Hammonds celebrates as Football League fight ends

Hammonds is celebrating after its fight with the Football League finally came to an end today (4 August).

In June Mr Justice Rimer handed down judgment in the League’s claim against Hammonds forerunner Edge Ellison, finding that the firm was not guilty of negligence in advice it gave over contracts with ONDigital (now ITV Digital).

The League had six weeks from the decision to appeal, with today (4 August) being the final deadline. However, it has chosen not to pursue the case further.

Peter Crossley, Hammonds’ managing partner, said in a statement: “I am pleased to confirm that we have today been informed that the Football League are not going to appeal against their failed claim. It is excellent to have this long running saga finally over.”

Rimer J found Edge Ellison in breach of two minor duties and imposed nominal damages of £2 per breach on the firm.

During the trial Hammonds was represented by Barlow Lyde & Gilbert partner Sarah Clover and Brick Court Chambers’ Jonathan Sumption QC.

Michele Freyne of Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw acted for the Football League, instructing Four New Square’s Justin Fenwick QC.

The Football League could not be reached for comment.