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YourLegalDesk.com / Scam and rip off!

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Yourlegaldesk.com offer a service to answer all legal inquiries within 24 hours for a fee of £16. I sent them a simple question two days ago and I have still not received a reply. Furthermore, they have not responded to my complaint which I sent after 27 hours. I have now sent them another e-mail requesting a refund - I am not hopeful as it would appear that this 'company' is little more than a sham.

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  • Da
      21st of Apr, 2008
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    Dear unsatisfied client,
    This is absolutely disappointing from a client (obviously you) that did not
    Receive his answer on time you should know better that when you make the
    Enquiry, we need to know exactly the e-mail address that we will send the answer to
    You did provide this e-mail address dalej@apeman.co.uk which we sent the answer to
    But then you sent us another e-mail address dalejefferies7@googlemail.com that didn’t
    Figure on our data base, you should’ve only send us a simple e-mail with the problem on it, we would’ve solve it for you knowing that this is a legal department
    With solicitors in all over the U-K and because of your lack of concentration you didn’t receive the answer it’s a shame for our lawyers to hear such a complaint
    From yourself, but thank you anyways.
    Allow me to show you a sample of our satisfied client,
    Hello, I thank you so very much for this advice, it has been so
    helpful, worth every penny
    kind regards
    jean.
    Thanks, that is what I wanted to know.

    Regards,

    Gordon da C
    dear sir/madam
    thank you for a good reply, i am still waiting as per email, the name of the solicitor you would reccommend.if i appeal, do i have to go for trial also, because appeal hearing might be later than trial date, which is listed for 25 april 08.
    thanks awaiting for your quick reply
    mohamed surve

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR ANSWERS
    dave rice
    etc….

  • Kw
      30th of Apr, 2008
    0 Votes

    I agree - yourlegaldesk is a scam - the same thing happened to me. It is appalling really as it is so heavily advertised on many sites. Let's hope someone does a Google search first and reads these warnings.

    You can also see from their response above that their grasp of English is very poor and they are clearly not literate, nevermind competant lawyers. I guess on reflection, it was obviously a scam - so lesson learned. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

  • Sh
      30th of Apr, 2008
    0 Votes

    Lordy - I wish I had found this site before I sent my £20. I was in a bit of a rush so I didnt check the site out until after I sent my question (and £20) - and as soon as I saw their was no address, the phone number was a premium rate number and realised their grasp of basic sentencing was way off - I tried to cancel. Unfortunately I think you're scuppered if you pay by Pay-pal as the transaction is instanteous. I have reported it anyway and alerted them to both websites - they are also 'expresslegaladvice.com' so hopefully they'll be blacklisted.

    Funny really - I went to them with a question about consumer rights! lol. I hope they spend my well earned money wisely... but I suspect not. They should all be lined up and shot.

  • Je
      6th of May, 2008
    0 Votes

    I have sent a question to this company, and they responded within 48h; a very kind lady called me to applogize for the delays and offered me the chance to ask further questions for free...i am happy with the service they are offering, and even if the answer reached me 24hours late, it was a prompt and helpfull reply; they have also recommanded me one of their solicitor who is actually handeling my case against my ex husband .

  • Jo
      4th of Jun, 2008
    0 Votes

    I have paid and after doung that posted a question. The answer that came back is defective. I am have tried to get redress and no one responses to my complaint. If the organisation is fully compliant with The Law Society Rules / Solicitors Regulation Authority Rules then they MUST DEAL WITH MY COMPLIANT.
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    The problem is that they have no address where proper letters and service of legal process can be sent.
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    Defective services requires a fair and transparent complaint process. There is none here! Which is againt the public interest.
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    Will anyone who knows of this web site kindly contct me so I may communicate with them.

    Thanks.
    John
    Johnneville17@hotmail.com



    rules they Shoudl have a complaints handling procedure as is demananded y are ir in osed a

  • Lu
      4th of Jun, 2008
    0 Votes

    I ve used the services of this website before i accept a job offerb a in Dubai, i sent them the employment contract cos i couldnt understand it ;, it was a lawyers staf, and i did nt want to instruct a lawyer that will charge me X000 £ for this kind of work!!

    their solicitors ve read my contract and they expalined me the terms that i have to discuss about with my employer because they were "unfair", and i did, the company removed these terms and changed the contract, i had a second question for free, which i used and the second contract was also read and approved by the solicitor of the website,

    a solicitor would have billed me hundreds of £; so ..if this website did this work for only 16£, then i think that i was scammer!!

