Thursday, June 4, 2015

In the Interests of Fairness and Jounalistic Integrity We Publish Greg Harney's Correspondence Complaining About this Blog

Greg Harney
Mr. Harney wrote:
Your untruthful defamatory publications continue despite my multiple warnings.
Take it down, all of it, or action will be commenced.
Greg Harney
Shields Harney
602 - 732 Broughton Street
Victoria BC V8W 1E1
Our Editor responded:
Mr. Harney
Thank you for your letter.  
We believe in honesty in reporting and adhere to the highest journalistic standards.
The matter is in the courts and is a matter of public record but, nonetheless, we wish to be fair to you.
Please advise what statements on the blog are, in your opinion, untruthful.
We will review your specific concerns and respond appropriately.
You truly,
Joe Adam
Legal judicial blogs
Mr. Harney replied

John a.k.a. Jack English

No, your reports are not honest or accurate.

No, you do not adhere to the highest journalistic standards, or any standard for that matter.

Most of the blog is untruthful, not in my opinion but in fact.
The court of appeal case is not English against me, but him appealing the judgments in my favour.
I did not “try to rip him off”, and your numbers are all wrong.
There is no criminal conspiracy or anyone controlling my claims but me, as he and his companies owe me about $300K at this point.
The one page attendance report at St. Paul’s says nothing of any serious medical condition.
The court did not force him to attend, but offered the option in advance which he eventually accepted when he attended.
The above are not exhaustive, just examples of your patent disregard for the truth or accuracy.
If you have any integrity, amend the untruths.
Greg Harney
Shields Harney
602 - 732 Broughton Street
Victoria BC V8W 1E1
Ph:   250-405-7616
Fax:  250-405-7619

Editors note: We are publishing the above correspondence in the interests of fairness and journalistic integrity. 

Mr. English continues to hold the opinion that Mr. Harney's conduct was highly unprofessional, that he overbilled for work done, that he did not carry out his original retainer and that he tried to bully Mr. English into approving a "draft" bill for $1.1 million.

The Editors also observe that when Mr. Harney sent Mr. English
the official bill it was for a whooping $536,000 including taxes, for a few weeks of work and that Master Keighly of the Supreme Court of British Columbia found the bill to be far too high and reduced that bill by 50 per cent to $256,000 including taxes. 

Mr. Harney kept no time records.  


Saturday, May 30, 2015

Is The BC Government Rigging the Case Against John English At the British Columbia Court of Appeal

Justice Mary Saunders 
 British Columbia Court of Appeal Justice Mary Saunders, shown in photo on right, told a sick and ailing John English that he would not be permitted to use a qualified lawyer to present his case against BC lawyer Greg Harney who Mr. English alleges tried to rip him off with a million dollar bill for a few days in court. 

(Editor's Note: In fairness to Mr. Harney, the $1.1 million dollar bill sent to Mr. English was a "draft" of a proposed bill and, eventually, Mr. Harney reduced his bill to about $550,000 which the court then reduced to about $220,000. Mr. Harney kept no time records.)   

In the Editors opinion, the highly unusual ruling suggests that the British Columbia Court of Appeal continued to be threatened or blackmailed by the criminal gang inside the Government of British Columbia that is manipulating the Harney case as a tool to complete the looting of the English family resort property near Tofino, B.C.

Click here to view the firebomb attacks on the English family resort and more. 

Elizabeth Bennett
John English has been under doctors care for a serious concussion sustained last fall and he has been advised not to appear in court until his health is better so, his long time family friend and fully qualified lawyer, John Frederick Carten, approached the court  and asked to present the legal arguments because Mr. English was not well. 

Mr. Carten also tendered to the court proof of Mr. English's serious medical condition that was verified by a written report from Dr. Susan O'Donnell of St. Paul's Hospital who had examined Mr. English as a result of a medical crisis earlier in the morning. 

Mr. Carten is a highly qualified lawyer who has appeared at all levels of court in Canada and he sometimes assists self represented litigants who cannot otherwise afford a lawyer

Click here to read more about Mr. Carten's work in Canada's justice system. 

Objections were also raised about the presence of Justice Elizabeth Bennett on the case because she is a former career civil servant in British Columbia whose pension plan is probably managed by the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation the company that was the beneficiary of the looting of the English family property by terrorist tactics

Ms. Bennett has developed a reputation for being selected to preside on cases involving bureaucrats and politicians who are alleged to have committed crimes while in office in British Columbia.  She was recently assigned to a case involving Mr. Carten where she made a highly questionable ruling and her assignment, in that case, is evidence of improper interference with the judiciary by the BC Government and corroborates Mr. English`s suspicion that the BC Government is manipulating the Court of Appeal against him. 

