North Cyprus Law | My Faith in the TRNC Court System Remains

North Cyprus Law | My Faith in the TRNC Court System RemainsWITHOUT PREJUDICE

North Cyprus Law | My Faith in the TRNC Court System Remains

Yesterday was surreal in many ways.

My Advocate is getting used to my way of dealing with the stress that comes from so many court appearances chasing that elusive lady Justice. If I did not believe that I would eventually find Justice I would have given up a long time ago. Court appearances numbering well in excess of 100, and probably now nearer 150, attest to that fact. My way of dealing with the stress is to mumble, rant a little, have a temper tantrum, feel very sorry for myself for a short time, then move on. My anger is never directed at a person, more a show of my frustration and I do appreciate how difficult it must be for all involved in the legal system, they are doing a good job. Far better than internalising my stress and not expressing it. That, in my opinion, would be unhealthy and the road to a nervous breakdown. I have lost so much since moving to the TRNC, I do not intend to add my mental and physical health too. So many victims already have lost everything and in some instances, their lives too. If that sounds a little emotive, remember… a pre existing medical condition can be exacerbated by stress and trauma and premature death can be the result.

Some good news did result in yesterday’s visit to Lefkosa. I met with the Advocate dealing with my four other Libel writs and now know they have been consolidated into one case, if having to face any Libel writs at all is good news. That means now I have two Libel cases instead of five.

So would I advise anyone to go the court route…yes I would if you have exhausted all other avenues. Clearly negotiation is the first step and knowing how much going the court route takes out of you both physically and financially, it is better to get your Advocate to go this route for you first.

When I hear about this woman who is called a liar, a thief, a criminal, a Greek Cypriot sympathiser, a trouble maker, I sometimes think well she sounds like a thoroughly ‘bad lot’ and agree she should be deported. Then I realise, that thoroughly ‘bad lot’ is me. What have I done to deserve such description? My crime it seems is to stand up and be counted. I object to having my villa (my money) taken. I object to all being treated badly in the property sector. For these heinous crimes I am subjected to a ‘hate campaign’. Strange that throughout history those who do stand up and are counted have always been demonised. Their detractors do not know any other way to deal with such people. Here is a novel idea, do right by them and then they will have nothing to complain about.

Never give in never give up

Pauline Ann Read

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