As a sparky it ain’t easy to climb ladders and re-wire a house with one hand and one leg. Liability was admitted so I figured I was quids in. My medical expert agreed with what I said in my statement – that I couldn’t work as a sparky ever again.

However, it turns out the other side got a private investigator and have me on video re-wiring the local pub over the course of about a month and doing other jobs.

My solicitor tells me I could get done for being dishonest and won’t represent me any further. I’ve told my solicitor my human rights have been infringed by them videoing me at work and I want my day in court next month.


Infringing your human rights, are you having a giggle? You signed a statement saying something was true i.e. that you couldn’t work as a sparky. There is nothing stopping the defendants videoing you in a public place and they’ve basically caught you with your pants down.

If you were my client I would have sacked you as well. You can have your day in court but be prepared for the judge to find you have been “fundamentally dishonest” in light of s.57 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015.

In this scenario your whole case will be chucked out (even the legitimate parts), you will be ordered to pay the defendant’s cost and you could ultimately end up in prison. Well done.

Andrew ‘Chef’ Prendergast

Motorcycle Monthly December 2018