    enjoy your life xxxx

  • Da
      5th of Jun, 2008
    0 Votes

    These are the answers of people satisfied with our services, it doesn’t
    Make any sense, you are a scam for our website read this and inform
    Yourself before you judge people, we do this to help people and 20 £
    Is more than worth it for a legal advice, you will get the same service
    for 200 £ if you go see a solicitor in his office.
    Some people ask their legal questions and forget to put their details
    On the site as the e-mail address so for us to do the procedure with our payment
    Solution Company and pull out the info it just takes time so
    Please when you post a question on our website make sure you fill out
    The appropriate box, some people who do that receive their answers
    Sometime within just a couple of hours

    Mr Milad Michail wrote
    Hi, Thank you very much for your valuable advice . My £20 was one of the best money spent in my whole long life .

    Best regards

    Milad
    Barbara Dance wrote:
    The problem has now been solved with thanks
    Margaret B Dickinson wrote:
    Hi again,

    Thanks for clarifying that for me.

    Best Wishes
    Royston Cole wrote :

    Thank you for your speedy response.


    Many thanks
    ginglik wrote :
    Ok thanks, that's much clearer.
    I do appreciate you coming back to me a second time.

    Sandra Mardell wrote :
    After our little mishap with communication I would just like to say that I am very pleased that I now have an answer to my question. I thought that this was the case so now know what we need to do.



    Thank you very much



    Regards


    Alright that’s enough for now you all keep it up…

  • Da
      9th of Jun, 2008
    0 Votes

    These are your enquiries and legal answers, if there’s any
    Person or any solicitor qualified please feel free to have a look
    At it, and tell me what is wrong with it, I appreciate it, thank you
    Domain.
    The Question :

    Facts:
    Someone owed me some moneys ( £60000) and they gave me cheques in 1988 for my professional fees. I sue them in the County Court in 1993 under the Cheque Act. They sue me in the high Court in 1993 for negligence. I applied for Summary Judgement in 1996 in the County Court and this failed and the Defendant was given costs Plus were also given unconditional leave to defend the cheque action. I appealed to the Court of Appeal(COA) against the Judge’s refusal to give me Summary Judgement. I lost in the COA and the COA Ordered the County Court to Transfer the matter to the High Court for the Negligence and the Cheque act action to be heard one after the other. The Negligence Act was dismissed in 2001. I did nothing at all from 1998 and in 2005 the other part –The Defendant in the Cheque Action brought the matter before the High Court. The High Court said that the matter was stayed because of PD51(19) because the aces was not brought before the Court by April 1998 when the CPR came into effect. But the Master in The High Court make an order: ( 1) for the Cheque action to be dismissed without any costs of the cheque action save for the costs the Defendant obtained in the Summary Judgment.
    ==============
    The Defendant has a Court Order for me to pay them the now Court Assessed costs amounting to £19, 000 for the Summary Judgement application THEY OBTAINED IN THE county court.


    QUESTION:

    (1) Can I claim a set off: by saying that since I am owed £6000 ( plus interest at 8 percent ==giving back some 20 years===I can set that off against the Court Order for £19, 000 and pay the difference if any====??????
    ====================================
    (2) I believe that set off is not subject to legal proceedings and I need not commence any court action to put into effect that set-off procedure. Is that correct? Can you quote me any case law?
    ==================================
    (3) Is there any, limitation period to which a set off ===as in my case===cane be utilised? Can you quote me any case law?

    Thank you.
    John
    The Answer :
    Dear Sir,
    Basically, Where a debtor has a monetary cross-claim against a creditor, a right of set-off reduces the amount of that creditor's claim by the amount of his cross-claim.
    The right to set off can be divided into four categories: legal set-off, equitable set-off,
    banker's set-off and insolvency set-off, each of which (except for insolvency set-off) may be
    modified by agreement between the debtor and creditor. In most cases the debts must be "mutual",
    that is, it should be clear that the same two parties are beneficially entitled to, and personally liable for, payment of the debts.

    In law, a set-off is a statutory defence to the whole or to a portion of a plaintiff's claim. It had no existence under the English common law, being created by 2 Geo.'II. c. 22 for the relief of insolvent debtors. Such a defence could be pleaded only in respect of mutual debts of a definite character, and did not apply to cases in which damages were claimed, nor to equitable claims or demands. indeed, a defendant in an action may set off or set up any right or claim by way of counterclaim against the claims of a plaintiff, and such set-off or counterclaim has the same effect as a statement of claim in a cross-action. Upon judgment, both claims are extinguished and replaced by a single net sum owing.

