David Parkin on the arena debacle, Roger Marsh and getting stick from readers

THOSE who read my comment some months ago about the High Court case between Jan Fletcher's Montpellier Estates and Leeds City Council might assume that yesterday's news that receivers have been appointed to her property portfolio would be greeted with delight here.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Unfortunately yesterday's news underlined the sad fact that when a dispute goes to court there are very few winners other than the lawyers and barristers.

And that is absolutely true of this case.

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