Bennison renames Bailiff Help Forum to pass it off as someone else’s business
Bennison really is the gift that keeps on giving! Just when you think there can be nothing else he could do to astonish everyone, up he comes with yet another silly idea.
What’s in a name?
Usually the name of a website matches the domain name, if you have a domain called bailiffhelpforum you’d call your site “Bailiff Help Forum”, right? At least this is what most people would do, and what Bennison did for over five years, ever since he set up the site in question. Then, one day, the site was suddenly called “Dealing with Bailiffs”. This was a little odd, as he has another, totally separate site, called exactly that, his business site, the one where he offers his “low cost drafting services”. You can read more about this other site here: Dealing with Bailiffs and Beat the Bailiffs Wrong Again.
Around a week or so ago, Bennison decided to rename BHF to “Bailiff Talk”. You couldn’t quite figure out what to expect from a site of that name, was it a place where bailiffs could talk between them or a space to talk about them? It didn’t sound like a place where you could get help with bailiff issues such as Bailiff Help Forum or how to deal with them, as in Dealing with Bailiffs. It was an odd choice of a name, and an odd decision to rename the site. There could only be one reason for that: an attempt to distance himself from this site, which highlights the shortcomings of his Bailiff Help Forum.
A step too far
A few days later, we had yet another surprise: Bailiff Help Forum had now been renamed “Bailiff Advice Online”. This name now appears at the top of every forum page as well as being part of each page title. There is already a site of that name, which uses a domain of the same name. This is a well known, highly regarded, reputable source of bailiff advice that has been around for over 10 years, much longer than BHF. It has never had any association of any kind with Bennison’s site, in fact, the advice provided on BHF and DWB is often at odds with the advice provided by Bailiff Advice Online.
Bennison and his Loyal Followers (all two of them) have worked very hard to vilify and discredit the work of Bailiff Advice Online, so it is very odd that he should have decided to adopt this name for his own site. The only reason for him to take this step would be to upset, alarm and distress the owner of the site of that name.
Passing off is leading people to believe that the goods or services provided are those of another.
Elements of the action for passing off.
The necessary elements of the action for passing off have been restated by the House of Lords as being three in number:
- that the claimant’s goods or services have acquired a goodwill in the market and are known by some distinguishing name, mark or other indicium;
- that there is a misrepresentation by the defendant (whether or not intentional) leading or likely to lead the public to believe that goods or services offered by the defendant are goods or services of the claimant; and
- that the claimant has suffered or is likely to suffer damage as a result of the erroneous belief engendered by the defendant’s misrepresentation.
Source: Halsbury’s Laws of England
If Bennison thinks he can get away with arguing that “Bailiff Advice Online” is simply a string of descriptive or generic words, he should know that:
It is possible for a word or phrase which is wholly descriptive of the goods or services concerned to become so associated with the goods or services of a particular trader that its use by another trader is capable of amounting to a representation that his goods or services are those of the first trader. In these circumstances it is sometimes said that, although the primary meaning of the words is descriptive, they have acquired a secondary meaning as indicating the products of a particular trader and no other.
Halsbury’s Laws of England also provide us with the relevant remedies, particularly:
Interim remedies are of particular importance in infringement and passing off cases. These remedies include interim injunctions, search orders, orders for immediate disclosure, freezing injunctions and, on occasions, certain orders under the protective jurisdiction of equity against non-infringers (for example, disclosure of names of infringers and interim preservation). Summary judgment is also available in suitable cases. Applications for interim relief should be considered in all cases, as a successful application almost always results in an early termination of the infringement and also a considerable saving in time and costs.
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Not only do we have Jason Bennison involved in a bogus personal injury claim for £83,000, he is also involved in trying to pass of his website as Bailiff Advice Online (instead of the Bailiff Help Forum) and worse still, using that website to provide links to a new site that he has set up which is deliberately designed to mislead the public into believing that it is a GOVERNMENT site (which it is not). Read about his latest CON below:
Don’t forget, Jason Bennison has made a habit of passing off his websites as somebody else’s for quite a few years.
