The construction of the new Wembley Stadium will go down in history as one of the most litigious projects ever to take place in the UK. Australian builders Multiplex and solicitors Clifford Chance have already won a breach of contract claim against steel contractors Cleveland Bridge in the High Court. Cleveland Bridge is appealing and has ditched its original solicitors Walker Morris and counsel Hugh Tomlinson QC of Matrix Chambers in favour of Mayfair firm Reid Minty and 4 Stone Buildings’ George Bompas QC for the appeal. Sources say there looks set to be more cases involving other parties involved in Wembley’s construction. A dispute with FA subsidiary Wembley National Stadium Limited (WNSL) is plodding along via adjudications. Multiplex is also understood to have lodged a claim without prejudice against WNSL, although no writ has been filed.
Trade-union and personal injury specialist Thompsons has a new chief executive and has created the new post of executive chair. Current CEO Geoff Shears moves into the new executive chair role, while client director Stephen Cavalier, formerly the head of the firm’s employment rights group, takes Shears’ place as CEO. Cavalier commented: “It’s a balance […]