Fwd: Our ref: TO08/2153

17 August 2008 23:58
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Erik Ribsskog Erik Ribsskog 17 August 2008 23:56

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---------- Forwarded message ---------From: Erik Ribsskog <eribsskog@gmail.com> Date: Jun 30, 2008 7:23 PM Subject: Re: Our ref: TO08/2153 To: "Holmes, Ryan" <Ryan.Holmes@justice.gsi.gov.uk> Hi, thank you very much for your answer! I think that the IPCC, probably recieves founding from the Government. And, I think, that if the IPCC, don't answer their e-mails etc, then this is a matter, for the Ministry, who are administratively in charge of the IPCC. Which I think must be the Ministry of Justice. I don't think the Ministry of Justice, can't pretend that they aren't in charge of the Police, like you are trying now. So, I write this, mostly, to put it on my blog, and then I'll think further, on how to go forward with this. Yours sincerely, Erik Ribsskog On 6/30/08, Holmes, Ryan <Ryan.Holmes@justice.gsi.gov.uk> wrote: Dear Mr Ribsskog Thank you for your email reply of 23 June. While I am sorry to read of your ongoing concerns, I am afraid there is little useful information I can add to the previous correspondence that you have received from this Department. As previously explained, if you choose to further your concerns regarding your complaint with the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), you must address the matter

to the IPCC directly. Similarly, the Ministry of Justice is unable to comment on or give advice on how to escalate your case with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or the American Embassy. I can only confirm that the points you have raised have been thoroughly considered and that the Department has been as helpful as possible in answering your concerns. I am sorry that I am unable to be of more help, but I hope you can appreciate for the reasons given above that the Department is unable to intervene in your case. Hence, any further correspondence sent that addresses the same points will be placed on file and not responded to. Yours sincerely, Ryan Holmes Legal Services Regulation and Redress Division
-----Original Message----From: Erik Ribsskog [mailto:eribsskog@gmail.com] Sent: 23 June 2008 14:20 To: Holmes, Ryan Subject: Re: Our ref: TO08/2153

Hi, I've already been in contact with the Complaints Manager at the IPCC, but this hasn't resovled the problems. I suspect could be some corruption involved there, because something is obviouslly wrong there in my opinion. Also I wondering a bit on how to escalate the case I've been in contact with the FBI, or the American Embassy, about. Also, I've been in contact with the Norwegian equivalent, of the IPCC, that's Spesialenheten, regarding another, but linked, matter. And they sort under the Norwegian Ministry of Justice. So, I think that the IPCC are sorting under the British Ministy of Justice(?) If not, who should they then be sorting under? Sorry if I'm asking stupid questions. Yours sincerely, Erik Ribsskog On 6/23/08, Holmes, Ryan <Ryan.Holmes@justice.gsi.gov.uk> wrote:

Dear Mr Ribsskog Thank you for your email reply of 19 June. The Ministry of Justice is unable to submit a complaint on your behalf to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). Additionally, a complaint against the IPCC cannot be directed to the Ministry of Justice for review as this does not fall within the remit of this Department. If you wish to make a complaint against the IPCC you must do this by addressing your concerns to the IPCC directly. The information provided below outlines how to do this.

If you have a complaint or query about a casework decision, the IPCC will do their best to clearly explain the reason for their decisions and answer any concerns you have. Please note however that IPCC casework decisions are final and they will not necessarily be able to change the outcome. For further information or advice on your rights you can contact a Citizens Advice Bureau, solicitor or your local MP. If you have a complaint about a member of staff at the IPCC, in the first instance you can contact the person concerned and the matter may be resolved there and then. As mentioned in my previous email, Casework Manager Sarah Brown is one of a number of IPCC staff that has conducted an investigation into your file and she can be contacted on 0207 166 3934 should you wish to discuss the details of your complaint further. However, since you mention that Miss Brown has not contacted you in the past, you may wish to raise any issues of concern through a line manager, or write to the Internal Complaints Manager. Alternatively, you can download a complaint form via the link http://www.ipcc.gov.uk/index/contact-us/complaints_ipcc.htm and make your complaint against the IPCC using the contact details below. Internal Complaints Manager Independent Police Complaints Commission 90 High Holborn London WC1V 6BH Fax: 0207 404 0695 Email: internal.complaints.unit@ipcc.gsi.gov.uk. I do hope that this information is of some use to you. Yours sincerely, Ryan Holmes Legal Services Regulation and Redress Division
-----Original Message----From: Erik Ribsskog [mailto:eribsskog@gmail.com] Sent: 19 June 2008 20:35 To: Holmes, Ryan Subject: Re: Our ref: TO08/2153

Hi, thank you very much for your e-mail, and the advice! I wanted to complain about the IPCC, since the whole case is a mess, and they don't reply to my e-mails, and they don't call me, you mention Brown, she has been supposed to call me, regarding the problems with the missing answers on the e-mails, but she haven't called. I think that the IPCC must have some serious problems, with handeling the complaints I sent them, which I view as one case really. So I was wondering, how I could submit this complaint, on the IPCC, to the Ministry of Justice. If you think that you could please submit this complaint for me.

