When I was trying to help people recover money from HSBC I had a bizarre “Catch 22” situation. I required authorisation from the Ministry of Justice to act as a claims manager. However, it was the MoJ who had refused, via Registry Trust, to give me access to public domain information. Therefore, I could not contact people who had had county court judgments against them.
The fees required for authorisation are based on income – I had no income because I had no clients. The MoJ didn’t believe that I had no income so I had to make a special statement explaining that it was because they had denied me access to data! In the end I had to surrender my authorisation because I couldn’t afford to pay the fee.