Akfinans Bank v Kulaksiz 5 – new hearing 20th May at 10.30am

So here I am, it is 3.30 p.m. and I am sitting at my lap top thinking, well, I arrived at 9.00 a.m as instructed, allbeit the changed time that I did not learn about until this morning when I found an email that had arrived after I had gone off to bed last night. When I went to bed I was under the impression I would need to be at the court at 10.45 a.m., but no, there it was, the email telling me of the change.

Being British, I dutifully complied, although I need not have. I was greeted by some of our supporters (thanks guys) but no other K 5 members. Of course they did turn up a little later, but really it was just another epsiode of ‘how to be frustrated by the legal system.’ Akfinans, who had had since the last hearing on the 19th April to prepare their objections to our request for an interim injunction, actually handed them to our Advocate at court this morning. As they ran to several pages, we were the side that had to ask for more time to study the objections and prepare our answers.

Our Advocate sat with us in the court’s coffee area and patiently went through them with us. Of course at this stage, I am unable to share these details with you. She then went to speak with the Judge in Chambers and was given the time we needed. The new Hearing date is Friday 20th May 2011 at 10.30 a..m Our new Judge is Judge Talat Usar.

I would like to thank those of your who turned up to support Kulaksiz 5. Some of you had seen the changed time I posted on 3CF and C44 and I appreciate you all making the effort. Some of you came at 11.00 a.m., which as it turned out was not too late either.

Whilst all this time is elapsing, I wish I could say we were getting used to the situation. We are not. All any of Kulaksiz 5 want is to be given the Justice we rightly deserve and to be allowed to live the rest of our lives in peace and security. It does not sound too unreasonable does it? The reality is that we are no closer to achieving it.

I would say to the rest of you in the mortgage queue, if we do not achieve the right result, neither will you. What are you going to do to make sure we do, not just for us, but for you too?

On a very positive note, we have received questions from the ECHR and are supplying the answers. It is reassuring to know our case is accepted and in their system. It is sad but true, any Justice we get will probably have to come from Strasbourg.

Pauline Read MCIJ

Support Kulaksiz 5 in any way you can, in doing so you will be supporting yourselves.

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