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The legal threats and demands from Baker & McKenzie in relation to this site

Sadly, there has been a litany of threats and intimidation emanating from within the Law Society of NSW, which has seen letters threatening court action, an army colleague of the then president of the Law Society making a clandestine visit to my employer’s office with the directive that my employment be terminated, and even two detectives turning up on my front door due to my writing to the Legal Services Commissioner regarding his own concealing of criminality.

The latest act of intimidation is another letter from Baker & McKenzie, advising that the statements on this site are ‘false, malicious, and highly defamatory‘, and that they had been instructed to commence proceedings and seek urgent interlocutory orders.  As can be seen below, a letter was written to Baker & McKenzie advising of their non-compliance with the Defamation Act 2005, and also advising of the corrupt nature of their clients.  Predictably, everyone has fallen silent.

See below the letters from Baker & McKenzie bearing their wild threats (while non-legally compliant), and the responses highlighting further corrupt activity, including within that firm.

Anthony Foley

National Managing Partner

Anthony Foley who has overseen the intimidatory tactics in relation to the Law Society cover up and this website.

Andrew Stewart the author of four letters issuing various threats and demands in order to harrass and bring about silence.

Paul Forbes who also issued threats as far back as February 2017 in an attempt to cover up corrupt conduct at the Law Society.

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Thursday, 2 December 2021


Mr Andrew Stewart
Partner
Baker & McKenzie
Tower One – International Towers Sydney
Level 46, 100 Barangaroo Avenue
Barangaroo   NSW   2000


Dear Mr Stewart

Re: Law Society of NSW and Ms Juliana Warner

I refer to your letter of even date and acknowledge receipt of same.

As you can imagine, I disagree wholeheartedly with the sentiments as expressed in your letter.  Over the past two days, while knowing that activity was afoot, I sent a number of E-mails to Mr Paul Forbes of your firm, enclosing not only correspondences to various parties, but also enclosures providing evidence of the criminal conduct of Terence Goldberg of Turner Freeman Lawyers.

My E-mail server provides me with a report as to when each E-mail is opened, with some of the E-mails as sent to Baker & McKenzie being opened and read some 15 times.  It would be a fair estimation to state that Mr Forbes saw fit to pass those E-mails on to yourself.

As you would have seen, I have never written anything without documentary evidence, and it is a simple statement of fact that Terence Goldberg of Turner Freeman Lawyers provided false statements to the Court to create a debt where no debt was owed.  As you have also seen, all overseers have turned their heads in the opposite direction, and continue to do so.

Yet, despite knowing the facts of the matter, you are willing to threaten me with Court action for simply stating the truth.  Indeed, you are not the first, nor will you be the last.  It is a sad reflection of your firm.

However, knowing what I would be facing, and facing the vitriol of various parties who will say or do anything, I have removed the content of the Warner Website.  I will relinquish that domain name within 28 days, and Juliana Warner can claim such if she so desires.  It is of note that Ms Warner did not require that domain name before now and such was open freely to be purchased by any person wishing to do so.

In relation to the FB Website (as you have named it), such has been in existence since 2017, with the last posting in relation to the Law Society of NSW being made some 16 months ago.  As such, it falls outside the provisions of section 14B of the Limitation Act 1969, being:

14B Defamation

  1. An action on a cause of action for defamation is not maintainable if brought after the end of a limitation period of 1 year running from the date of the publication of the matter complained of.
  2. The 1-year limitation period referred to in subsection (1) is taken to have been extended as provided by subsection (3) if a concerns notice is given to the proposed defendant on a day (the “notice day”) within the period of 56 days before the limitation period expires.
  3. The limitation period is extended for an additional period of 56 days minus any days remaining after the notice day until the 1-year limitation period expires.  Example:  Assume a concerns notice is given 7 days before the limitation period expires.  This means that there are 6 days left after the notice day before the period expires.  Consequently, this subsection would operate to extend the limitation period by 56 minus 6 days, that is, 50 days.
  4. In this section–

“concerns notice” has the same meaning as in the Defamation Act 2005 .

“date of publication”, in relation to the publication of matter in electronic form, means the day on which the matter was first uploaded for access or sent electronically to a recipient.

On using the Internet Archive Wayback Machine, it can be illustrated that that webpage has not changed in the time as stated above.

Further, I have requested on a number of occasions of John McKenzie if he objects to any part of that the FB Website.  Mr McKenzie has declined to respond or provide any comment. It appears bizarre that Mr McKenzie would not have sought comment from the Law Society in relation to same.  Mr Michael Tidball too was informed of such by E-mail on 18 August 2020, and Mr Tidball also declined to respond. Find attached a copy of such E-mail.

