PracticeAccounting FirmsNadir hires famous barrister

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.

Link: Former Polly Peck chairman to return to UK

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.

Related Articles

BDO’s global revenues pass $8bn

Accounting Firms BDO’s global revenues pass $8bn

5d Alia Shoaib, Reporter
Top 40 International Networks, Associations and Alliances: Finding growth amid uncertainty

Accounting Firms Top 40 International Networks, Associations and Alliances: Finding growth amid uncertainty

1w Philip Smith, Reporter
Top 40 International Networks, Associations and Alliances 2017: Big Four tussle for top spot

Accounting Firms Top 40 International Networks, Associations and Alliances 2017: Big Four tussle for top spot

1w Emma Smith, Managing Editor
BDO reports revenue growth of 5.7%

Accounting Firms BDO reports revenue growth of 5.7%

2w Alia Shoaib, Reporter
Taylorcocks announces merger with Surrey firm

Accounting Firms Taylorcocks announces merger with Surrey firm

2w Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Kingston Smith reports 7% gender pay gap

Accounting Firms Kingston Smith reports 7% gender pay gap

2w Emma Smith, Managing Editor
RSM announces two partner promotions

Accounting Firms RSM announces two partner promotions

3w Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Backsourcing: The latest accountancy trend?

Accounting Firms Backsourcing: The latest accountancy trend?

1m Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman