Montpellier Estates ordered to pay council costs over Leeds Arena

A HIGH Court judge has awarded Leeds City Council interim costs of £2m after a court case he said “should never have been brought” by Jan Fletcher's Montpellier Estates.

Mr Justice Supperstone, sitting in the High Court in Leeds yesterday, made the award against Montpellier Estates (MEL) following their failed attempt to sue the council over the awarding of development rights to the £60m Leeds Arena.

In awarding the costs - which are an interim payment pending a future decision on the total amount to be pa... For the full story register now for free or login below...