    Hence, since the two actions are different in their legal nature and since you have not claimed a sett-off payment during the action of your contractor you should start a separate action to recover your money.
    Under the limit time Act your action shall not be brought after the expiration of six years from the date on which the cause of action accrued.

    You can refer to the case of Mondel v Steel (1841); to the Gilbert Ash (Northern) v Modern Engineering (1974); the Court of Appeal in Acsim v Danish Contracting (1989); Multiplex Constructions (UK) Ltd v Cleveland Bridge UK Ltd, TCC 5 June 2006.
    If you need further information please let us know by replying to this email we will be pleased to help and advice.
    Best regards
    The Question :
    The legal citation is incomplete can you send me the rest of the citations.

    =============================
    What si the tiem limit act and which section are you referring to.

    ====================
    (3) Is there any, limitation period to which a set off ===as in my case===can be utilised? Can you quote me any case law?

    =======================
    Which country law are you refrring to?

    =====================
    what is
    2 Geo.'II. c. 22 for the relief of insolvent debtors.

    John
    20 February 2008
    London England
    The Answer :
    Dear John,
    Thank you for the clarifications you have enclosed.
    In Uk set-off and counter-claim are both the creation of statute.
    In fact, the provision conventionally referred to as the Statute of Set-off is contained in one statute from the reign of George II (which has been also adopted in the United States with some modifications and in Australia). It is s 13 of 2 Geo II c 22 (1729) which states:

    And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That where there are mutual Debts between the Plaintiff and Defendant, or if either Party sue or be sued as Executor or Administrator, where there are mutual Debts between the Testator or Intestate and either Party, one Debt may be set against the other, and such Matter may be given in Evidence upon the General Issue, or pleading in Bar, as the Nature of the Case shall require, so as at the Time of his pleading the General Issue, where any such Debt of the Plaintiff, his Testator or Intestate, is intended to be insisted on in Evidence, Notice shall be given of the particular Sum or Debt so intended to be insisted on, and upon what Account it became due, or otherwise such Matter shall not be allowed in Evidence upon such General Issue.

    Set-off is differs from recoupment, as the latter generally grows out of the same matter or contract with the plaintiff's claim, while the former grows out of distinct matter, and does not of itself deny the justice of the plaintiff's demand. Offset is sometimes improperly used for the legal term set-off.

    The limitation period of set-off is regulated by Limitation Act 1980 especially part I section 5 and part III sections 35 and 36.
    As an example of a case of law you can refer to Balfour Beatty Construction Ltd v Serco Ltd [2004] All ER (D) 348 TCC.
    Thank you for your confidence in our legal service.
    Sincerely yours


    Domain . 84909
    The Question :
    breach of any statutory duty and, specifically, with regard to breaches of the
    Protection from Harassment Act 1997.
    Section 40 Administration of Justice Act 1070.
    AUTHORITY TO ACT
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    I owe a solicitor's client 6400==Z.H.ADAMS in the estate of S.H.Smith Deceased. I sent a bankers draft made payable to his client and cross==NOT TRANSFERRABLE ( this meaning that the money can only go into the account of the estate and NOT into the Solicitors client account:

    Z.H.ADAMS in the estate of S.H.Smith Deceased.
    ===============================
    He has stated all along and yearsIN COURT PROCEEDINGS THAT HE REPRESENTED:
    Z.H.ADAMS in the estate of S.H.Smith Deceased.
    =====
    Now SOLICITORS is saying I must make the Cheque payable to the Executor in her PERSONAL
    NAME: Ms Z.H.Adams.
    AND NOT IN HER
    REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY OF THE ESTATE namely:
    Z.H.ADAMS in the estate of S.H.Smith Deceased.
    ================================================
    QUESTION
    (A) How can I invoke the issue and claim that the Solicitors were acting without authority
    of Z.H.ADAMS in the estate of S.H.Smith Deceased
    AND
    THEY MISLEAD THE COURT
    AND
    THEY HAVE BREACHED SRA RULES OF CONDUCT - Rule 11?

    (b) hOW CAN Protection from Harassment Act 1997 and
    Section 40 Administration of Justice Act 1070 be used.

