Jason Bennison has always enjoyed the limelight, as shown on various posts made on his Bailiff Help Forum over the years, where he refers to his alleged involvement in various productions, without being specific what they are or when and where they can be seen. This new website of his is intended to give the impression of an official resource, right down to its emulating the look and feel of the .gov website, yet he goes and spoils it all with his picture on the front page, and then with this other page, suggesting that, perhaps, he expects to be hired as an “actor” of sorts rather than running a bailiff advice service, as he claims to be doing. On his Media Enquiries page, we have this nugget:
As founder of National Bailiff Advice, an impartial non-government funded advice service for people faced with bailiffs, I am available for comment for Radio and TV about current affairs on matters concerning civil enforcement in England & Wales.
My previous media engagements include BBC, Sky News, radio programmes and participated in TV documentary investigations about rogue bailiff companies.
I am based in the Philippines, but available for UK public speaking engagements about civil enforcement industry matters.National Bailiff Advice Media Enquiries
Having searched high and low for copies of Jason Bennison’s media engagements, it’s like searching for the end of a rainbow, it just doesn’t exist! Jason Bennison has posted a photo of himself and announces that he is based halfway round the world in the Philippines, hardly a suitable location for him to provide assistance to individuals who may wish to engage his services for legal representation, which he is not qualified to offer in the first place.
Paying a £35 telephone consultation fee can also be a little difficult, if you are unfortunate to have a bailiff visit or find your car immobilised at 6pm, Mr Bennison is not likely to welcome a telephone consultation from you, he will be curled up in bed (it will be 2am in the Philippines).
And what are we to make of this comment?
I am based in the Philippines, but available for UK public speaking engagements about civil enforcement industry matters.
Sounds a bit familiar, doesn’t it?
Mr Bennison has another website (www.Dealingwithbailiffs.co.uk). In 2014, that website also had a media enquiries page. Time to compare that version of the page:
As the author of Dealing with Bailiffs I am sometimes contacted by the UK media for a contribution for making of television documentaries and news articles; however, as I am based in Dubai with limited availability.
For on-camera interviews, I can meet you or your representative for a studio interview at Dubai Media Centre (DMC) located opposite Ibn Battuta Metro, or at my home in Jumeirah Village. To arrange a meeting, please call me on xxxx or email me. In the UK I can be interviewed at my home in West London.
Do you get any complaints about dealing with bailiffs?
All complaints about site content are looked at and any legal argument addressed, and anything that is wrong, will be put right or removed completely.
Unfortunately complaints tend to be unhelpful and made to be insulting comments against me. The most common complaint is from High Court Offices who are dissatisfied at my advice to debtors on rule 12 disbursements.
The next common complaint is by enforcement contractors collecting unpaid court fines who are unhappy with my advice to debtors on how to recover bailiff fees for unpaid court fines in the small claims court
I sometimes get solicitors windup letters at my West London address. They tend to be fruitcake in nature and usually end up the Law Society or the SRA for containing factual errors of law or malicious statements. The investigation usually concludes that a solicitor has made a genuine mistake or it is the work of an impersonator
There is considerable risk on the part of the solicitor as other websites publish solicitor’s threat letters on the Internet which exposes the solicitor or his firm to public ridicule.
This website was originally hosted in the UK but the hosting company was repeatedly threatened with legal action which necessitated its move offshore. Somebody even contacted IICANN trying to censor the domain name to UK internet traffic and force search engines to de-list the website in their rankings.Dealing with Bailiffs media enquiries page in 2014
Note how he was still pretending to be living in Dubai, just like he has been pretending to live in the Philippines. It’s very hard to believe that any “representative” of any media outlet would be so interested in Bennison for him to be willing to travel all the way to Dubai just to meet with him. Yet another fantasy of his, or more than one to be precise, as we all know he wasn’t really in Dubai at the time this was written, nor is there any evidence of his alleged involvement in all those media productions.
Using live enforcement cases, working either in character or impersonating the debtor, I am available for staged live telephone calls winding up hapless bailiffs caught breaching regulations, or rubbing up a malfeasant civil servant in public office. These may be for TV and Radio entertainment shows as well as YouTube channels.National Bailiff Advice Media Enquiries
If Mr Bennison wants the public to take his website seriously, he has ruined everything with this comment. He should take advice from this man:
Jeremy Beadle (You’ve Been Framed) and Ali G come to mind. Winding up a bailiff is one thing, but ‘rubbing up’ a civil servant? Now that has a sexual sound to it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frotteurism