Those of you who’ve been following the Hampstead SRA hoax for any length of time will no doubt remember Neelu’s solicitor, Mr Aseem Taj, who distinguished himself on the final day of Neelu and Sabine’s trial on charges of witness intimidation last summer.
Here’s a quick refresher:
While the jury was filing out of the room, a member of the public gallery stood up and asked the court whether the defendants’ supporters would be able to speak to jury members now. The judge said they could not, which seemed to incite the public gallery further.
A woman whose 6 children have been taken into care stood up and began shouting that the courts had stolen her children. This prompted Neelu to jump up again and start shouting over the judge, ranting at the court that they were all responsible for baby-stealing, Satanic rituals, and baby killing.
Judge Worsley ordered her to sit down and warned her that any further outbursts would result in her being taken down to the cells for contempt of court.
Then Neelu’s solicitor Aseem Taj (who co-incidentally also represents Ella Draper) stood up and shouted, “Research the Hampstead coverup! This judge is trying to to shut my client up so she doesn’t expose the satanic cult paedophiles!”
Judge Worsley shouted at him to shut up, to which Mr Taj responded, “No, you shut up!”
“They’re all killing babies!” he shouted at one point, adding that the court was responsible for allowing cult members to rape, murder, and eat babies and children.
Judge Worsley ordered him to sit down, and mention was made of referring Mr Taj to the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Mr Taj stormed out of the courtroom, shouting as he left.
Since then, we’ve wondered: did the Solicitors Regulation Authority ever follow up with Mr Taj? We’ve been unable to locate any information stating that they’ve done so, but while we were poking around, we did come across some related information about Hanson Young Solicitors, the company that employed Mr Taj:
Curious, we investigated further. According to the SRA website, Hanson Young was closed down on 17 November 2016. Apparently the Adjudication Panel “decided to intervene” in the practice:
The Adjudication Panel is satisfied in accordance with paragraph 32(1)(d) of Schedule 2 of the Administration of Justice Act 1985 (as amended) that there is reason to suspect dishonesty on the part of Mr Dhami, a manager of the firm, in connection with the firm’s business.
The Adjudication Panel is satisfied in accordance with paragraph 32(1)(a) of Schedule 2 of the Administration of Justice Act 1985 that Mr Dhami, as a manager of the firm, has failed to comply with the SRA Principles 2011 and the SRA Accounts Rules 2011 which are rules applicable to him by virtue of section 9 of the Administration of Justice Act 1985.
The Adjudication Panel is satisfied in accordance with paragraph 32(1)(e) of Schedule 2 of the Administration of Justice Act 1985 (as amended) that it is necessary to intervene to protect the interests of clients or former clients of the firm.
As for Mr Taj, we have no information as to his current place of employment, if any. We did find a listing for him on LinkedIn, where he bills himself as “legal consultant”, rather than “solicitor”. However, to be fair this might be an out of date listing, as he also lists his most recent employer as JD Spicer, in 2012.
We suppose the best way to find out what has become of Mr Taj will be to follow Neelu’s various legal wranglings. Despite her belief at one point that he did not in fact exist, he still appears to be her solicitor of record, although we don’t know what will happen now that the company for which he worked has been closed down.
We look forward to Neelu’s next court appearance; if Mr Taj is there, we’ll definitely let you know.