    Thank you.
    21 April 2008
    John Singh
    The Answer :
    Dear Mr Singh,

    If you owe this amount to the executors of the estate in his quality of executor then the cheque should be drown to his name as the executor of S.H Smith.
    The Executor has to collect all the testator's debts together with any assets in his estate.
    the cheque can be payable to the executor in his personal name if he is your creditor .
    moreover, If you can prove that the solicitor was acting without due authority Of the executor, then you can alert the court and invoke the breach of Rule 11 .
    If you can prove that the solicitor was acting without due authority, then you can pursue a legal action against him under section 40AJA.
    Section 40 of the act provides that a person commits an offence if, with the object of coercing another person to pay money claimed from the other as a debt due under contract, he or she:

    "... falsely represent themselves to be authorized in some official capacity to claim or enforce payment;..."
    Harassment of people in debt by creditors or their agents is a criminal offence under the Administration of Justice Act 1970.
    Many activities could count as harassment. It is important to note that “anything done by a person which is reasonable” when trying to recover a debt, is not considered to be harassment.
    It is usually difficult to persuade the police to prosecute in cases of harassment unless a more serious offence such as violence, fraud or blackmail is also involved. The penalty is a fine of up to £5, 000 in the Magistrates Court.
    You can also complain to the law society, the Office for the Supervision of Solicitors can help because it involves professional misconduct. they can only help you because the solicitor has breached the rules of professional conduct which all solicitors must follow.
    If you need further information, do not hesitate to contact us, we will be pleased to help and answer

    Thank you
    Best regards


    Domaine . 137292
    The Question:
    If a Solcitor has been instructed in a contentious matter and served the
    client with a short form bill of costs.The cleint then asked the solcitor to apply to Court
    for detailed assessment. The solicitor then provided the client with a detailed bill and said if payment is not made the he will sue the client:

    (1) Can the Solicitor then sue the client and if this happens what can the client do?
    (2) Can the cleint force the solicitor to apply for Detailed assessment if noit waht not?
    (3) What Statute and practice directions govern these matters?

    jOHN
    The Answer :
    Dear sir,
    The Solicitors' Code of Conduct 2007 states in its rule 2.03 that a solicitor has to inform his client about the costs, and that he “ must give your client the best information possible about the likely overall cost of a matter both at the outset and, when appropriate, as the matter progresses. In particular: advise the client of the basis and terms of the solicitor’s charges;
    advise the client if charging rates are to be increased; advise the client of likely payments which solicitor or client may need to make to others; discuss with the client how the client will pay .
    The client can ask his solicitor to apply to the Law Society for a Remuneration Certificate. Alternatively, if court proceedings were issued, the client will need to apply to the court for taxation of his solicitors' bill.
    A client who is unhappy with his solicitors bill may challenge it and either party may apply to the court for the bill to be assessed. A law costs draftsman may be instructed to prepare a formal bill of costs to be lodged at court, advise on procedure and if instructed, argue in support or oppose the bill.
    If the bill is assessed then the client has to pay, unless the solicitor can pursue a legal action against his client in order to force him to pay.

    Solicitors Act 1974, and the PRACTICE DIRECTION ABOUT COSTS Part 67 PROCEEDINGS RELATING TO SOLICITORS is available using this link : http://www.justice.gov.uk/civil/procrules_fin/contents/parts/part67.htm

    Thank you
    Best regards

  • Da
      9th of Jun, 2008
    0 Votes

    Thank you for your reply, i have printed it off and will be writing to customs with my complaint. I would recommend this site yourlegaldesk.com to anyone who has a legal question. it is worth every penny i paid.
    Regards
    ~Sharon Calvert

  • St
      21st of Jun, 2008
    0 Votes

    They are scammers. They really are!
    They don't answer questions in time. When I wrote them that I am going to complain to paypal about their scam they sent me reply but really just random legal stuff which had nothing to do with my case.

  • Pe
      5th of Jul, 2008
    0 Votes

    Wish I'd looked at this site before, legaldesk sent me quite a few answers, but unfortunately they either didn't read the question, or they didn't understand it.

    On top of this both answers were plagerised from popular websites, I'm so annoyed by this if I don't hear from them soon with a relevent answer, or a refund, I'm going to phone the papers and give them the story for the price of the question. I'll start with the dailymail, they plagerised their thisismoney site first, before moving on to wonga wallah.

    Just in case one of their 'experts' is reading this, there is a hugh difference between a bank charge and a default, if you don't get this, you need to change career

  • Jo
      9th of Jul, 2008
    0 Votes

    Paypal are disreputable for being associated with this company. I will now avoid paypal as well!

  • Va
      7th of Jun, 2016
    0 Votes
    YourLegalDesk.com - Online scam
    YourLegalDesk.com
    United States
    yourlegaldesk.com

    I asked for what legal options I had to the problem of slanderous dangerous lies being propagated about me in my local community, which are a threat to my safety and that of my family. Their answer which was trivial, incomprehensible and insulting consisted of: You can felt sorry for against them for slandering because you're planning to become active in politics and that can destroyed your political future.'

    I could have got that from a horoscope. Not worth the $14.

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