TRIAL OF FAREPAK DIRECTORS – DAY 4 29 MAY 2012

Today brought a mixture of emotions to Unfairpak.  We have been frantically trying to find out why no one is reporting on this case and we have actually had responses from newspapers stating “I was not aware……………”!  Hopefully now they are aware they will realise the importance of this case and start reporting on same.

The trial is running behind by approximately one day which has shifted the schedule a little and the schedule may shift again.  Unfairpak have ascertained and can confirm that the Directors will each give evidence for approximately 3 days each and there are 7 Directors to hear from.  Accordingly, the Directors’ evidence alone will amount to 21 days.  This highlights the scale of this actual case.  The Insolvency Service will be giving evidence into the latter part of June and Stevan Fowler will be the first Director to take the stand once the Insolvency Service rest their case.

Unfairpak have further ascertained that to obtain the transcripts of this trial would be extremely cumbersome and extremely costly.  Accordingly, we need reporters in court tweeting the evidence out to the general public.  There was a court reporter in court today but we are unsure as to whether there were any journalists or not.

The Directors do not need to be in court until they give evidence but they have been coming and going from court. 

Could anyone who suffered loss as a result of Farepak and would be willing to talk to the media, please email our National Campaign Co-ordinator, suzy@unfairpak.co.uk

We hope that we will be in a position to report a little more tomorrow.

 

 

2 thoughts on “TRIAL OF FAREPAK DIRECTORS – DAY 4 29 MAY 2012

  1. It’s extremely frustrating to have the directors finally in the sights, only for a blindfold to be put on at the last minute, and the evidence being given is not coming into the public domain in real time.
    Considering the amount of data collated on the website, this should be the easiest case a prosecution could have. Perhaps the remaining directors still think that nothing will come of what they did, as they are beyond reproach. To have an ex-head of the cbi, one of the most prominent positions in the business world, facing disqualification, surely merits a daily summation of events from the court.

  2. It is extremely disheartening that not one journalist can see fit to start reporting on this case especially when Mr Justice Peter Smith has given journalists permission to Tweet from Court.

    I would not be at all surprised if ‘evidence’ has not been found on our website!

    We do need a daily report of the situation in court and what is being heard as evidence. It will not make sense at all for journalists simply to turn up when the directors start giving evidence as they will have missed the opportunity of ascertaining the government’s case against said directors.

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