Fine for divorce lawyer who said litigant in person behaved ‘like a fisherwoman’

first_imgA solicitor has admitted sending a string of inappropriate emails to an unrepresented party involved in divorce proceedings with his client.Stefano Enrico Mario Lucatello, who practised as a member of south west London firm Kobalt Law, accused the woman (identified as Ms VG) of being a ‘vexatious litigant’ and told her to ‘stop playing at being a lawyer’ in emails sent from March 2014 to July 2015.In one exchange involving four emails in a day, Lucatello said the litigant had ‘argued with [the judge] in court like a fisherwoman’.The 56-year-old, who qualified as a solicitor in 1988, was retained by Mr AV, an Italian citizen, in matrimonial proceedings against his former wife over contact with their child and payment of maintenance.In an agreed outcome made with the Solicitors Regulation Authority, Lucatello admitted failing to display proper professional respect and courtesy to the ex-wife, who was a litigant in person.At one stage he threatened to have her arrested and accused her of lying to an Italian court. In another email, he said: ‘Please answer the questions and don’t try to be clever. You fail miserably.’Following a complaint to the SRA, Lucatello was asked to comment on the allegation that he had made comments which were offensive and threatening.The solicitor said his comments were not made in isolation but were the result of the substantial action required to be taken against a person who had taken advantage of her position as an unrepresented person.He said the comments were ‘reasonable, fair, polite, but firm’ and followed accusations from her that he was a bully and a stalker. He added: ‘I have as an officer of the court highlighted to the courts, at all times, what my opponent’s agenda was and what she was striving to achieve.’The SRA told the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal that the facts and proposed penalty had been agreed with Lucatello, after he had received professional advice and fully admitted the allegation against him.There was also no evidence that the conduct had been prejudicial to Ms VG. When read in full it was clear from the correspondence that what Ms VG had said was also inappropriate.In a judgment published this week, the tribunal said the correspondence was ‘completely unacceptable’ and it was the solicitor’s responsibility to maintain his professionalism regardless of what the litigant in person may have done.His misconduct, following a long and previously unblemished career, was unprofessional and continued for more than a year.The tribunal agreed to Lucatello paying a £5,000 fine and £2,500 costs.last_img read more

Investigation into human performance in signalling operations published

first_imgAs a result, RAIB has made six recommendations to Network Rail, addressing each of the five areas as well as the observation on learning from incident investigations. There is also a learning point for incident investigators relating to the identification of systemic causal factors.‘A good decision by the signaller is often the last line of defence against tragedy’, said Simon French, Chief Inspector of Rail Accidents. ’While there is a huge amount of complex hardware and software out there, supported by thousands of engineers and technicians, many decisions about everyday operations are still down to the human beings who operate the system.’French said RAIB was ‘recommending that Network Rail looks closely at how it manages the day-to-day work of signallers. The experience and knowledge of signalling staff is a vital asset, and needs to be properly and consistently developed, supported and made use of, for the safety of everyone who interacts with the railway.’,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesClass investigation into factors affecting safety-critical human performance in signalling operations on the national network UK: The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has published the results of an investigation into human performance during signalling operations, looking at what affects decisions made by signallers and the systemic factors which may influence them.The investigation examined five categories of incident:user worked crossing irregularities;line blockage irregularities;users trapped at CCTV monitored level crossings;irregularities involving level crossings on local control;other operational irregularities.Several common factors were identified, associated with:signaller workload;user-centred design;competence management;experiential knowledge;organisational structure.RAIB also found that Network Rail’s incident investigations do not always fully exploit the opportunities to learn from incidents.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#last_img read more

