Tesco brings £1m negligence claim against BLP

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is being sued by Tesco over its handling of the supermarket group’s plans to build a superstore near Liverpool. Tesco is claiming nearly £1m from BLP for its handling of the acquisition of land from John Deveney in 1999. BLP said that its relationship with Tesco remains strong and the firm continues to advise Tesco on a broad range of activities, including store developments and extensions.

First revealed on www.thelawyer.com 7 July