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Owner of stadium built for London Olympics sues law firm over advice on West Ham concession agreement

The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) and E20 Stadium have launched a professional negligence legal action against top City law firm Allen & Overy (A&O) over the concession agreement entered into with Premier League club West Ham for the stadium used in the London Olympics.

The 99-year agreement was signed in 2013 and allowed the club to use the stadium from 2016/17 onwards.

LLDC owns the stadium, while E20 Stadium is the body set up to manage it.

An LLDC spokesperson said: “We are in dispute with A&O over the drafting of the West Ham United concession agreement and despite our attempts to resolve this dispute with A&O we have been unable to do so.

“We have a responsibility to protect taxpayers’ interests and so have had no alternative but to seek redress through the courts.”

A spokesperson for Allen & Overy said: “This claim is entirely without merit and we will defend it vigorously.”

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