Report: Ipswich Town U18 1-5 Bristol City U18

first_imgAhead of the first team’s win over the Tractor Boys at Portman Road, Trevor Challis’ youngsters recorded a second straight thumping win.Fresh from beating Hull City 7-2 in their last outing, the Under-18s were at it again, with recent signing from SGS College, Semenyo, opening the scoring after just six minutes.Cameron Allen threaded a pass through, which Ricardo Rees cleverly stepped over to allow Semenyo to run clear and lift over the advancing keeper.At half-time it was only 1-0 and remained a close contest; that soon changed.Semenyo grabbed his second soon after half-time, this time running on to a pass from Marcus Day and rounding the keeper to score.Allen made it 3-0 with a venomous first time shot into the bottom corner and the rout continued when Kieran Smith’s deflected shot found the net.Semenyo completed his hat-trick with six minutes to play, drilling home from 12 yards after great build-up play involving Chris Turner-Williams, Allen and Rees.There was still time for Ipswich to register a late goal, but it was only ever going to be a consolation effort.“The boys have really bought into the way of playing that we want and that’s now 12 goals in two games,” said coach Challis. “We’re obviously delighted with the result and the team deserve a lot of credit.”City Under-18s: Sainsbury; Ali, Burford, Spark (Turner), Turner-Williams; Rees, Z.Smith, Hall (Harry Smith), Day (K.Smith); Semenyo, Allen. Subs not used: Carey.last_img read more

Thompson and Foster square off at council meeting

first_imgLAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF)- A conversation about  phone calls not getting returned quickly escalated at Tuesday night’s City of LaFollette Council meeting.  Watch the meeting HERE on demand (The Thompson-Foster discussion starts at the 17:00 mark of the meeting).Councilwoman Ann Thompson opened a discussion at Monday night’s workshop on code’s issues relating to LaFollette Codes Enforcement Officer Daniel Foster allegedly not returning phone calls. Thompson told the council she was getting calls daily and had a list of people needing calls returned.Last night, Thompson wanted to know why City Administrator Jimmy Jeffries was returning phone calls instead of Foster.  Jeffries said he had returned one phone call on Tuesday and then asked if Foster would like to speak to the matter.LaFollette Code Enforcement Officer Daniel Foster addresses the mayor and council on Tuesday night.Foster told the council he had been returning phone calls. “If you would like for me to produce records for you of how the phone calls are coming in, when I go out on them, I’m willing to share this information with you,” he said.Councilman Mark Hoskins interjected.  He asked Jeffries to do the research on the calls and find out what occurred.Foster told the council when he spoke with the callers that one person said the mayor told them to call Thompson.  The next call said they did not reach out, but that Thompson contacted her.  The third caller said she spoke with a lady, who Foster assumed was Thompson, about the issue.“I have spoken with all of those people today, and I believe I’ve taken care of their issues.  But I get about 25-30 calls per day, and I prioritize those calls.  Sometimes it does take some time to get back to the callers,” Foster said.  “Since I have been here, I have taken it in stride and tried to go with it.  I’ve thought maybe they don’t understand exactly what is involved in the job I do.  But I’ve spoken with you several times outside of this forum, and I thought maybe you just don’t like me or don’t like the name Daniel because you had issues with the last officer named Daniel.  I think our issues now go far beyond that; I’ve noticed at every council meeting you pick on me more than you do anyone else.” Foster’s comments appeared to have been pointed at Thompson.“I started wondering today, because of things I have heard, do you have a problem with me being black or do you just have a problem with me or the position,” Foster asked.Thompson said she didn’t have an issue with him.  The issue was with him not doing his job.  Foster asked again if his race or name was contributing to the issues at hand.  Thompson said “no.”“Do you know what my job is?” asked Foster. Thompson continued to try and address him not calling people back.  Foster alleged that Thompson and Mayor Mike Stanfield had stopped him from doing work to address issues they wanted addressed.  Stanfield said he would not go behind Foster’s back, he would say it to his face. Foster then alleged Stanfield had passed him in the hallway and made racial slurs towards him.  “I will do my job to the best of my abilities and when I can’t, I will resign,” said Foster.A new rescue truck is on the horizon for the LaFollette Fire Department.  The city received one bid from Southeast Apparatus for $128,864, and it meets all the specs, according to LaFollette Fire Chief Jimmy Pack.Ordinance 2020-03 amending Chapter 3 section 13-306 of the Municipal Code Rubbish Control stating that the city administrator or his designee shall give notice in writing to the owner, owners agent or occupant of such lot or parcel of land requiring the cutting, removal and/or destruction of weeds, grass or brush, vegetation or rubbish withing seven days of receipt of the notice. The notice will be delivered in person, and if contact cannot be made in person, a letter will be mailed to the last known address of the owner.  The notice will be mailed as certified mail. The ordinance passed on the final reading last night.Ordinance 2020-04 amending a Parks and Recreation Ordinance as set forth in Ordinance 2012-04.  The ordinance makes all City of LaFollette parks non-smoking parks.The council agreed to move forward with plans for the annual Christmas parade.  However, it will revisit whether to have Trunk or Treat or not at its next workshop.The beer board addressed two citations issued to Red Roof Market for selling beer to minors. One of the employees who had sold the beer was present at the meeting and told council she was busy and forgot to ID the buyer. The market was fined $1,500 for each citation and has seven days to pay the fine or lose its license.Twin Flames was approved for a beer license. The owner explained it would be a sports bar located in the old McDonald’s building at Woodson Mall-Food City Center. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED- 09/2/2020-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

