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In February and March 2014, Saoirse received disturbing letters from Beauchamps Solicitors Managing Partner John White and Dolores' solicitor/executor Joe Bowe. Saoirse once again wrote to the 24 partners of Beauchamps (except for White) to raise her concerns.
We publish her lettter below in its entirety. Saoirse included supporting documentation in her letter. Saoirse quotes from these in her letter. You can see the documents she quotes from by using the links in blue. Links in green are added information, not included in Saoirse's letter.
We will most likely share our view of the situation in a short time, but many convergent threads are demanding our resources at present, so we will for the most part let Saoirse's letter address the present situation with Beauchamps Solicitors.
We are using the letter sent to Bruno Herbots, partner and head of Beauchamps' Construction and Procurement Group. We're not picking on Bruno; we just think he has a cool name. Mr Herbots has been described as “a young star with the ‘X’ factor in construction and procurement law”.
Plus anyone who can talk about “EIRs, BEPs, BIMs, and potential disaggregation of design responsibility” at Dublin Institute of Technology's School of Architecture has most definitely got it going on.
Update 1: 07 March 2014
We'll do a bit of analysis of the purported “Section 68 letters” sent to the beneficiaries by solicitor/executor Joe Bowe on 11 February 2014 (with the exception of Saoirse) and the “copy” of the same letter sent by managing partner of Beauchamps Solicitors John White to Saoirse alone on 19 February.
According to Bowe and White, this is what happened:
- On 22 December 2010, Bowe wrote a letter to his client and co-executor Onan Maxwell, detailing how much he expected the administration of Dolores Maxwell's estate would cost. Bowe sent it to Onan Maxwell that same day. White states that Bowe posted this letter that same day.
- On foot of a complaint to the Law Society of Ireland, Joe Bowe sent a copy of this letter to the beneficiaries on 11 February 2014, with the exception of Saoirse.
- On 12 February, White met with Bowe's client and co-executor Onan Maxwell. White stated that Onan Maxwell “…confirmed to me that he did indeed receive the Section 68 Letter dated 22nd December 2010.”
- On 19 February White sent a copy of this letter to Saoirse.
Well, a letter was sent to eight beneficiaries and a letter was then sent to Saoirse. John White's dishonesty is revealed when he stated to Saoirse, “…I enclose a copy of the Section 68 letter posted to Onan Maxwell on 22 December 2010.” He made a copy, alright, but not of the letter Bowe sent to the other beneficiaries. You can view the two documents together here. Here's a few of the telltales:
Unless John White has a copier that removes words, replaces words, and changes the spacing between some sentences but not all, he is a deceitful, dishonest, untrustworthy asshat. Bowe, in his correspondence, always uses the old school double–spacing that was taught decades ago. Whoever wrote the second copy appears to prefer the single–spacing, mostly.
Bowe wrote this letter on 22 December 2010? Funny how he quotes a VAT rate of 23%. That 23% VAT rate did not occur until 2012. Either White or Bowe changed it to the 21% VAT that was in effect in 2010 when the falsified copy of the false document was produced.
Our best guess is that White tried to “improve” Joe's work, but he couldn't make changes to Joe's fake and then save the Word file–can't take that risk. So: open the file, make the changes, print it out, close the file without saving it, stamp the printout as a “Copy”, send it through the copier, and use that to send to Saoirse. And White or Bowe just couldn't resist threatening Saoirse with being charged for all the extra work. Just a guess.
Oue second best quess (because of the spacing and “County vs. Co” issues) is that the letter was manually keyboarded from a printout of the first, without opening up the file. Lot of work for a solicitor to type one whole page and a bit; but he certainly couldn't take the risk of making a secretary do it.
White and Bowe are simply charming examples of the solicitor-class at one of the top ten firms in Ireland.
We have only looked at White's bogus claim of a copy being sent to Saoirse. We still need to talk about context and content. Stay tuned.
[Editor's note: In the almost three years we have helped out on this site, we have been inspired by Saoirse's steady tenacity in her advocacy of justice for Dolores Maxwell. But it is her patience that we consider to be near to legendary.
Now, it might just be us, but with Saoirse's letter above, coupled with the one preceding it, we find ourselves wondering if that patience is perhaps undergoing a slight modification. Not that we would ever expect her to lose her patience, and indeed, in the past three years we have never known her to do so.
We really don't know what it would look like if Saoirse lost her patience. We're thinking maybe something like this:
Perhaps Beauchamps may do well to pull their thumb out. Just sayin'… ]
[Editor's note: As always, we seek and encourage anyone with knowledge of Dolores' life
and/or the events presented here to contribute to this site. Memories, anecdotes, photos and documents are more than welcome. Clarification, correction and alternative views are encouraged and welcomed. Submissions ]