I have complied with your requests.

Yours faithfully

Click here for original pdf version of the above letter.





Tuesday, 7th December 2021


Mr Andrew Stewart
Partner
Baker & McKenzie
Tower One – International Towers Sydney
Level 46, 100 Barangaroo Avenue
Barangaroo   NSW   2000


Dear Mr Stewart

Re:  Law Society of NSW and Ms Juliana Warner

I refer to the above, and write as an addendum to the further particulars notice as sent to you on 3rd December 2021 (by E-mail at 3.58pm).

In your letter of 2nd December 2021, you make the claim that I have harassed current and former employees of the Law Society of NSW.  I deny this allegation as made by both yourself and your clients.

Can you please, at your earliest convenience, provide the evidence you have to hand to substantiate your claim that I have harassed current and former employees of the Law Society of NSW, as such was not included in your letter*.

In relation to any harassment that has in fact taken place, I refer you specifically to my letter to your client, Juliana Warner, of 12th November 2021.  As can be seen, it is not your clients who have been harassed.

I look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully

* Letter of 2nd December 2021 was devoid of any attachment, and no evidence supplied for any claim.

Click here for original pdf version of the above letter.




Tuesday, 7th December 2021


Mr Andrew Stewart
Partner
Baker & McKenzie
Tower One – International Towers Sydney
Level 46, 100 Barangaroo Avenue
Barangaroo NSW 2000


Dear Mr Stewart

Re: Law Society of NSW and Ms Juliana Warner

I refer once more to the above.

In your letter of 2nd December 2021, you state that claims as made by me are ‘false, malicious and highly defamatory’. As we have seen, all claims as made by myself in relation to your clients’ conduct are factual and sound.

Your allegations against me were made while you had no evidence or documentation to hand. It is obvious that you accepted hearsay evidence when issuing legal threats, while also stating that you had received instructions to commence urgent Court proceedings against me without any further notice to myself.

Additionally, you claim that my ‘highly defamatory’ statements give rise to a large number of imputations. Given that my statements are indeed true and accurate, it therefore follows that the imputations you claim arise are true also.

Do you wish to provide comment?

Yours faithfully

Click here for original pdf version of the above letter.




Wednesday, 8th December 2021


Mr Andrew Stewart
Partner
Baker & McKenzie
Tower One – International Towers Sydney
Level 46, 100 Barangaroo Avenue
Barangaroo   NSW   2000


Dear Mr Stewart

Re: Law Society of NSW and Ms Juliana Warner

What I have learned from this entire debacle is that Baker & McKenzie is willing to protect those carrying out corrupt acts, and, quite obviously, is accepting payment to do so.

It is little wonder you remain silent.

Yours faithfully

Click here for original pdf version of the above letter.

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Tuesday, 21st December 2021


Mr Andrew Stewart
Partner
Baker & McKenzie
Tower One – International Towers Sydney
Level 46, 100 Barangaroo Avenue
Barangaroo   NSW   2000


Dear Mr Stewart

Re: Law Society of NSW and Ms Juliana Warner

Having had a little more time to digest the contents of your letter to me of yesterday, all I can say is that your behaviour is deeply unprofessional, if not utterly scurrilous.

As in your letter of 2nd December 2021, you once again claim that I have defamed your clients (among others), however, you refuse to particularise or explain any part of those allegations. In your letter of yesterday, you go further and state that I have also been misleading and deceptive in my actions, yet, and again, you offer no real explanation for these claims. Your allegations are untrue and are offensive, and you write such knowing same to be false.

In the opening paragraphs of your letter, you suggest, and without the merest hint of irony, that I bring the conduct of Terence Goldberg to the attention of the Office of the Legal Services Commissioner and also to the NSW Police. You make this statement in the full knowledge that I already did so, with the Law Society ultimately dismissing all complaints as made against Mr Goldberg, while providing false statements in doing so.

You are also aware that the NSW Police informed me that the Law Society of NSW declined to cooperate during the investigation into Terence Goldberg’s activities (in a meeting with the NSW Police on 19th October 2015), and you are aware also of John McKenzie having provided false statements to the NSW Police during that same investigation.

You and your firm have been provided with all Court documentation which confirms that Terence Goldberg acted for four plaintiffs in Supreme Court proceedings, with Terence Goldberg then going on to provide false statements to the Court to seek his costs from a party for whom he did not act (the sixth defendant in the matter, and therefore being an opposing party), before entering into a conspiracy to commit further fraud and also into a money laundering scheme with moneys as fraudulently obtained in the first instance.

