ACS:Law To Face Disciplinary Tribunal

from the face-the-law dept

Earlier this year, we noted that two lawyers from Davenport Lyons, who were among the first law firms to dive into the mass automated “pay us or we’ll sue” pre-settlement letter business with copyright infringement claims, were facing disciplinary action in the UK for those activities. What seemed odd was why the focus was on Davenport Lyons who had apparently gotten out of the game quite a while back. Instead, the work was picked up by ACS:Law who appeared to be using very similar material to what Davenport Lyons had used — though, I still don’t believe anyone has made the direct connection between the two. Still, it seemed odd that ACS:Law was free to continue its campaigns.

Apparently the wheels of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal turns slowly in the UK, but they get there eventually. It’s been announced that ACS:Law’s Andrew Crossley will now have to face the tribunal (something he’s done in the past, though on unrelated issues). Now, when can we expect to see the US versions of this, mainly US Copyright Group, face some sort of disciplinary action in the US?

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Big Al says:

You stated “I still don’t believe anyone has made the direct connection between the two.”

However The Register ( provides the following information in their usual tongue-in-cheek style:

“ACS:Law began the process after Davenport Lyons tired of negative publicity and outsourced the work and some staff to the firm. Davenport Lyons denied any formal link to ACS:Law at the time the ‘work’ was transferred.”

So at least one publication has found the link…

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