Press Release - 17/12/2014
Subpostmasters go to law
Justice for Subpostmasters Alliance which is fighting for the rights of Subpostmasters who have been accused of false accounting and sometimes prosecuted for fraud have turned to David Greene of Edwin Coe LLP, the UK’s leading class action firm, to pursue their rights against the Post Office. The move follows the announcement today that the MPs, who have been backing a mediation scheme to resolve the issues, have lost faith in the mediation scheme run by Post Office Ltd.
David Greene, senior partner of Edwin Coe LLP said:
“The Alliance backed the mediation scheme in good faith but it has failed them. As stated by James Arbuthnot, leader of the group of over 140 MPs, it has ended up mired in legal wrangling, with the Post Office objecting to most of the cases even going into the mediation that the scheme was designed to provide. A mediation process requires two to tango but the Alliance feels that the Post Office is not joining the dance.”
“Subpostmasters want to resolve their complaints. With great hesitation they conclude that if the mediation process is not going to work they will have to resort to the court. They have sought to avoid this but it now appears inevitable. Many of the Subpostmasters have lost everything. We are now exploring their options to bring this to a speedy conclusion and achieve the justice the Subpostmasters deserve.”
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