Former Wembley steel firm Cleveland Bridge has submitted its arguments to the Court of Appeal challenging the judgment in the £50m court case with Multiplex in June.

Building has learned that CBUK wishes to overturn two key decisions:

  • The judge’s ruling that a figure of £32.66m agreed for CBUK’s work to February 2004 was not final and binding;
  • That CBUK was in repudiatory breach of contract by walking off the site in August 2004.
It is understood that CBUK’s case for appeal hinges on the claim that the judgment by Mr Justice Jackson ignored many of the detailed facts presented in evidence. A large part of the appeal is understood to centre on a draft certificate for the £32.66m valuation agreed with Multiplex.

The Court of Appeal must now decide whether to grant CBUK leave to appeal. A decision it is expected within six weeks.