Remember back to the website of Kings Trust. And then we have the other passing off with his Beat the Bailiff website (remember the Beat the Bailiffs (and the banks) Facebook site). The worst of them all has to be his newest site Nationalbailiffadvice. This time, Jason Bennison has decided to pass off the website as a government owned one.
Jason Bennison’s latest website; National Bailiff Advice had been DELIBERATELY designed in order to deceive members of the public into believing that the site is government owned or endorsed website (which it is not).
Today, the EVIDENCE is revealed:
I should have remembered to provide these two links to the above blog post.
And then we have this one:
So this guy has a website already called Dealingwithbailiffs. Surely the obvious solution would have been to call his forum the Dealing with Bailiffs Forum?????????????
To rename the forum as Dealing with Bailiffs forum would have been the most obvious step. But you see, taking such a step would not have assisted Jason Bennison to make money.
What he was looking for was to gain additional business and that is evidenced by the way in which he changed the contact details in his signature. He also highlighted the part about him ‘supposedly’ being a Paralegal. These changes were made the same down and PDF’s that I have are evidence of this.
What he was doing was looking at taking business from a DIRECT RIVAL. Nothing more, nothing less and he has been aided and abetted in this by both Amy and of course, Mark Bowley.
Schedule 12 wrote: ↑
15 Jul 2018 21:23
And comments on National Bailiff Advice were: Delete the Site. And You need to re learn everything you think you know#.
LOL so true
This new set up of his (National Bailiff Advice) looks to be the same content as his previous crap site; Dealing with Bailiffs. The only changes seem to be with the links to Learn More where he continues with his obsession to list endless links to legislation which will mean sod all to debtors and put most people off reading the site.
Below Bailiff Advice Online he has now added the name “Action for Justice UK Ltd”. Is there any connection between the names?
Here is an update on the ‘passing off’ of the Bailiff Help Forum as Bailiff Advice Online.
Mr Jason Bennison claims that he sold his websites; Bailiff Help Forum and Dealing with Bailiffs to a Philippine based ‘venture capital company’. In reality, it would seem that the purchaser of the websites (and the owner of the deplorable National Bailiff Advice website) is a company called Action for Justice UK Ltd. It’s sole director is Mr Dane Marks (also known as the Reverend Dane Marks). He comes not from the Philippines but much closer to home….Cardiff.
Dane Marks and I spoke at length around 10 days ago. He confirmed to me that had been introduced to Mr Jason Bennison by a solicitor. That solicitor just so happens to be the same lady who Mr Bennison is known to pass legal cases to.
Suffice to say, there is quite a lot going on ‘behind the scenes’.
Did you remember to record the conversation?
There is no connection between the two names. Smoke and mirrors and deception, that’s all it is.
The domain name and business name of Bailiff Advice Online is mine and has been for over 12 years. As I have said before, Jason Bennison (posting as Schedule 12 on the Bailiff Help Forum) has had a string of unsuccesful ‘bailiff’ websites over the past 10 years such as:
Screw the Bailiff
Sue the Bailiff
Dealing with Bailiffs
Beat the Bailiff
Bailiff Help Forum
Each site is litterred with highly inaccurate and misleading information intended to deceive a naive debtor into believing that with his help, they will be able to issue proceedings against an enforcement company, local authority or even police force to recover fees or perhaps stop a vehicle being sold etc.
His websites have been a spectaculer failure. Being desperate for money (with a bankruptcy petition of £26,000 to pay), he hit on the idea of obtaining additional business by passing off his Bailiff Help Forum website as mine. A website that he has frequently stated is a ‘direct rival’ to his.
More seriously, he hit on another idea. He wanted his name to be removed from internet sites. He tried to get the High Court to assist him but this was another of his court failures. In desperation, he has resorted to blackmail. Unless I asssist him to get his name removed from interent sites, he will continue to name HIS website; Bailiff Help Forum as mine and to TRADE AS: Bailiff Advice Online.
It will be the job of the Official Receiver after 7th August to unravel what he has done…and most importantly, what has happened to the money that he has been paid for the supposed sale of Dealing with Bailiffs, XLaw Ltd, and Bailiff Help Forum.