‘Negotiations well underway’ – Positive slant on Everton’s chances of signing

first_imgEarlier today we covered claims from Tuttomercatoweb that Everton are serious about trying to sign Matias Vecino this week. It was claimed negotiations are non-stop between the parties involved in a potential transfer. Inter had first wanted €25m for a straight exit in the January window, but had brought that down to €20m. Everton had got to the €14m level, and it was thought there could be progress in the coming days.Vecino himself has realised he has no place at Inter Milan, with Antonio Conte not counting on him, and therefore the chance to play for Carlo Ancelotti at Goodison Park has become more attractive.Gazzetta dello Sport back that up, with the Italian newspaper’s Monday edition saying ‘negotiations are well underway’ between the clubs. Inter’s asking price is again put at €20m, and Vecino has given his consent over a transfer to Everton.The Italian club would look for a replacement if they sell the player, although it doesn’t feel like it’s a requirement for them to get someone in before allowing Vecino to leave.Now it’s just a case of the two clubs agreeing a Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Strategy Game is AddictiveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoSmart Tech TrendEveryone with Bad Vision Needs Those Revolutionary Adjustable Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndolast_img read more

GFF took the correct action with Commission of Inquiry

first_imgFruta Conquerors Secretary, Daniel Thomas sat down with Stabroek Sport for an exclusive interview, in which he discussed the current issue of inappropriate conduct being alleged against several members of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) secretariat. 1. Given the recent scandals involving high ranking members of the Football Fraternity for inappropriate behavior. What are your thoughts on these issues?“Well, personally for me I think that there should be a zero tolerance towards that type of behaviour whether it be towards females, or children in our society, and especially in clubs, and associations where those forms of behaviour should never ever be condoned.”“I have not been fully briefed on those issues surrounding that at the GFF, however from what has been said by way of the press I do think that the Guyana Football Federation did take the correct action by holding the Commission of Inquiry.  With that being done the corrective steps would be taken, and hopefully recommendations and guidelines on how to handle such issues in the future. So let’s await the outcome of the Inquiry before we attempt to cast guilt upon any one.” 2. How should the GFF deal with these matters given the nature of the allegations? Do the allegations if proven accurate, warrant a ban from the sport for the individuals involved?“I am quite sure that at the end of the Inquiry, the necessary corrective action would be taken by the executive committee of the GFF.  Those persons who comprise the Commission are Women whom I have the greatest respect for, and I am sure that they shall be fair and impartial in both their findings and recommendations.”“Credit should be given to the GFF for at least having the Commission of Inquiry, the easiest route could have been to have the Exco make a decision on the issue, but in all fairness to everyone this is the correct course of action. In the broader scheme of Guyana’s football it does provide us with an opportunity to get such issues and allegations handled correctly and professionally.” 3. How badly has the image of the GFF been tarnished by these episodes given that the individuals accused are high ranking officials of the Secretariat?“These things do happen, it wouldn’t be the first or it shall not be the last. We have seen the recent allegations being leveled against a prominent high school teacher, so in all situations the process must be one that is fair and just and gives all sides to be heard, and then a decision made, whether it is through the Courts system or a Commission of Inquiry. The important aspect is that persons must have confidence in the system, and be patient on the outcome.”4. Several weeks prior the club staged important workshop tackling sexual protection and overall conduct of coaches towards children. How important was the launching of that forum in hindsight given the recent scandals plaguing the local fraternity? “From our club’s perspective I am very happy that I was able to have the foresight and the vision to launch such a programme. For far too long the issues surrounding the allegations of perverted and predatory behaviour being done to players has often times gone under the radar.  To me no one has had the fortitude to deal with the issues, but in the developed world and those advanced societies such behaviours are never permitted because there are requisite systems, and protocols in place to deal with such allegations.”5. Did the GFF assist in any way to aid in the staging of the workshop? Also, has the federation contacted you on possibly staging other forms of a similar nature following its conclusion?“No the GFF never did assist, I am not sure that they were aware of our workshop. This workshop was the concept of the club. We have the largest pool of junior players in Guyana both male and female, and the time was right for us to put the necessary mechanisms in place to protect these children and at the same time educate all the coaches and the team managers. No I have not been contacted by the GFF to assist on anything of a similar nature, maybe they have their own ideas that they are working on to soon implement.”last_img read more

