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Correspondence with Mr John Stenhouse in an attempt to recruit a barrister


The following email correspondence took place with Mr John Stenhouse Barrister at Law:

(a) The document: ‘ToJohnStenhouse(DABarrister)7Jan 2017b.docx’.

Legal Aid and Legal representation (3) Shan Panigrahi To john stenouse 7 Jan at 10:13 PM Dear Mr Stonehouse

This is a civil matter lodged in Medway County Court as a counterclaim. It arose out of my non-payment of a fine for speeding as a driver of a car that I admitted to but lacked funds to discharge, which is hardly a criminal matter.

Yours sincerely

Shantanu Panigrahi

On Saturday, 7 January 2017, 18:17, john stenouse wrote:

Thank you for your email.

I am not a criminal barrister.

Regards

John Stenhouse

John Stenhouse LLB (Hons) Barrister at Law Website: http://www.nightingalechambers.co.uk Nightingale Chambers DX 721540 Kidderminster 5 Tel: 01562 851350 Fax: 01562 852547 Mobile: 07941 837001 email: john@stenhouse-law.co.uk or john@nightingalechambers.co.uk

Please note that all non-CFA funded instructions are accepted and undertaken on a contractual basis only. The contract is available on the above website. The contract is deemed to be accepted if instructions continue to be given.

From: Shan Panigrahi [mailto:shanpanigrahi@yahoo.co.uk] Sent: 07 January 2017 14:26 To: john@nightingalechambers.co.uk; john@stenhouse-law.co.uk Subject: Legal Aid and Legal representation

To Mr John Stonehouse Direct Access Barrister Nightingale Chambers Paddington House New Road, Kidderminster DY10 1AL

Tel: 01562 851350 Mobile: 07941 837001 Fax: 01562 852547 DX number: 721540 Kidd 5 Midland & Oxford Circuit john@stenhouse-law.co.uk john@nightingalechambers.co.uk

Dear Sir

1. I have been issued by Notice of Intended Prosecution by Kent Police in which the nature of the offence is unspecified. I consider that I am being victimised by the Police for issuing a counter claim of £5 million against the Force and for blogging my frustrations against the Legal System.

2. Can you please help me with Legal Aid and Barrister representation before the Magistrate?

Dr Shantanu Panigrahi 3 Hoath Lane Wigmore Gillingham Kent ME8 0SL

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The correspondence continued:

(b) Dr Shantanu Panigrahi vs Kent Police at Medway County Court (8) Shan Panigrahi To john stenhouse 10 Jan at 2:40 PM Dear Mr Stenhouse

1. If you do not wish to be involved in this matter I will accept that but please let me remind you that you said earlier that if you require any further information you will contact me.

2. Further, as to your view that there are no proceedings in Medway County Court for you to get involved in, this is manifestly erroneous for the reason that since 22 December 2016, despite numerous requests Kent Police has not issued any formal or informal chargesheet outlining its prosecution on me. This can only be because there are legal proceedings outstanding elsewhere in the Judicial System, of which there are two possibilities: the Judicial Review applied for in the Administrative Court and the CounterClaim lodged in Medway County Court.

3. I should therefore request you to reconsider your analysis and decision not to further my pleadings.

Yours sincerely

Dr Shantanu Panigrahi

On Sunday, 8 January 2017, 17:28, john stenhouse wrote:

Dear Mr Panigrahi,

having considered your email below, it is clear that there are no county court proceedings for me to be involved in, and you do not have a counterclaim against Kent Police.

Please do not trouble me with this matter any further. I have no interest in becoming involved.

John Stenhouse

John Stenhouse LLB (Hons) Barrister at Law Website: http://www.nightingalechambers.co.uk Nightingale Chambers DX 721540 Kidderminster 5 Tel: 01562 851350 Fax: 01562 852547 Mobile: 07941 837001 email: john@stenhouse-law.co.uk or john@nightingalechambers.co.uk

Please note that all non-CFA funded instructions are accepted and undertaken on a contractual basis only. The contract is available on the above website. The contract is deemed to be accepted if instructions continue to be given.

