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Asil nadir returns to the uk to fight  barkco
Asil nadir returns to the uk to fight  barkco
Asil nadir returns to the uk to fight  barkco
Asil nadir returns to the uk to fight  barkco
Asil nadir returns to the uk to fight  barkco
Asil nadir returns to the uk to fight  barkco
Asil nadir returns to the uk to fight  barkco
Asil nadir returns to the uk to fight  barkco
Asil nadir returns to the uk to fight  barkco
Asil nadir returns to the uk to fight  barkco
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  • 1. Asil Nadir returns to theUK to fight for justice
  • 2. Mr Asil Nadir has returned to the UK fromNorthern Cyprus in order to fight to clear hisname and get justice after almost twodecades of exile. Mr Nadir comments"Weve a mission to fulfil. Somehow, havingendured this injustice for 20 years, I feel itstime now to put closure to this in a mostacceptable way."
  • 3. The defence team from Bark & Co Solicitorswith Mr William Clegg QC and Mr DeanArmstrong are committed to ensuring thedelivery of a fair legal process that hadbeen previously been denied to our client.
  • 4. Updated 26.08.2010 - 22:35:Mr Nadir returns today to the UK to fight forjustice. This follows last months successfulapplication in the Central Criminal Court(the Old Bailey) that enabled his return fromNorthern Cyprus to fight the chargesagainst him.Mr Nadir agreed to an exclusive interviewwith Sky News to talk about why he isreturning to fight the accusations againsthim. Watch a pre-interview here.
  • 5. Sky News will be broadcasting a specialdocumentary "Unfinished Business: Return Of AsilNadir" at 7.30pm on Friday 27th August.The Times has been granted access to Mr Nadirspreparations to return to the UK and also withcoverage and a video interview.BBC news reports his return hereITN covers his return here.Mr Nadir will appear before the Central CriminalCourt (the Old Bailey) on Friday 3rd September foran initial hearing, where a timetable for the case willbe decided. Bark & Co Solicitors will then advancean abuse of process argument.
  • 6. Updated 23.07.2010:Following meetings with Mr Nadir, Bark & Co haveinstructed Mr William Clegg QC and Mr Dean Armstrongboth of 2 Bedford Row Chambers. After a long andlengthy examination of all previous Court appearances, aimportant discovery was uncovered by the team whichled to the matter being listed for a hearing at the CentralCriminal Court (the Old Bailey) today.Despite previous advice that the Court would notentertain any bail application being heard in the absenceof Mr.Nadir, our defence team disagreed with thisapproach and were shown to be correct in theirinterpretation of the present situation. Mr Justice Beanagreed with the application being heard in spite of theSFOs objections. The outcome was that bail was grantedand the outstanding arrest warrant was quashed.
  • 7. For the first time since 1993, it was conceded that Mr.Nadirwas free to obtain a British passport so that he could returnto the UK on condition that he appeared at the Old Baileyon the 3rd September 2010. The arrest warrant was alsodismissed because it was agreed that technically Mr.Nadir was not on bail in 1993.The Times Reports on 7th June 2010:Asil Nadir has instructed lawyers in a fresh attempt to cleara path for his return to Britain, The Times has learnt. MrNadir, 69, who was a Conservative Party donor, fled tonorthern Cyprus in 1993 to avoid a £34 million fraud trialcentered on the collapse of his Polly Peck business empire.His decision to abscond forced the resignation of MichaelMates, a junior minister in John Major’s Government, andprovoked a political scandal."
  • 8. Updated 07.06.2010:Mr Nadir, who now runs a media company in NorthernCyprus, wants to return to argue that there was a graveabuse of process in the case brought against him by theSerious Fraud Office (SFO). He alleges that the police andthe SFO placed the Judge in his case under improperpressure, made false allegations of corruption against himand his advisers and seized documents that werenecessary for his proper defence.As a wanted man, Mr Nadir would face arrest if hereturned to Britain. It is understood he wants a guaranteeof bail if he returns to fight his case. He has hired Bark &Co, the London Solicitors specialising in Criminal Frauddefence work, and a leading QC has been instructed toexamine the case.
  • 9. Updated 07.06.2010:Mr Nadir, who now runs a media company in NorthernCyprus, wants to return to argue that there was a graveabuse of process in the case brought against him by theSerious Fraud Office (SFO). He alleges that the police andthe SFO placed the Judge in his case under improperpressure, made false allegations of corruption against himand his advisers and seized documents that werenecessary for his proper defence.As a wanted man, Mr Nadir would face arrest if hereturned to Britain. It is understood he wants a guaranteeof bail if he returns to fight his case. He has hired Bark &Co, the London Solicitors specialising in Criminal Frauddefence work, and a leading QC has been instructed toexamine the case.
  • 10. Press & Media Note:Bark & Co Solicitors will co-ordinate all interviews with ourclient. Any official press releases, comments or statementswill be issued via this website. Please contact us atcontact@barkco.com with all enquiries relating to thiscase or our client.

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