Despite you being fully cognisant of both the criminality involved and the cover up that is taking place, you state that your clients, being the Law Society of NSW and the president of such, will not respond to any further correspondence on the matter. Both you and your clients are making a distinct mockery of the law and its processes.

In your letter of 2nd December 2021, you speak of the duties of the President of the Law Society of NSW and of the Law Society itself, however, it appears you are now stating that no such duties actually exist. You would be aware that your statements are contradictory, if not fully dichotomous in their content.

You go on to claim in your letter of yesterday that the redirection of a URL to a website which highlights Terence Goldberg’s criminal conduct is likely to mislead or deceive consumers seeking the services of Turner Freeman, and may be a breach of Australian Consumer Law. Quite frankly, I have never before heard anything so ridiculous.

Also in your letter of yesterday, you go on to make the same threat as you made in your previous letter, in that your clients will commence proceedings against me without further notice to myself, and yet you do not state or particularise the actual grounds for so doing.

As previously requested of you now on numerous occasions, please provide to me without any further delay the particulars of any untrue statement as made by myself, or indeed where I have made any defamatory statement or any statement on my part with an intent to mislead or deceive, or in fact where I have broken any Australian law. You have made your claims, and you need to substantiate your claims. You are a legal professional, after all.

In truth, your seeking the removal of the content of a website is not only because it is embarrassing to your clients, but because such also draws attention to the conduct of Baker & McKenzie, who has along with the Law Society attempted to cover up the criminal conduct of Terence Goldberg and also attempted to harass a member of the public for bringing such to the attention of a wider audience.

Perhaps also I need to remind you that first and foremost your duty to any client is secondary to your duty to the Court, and you are indeed alert to the fact that the Honourable Court has been misled for the purposes of improper financial gain.

Your conduct is unethical to say the least, and it appears you have lost your moral compass as well as having thrown off the shackles of your professional obligations.

Yours faithfully

Click here for original pdf version of the above letter.

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Saturday, 8th January 2022


Mr Andrew Stewart
Partner
Baker & McKenzie
Tower One – International Towers Sydney
Level 46, 100 Barangaroo Avenue
Barangaroo   NSW   2000


Dear Mr Stewart

Re: Law Society of NSW and Ms Juliana Warner

I refer to your letter of 24th December 2021, being a purported concerns notice. As you are aware, I responded to your letter that same day with a further particulars notice, as defined under section 12A(3) of the Defamation Act 2005 (NSW).

Given your failure to respond to such, such concerns notice is now taken as not having been given (as provided for under section 12A(5) of the said Act).

On re-reading your letters of 2nd December, 20th December, and 24th December 2021, it is of note that despite your repeated rhetoric and claims of the defamation of your clients, you have not once provided any instance or particulars as to where that alleged defamation has occurred; and indeed despite the several requests for you to do so.

It is somewhat concerning that given all the evidence as placed before you of the improper conduct of your client(s) (including Court documentation) you continue to write to me demanding my silence on the matter.

Your attempting to conceal the improper conduct of your clients, as well as the criminal activities of other legal professionals associated with the matter, could not be any more obvious.

Your conduct, as well as that of your clients, is not acceptable, and I refer you to section 316 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW).

Yours faithfully

Click here for original pdf version of the above letter.

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Friday, 25th February 2022


Mr Andrew Stewart
Partner
Baker & McKenzie
Tower One – International Towers Sydney
Level 46, 100 Barangaroo Avenue
Barangaroo   NSW   2000


Dear Mr Stewart

Re:  Law Society of NSW and Ms Juliana Warner

I refer to your letter of even date (copy attached).  I also refer to your previous letters of 2nd December 2021, 20th December 2021, and 24th December 2021.

This letter will serve as a further particulars notice as defined under section 12A(3) of the Defamation Act 2005 (NSW).

As in your previous letters to me, you allege that I have made defamatory statements about your clients (being the Law Society of NSW and Ms Juliana Warner), and I seek from you the particulars of any alleged defamatory statement as made by myself.

This is your fourth letter to me alleging defamation, with each and every one of your letters being devoid of any example or particularisation of such.  Despite my several and repeated requests from you for particulars of any such defamation, you continually refuse to respond.

Again, I request that you provide to me particulars of any false, misleading, or defamatory statement I have made about either of your clients, and I also request that you provide to me the basis of any Court proceedings your clients may commence against me.

It is of note that I have had cause to write to Mr Milton Cheng, Global Chair of your firm on numerous occasions regarding your conduct and the conduct of the Baker McKenzie Sydney office.  As such, Mr Cheng will receive a copy of this letter.

Yours faithfully

Click here for original pdf version of the above letter.