From: Shan Panigrahi [mailto:shanpanigrahi@yahoo.co.uk] Sent: 08 January 2017 16:00 To: john stenhouse Subject: Re: Dr Shantanu Panigrahi vs Kent Police at Medway County Court

Dear Mr Stenhouse

1. I have asked Medway County Court whether this matter is sub judice under its consideration, but have not received a reply. Would you please raise this issue with the Court on my behalf. The Counter Claim was submitted as follows:

From: Shan Panigrahi [mailto:shanpanigrahi@yahoo.co.uk] Sent: 04 December 2016 09:57 To: Medway County , Enquiries Subject: Dr Shantanu Panigrahi vs Kent Police To The Court Manager Medway County Court Dear Sir/Madam 1. Please issue proceedings against Kent Police as detailed in the following email in order that a Judge may decide on the level of compensation that I should be entitled to after deducting what I owe Kent Police on behalf of the State by way of the penalty fine for the speed excess that I accept liablity for because it has not been possible for Kent Police to accept my Counter Claim for £5 million through its due process with regard to the notification that I received. Accordingly, please send me a N1 Claim Form for this purpose. 2. You already have my Full Fee Remission Form from earlier proceedings but if a fresh one is required I am of course willing to supply the information required, in which case please send me the appropriate Fee Remission Form. Yours sincerely Dr Shantanu Panigrahi 3 Hoath Lane Wigmore Gillingham Kent ME8 0SL On Friday, 2 December 2016, 16:15, Shan Panigrahi wrote: Notice of Intended Prosecution Number: 49350897 To Kent Police Driver Diversion Team Kent Police Headquarters, Sutton Road Maidstone, Kent ME15 9BZ 2 December 2016 For the attention of Mr David Currie, Manager Dear Sir 1. Thank you for your letter dated 30 November 2016 to which I responded by completing the Notice of Intended Prosecution admitting that I was driving the car when the speed limit was exceeded and hence my admission of liablity as regards the penalty fine. 2. This letter is my counter claim against Kent Police for failing in its statutory duties towards me by apprehending the criminals that I have brought to your attention and as such I would like to have a Hearing before a judge to consider this counter claim application. In this regard I attach a copy of the email that I sent the Queens Bench Division of the High Court to which no reply has been received by me thereby providing proof that the State has organised the persecution on me which has denied my up to £5 million in compensation that the Judge is required hereby to adjudicate on – please see the document attached that is named ToQueensBenchHighCourt11Nov2016.docx. Please note that this Counter Claim is made solely against Kent Police for its inaction. Whatever I am required to pay in relation to this car speed offence should be deducted from the amount that I am claiming from Kent Police through the processing of this counter claim. 3. I look forward to your reply as soon as possible. Yours sincerely Dr Shantanu Panigrahi 3 Hoath Lane Gilllingham Kent ME8 0SL

2. The following reply came from Kent Police: From D Currie Head of Central Process Unit Driver Diversion Team Kent Police Headquarters Sutton Road Maidstone Kent ME15 9BZ 8/12/16 Dear Dr Panigrahi Notice of Intended Prosecution Number: 49350897 Thank you for your recent letter, received in connection with the above Notice of Intended Prosecution, the contents of which have been noted. Unfortunately, the matter you are referring to in your correspondence has no bearing on this offence and consequently you are asked to indicate how you wish to proceed in accordance with the options outlined below. The Fixed Penalty was introduced as a method of discharging liablility for an alleged offence without the requirement to attend a Court Hearing. Once issued, it offers the driver one of two options:- 1. Accept the Conditional Offer, or 2. Have the matter heard before a Magistrate in a Court of Law. Should you wish to accept the Conditional Offer Fixed Penalty you should contact our office as soon as possible in order that further documents can be sent to you outlining what you should do in order to accept the Fixed Penalty. Kent Police are however committed to increasing levels of road safety and reducing the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads. As the alleged offence falls within a nationally agreed criteria this matter can be dealt with by you attending and completing a National Speed Awareness Course. I enclose information on what you should do if you wish to exercise this option which is time limited and can be withdrawn at any time. Should you elect to attend a National Spped Awareness Course, upon successful completion you will have discharged your liability for the offence and the matter will be closed. You will not receive penalty points on your driving licence record. If however you feel that you are not guilty of the offence and wish to contest the allegation you are advised to put your request in writing. This matter will then be referred for the issue of a Court Hearing and a summons will be issued in due course. I trust this information is of assistance, and await written confirmation of your decision. Yours sincerely Mr D Currie Head of Central Process Unit

3. Then I received the following letter from Kent Police:

From Kent Police Protecting and serving the people of Kent Driver Diversion Team Kent Police Headquarters Sutton Road Maidstone Kent ME15 9BZ Direct Line: 01622 650200 Date: 22/12/2016 Dear Dr Panigrahi Notice of Intended Prosecution Number: 49350897 Thank you for your recent correspondence, received in connection with the above Notice of Intended Prosecution. I can confirm the file in connection with this alleged offence has now been returned to the Officer in the case for the consideration of a Single Justice Procedure Notice. You will receive subsequent paperwork in due course. Yours sincerely David Currie Manager

There are no other documents of relevance to this case. I hope this is sufficient to enable you to make progress.

