Jolyon Knocks His Builders for £490,000, Loses Legal Battle Against Them… the Case Continues…

Its been quite a while since we have run a story about reader’s favourite, the kimono-clad, fox-battering lawyer who specialises in hoovering up gullible Remainers’ money to launch legal strategies, with varying degrees of success, in a vain attempt to stop Brexit. Guido stresses the vain aspect…

Jolyon Maugham has taken a break from litigating to put up Uber prices by 20%, to instead get sued by his builders. From reading the documents of the court case it appears he is trying to knock his builders for £490,000. They unsurprisingly have reacted badly to this and are suing Jolyon for the money owed.

“The claimant building company had carried out renovations to the defendant’s home. Under the building contract, completion was scheduled for November 2015, but practical completion was not certified until July 2016 and each party attributed the delay to the other. A dispute arose as to the amount of the final account. The claimant valued the works at £1.59 million, which included claims for loss and expenses caused by the delay and for additional works carried out under the architect’s instructions. The defendant valued the works at £1.1 million which he paid.”

It appears that Jolyon not only thinks he knows better than 17 and a half million voters, he knows more about building than his builders. He tried to wriggle out of going to court over the debt by demanding that they put down security for legal costs – a ruse well used by people who think that they can put off a creditor by pushing up the costs of pursuing the debt. The kind of sharp practice that a slippery lawyer might try. Jolyon did try it on of course…

You have to be a pretty angry builder to take a silk to court over contested bills – the legal argument over the £490,000 unpaid bill will likely result in total costs of approximately £300,000 for the loser. So congratulations to Chivertons of Hampshire in defeating Jolyon’s attempt to force you to put up security for legal costs. Something Jolyon was unwilling to do in his tilt against Uber…

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Jolyon Maugham’s Introduction to an American Audience

A podcast explains Jolyon Maugham to an American audience with the words:

“A lawyer who lives in a windmill who on Boxing Day last year blew up British Twitter by announcing he’d gone outside with a baseball bat to murder a fox”.

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Through-the-Keyhole: Jolyon’s £3 Million Windmill Special

After multiple false claims by Jolyon Maugham QC that the Mail on Sunday was attempting to dox his address, Maugham is now abandoning his Sussex windmill after £750,000 of restoration; listing the 7-bedroom Grade-II listed, twentieth-century millhouse on Rightmove for £3,000,000. Guido wonders if Jolyon’s strapped for cash after his successive high-profile court defeats…

The Maughams bought the acre-and-a-half plot back in 2013 for the bargain price of £1.1 million, telling their local paper and the BBC of plans for a “massive” restoration process. Seven years on and the Remainer barrister stands to rake in well over £1 million profit from the project – tax free.

The renovations, completed by award-winning architect Sarah Featherstone, won two RIBA awards in 2017. Nice to see Jolyon can win something…

The house’s garden – beset with a nineteenth-century windmill – is certainly the jewel in the listing’s crown, complete with a high-walled vegetable plot and outdoor dining space: certain to keep out any pesky vermin…

Like it’s owner, the house has a distinct air of grandeur, with features that could make you dizzy after looking at it for too long…

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Cameron’s Cooped Up Lock Down

While politics returned to its traditional divided state over the weekend as Boris announced the steps out of lockdown, David Cameron can only have been too happy to be sitting this one out, spending the weekend – as documented by SamCam’s Instagram – assembling a new chicken coop in his Cotswold house’s garden. At £949, it’ll fit in perfectly with Cameron’s other overpriced farming equipment

As coincidence would have it, Cameron appears to have purchased the very same “Eglu Cube Chicken Coop” as the one made famous last December by Jolyon Maugham; though Guido has concerns the henhouse may have been mis-sold. The manufacturer’s website boasts the product includes a “Fox Resistant Chicken Run”, which, as Jolyon revealed, clearly isn’t very effective. Hopefully Cameron has bought the requisite kimono and baseball bat set…

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Guido Exploring Crowdfunded Prosecution of Jolyon Maugham

Following yesterday’s surprising news that the RSPCA has said fox-killer Jolyon Maugham will not face charges for his Boxing Day brutality, Guido is exploring launching a private prosecution. Crowdfunded justice..?

Not so long ago, the RSPCA pursued a case to the High Court against a police officer who had put a run-over cat out of its misery, after being called to the scene by concerned residents. Yet with the more cold blooded case of Jolyon they’re stepping back…

Guido’s editor spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer on TalkRADIO this morning about the case, and how Guido readers have already expressed interest in crowdfunding a case. Watch the interview in full here…

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Jolyon Gets Off on Fox Killing

The RSPCA has said Jolyon Maugham will not face charges for killing a fox with a baseball bat on Boxing day (while wearing a kimono) as the animal rights charity say there is no realistic prospect of him being convicted if charges were brought against him. Chickens in favour of fox murder…

You can be jailed and fined up to £20,000 for causing unnecessary suffering to an animal – unsurprisingly Maugham says he “welcomed” the RSPCA’s decision, who claim “An independent post-mortem and forensic veterinary assessment of the fox’s body was carried out and findings indicate the fox was killed swiftly”. A true expert by all accounts…

Guido can’t sit by and watch such a callous act go unpunished, so he has begun conversations with lawyers to explore a private prosecution. Stay tuned…

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