Ms. Bennett was involved in both the cover up of the alleged crimes of Premier Glen Clark and the cover up of the alleged crimes under the leadership of Premier Gordon Campbell

Based on her body language and demeanour in court on May 28, 2015, it is apparent that Ms. Bennett is under great stress that is consistent with criminal blackmail or other forms of threat or inducement.  

The court left Mr. English with no practical option but to risk his health and make a brief attendance to insure his appeal was not defeated by default. 

The other judge on the case is Justice Nicole Garson (shown in photo on left) who, like Saunders, Bennett and Chief Justice Bauman owes her position as a high paid Canadian judge (salary $250,000 plus per annum) to the corrupt regime of gangsters who worked for Prime Minister Jean Chretien - a regime that was widely known for corruption, judicial case fixing, and other crimes. According to the Court of Appeal Web Site, Garson (shown in photo on right) was appointed a supreme court judge on March 21, 2001 and a Court of Appeal Judge on May 14, 2009.    

A close examination of Garson's complexion in the recent photo on the left shows the tell tale signs of the Irish Curse, red coloured blotchy patches that form with the making of dishonest decisions, that killed former Canadian finance minister Jim Flaherty and that afflicts Elizabeth Bennett and Chief Justice Bauman.

The investigation of all four Justices, Bauman, Saunders Bennett
BC Government Take Over Tactics 

and Garson continues and complaints have been filed about all of them for their obviously corrupt conduct in the English family case that involves heinous acts of terrorism by government agents against the English family that includes the deliberate burning of their family home (shown in photo on right). 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Jack English vs. Greg Harney: Round Three Set in Court of Appeal for May 28, 2015

Jack English
Jack English (shown in photo on right) continues his dogged fight against the big billing mega bucks Victoria based lawyer Gregory Harney, at the British Columbia Court of Appeal and the showdown is now tentatively set for May 28, 2015 in Vancouver at 10 A.M.

Investigators suspect that Harney was operating in cahoots with agents of British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCIMC) to undermine and sabotage his own client - a dirty trick that is not uncommon among some lawyers in British Columbia that has developed an international reputation for white collar crime.  BCIMC was the direct beneficiary of the criminal conspiracy carried out against the English family property near Tofino, British Columbia.

Mr. English is confident that if he gets a clean panel of judges, i.e. not corrupt, they will follow the binding legal precedents previously set by the Court of Appeal when it adopted the statement of Lord Denning in Griffiths v. Evans, (1953) 2 All E.R. 1364 at 1369.


Greg Harney
“On this question of retainer, I would observe that where there is a  difference between a solicitor and his client, the courts have said for the last hundred years or more that the word of the client is to be preferred  to the word of the solicitor, or at any rate more weight is to be given to it....
The reason is plain.  It is because the client is ignorant and the solicitor is or should be learned.  If the solicitor does not take the precaution of getting a written retainer, he has only himself to thank for being at variance with his client over it and must take the consequences.”

Griffith v Evans has been followed in the British Columbia courts in the following cases, Bull Housser & Tupper v. Williams, 1998 CanLII 1783 (BC SC), Davis & Co. v. Jiwan 2007 BCSC 1775 (CanLii),  MacAulay v. O'Neill, 2002 BCSC 1699 (CanLII),  Mansfield v. Hawkins, 2002 BCSC 1723 (CanLII) Redekop Law Corporation v. Grau et al, 2004 BCSC 569 (CanLII) Scott v. Tseuoa, 2002 BCSC 1779 (CanLII), Waldock v. Bissett and (1992) 1992 CanLII 1002 (BC CA), and Walker v. Enayati, 1997 CanLII 967 (BC SC).

Both Master Peter Kieghly and Justice Keith Bracken failed to follow the law when they ruled against Mr. English and granted Greg Harney a $200,000 plus fee for a couple of days in court on a relatively uncomplicated foreclosure case after Greg Harney initially tried to force his client to approve $1.12 million bill and then sent his client a bill for $556,000 and attempted to use a special court procedure that the lawyers in British Columbia have devised to get their massive unjustifiable bills approved by fellow Law Society members who are nominated to be Masters of the Court by a highly suspect and corrupt process. 

Legal observers say Mr. Harney should have kept his agreement with Mr. English and if there was no agreement the bill should have been less than the $10,000 that Mr. English had paid upfront.

Additional research shows that both Master Peter Kieghly and Justice Keith Bracken should not have been on the case and had financial conflicts of interest due to the fact that their pension plans are managed by BCIMC that has an interest in financially destroying Jack English and burying him under massive legal bills.

Master Peter Kieghly who was appointed to his position by the notorious Premier Gordon Campbell has a reputation for devious dealing and first came to the attention of the Editors as a result of his role in the gang of thugs connected to British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell attacked and destroyed Karl Eisbrenner, an innocent man who was doing his job, as a lawyer, to defend the helpless, the weak and the old.

Click here to read more about Karl Eisbrenner and Peter Kieghly