Warwick District Council may face £1m bill in legal row

Racing Club Warwick Trustees Bob Dhillon,  Andy Cowlard and Anne Mellor.
MHLC-22-09-12 Racing Club trustees Sep86 ENGNNL00120120922201001

Racing Club Warwick Trustees Bob Dhillon, Andy Cowlard and Anne Mellor. MHLC-22-09-12 Racing Club trustees Sep86 ENGNNL00120120922201001

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The district council has agreed to pay up to £400,000 to the Ministry of Defence to build a new headquarters for air cadets following its long-running battle with Racing Club Warwick.

The Courier has obtained a copy of a leaked report which shows that members of the district’s executive committee were advised that their legal position with the cadets was “precarious” as the MoD had a strong, arguable case to seek significant court damages over an invalid lease.

The district council does not admit any liability. But to avoid further legal costs, it has agreed to fund a £350,000 new air cadets building and set aside an extra £50,000 in case that is not enough.

 

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