...

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A reasonable person may conclude that all these people may know each other and have strong links to the Chancery Division of the High Court and the local authority.

'Thank you for the Public Search & Office Copies link that was very useful and for confirming that although an application for a writ of restitution should according to Chancery practice be normally put before a Chancery Master, on this one occasion on Thursday 31 January 2019 it was very unusually put before Mrs Justice Sarah Falk a High Court judge of the Chancery Division, who did in fact give permission for this urgent application notice hearing that was not included in her list for that day, for a High Court Writ of Restitution under case number BR-2018-001576, in the High Court of Justice Business and Property Courts of England and Wales and Companies List (CHD) that was sealed the following day Friday 1 February .

In fact this application was indeed put in by Michael Abram Goldstein Insolvency Practitioner/Trustee solicitors, a partnership firm J E Baring & Co who are based near the Rolls Building and are also the external solicitors used by Maidstone Borough Council, who signed the application in the name of the solicitors' firm on 31 October 2019, and without stating the position or office held when signing on behalf of a firm or company, for a without notice Order in aid of an unlawfully obtained writ of possession order dated 29 November 2018, enforced on 23 January 2019 with extreme violence that could easily have resulted in death.

It is presumed that all documents presented to the court, a witness statement of Mr Goldstein and the No.66 Combined Writ of Possession and Control Order dated 29 November 2018 being highly irregular and issued as if coming out of the Central Office ( Queen's Bench Division) rather than Chancery Chambers and having been made out to a company and not to a named High Court Enforcement Officer assigned to that company.

In this case Court Enforcement Services Ltd and afterwards crossed by hand and replaced with Equita.

Equita Ltd are the same enforcement agents used by Maidstone Borough Council.

The High Court Enforcement Officer for Court Enforcement Services was Simon John Williamson and the High Court Enforcement Officer for Equita still is James William Metcalfe, who assigned out this enforcement work to Newlyn PLC enforcement agents. Newlyn PLC is without an appointed High Court Enforcement Officer.

Companies House records also confirm that the Insolvency Practitioner/ Trustee Michael Goldstein did not become a director of RG Insolvency Ltd until Friday 1 February 2019 (date the writ of restitution was sealed) and the same day that Simon John Williamson HCEO for Court Enforcement Services resigned as a director.'