High Court to ponder 2012 Olympic Stadium legal bill
Thursday 13 October 2011
The High Court is set to consider the "hideous" bill left by the legal fight over the future of the 2012 Olympic Stadium.
Mr Justice Collins was due to hear Tottenham Hotspur's challenge against the Olympic Park Legacy Company's decision to let West Ham United move into the stadium after next summer's games.
But, next week's judicial review was stopped in its tracks after the OPLC announced on Tuesday that it had decided to discontinue the process to dispose of the east London stadium, which will now remain in public ownership and be rented out.
Formally dismissing the action in London today, the judge heard that substantial sums of money were at stake in legal costs, and would need to be resolved at a hearing next Wednesday.
Noting that extra costs would be incurred in arguing about costs, he commented: "Horrifying amounts seem to have been racked up on all sides, but there we are."
He added: "The costs, I am bound to say, are hideous."
Potential tenants are expected to tender their bids for the stadium, which is due to be transformed after the Games at a cost of £35 million, by next January.
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