Occupy Justice legal update
The Occupy Justice team – based at the former Old Street Magistrates Court 335-337 Old Street – were in court this morning to contest an application for an interim possession order made by Mastcraft Ltd, who have owned the grade II-listed building since 2006.
We are pleased to report that following two adjournments, Occupy Justice and Mastcraft Ltd were able to come to an agreement, which was presented to and agreed to by the Judge. Occupy Justice will now take care of the building until 23 January, before handing it back to Mastcraft.
Occupy London would like to thank Mastcraft for having the imagination to work with us in giving this fine building a new lease of life – as well as perhaps the last ever trials to take place in the building – while it awaits redevelopment. We hope this agreement will serve as a model for others to follow.
With the future of Occupy Justice secured for the next 20 days, a first schedule of their very own hearings – which will see the one per cent put on trial – will be released soon.