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2011 court date set for Wembley Multiplex vs Motts trial

A 2011 court date has been set for the Multiplex vs Mott Macdonald court case, which will see the two parties battle over who exactly was responsible for the cost and programme over runs on the Wembley stadium project

Contractor Multiplex failed a £253M claim against Motts in December last year, claiming that design information was not supplied in time and was incomplete.  Mott Macdonald lodged their defence earlier this month

At a case management conference yesterday, Mr Justice Coulson set aside the whole of 2011 for the hearing and judgement.  The hearing is set for January 2011 and is likely to run for two terms, with the closing submissions by July.  Mr Justice Coulson will then use the following term in which to write the judgement. He warned both parties not to waste time

“A year for this case is the likely scenario,” said Mr Justice Coulson. “However it is imperative to deal with as much as possible in 2011. I’m keen to deal with the nuts and bolts issues but I would be a lot less enthusiastic to see you back in 2013.”

A pretrial review planned for 22nd October 2010

So far Motts have spent £6M on legal costs and estimate total legal costs to be around £25M. Multiplex have spent £23M and estimate total costs to be around £40M. The estimates are based on a two month trial and the figures are to be updated at a case management conference in November, where Motts are likely to seek a cost capping

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