Protests over the poor conditions of Torrox Court

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WORKERS at the Torrox Court have been holding protests repeatedly for a month complaining they can no longer work at facilities in ruins, they claimed. 

Malaga’s Lawyers College Dean, Francisco Javier Lara appeared before the media on Friday (July 24) to denounce the poor state and abandonment presented by the headquarters of Torrox Court. 

Together with Oscar Medina, Mayor of the town and on behalf of all Malaga lawyers, Mr Lara has shown his support to all members of staff of this institution who have been campaigning in support of renovation works since 2008, as the building presents humidity problems, falling debris, ceilings supported by props, flooding issues and, in addition, it is inaccessible for people in wheelchairs or residents with mobility problems. 

“As lawyers, it is our duty to demand decent headquarters for a legal institution which deals with the issues of eight municipalities (Algarrobo, Archez, Canillas de Albaida, Competa, Frigiliana, Nerja, Sayalonga and Torrox) and a total population of 60,000,” said the dean, and added: “Currently, these courts process 8,000 records per year, a great volume of work which is carried out in shameful facilities, which were opened up as a temporary solution 23 years ago. It should be the Junta de Andalucia regional government’s priority to construct a proper building on a land plot which has already been transferred by the Council, because we can no longer stand this situation.”

The dean made these statements together with all members of staff, lawyers and public servants, who have been carrying out protests at the front door of the Court every Thursday for more than a month. 

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