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WEMBLEY CLAIM: We want our legal costs back, says Multiplex

Multiplex are attempting to use its row with Wembley engineers Mott MacDonald to recoup some of the millions they have lost in legal spats with other subcontractors.

One section of the 600-page writ, filed at London’s Technology and Construction Court, is dedicated to claiming back money from the Australian contractor’s battles with concrete firm PC Harrington, M&E contractor Honeywell and Hollandia, which took over the steelwork when Cleveland Bridge walked off site.

Multiplex is claiming more than £2.4 million of the £10.7 million it spent on legal costs defending the three claims.

The writ says: "A significant amount of the litigation costs were incurred by Multiplex in commercially defending its position and dealing with claims by its subcontractors… [caused by] Mott’s breaches and/or negligence."

Multiplex revealed it spent more than £5.2 million on legal costs and £1.8 million on expert fees in the PCH dispute alone.

The stadium’s main contractor is suing Mott MacDonald for a total of £253 million over the troubled scheme, claiming the international engineering consultancy was the main culprit for the delays and problems on the high-profile job.