London Stadium owners spend £11.7m on legal fees

6 Apr, 2023
written by Sean Whetstone

London Legacy Development Corporation have spent nearly £11.7m on external legal costs solely relating to the London Stadium a freedom of information request submitted by 6foot2 have revealed.

The breakdown by Legal firm from that FOI request can be seen below

Legal SupplierTotal Amount
Addleshaw Goddard LLP£4,360
Allen & Overy£2,309,878
Atkins Chambers£42,488
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner£388,911
Brick Court Chambers£541,500
Bureau Francis Lefebvre£3,000
Cleveland Scott York LLP£4,683
Devereux Chambers£1,613
Elliott Bridgman Ltd£250
Essex Court Chambers£61,800
Gowling WLG£7,135,123
Northridge Law LLP£212,507
NQ Legal Ltd£315,978
Osborne Clarke LLP£211,900
Pinsent Mason LLP£315,868
Thomas & Thomas Partners LLP£2,225

The LLDC along with subsidiaries E20 Stadium LLP and London Stadium 185 have spent years in ligation both suing and defending legal cases over the London Stadium.

As well as multiple ligation with West Ham United, UK Athletics, Delaware North and legal firm Allen and Overy have all found themselves in dispute with the legal body.

Despite spending over £2.3m with Allen and Overy to mostly create the Concessionaire Agreement with West ham United, LLDC started litigation for compensation settling out of court with the magic circle legal firm late last year.

Last month it was revealed that the LLDC were back in legal dispute over the Share Premium tax paid by West Ham to LLDC over Daniel Kretinsky’s purchase of 27% shareholding of West Ham.

A further dispute is thought to related to the London Stadium comparable clubs cause over the average price of food and drink.


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