Gregory T Smith


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Companies I would NOT RECOMMEND.

This Page is dedicated to Companies I would Not Recommend for their services. This is based on my personal experience either by using or trying to purchase or use their services. This experience is either based on prices charged and/or level of service given.

Aussie Spec US Caravans, 900 Brooks St Ontario CA 91762. Contact Mike Morris. Web: www.aussiespecuscaravans.com

I used this company to convert and import my 5th Wheeler to Australia. Whilst their price quoted to me was well below the price quoted in Australia, their workmanship is questionable and it took 8 months to get the van to me after I dropped it off in LA. I believe their workers stole over $1500 of goods, lighting, clothes, camera equipment and a number of other items both fixed and removable from my 5th Wheeler. Mike Morris the owner of this business warned me when I left the van with him of the theft probabilities by Australian customs but I believe these thefts took place in his factory as it would have required many hours to find, dismantle and remove many of these items. His reply to my emails were very spasmodic over the 8 months and have not received any replies to emails sent since I received the unit.

Berry Family Law, 162 Ferguson St Williamstown. 3016.

They handled my last settlement on the divorce case on my defcto relationship in 2015. They quoted me a price at the start of the case and tried to increase the hourly rate halfway through negotiations. After some negotiation they agreed to keeping the initial quoted rate. The solicitor I used (Ben Smith) did not give me much advise and any indication on how I would fare. I had to use a barrister when I got to court twice which cost me a fixed rate per day whether it be 15 minutes or all day, both times and apparently he was briefed by the solicitor. The first appearance should have been handled out of court as I believe it was just a formal decision to go to mediation. I had to come back from America just for this 15 minute appearance. The second appearance was for mediation which I never got into the mediation room but stayed in a small office off to one side. I never got any indication on how things were proceeding with mediation or my chances of winning. Although I did partially win in some sense, I believe had I known my full rights and how the case was proceeding I could have recovered more.