A wealthy farmer dumped a lorry load of muck outside a crown court on Tuesday in protest at the “severely flawed” justice system which he claimed left him thousands of pounds out of pocket.Charles Hirons spread the manure outside Derby Crown Court in a row with the partners of a firm which was closed down by the industry regulator.It is believed that Mr Hiron’s grievances with the firm and its partners have still not been fully resolved, nearly eight years on.The 49-year-old farmer, who was immediately arrested, left a note in the cab of his tractor saying he had acted in “personal protest against the severely flawed judicial system”. More than 35 clients were left in limbo as a result of the firm’s closure, including many who had employed it to draw up house deeds and trust funds. Charles Hirons and his family outside their Derbyshire home in 2012Credit:Derby Telegraph/SWNS A note left by Mr Hirons in his cab explaining the protestCredit:Rod Kirkpatrick/F Stop Press Workmen clearing up the mess left by Mr Hirons as part of his protestCredit:Rod Kirkpatrick/F Stop Press The SRA said its intervention in the management of the law firm had concluded in 2010.An SRA spokeswoman said: “At that time former clients with live matters, a recent will or deeds, were written to and informed of the intervention and invited to instruct where they wished their documents to be sent to or informed their documents would be placed in the SRA archives, as is normal practice.”Former clients who were owed money were paid out by the Compensation Fund. A total of just under £1.8 million has been paid, so far, to Walter Scott and Ross clients.” Since the closure of Walter Scott and Ross, Mr Hirons, who lives in a £400,000 country house in Derbyshire with his wife and children and is a well known figure in British Eventing, has called for a public inquiry into the law firm.Mr Hirons, who had used Walter Scott and Ross to represent him in a disputed division of a family estate, said at the time: “I believe no-one is standing up and taking responsibility for this.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Farmer Charles Hirons dumped a load of manure outside Derby Crown Court in protest at the “flawed” criminal justice systemCredit:ROD KIRKPATRICK/F Stop Press Following his release from custody said he had dumped the muck as a “peaceful protest”.”I did it because the ‘higher powers’ just hide behind emails. The working man is being persecuted in this country.”The SRA closed down solicitors’ firm Walter Scott and Ross, which operated from the nearby town of Erewash, in 2009, following an investigation into “serious financial irregularities.”The firm had been under investigation by the SRA since 2007. In June 2011 a tribunal concluded that its partners, Alastair Ross and Darrell Holmes, had used clients’ accounts for their own purposes. It also found Mr Holmes had a conviction for drink-driving. Nearly £1.8 million has since been paid out in compensation to former clients who lost money after failing to receive deeds to their properties, vital casework and details of trust funds.