Passing off his Bailiff Help Forum as mine and resorting to blackmail in order to get his name (Jason Bennison) removed from the internet was a very silly and childish idea of his. He is soon to find out why. And on a side note, the 7th August cannot come soon enough.
Sensing that there is trouble brewing for Jason Bennison (posting as Schedule 12 on his Bailiff Help Forum) for trying to PASS OFF his Bailiff Help Forum as Bailiff Advice Online and doing so for a financial gain, his loyal puppy (Syd Snitken), is trying his level best to play down the deception (and the blackmail). He claims that only a ‘banner’ has been changed. He has been nicknamed ‘Mushroom Pole’ for a reason. That reason is because Jason Bennison keeps him in the dark.
Pote should pay a visit to Jason Bennison’s latest Linkedin page. On there he states that he has SOLD….Bailiff Advice Online and that the name was his TRADING NAME.
Pole seems to forget that on the day that Jason Bennison changed his website, he also AMENDED his CONTACT DETAILS on the forum. The reason for this was crystal clear. He anticipated that in PASSING OFF his forum as Bailiff Advice Online he would gain additional clients willing to pay a £35 ‘Telephone Consultation Fee’.
As further evidence of WHY Jason Bennison choose to PASS OFF his website Bailiff Advice Online, I have a total of 7 screenshot from the Bailiff Help Forum stretching back as long ago as 2014, where Jason Bennison has referred to the website Bailiff Advice Online and being a RIVAL or a DIRECT RIVAL to his website.
The evidence as to why Jason Bennison has resorted to deception and blackmail is overwhelming.
Anyone else notice the way in which Syd wouldn’t comment about the way in which Jason Bennison amended his contact details at the same time as he tried passing off his forum as Tomtubby’s Bailiff Advice Online website.
Notice too that he didn’t have anything to say on the point about Jason Bennison changing the name of his forum to pass it off as BA’s established website on the same day that his elderly mother applied to Companies House to have X Law Ltd struck off. The evidence just keeps stacking up.
Seems that Syd (Pote) is getting somewhat desperate with Jason Bennison’s deception and blackmail. He is now resorting to using Trump tactics…..FAKE NEWS. Inventing a ‘conversation’ thread. Whatever will he think of next. That must be the height of desperation. Back peddling comes to mind.
He seems to be worried as well about references on the Bailiff Help Form from Jason Bennison confirming that he considers the website; Bailiff Advice Online to be a RIVAL (or DIRECT RIVAL) to his website. Syd (Pote) is claiming that there are no such references. He is WRONG…..there are at least 7 of them on different threads. Here are 4 comments: (I have PDF copies of all 7):
Then there is this one:
With regards to the other 3 comments……you’re not getting any more help from me Syd
Jason Bennison was approached to rename his website back to its proper name of Bailiff Help Forum and to stop passing his site of as my website’s name of Bailiff Advice Online. His response was as follows:
A follow up request was made to Jason Bennison for the name and contact details of the supposed ‘purchaser’ of X-Law Ltd. That request was met with this reply:
In the High Court of Justice last September, Jason Bennison asked the court to make the exact same order. The Judge refused his request and a cost order was made again him.
Knowing that the court would refuse his application, Jason Bennison is now holding me to ransom by using my business as a means of forcing me to remove his name from the internet.
For the avoidance of doubt, he is fully aware that I do not own this blog. In fact, I do no even have the right to delete or amend posts. That is a fact.
Yesterday afternoon I was asked whether I am aware of any other person who may be assisting Jason Bennison to conspire to blackmail me. I provided the name of one lady and one male.
I was also asked whether anybody other than Jason Bennison would benefit financially from the Bailiff Help Forum passing itself off as my long established website Bailiff Advice Online. In response, my answer was a simple one: I referred to this statement that features in every post made by Jason Bennison on his forum:
There is no evidence whatsoever of Jason Bennison referring any of his legal cases to any other company other than one firm. I was asked whether I had brought Jason Bennison’s actions and threats to that firm’s attention. In fact, it hadn’t crossed my mind to do so. It was suggested that a letter should be sent to the owner of the law practice as soon as possible. That will be put in place this weekend.