Jason Bennison seems to have a bit of an obsession with “The Strand” and West London. He enjoys telling punters that all the had to do is run over to “The Strand” to apply for a writ to be stayed, a judgment set aside, etc. We have seen him describe the building, the various rooms, and even the way from the tube station, in quite minute detail. There can only be one reason for this: he wants to give the impression of being a lawyer who spends his days litigating in the High Court!
In case someone out there is not aware of what has happened during Bennison’s repeated visits to The Strand, this is the best example of the realities of his intimate knowledge of the building: Bennison v Nominet Ltd (a firm) – IHQ17/0408.
Below we can see a recent post where Jason instructs a BHF poster to go in person to “The Strand”. He even mentions the room numbers, to show familiarity with the building. The poor poster lives up north, but Jasons says he can just fill in an N260 and recover all costs! Sure! Poor poster will get the impression that you present the form at “The Strand” and they reimburse you in cash. This is not so, costs are only recoverable on successful applications. Jason of all people, should know that! Mushroom Pote decides to come out of his box and points out that going to “The Strand” isn’t really the best advice. Three Cheers for the lap dog!
Below is another poster who has been instructed to do the exact same thing, and mentions the usher and the master, giving the impression he spends his life in the building. Also note how liberally he uses the EX160 form for fee remission. In fact, for people who are not on means tested benefits, fee remission is not that straightforward. HMCTS wants in-depth details of your finances and the capital allowance is lower than for getting benefits. He makes it sound like anyone can just fill one in and not pay the court fee, maybe that’s how Bennison managed to issue all those spurious claims and injunction applications without forking out a penny…
Here, we can see Bennison telling yet another poster that she should go to “The Strand” and, once more, gives directions. Note how he never bothers to ask people where they live, whether they are able to travel to London, take time off, etc. Showing off is his top priority, never mind the posters.
Another example, he always says the same thing, without asking the poster.