Turns out that Williamson & Soden have got form!

A quick bit of Googling revealed that Williamson & Soden, Ashbourne’s solicitors who can’t/won’t understand the Data Protection Act, have got a bit of form.

Apparently they were sued in 1998 for a whopping £250,000 for allegedly cocking up the handling of a will. This extract is from an article first published in The Independent:

A firm of Midland solicitors is being sued for more than pounds 250,000 by two brothers over the handling of their father’s will.

Mr William Spring claims he has been in a dispute for the past 12 years with solicitors Williamson and Soden over part of his father’s pounds 140,000 estate.

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Ashbourne Management – digging themselves a hole

It’s nice to see that neither Ashbourne Management nor their solicitors have replied to my latest letters. No matter, I’ve heard from both the Information Commissioner’s Office and the Solicitors Regulation Authority in the meantime.

The ICO are writing to Ashbourne yet again explaining how to respond to a Data Subject Notice and have sent me some information about starting a court case. As I stated in my last entry, I’ve already got an N1 claim form ready to go if Ashbourne don’t start playing ball by the end of the month, so we’ll see.

The SRA have informed me that my complaint about Williamson & Soden is awaiting a casework officer, so again that’s good news. You may remember that Williamson & Soden are telling me (and presumably advising Ashbourne) that they have complied with the Data Protection Act when clearly they have not. So either they’re incompetent or lying – in my opinion of course!

This blog isn’t growing as quickly as I’d like, mainly because I’ve been away for the best part of a week. But I certainly haven’t forgotten it!

Ashbourne Management Services Limited – the story so far

This blog entry has two purposes: to bring the reader up to date with my battle to have an unlawful and inaccurate default removed; and to appear on search engine results when people search for Ashbourne Management Services Limited. In fact, I’ll ask your forgivness in advance for using the company’s full name so often, but I hope it will help this page’s prominence on the internet!

Some background first. I joined a local gym a few years back, and very good it was too. The facilities were on a par with a large chain but without the horrible impersonal atmosphere which pervades the well-known large players in the market. The price was reasonable too, partly because I’d signed a two-year agreement.

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