Regular readers will remember that I have written about Paul Randle-Jolliffe before. My satirical post on his attempt to appeal the Occupy the London Stock Exchange judgement, Beware of Paul Randle-Jolliffe if you seek legal advice: he is a woo merchant, seemed to upset him. He threatened me with libel proceedings and asked for an email address to serve me with the legal papers. I set up a special email address just for him but, so far, I haven’t heard anything from him. He also complained to the Bar Standards Board (BSB) about me but the Bar Standards Board concluded that Paul Randle Jolliffe’s case wasn’t worthy of investigation. They didn’t even ask me to submit anything to them.
Undeterred by public humiliation for his own peculiar make believe version of the law by the Court of Appeal, he recently rocked up in Portsmouth where tried to intervene in someone else’s court case. He wasn’t just unsuccessful – he was removed from the court by the police! As if to prove his worthiness as a purveyor of nonsense, Paul Randle-Jolliffe shared his courtroom antics with none other than David Icke, the supreme master of woo fantasy.
Now I’ve been alerted by @Gareth Newnham on twitter that Mr Randle-Jolliffe is apparently charging money for a series of seminars, which appear to be presenting his mythical version of the law as the real thing. @Gareth Newnham must be congratulated for his persistence with Randle-Jolliffe. Here’s the dialogue (click on the image to enlarge it). A brief summary follows.
Paul Randle-Jolliffe kicks off this thread with a quote from John F Kennedy. He is not well know for being an expert in English law. In recent months Randle-Jolliffe has been involved with Occupy London. One of Occupy London’s founding principles is to include everyone. Even if they talk rubbish. Some would say, especially if they talk rubbish but I think that is too harsh. In my view, Occupy London has adopted a self-defeating strategy by allowing the Randle-Jolliffes of this world to use them as a stage for their legal woo.
Most of the thread is dominated by a ‘debate’ between Gareth Newnham and Paul Randle-Jolliffe. Debate is not really the correct word because Randle-Jolliffe fails to engage with the points being put to him. Instead he prefers flat denial and claiming the status of a victim. Allow me to explain. Essentiall Mr Newnham argues that the website being promoted by Randle-Jolliffe has the contradiction of being both committed to social justice and claiming to support social justice. During the argument, Mr Randle-Jolliffe denies that there is something called the Ministry of Freedom. Mr Newnham trashes that denial by pointing to Randle-Jolliffe’s clear involvement in the thing called the Ministry of Freedom. Most hilariously, along the way, Randle-Jolliffe declares (in reference to the judgment which the judgment I quoted at my first link) that he has,
“decided I must do something about the master of the rolls falsehoods he is not allowed to invent a submission or evidence that I did not give”. (sic)
This could be very amusing but I suspect that it is mindless bluster. Curiously, he also makes reference to me. Bear in mind that he has not yet exercised the right of reply which I gave him. He says,
“… i have helped hundreds of people at great cost to myself people need to ask why duncan would make things so personaly vindictive what prejudice is he exhibiting…” (sic)
The answer is, of course, very simple. This man is peddling a dangerous kind of fictional quasi legal nonsense which is very likely to cause people to get into more difficulties, rather than help them out. Mr Newnham sensibly points out that if Randle-Jolliffe had helped hundreds of people, you might expect him to have substantiated that claim. I’d go further – surely, if Randle-Jolliffe had genuinely been successful in his assistance of other people, you’d expect there to be independent reports about that. There are no such reports.
