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PHA Media defends fraudsters A4e

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Reputable PR agency firm, PHA Media, with clients like Duncan Bannatyne and Jacqueline Gold on their books… (and A4e’s Mark Lovell…) has reportedly been sending out letters threatening legal action. It is almost like they believe they are an law firm. (Originally learnt about this situation from our own comments on this blog)

Assuming the above is genuine, and complete (other than the personal information hidden) – this makes it very tricky for A4e to commence legal action at a later time. It is more of an embarrassment than anything else.

Let me explain:-

1) The letter doesn’t actually request or direct such person to take said action – mostly due to “Am I” instead of “I Am” – fucking idiots!  It normally is best practice to demand rather than ask – as asking make it seem like you are unsure.

2) The letter doesn’t specify refraining from such in future like a Cease and Desist letter would. To avoid legal penalties all the user has to do is  copy and paste  the comments, delete them, before adding them again at a later time of that date stamped. Another letter would have to be sent for it to be “actionable”.

3) The letter doesn’t specify which comments are “libellous”… using the phrase “withdraw any and all”. This is not just – you cannot silence the freedom of expression (“free speech”) without being certain such content violates your rights. Now, ironically enough requesting all comments to be withdrawn would be fine… as that is saying “we think all your comments made violate our rights” but saying “any” – yep a 3 letter word – clarifies that they aren’t sure what comments so such notice sent to you is vexatious.

PHA media should stick to PR – they are pretty good at it 🙂 Reputation management is slightly different to this.

(We do not suggest that PHA media are defending A4e because of the crimes A4e has committed – PHA media are working for them as an established business relationship to which A4e are paying them for. )

It reminds me…

A Mr Darren Marsh, the only ever A4e employee to get involved with us, threatening us with legal action before. A nice friendly chap, one of the few gems inside the A4e organisation I would imagine.  He worked (or works, if he still got the job) for A4e’s Marketing Department/Team. The communication soon dried up, not sure if they banned the website at A4e so Darren couldn’t access it or whether our simple demands were too much to put into action.

A4e, you need someone of law to handle these disputes…  not someone from marketing or a PR agency.


Written by Universal Jobmatch

February 28, 2012 at 10:15 am

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  1. They appear to be handing out legal advice without making clear that they are not lawyers. That could be construed as unauthorised practice of law, which is a bit naughty. I am not a lawyer. 😉


    February 28, 2012 at 10:22 am

  2. Perhaps they are frightened: the address is, after all, Hammer House (of the films), and maybe a few Vampires and Monsters are still lurking there.

    Andrew Coates

    February 28, 2012 at 10:38 am

    • You couldn’t make it up!

      Work Programme

      February 28, 2012 at 10:47 am

    • Yes, their Soho address is juxtaposed with stripclubs and the Spanking Shop!

      Very naughty indeed!!


      February 28, 2012 at 11:17 am

  3. Haha – remove ‘any’ comments. Sorry but freedom of speech / opinion is what makes these websites work, Not to mention its a human right – so they just wasted their time.

    Look PHA media tried, They done what was requested but thats all they can do. As said they are not lawyers so such letter can be ignored. Even if they where lawyers – They dont carry the powers to stop our human rights.

    No lawyer will stick up for them, Everyone knows how corrupt they are , They want to stop our free speech ?????

    Heres some free speech for emma harrison, and for A4e

    Emma, In my opinion you are a nasty woman, I dont like you and I dont think anybody likes you, You may have mental issues that need to be addressed forthwit !

    A4e, trying to censor everything ??? somthing to hide ??? YES you have lots to hide and we all know about the fraudulant activities – Your going down !

    Censor that !!!

    Umm, You cant……. Free speech in uk im afraid.

    A4e, Cant you see what a mess you have all made ?

    I along with many others simply cant wait for the prosecutions to be made, and for A4e to cease. as for emma, everyone stopped caring for her and her sick / wicked ways a long time ago, Frankly she needs to be punished first.

    Nigel Sweeney

    February 28, 2012 at 10:43 am

  4. PHA Media need looking into further.

    As they are effectively being paid with taxpayers money (100% of A4e’s income is from the taxpayer) I am looking into ways we can investigate the probity of this company.

    Phil Hall – former editor of the News of the World and Hello! Magazine – as our chairman.. really says it all doesn’t it.


    February 28, 2012 at 12:51 pm

  5. A4e suffocates its subcontractors: A4e has ordered its subcontractors in its “supply chain” to refer all media enquiries directly to A4e’s press office… no doubt with threats to their contracts.

    This is the type of bully A4e is.. silencing and censorship… seems it doesn’t want other providers talking about their relationship and the way A4e does business.

    Perhaps subcontractors have many stories to tell about A4e?

