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plug23


Joined: 13/11/2009
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Message Posted:
13/11/2009 23:28

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Hi, We have real problems with a barrister and solicitor from Farmagusta who is representing us in a case against a builder /developer ,who built some villas one of which we bought in 2004! The villa was never completed to our satisfaction and the developer was in breach contractually as he never completed anything on time anyway. The problem is the barrister charged us 3000 ,when he took on our case some two years ago since then we have heard virtually nothing, except that we would get a court hearing,at some stage! He advised us that this should take a maximum of 18 months to complete, obviously not the truth.

We have been told that there is a non government body in northern cyprus, who could pursue this type of thing, but we are in the uk and can not find them.

We would be very gratefull for any advice and any contacts to help us to put pressure on this barrister, as he appears to be doing very little. many thanks .don



malsancak


Joined: 23/08/2009
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14/11/2009 09:20

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Feyzi Hansel of north Cyprus' Bar Council says he will help in such cases. Read the article linked below and then email him at feyzihansel@gmail.com:



http://www.northcyprusfreepress.com/2009/10/10/lawyers-say-pay-the-ransom-or-your-villa-gets-it



joandjelly


Joined: 24/02/2008
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14/11/2009 12:03

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Something is wrong here plug23. My friend successfully sued her builder for breach of contract and has just obtained judgement. Case commenced September 2008, judgement obtained November 2009. However, this was in Kyrenia Court. Don't know if that makes a difference. Oh and she didn't have a barrister just an advocate.



Hector


Joined: 26/08/2008
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Message Posted:
14/11/2009 19:48

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There are only advocates in the TRNC. The solicitor/barrister who does what distinction does not apply as it does in England & Wales. They profess not to owe any duty of care to their clients and can charge whatever they think they can get away with. You can call yourself a barrister in England & Wales after completing the courses (being then 'called to the bar'), you can't call yourself a solicitor until you have also completed the 2 years traineeship and joined a law firm after being enrolled with the Law Society (and have a 'practicing certificate'). So a 'barrister' in the TRNC may have qualified but have no professional practical experience whatsover.



elko2



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Message Posted:
14/11/2009 21:45

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Plug23,

I have just sent you an e.mail about the problem and how to go about it.

ismet



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