Mellower Green playing this Game 5 after 2016 suspension

first_imgMore Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Last year, the Warriors also led 3-1 but Green was banned from the pivotal matchup after striking Cleveland star LeBron James in the groin in game four.The visiting Cavaliers won game five with Green watching on TV from a luxury box in the baseball stadium beside the arena, awaiting a celebration that would never come. Cleveland won games six and seven to cap the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history and dethrone the Warriors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundA mellower Green has learned the lessons from that frustration and while not above chatting to a referee, was whistled for fewer flagrant fouls this season.“I don’t really carry it with me. I’m a firm believer in (stuff) happens,” Green said. “I carried the lessons that I learned with me. It has put me in the position I am today. I feel better than I’ve ever felt emotionally. Just having my emotions in place than I’ve ever felt. China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak ‘Can’t fool me twice’Such moments bring questions about Green’s mental improvement, ones Green shrugged off earlier in the series.“You act like I’m just this troubled guy who’s been in a bunch of trouble and can’t control myself,” Green said. “I’ve just been playing basketball. And when you’ve got great teammates like I do who allow me to play with my emotions and be emotional when I’m talking to them, to use my emotions to the better for us, it’s easy.“Not worrying about the officials and all that. I think everyone talks to officials. I talk to them. But going over the edge isn’t going to win me a championship. I think I’m a pretty smart guy and I learned my lesson. So I went over the edge before — fool me once, you can’t fool me twice.”Green had 16 points and 14 rebounds in a losing cause in game four, when play became more physcial than it had been in the series.“We’ll bounce back,” Green said. “We never felt like we were out of the game. We continued to push. We were right there. A couple of shots drop, maybe the game turns. We’ll be fine.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet CLEVELAND, OH – JUNE 09: Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors gestures to the crowd after a foul in the third quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 9, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFPGolden State Warriors starting forward Draymond Green won’t be stuck watching game five of the NBA Finals from the stadium next door this year.The outspoken 27-year-old will try to help the Warriors, who lead this year’s best-of-seven series 3-1, defeat the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday in Oakland to capture the crown.ADVERTISEMENT Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite View comments Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Germany routs San Marino to stay perfect in World Cup qualifying Swing Out Sister back to PH this April MOST READ “So it’s all things that happen bad aren’t that bad, when you take a step back and look at them. It’s something that I learned from and will stick with me for the rest of my life.”And having a game five at home opens a chance at redemption and securing a crown with his work on the court.“We have a golden opportunity going home on Monday to close this thing out,” Green said. “I’ve won one on the road. I want to see how it feels to win at home. We have to come out with some fire and try it get done.“Thank God I get to play in game five.”Green did get whistled for a technical foul in game four Friday for a flailing arm, what was momentarily thought to be an ejecting offense as a second technical. But the scorer recorded a technical foul on Warriors coach Steve Kerr as on Green so when it was discovered, Green was allowed to stay.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more