HTA Architects hopes to overturn a legal decision that seriously weakened its ability to sue the developers of the £250m Greenwich Millennium Village project.
The practice submitted an application to the Court of Appeal on Tuesday for leave to appeal against the judgement made in the Technology and Construction Court.

At a preliminary hearing last month Judge Richard Seymour ruled that no contract existed between HTA and a Countryside Properties/Taylor Woodrow consortium when the practice was sacked from the project in June 1999.

This ruling in effect barred HTA from suing for £3.2m in future design work, although the practice could still go forward with a writ claiming £900,000 in unpaid invoices.

Bernard Hunt, a director at HTA, said the appeal could extend the case by a few months. This might mean that the case will run into next year.