06/02/2018

Yes, there are porn lawyers in the UK and it's all gonna be all right!

Working as a lawyer in the internet environment could be challenging, worrying and at times highly frustrating. It's good however that at Cohen Davis we have a culture that says that you must never give up. After all, often clients come to us just as they are about to throw in the towel and in a last effort to solve a long standing legal issue concerning them and the internet.

In many cases they get referred to my firm but only after their regular non-internet specialist lawyers have tried their best to help but failed. Not everyone in the legal profession appreciates the value of experience and knowledge of the internet industry to making a success out of a client's case.

Unfortunately, sometimes new clients come to us for help after years, yes years, of suffering and we always wish they had found out about us a bit earlier so that they could have avoided months and years of unnecessary pain. Hopefully this blog post will help achieve that.

But what really makes the work of an internet lawyer so worthwhile is where you achieve an extraordinary outcome. An extraordinary outcome is an outcome which turns the life of your client from being completely miserable to becoming absolutely fantastic.

In one of those cases a gentermaan telephone our officers before Christmas last year. He was crying on the phone. After some prompting he told one of my colleagues that four years ago he was in a bad place, he was homeless, away from his wife and children.

He was deparete and needed money so when he was approached by someone who offered him a couple of hundred pounds to take part in a short pornographic video he reluctantly agreed. That video turned out to be derogatory and highly embarrassing. Since its publication, he said, he lives in constant shame and fear that his wife and children will find out. The video also exposed him to blackmail and harassment. He previously spoke to other lawyers who told him that nothing could be done about the situation. He said that he was resolved to take his own life if we told him we couldn't help.

He said we were his last hope. He has been saving money for 4 years with the hope that one day he will find a lawyer who will be willing and able to take on his case. Fortunately for him, he came to the right place! What he saved however was not nearly enough to cover a project like this but nevertheless my colleagues insisted that we took on his case.

We all worked extra time here to have his case resolved before Christmas, which we did manage to do. After a successful ending, he then sent us the most beautiful testimonial which made the whole thing worthwhile for all of us here. He also wanted us to tell his story, of course without mentioning any names, because he knows there are other people out there, just like him who are victims of pornographic extortions and who are as desperate to get their lives back, by having pornographic videos deleted from the internet, as he was before he made that call that changed his life.
"I don't know if you have the real notion of what just happened! You guys have helped me to overtake the most difficult moment of my life! You were the ones on my side when I couldn't find hope anywhere else! I felt I was being understood from day one. You understood the whole situation and you were capable of putting into words all the turmoil that was inside me. Even your patience ,with my almost daily calls asking for updates ,was overwhelming! Great team, great people ! God bless you all, Thank you!"
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