Also, I've contacted the FBI, in the American Embassy, in London. And I asked them, on how should go forward, regarding reporting a crime in the US, that someone, has set up a hate-blog against me there. The FBI/The American Embassy Legal Advice, tells me to contact my local police-station, about this. But I've lost a bit of confidence, with the Merseyside Police, due to the things mentioned in the complaints, sent to the IPCC, and more. And then I thought, that I could contact the IPCC about this then, since I didn't think I could contact the local Police about this. But now there has been so much problems, with the IPCC, so that I've lost a bit of confidence, in the IPCC, as well. So then I have to contact the Ministry of Justice about this, since I don't think that eighter the Merseyside Police or the IPCC, have showed themselves, to be worthy, of much confidence, unfortunatly. So I'm mentioning this now. Hope this is alright! Yours sincerely, Erik Ribsskog On 6/19/08, Holmes, Ryan <Ryan.Holmes@justice.gsi.gov.uk> wrote:

Dear Mr Ribsskog Thank you for your email reply of 5 June. I am also in receipt of your email dated 13 June. As explained in my previous reply, the Law Society is the regulatory body for solicitors in England and Wales and will keep a comprehensive list of solicitors practising in your local area. Their website promotes a searchable database to help you find a solicitor which allows you to search by firm name, area of law and/or post code. To alleviate your concerns about contacting the Law Society due to previous personal experiences, I should point out that this list is a resource to assist the public locate suitable legal representation and promote solicitors across England and Wales. You can access the facility via the following link: http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/choosingandusing/findasolicitor.law. Alternatively, you could also look through a local directory, such as the Yellow Pages, which might help identify a suitable firm. As suggested in my previous reply, you may wish to contact the Law Centres Federation on 0207 428 4401 who can provide contact details for your local Law Centre. Also, you may find it helpful to access the Community Legal Services Direct website for information on providers of legal advice at

www.clsdirect.org.uk. These are all alternative options available to you that do not involve the assistance of the Law Society. With regard to the complaint you have submitted to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), I have contacted the IPCC to investigate the status of your complaint. Senior lawyers at the IPCC inform me that without your expressed consent, I am unable to obtain any information that relates to your complaint. I was informed however that Casework Manager Sarah Brown is one of a number of IPCC staff that has conducted an investigation into your file and she can be contacted on 0207 166 3934 should you wish to discuss the details of your complaint further. I do hope that this information is of some use to you. Yours sincerely, Ryan Holmes Legal Services Regulation and Redress Division
-----Original Message----From: Erik Ribsskog [mailto:eribsskog@gmail.com] Sent: 05 June 2008 01:51 To: Holmes, Ryan Subject: Re: Our ref: TO08/2153

Hi, thank you very much for your e-mail! I have been thinking about contacting the Law Society, regarding getting a list, like you say, for law firms, who take on law-cases on a 'pro bono' service basis. But, like I might have forgotten to explain, the Law Society, are already involved in this, I have complained about them to the Legal Services Ombudsman, who I have been contacting you about. So I've maybe lost a bit of confidence, in the Law Society, since I think they gave a bit of wrong information, and some errors, that I thought were a bit strange, so they are really involved in this from before. So then I was wondering about, if it would be right to involve the Law Society again, since they are involved from before. Maybe there is someone else one could contact about getting the name of companies like this? Sorry if I'm asking a lot of questions. I've also sent a complaint, on the Merseyside Police, to the IPCC. But the IPCC, aren't dealing with the complaint at all, it seems, so I was wondering who I should contact then, if I wanted to compain about the IPCC not dealing with the complaint on the Police? Sorry again that I'm asking so many questions! Thanks in advance for the reply! Yours sincerely,

Erik Ribsskog On 4/25/08, Holmes, Ryan <Ryan.Holmes@justice.gsi.gov.uk> wrote: Dear Mr Ribsskog Thank you for your email reply of 7 April, in which you request further advice on ways to proceed forward with your complaint against the Legal Services Ombudsman (LSO). To assist you with your concerns, I shall set out the avenues of legal assistance available to you that acknowledge your specific financial concerns. Firstly, while I understand you have already been in contact with the Citizen's Advice Bureau (CAB), you may also wish to consider contacting your local Law Centre. Contact details for your local Law Centre can be found via the Law Centres Federation on 0207 428 4401, or by accessing their website www.lawcentres.org.uk. You may also find it helpful to access the Community Legal Services Direct website for information on providers of legal advice at www.clsdirect.org.uk. Alternatively, you may choose to contact Community Legal Advice for free confidential help regarding your legal queries on 0845 345 4345. Secondly, it may be worth investigating the possibility of a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). This allows a solicitor to accept a case on a 'no won, no fee' basis, under which they receive a fee from you only if the case is won. It is worth pointing that the solicitor's standard fees can be increased by up to 100% to reflect the degree of risk to the solicitor in taking the case on (the 'success fee'). However, should you lose your case, you may still be liable to pay the successful party's costs, as well as expert witness fees and other disbursements. There are insurance schemes that, for a premium, provide cover for these items. As part of the implementation of the Access to Justice Act 1999, we have made it possible for the successful side to recover their lawyer's success fee and insurance premium form the loser. Effectively, this has made the operation of conditional fees fairer and more attractive to clients. Thirdly, some solicitors may be prepared to take on your case on a pro bono agreement (i.e. provide you with a free service). You can contact the Law Society who can provide you with a list of solicitors that may provide pro bono services. The Law Society is the regulatory body for solicitors in England and Wales and you can write to them at the following address: The Law Society 113 Chancery Lane London WC2A 1SX Tel: 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you can access the Law Society's website at www.solicitorsonline.com. I do hope that you find this information useful. Yours sincerely Ryan Holmes Legal Services Regulation and Redress Division This e-mail (and any attachment) is intended only for the attention of the addressee(s). Its unauthorised use, disclosure, storage or copying is not permitted. If you are not the intended recipient, please destroy all copies and inform the sender by return e-mail. Internet e-mail is not a secure medium. Any reply to this message could be intercepted and read by someone else. Please bear that

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