    Work Programme

    February 28, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    • Oh it reminds me of the ban on MPs on Flexible New Deal of getting involved. Seems its a very central corrupt system.

      I am sure this policy helped A4e to defraud, whilst complaints to MPs went on deaf ears.

      Work Programme

      February 28, 2012 at 3:50 pm

  6. […] what could get worse? A4e deploying PHA Media, a PR agency not solicitor, trying to censorship the internet and silence pe… it sees as a threat. Emma Harrison CBE threatening to sue everyone who stands in A4e’s way. […]

  7. Police are linked to blacklist of construction workers

    Security services ‘gave data to clandestine organisation funded by major names in building industry’

    The police or security services supplied information to a blacklist funded by the country’s major construction firms that has kept thousands of people out of work over the past three decades.

    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has revealed that records that could only have come from the police or MI5 have been discovered in a vast database of files held on 3,200 victims who were deemed leftwing or troublesome.

    The files were collected by the Consulting Association, a clandestine organisation funded by major names in the construction industry.

    Its database was seized nearly three years ago, but the extraordinary nature of the information held has only now emerged, following an employment tribunal for one of the victims, Dave Smith, a 46-year-old engineer who had a 36-page file against his name and was victimised repeatedly for highlighting safety hazards on sites, including the presence of asbestos.

    David Clancy, investigations manager at the ICO, told the central London tribunal adjudicating on Smith’s claims against construction giant Carillion that “there is information on the Consulting Association files that I believe could only be supplied by the police or the security services”.

    Speaking to the Observer, Clancy added: “The information was so specific and it contained in effect operational information that wouldn’t have formed anything other than a police record.”

    The scandal will be thrown open to further public exposure in the coming months as a class action by 100 victims against at least 39 companies is set to be pursued in the high court by Hugh Tomlinson QC, currently counsel for several of the phone-hacking claimants. The revelations will inevitably raise fresh questions about the probity of the police in a week in which its relationship with major news corporations, and News International in particular, has come under sharp focus. Last week the Leveson inquiry heard that the police were investigating a “network of corrupt officials” as part of their inquiries into phone hacking and police corruption.

    Clancy said he was unable further to trace the specific sources of the information held in the Consulting Association files because it touched on individuals living across the country and stretched over three decades.

    He added that the relationship between the Consulting Association and the police and security services appeared to have been nurtured when the organisation went under an earlier guise as the Economic League, at a time when the state was keen to liaise with major building firms to discover as much as it could about Irish construction workers amid the threat of IRA terrorism.

    John McDonnell MP, who first raised the issue of blacklisting a decade ago, said he would demand a debate in parliament on what he described as collusion. “I am outraged at the systematic abuse of people’s rights. This has destroyed people’s lives, broken up families, ensured that people have not been able to earn a living. It has devastated people year after year, and nobody has listened to us. No one has been willing to believe the extent to which there has been collusion between police, security services and companies. It is all about the ability of companies to exploit workers and destroy anybody who stands up against them.”

    The existence of the secret blacklist was first exposed in 2009, when ICO investigators from the Information Commissioner’s Office raided an unassuming office in Droitwich, Worcestershire.

    The investigators uncovered an extensive database that was used by construction firms to vet workers they deemed to be trade unionists and troublesome – usually trade unionists. More than 40 construction firms, including Balfour Beatty and Sir Robert McAlpine, had been funding the confidential database, which recorded workers’ trade union activities and conduct at work.

    The Consulting Association was closed down and a 66-year-old private investigator, Ian Kerr, was fined £5,000 for administering the database, although the construction firms escaped prosecution. At Smith’s tribunal, Carillion admitted that two of its subsidiaries covertly supplied information to the database to “penalise” Smith for being a trade unionist, even though he had “reasonably brought health and safety concerns to their attention”. However, Smith lost his claim for £175,000 in lost income because he worked through an agency and was not directly employed by Carillion.

    A spokesman for the Independent Police Complaints Commission said it had not yet received a complaint from the victims or the ICO.

    Article here.

    The Guardian

    March 4, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    • Presumably, victims of the blacklist will end up on the Work Programme!

      Wonder if the Work Programme and any of its mercenary Providers will identify that kind of case as a “barrier to future employment”?

      If so, what is their remedy?

      I thought it was hard enough these days to get a job!


      March 12, 2012 at 3:51 pm

  8. Does Emma Harrisons bum look big in this???????

    nightplumber adams

    March 12, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    • The sainted one’s bum? Would that be the new chairman of a4greed?


      March 12, 2012 at 5:08 pm

  9. […] do not know how when this stopped and whether PR firm PHA Media has since stepped in to censor the […]

  10. […] do not know how when this stopped and whether PR firm PHA Media has since stepped in to censor the […]

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