Yours sincerely

Dr Shantanu Panigrahi

On Sunday, 8 January 2017, 12:06, john stenhouse wrote:

Mr Panigrahi,

it is obvious that if the case is in the County Court then it is a civil case – the County Court does not deal with criminal matters.

I have already told you the documents I need to see – they are the pleadings in the case. The pleadings are (i) the Claim Form, (ii) the Particulars of Claim, (iii) the Defence and any Counterclaim, (iv) any Reply to Defence and (v) any Defence to Counterclaim.

if I require any further information from you after those documents I will let you know.

John Stenhouse

From: Shan Panigrahi [mailto:shanpanigrahi@yahoo.co.uk] Sent: 08 January 2017 11:14 To: john stenhouse Subject: Re: Dr Shantanu Panigrahi vs Kent Police at Medway County Court

Dear Mr Stenhouse

1. As a layperson of the public, it is not for me to decide whether this is a civil matter or a criminal matter that I am resisting. This is why I have sought legal advice. I can only state the facts which I have done. It is now for a barrister to clarify this to me and to the courts after judging the evidence that I have provided whether criminality has taken place on either side.

2. If the information that I have provided is insufficient for you to make that judgement, you need to tell me today why it is insufficient and what specific information you need now to be able to arrive at your decision on whether to represent my interests to the Magistrate on Legal Aid; and if your answer is No, whether you can recommend to me another barrister who would be willing to take on this task.

Yours sincerely

Dr Shantanu Panigrahi

On Sunday, 8 January 2017, 10:25, john stenhouse wrote:

Dear Mr Panigrahi,

I note that you now tell me that the case is a civil matter in Medway County Court between you and Kent Police.

I am not in any position to tell you whether I would be prepared to be involved in your matter unless and until I know what the case is about. That means that as a starting point you must send to me the pleadings in the county court. If I consider I require any further information after that I will let you know.

John Stenhouse

John Stenhouse LLB (Hons) Barrister at Law Website: http://www.nightingalechambers.co.uk Nightingale Chambers DX 721540 Kidderminster 5 Tel: 01562 851350 Fax: 01562 852547 Mobile: 07941 837001 email: john@stenhouse-law.co.uk or john@nightingalechambers.co.uk

Please note that all non-CFA funded instructions are accepted and undertaken on a contractual basis only. The contract is available on the above website. The contract is deemed to be accepted if instructions continue to be given.

From: Shan Panigrahi [mailto:shanpanigrahi@yahoo.co.uk] Sent: 08 January 2017 08:29 To: John Stenouse Subject: Dr Shantanu Panigrahi vs Kent Police at Medway County Court

To John Stenhouse LLB (Hons) Barrister at Law Website: http://www.nightingalechambers.co.uk Nightingale Chambers DX 721540 Kidderminster 5 Tel: 01562 851350 Fax: 01562 852547 Mobile: 07941 837001 email: john@stenhouse-law.co.uk or john@nightingalechambers.co.uk

Dear Mr Stenhouse

1. Firstly, my apologies for spelling your name incorrectly in my previous two commuications in the attached document named ‘ToJohnStenhouse(DABarrister)7Jan 2017b.docx’.

2. I shall be overseas in India from 18 January 2017 to 11 February 2017, and therefore needed to know rather urgently (before I go) whether you will take the necessary action to update the Medway County Court on my £5 million Claim against Kent Police as discussed with you.

Yours sincerely

Shantanu Panigrahi

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The 8 January 2017, 8.29 am email with its attachment ToJohnStenhouse(DABarrister)7Jan2017b.docx was sent to Medway County Court copied to Kent Police with the following covering note:

Shan Panigrahi <shanpanigrahi@yahoo.co.uk>

To

Enquiries Medway County

CC

driver.diversion@kent.pnn.police.uk

8 Jan at 9:06 AM

To

The Court Manager

Medway County Court

cc Kent Police

Dear Sir/Madam

Please note the contents of the following email with regard to the Hearing requested.

Yours sincerely

Dr Shantanu Panigrahi

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