Disgusting: Outrage at disgraced solicitor’s new pad…

March 3, 2009

…so reads a headline in yesterday’s Sheffield Star.

Arch bastard, Ian Firth, senior partner at the disgraced Barnsley law firm Raleys – who were found guilty of ripping off miners, is using his ill gotten gains to renovate the £4.5m Ranmoor Hall, a huge Victorian stately pile built in 1881 for a cutlery baron.


Once completed in the summer, the property will be one of Sheffield’s most exclusive – and expensive – addresses.

Who say’s crime doesn’t pay? It does if you’re a bent solicitor!

David Shelbourne, of Worsbrough, Barnsley, whose father-in-law Arthur Tinker did not live to see his compensation, said: “I wish I could afford to do that. I think it’s disgusting.”

Imposing Ranmoor Hall, on a private drive off leafy Belgrave Road in Ranmoor, has been gutted and a large team of contractors is currently working at the site surrounded by security fencing.

ranmoor-103But our ‘friends’ in Sheffield still found it a very interesting place to visit, with nicer weather just round the corner it would be the perfect site for a free party – maybe a rave to raise money for mining communities who will be struggling in the current economic climate!

For those who don’t know the full, sick story Firth was suspended by the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal, along with fellow Raleys solicitors David Barker, 44, banned for two years, and Jonathan Markham, 46, who received a six-month bar from practising. Three junior partners at the firm were fined. They were found guilty of conduct unbefitting a solicitor, acting other than in clients’ best interests.
The tribunal also ruled Raleys acted against clients’ best interests by not informing them the Government was paying its fee so they did not have to. Raleys earned a total of almost £78 million from the Government scheme, after dealing with 60,000 claims, but it was revealed in the tribunal £7.6 million of it came from fees paid by miners via the NUM.


Firth the Bastard


2 Responses to “Disgusting: Outrage at disgraced solicitor’s new pad…”

  1. Ian Firth of Stumperlowe House, Stumperlowe Hall Road, Fulwood, Sheffield. S10 3 QS Our moles are out and about and we should have an image of his current home, and more of his new place soon.

  2. “After God had finished the rattlesnake, the toad, and the vampire, he had some awful substance left with which he made a scab.”

    “A scab is a two-legged animal with a corkscrew soul, a water brain, a combination backbone of jelly and glue. Where others have hearts, he carries a tumor of rotten principles.”

    “When a scab comes down the street, men turn their backs and angels weep in heaven, and the devil shuts the gates of hell to keep him out.”

    “No man (or woman) has a right to scab so long as there is a pool of water to drown his carcass in, or a rope long enough to hang his body with. Judas was a gentleman compared with a scab. For betraying his master, he had character enough to hang himself.” A scab has not.

    “Esau sold his birthright for a mess of pottage. Judas sold his Savior for thirty pieces of silver. Benedict Arnold sold his country for a promise of a commision in the british army.” The scab sells his birthright, country, his wife, his children and his fellowmen for an unfulfilled promise from his employer.

    Esau was a traitor to himself; Judas was a traitor to his God; Benedict Arnold was a traitor to his country; a scab is a traitor to his God, his country, his family and his class.” Author — Jack London (1876-1916)

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