Nadir hires famous barrister
Asil Nadir, the former chairman of Polly Peck now living in Northern Cyprus, has hired well-known barrister Jonathan Goldberg as his QC.
Nadir, who is planning on returning to the UK, will first attempt to argue that there has been an abuse of process by the Serious Fraud Office to avoid a trial for his alleged involvement in a Polly Peck fraud.
However, if this is rejected and the original trial goes ahead, it is Goldberg who will defend Nadir.
Goldberg former client list includes Charlie Kray, and Roger Levitt, the former financial adviser.
BDO Stoy Hayward was fined £75,000, and ordered to pay £250,000 towards legal costs by the Joint Disciplinary Scheme, over its role in Polly Peck’s collapse.
Nadir fled the UK for the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus just before he was meant to stand trial at the Old Bailey, after Polly Peck, the former FTSE-100 fruit and electronics business, collapsed in 1990.