Member Since: 6th Jun 2014
23rd Jan 2015
I am female by the way.
I am even more terrified now, by my lack of caution/experience.
I was caught very very much off gaurde.
The policeman arrived mid-afternoon Saturday, at my home.
I was just about to go in the shower and was wearing a frumpy dressing gown and my hair/face looked like it had been dragged through a hedge twice. To compound my unease Daughter is in the middle of her mocks; she's trashed the sitting room in the 15 min I'd left her unattended, closed all the curtains so it looked like a cave.
Husband had not even unpacked the Waitrose shopping properly (jar of coffee by the front door since 8.30am); or the empty box for a 3.2 m garden parasol. The house looked like a tip.
Suffice it to say, I was not at my best and felt very vulnerable.
And thought my Parents were dead.
I couldn't breath when he introduced himself and asked if he could speak to me alone;; and dismissed my family.......
I only caught the gist of it. Come to the police station tomorrow. Make a statement tomorrow. It will be recorded; but it's just a formality..there's no case to answer. It was recorded in another police district; they've assigned a crime number; we've reviewed it; and there is no case to answer.It's just a formality.
So I did.
|But I was so stunned I simply could not make it out of bed until an hour before the designated interview (to shower and change). I hadn't slept all night
I normally rise at 4.30 am; and my appointment at the police station was at 3.30pm -4.15pm.
I couldn't get out of bed.
I lost a day's work because It was just like I'd been given an electric shock. I couldn't function.
I grabbed the client file out of the office (next door) and just gave a police statement that was recorded.
And now I think I have been very very stupid for not taking my paid for, for 27 years, solicitor under my Professional Indemnity insurance.
And it DID feel like a Christian being fed to the Lions walking into the Police Station.
And I haven't stopped worrying about it since. I am terrified that I am going to be arrested..
I am keeping going with my work; but it's tough.
20th Jan 2015
Many Thanks David; I will be taking your advise.
I have already had an 8 am meeting and ticked another case of the list. Only 8 more to do now in 12 days !
I will be focusing all of my energy on the job in hand. Thank you all for your support, it is very much appreciated.
19th Jan 2015
Thank you JSK. I am really down in my boots.
I contacted my Indemnity Insurance solicitor when he made the threat, way back in July 2014. (to contact the Police). They said there was nothing they could do, as it was a "Civil Right" and they could not stop it.
He also threatened to contact Trading Standard; but I haven't heard from them yet.
I was told "off record" by the Police that it should have never have been booked as a crime report and there was obviously no question to answer; I was also advised to "Dump him right in it with the tax". I can't ask for a "wasting police time " report. They decide this alone.
The Client has also (according to the police); reported my "crime" to HMRC.
I've been in practice 27 years and have an absolutely sterling record with HMRC.
I don't know whether to contact them and give my side of the story; but it goes entirely against the grain. He's withdrawn his 64-8; and I would indeed be doing it for an element of vengeance.
But; when the Policeman turned up on Saturday, I immediately thought that something had happened to my very elderly parents. I can't get the fear I felt at that moment, out of body.