Response From Herefordshire Council Regarding Legal Action

Below is the brief response I received from the current CEO of Herefordshire Council regarding their proposed legal action against me, which I accepted some weeks ago.
Their scant response and claim of ‘look into concerns’ ignoring my request to serve notice of their legal action, an avoidable delay causing further unwarranted stress.

Paul Walker Letter 29-08-022 re legal action reply_Redacted


below is a reminder of the letter to which Herefordhsire Council has responded to.



I lost my vulnerable brother to The Priory Group, family, and any future career and prospects I had because of years of Herefordshire Council staff choosing to lie, deceive and fabricate records, including those submitted to the Court of Protection. Concerningly I suspect they will carry on doing similar to others until too many come forward with similar experiences to tell of.


What Herefordshire Council Has Done Over The Years

While not a complete list, since I exposed neglect and ill-treatment of my vulnerable brother under the ‘care’ of Herefordshire Council they have to date:

      • Concealed neglect and incidents involving my brother
      • Misled & deceived the Court of Protection
      • Purposely slandered me
      • Attempted and failed to fabricate criminal offences against me under the Serious Crime Act & Computer Misuse Act
      • Denied my brother from attending our mother’s funeral
      • Denied my brother from attending the funeral of one of our foster brothers
      • Actively spied on my private life & social media without legal authority
      • Created false & erroneous records
      • Failed to return personal property
      • Submitted false records to the Court of Protection
      • Ignored my council tax appeal
      • Deceived councillors
      • Lied to colleagues & other organisations
      • Issued multiple vexatious letters of threats and proposals of legal action¬†
      • Denied my brother from visiting his mother and I
      • lied to me while repeatedly attempting to intimidate me
      • Imposed restrictions & blocks on communication
      • Refused to address recurring incidents involving my brother
      • Allowed a social worker to use the protected title before registration and lied about his role to the HCPC
      • Destroyed my family
      • Declared proposed legal action against me for defamation yet have ignored my request to serve notice, for over 300 days


    • Such done and supported to be through a succession of directors, social care & legal staff.

Update on Herefordshire Council Latest Proposed Legal Action

Herefordshire Council has not served notice of their proposed legal action against me by the deadline I requested; which was 299 days as of yesterday, 26th July 2022.
Nor have they had the courtesy to inform me why they haven’t; having asked for a response, and since writing to Paul Walker the current CEO.
Their many threats false & malicious harassment.


11 Years

It’s approaching 11 years since my vulnerable adopted brother went for respite, never to return home.
Herefordshire Council going on to move him from place to place until out of county against our mother’s wishes, where LA staff later concealed neglect, mislead & deceive regarding his care and support, and where a court order remains repeatedly disregarded by Herefordshire Council & Priory Group.

Priory group & Deleted Video Footage

The below is what should have happened according to the CQC vs what The Priory Group does when recorded evidence is discovered; as I proved.
People in their ‘care’ & their families should be aware of this practice.


In this case, Herefordshire Council social service staff knew of the concerning deleted footage, yet decided to turn a blind eye and later fabricate record.


Another Card & Present

Yesterday was my adopted brother’s birthday.
Another card & gift went into his present box, with the hope that one day we can return to court to have breaches of a court order and LA lies addressed and my brother reunited and given his gifts.

That day should be a happy occasion, but for the fact that I have to let him know that our mother died over two years ago, and he was not permitted to come home for the funeral service because Herefordshire Council & The Priory Group disregarded legislation, a court order and government guidance in place at the time.
A task I’m not looking forward to and wonder how many others have been faced similar.

To date, whenever I’ve requested for him to visit, an excuse is made by the provider staff.¬† I ask again, the visit is refused, usually with a feeble excuse, and the process is repeated again and again.


My Brother’s Birthday 2022

It’s my brother’s birthday next week.
I’m not going to try to get him home because I will likely receive the same insulting response from The Priory Group as last year & times before.
1 day when I can get back to court, maybe their breaches of court order & lies will be addressed.

Below is the response to my request for my brother to come home, last year, which I had to do via a solicitor as other communications were ignored.

The above, and the previous year’s refusal emails can be read in more detail at the following links below, although these are not the only occasions requests for my brother to come home have been refused over the years by Priory Group or Herefordshire Council:

My Brother’s Birthday Visit 2021 – Denied

Denied of Coming Home for Birthday 2020



Character Assassination

Looking back through records. In 2018, Herefordhsire Council declared I had a mental health issue, forcing me to undergo an assessment which found I had no mental health issue.

Character assassination & defamation used in their campaign appear to be particular favourites of Herefordshire Council ‘professionals’.

A prejudiced Meeting

It’s obvious why Herefordshire Council & Stephen Vickers (former director of adult social care) didn’t invite me with a solicitor to attend his meeting with councillors.
Their defence of allegations, and councillor judgement without me present to challenge anything he may have said. Nothing less than prejudice.

Below, are two pages I obtained of SV’s communications with colleagues & councillors

Hfd Council SAR 2022 Part 2 vickers_communications-cllrs-ordered-redacted