For some reason, a website mentioned in this thread – The Ministry of Freedom, is coded in Flash. That means that it cannot be read by search engines. For that, we should perhaps be grateful. Perhaps the main advantage of using Flash to code an entire website (it would be trite to describe this as the worst case scenario for web design) is that scrapers cannot capture the openly advertised contact data. They’ve got a telephone number: 020 7689 2453. There is also an email address: email@example.com and a twitter feed: @ministryoffreedom. Here’s a screen shot of a couple of pages from the current version of this website:
Mr Newnham asks me whether Randle-Jolliffe can be prosecuted for fraud for charging money for a seminar on legal woo presented as fact. Before prosecutions are brought, evidence has to be gathered. In my view, Randle-Jolliffe may be on the brink of committing a crime but I won’t be personally attending the seminars and it is dangerous to make assumptions as to what will be said in advance. Ideally, someone could go along and record the proceedings. I’d like nothing better than to see the full force of the law used against Randle-Jolliffe and the other so-called Freeman on the Land charlatans. We need evidence. It has to be clear. A video would be good. We’ll need the video maker to be willing to give evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). Whether a prosecution will follow, will inevitably become a decision for the CPS. I can’t see the use in me publicy stating what the potential charges could be. That would only give Randle-Jolliffe warning. He knows what I look like, so it cannot be me who obtains this evidence. Anyone?
Despite his humiliation as a litigant-in-person who tacked himself onto the Occupy bandwagon, Randle-Jolliffe is actually trading on that debacle. Is it even possible to be in more denial? Here’s his seminar program:
FREEDOM AND THE LAW
Seminar and discussion series
with PAUL RANDLE-JOLLIFFE and guests
Introducing a brand new seminar series for all those seeking justice and remedy within the law. Experienced litigant in person for the Occupy Movement, Paul Randle-Jolliffe will be taking us through the basic premises of UK law, providing an insight into some of the powerful tools and remedies available in the quest for justice and freedom.
7th June: An Introduction to Law in the UK
A look at the historical development of law in the UK explaining the many different law forms and their uses from personal law to chancery, giving an idea of the multitude, range and depth of the remedies available.
14th June: Biblical Influences on English law, its Legal Systems and Maxims
Discover how English law has developed out of principles defined in the bible and how a deep understanding of this can aid our administration and application of law in the present system.
21st June: Self Determination, Freedom and Sovereignty
What is it to be free? We consider the boundaries of free will and sovereignty looking at the concept of the ‘freeman’ as found in the bible, the City of London as well as the current common law and freedom movement.
28th June: In Search of a UK Constitution
Whilst the concept of a UK constitution is not commonly believed to exist, we pinpoint the fundamental laws and charters that together form an underlying bill of rights that you can evoke to uphold and protect your liberty.
5th July: Building you own Personal Law
Introducing the little known, but pivotal concept of Personal Law and its role as the essential building block for creating your own personal framework for security and protection.
12th July: Trust, Equity and the Common Law
We take a look at some of the highest forms of law that enable good faith and conscience and form the basis of a just and free society. Discover how this relates to common law as used in both the past and present day.
19th July: Legal fictions and Contract Law
From trusts, companies and cooperatives to church and government, we discuss how the many forms of legal fictions can act as a powerful tool to help protect your freedoms, obtain justice and gain parity with authority.
26th July: Defense and attack part I: Litigation
Litigation can be a powerful way to find remedy within the law. We go through the processes for starting your own civil, criminal and commercial action against those causing you harm.
2nd August: Defense and attack part II: Liens and Conditional Acceptances
Did you know you can establish your own lawful judgement and obtain remedy outside of the court system? Liens and conditional acceptances are just two administrative routes to justice without costly court proceedings.
9th August: Defense and attack part III: Protest, Arrest and Dealing with Bailiffs
We look at how to deal with attacks on your freedom by the state including your right to protest, responding to unlawful actions by bailiffs and police and, when necessary, how to carry out citizens’ arrests.
16th August: Conflict of Laws and the EU
In just the last decade we have seen hundreds of years of UK law undone by EU legislation. We consider the basis for treason, what this means for UK justice and what we can do about it.
23rd August: Solutions for the Future: Communities and the Law
I wonder whether those attending on 26th July will be informed that there were only five successful private criminal prosecutions in the twentieth century? What on earth does, “the little known, but pivotal concept of Personal Law” mean? Seriously, if anyone wants to go along to any of these seminars to gather evidence, please contact me first. I’d be pleased to make some suggestions for how to gather good quality evidence. You’d be doing us all a favour. I imagine that the CPS does not prosecute people like Randle-Jolliffe because he only harms the poor.