Lawyer Rupert Choat talks to Building’s legal editor Chloe McCulloch about this week’s judgment in the High Court fight between Multiplex and Cleveland Bridge over Wembley Stadium
In a hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice on Monday this week Mr Justice Jackson ruled that the Wembley Stadium steel work contractor Cleveland Bridge (CBUK) owed developer Multiplex £6,154,246.79 in damages for breach of contract, overpayments and interest.
The judge also found that CBUK should pay 20% of the legal costs that Multiplex had accrued since the summer of 2006. This could amount to about £2m.
In addition the parties have spent £22m in legal and expert fees during the four-year row.