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R (Manor Garden Society Ltd) v London Development Agency and Olympic Delivery Authority (CO/3450/2007)

DATE: 01 Jan 2007

Leading Counsel to Katherine Olley: Nathalie Lieven QC. Opposing Counsel: Guy Roots QC and Alexander Booth.

Instructing Solicitor: Phil Michaels of Friends of the Earth Rights & Justice Centre.

This was a claim made on the basis of the Claimants' legitimate expectation to be allowed to remain on their allotments on the 2012 Olympics site until a suitable alternative site was found for them to move to.

The action was successfully compromised following favourable judicial comment faxed to the parties in advance of the start of the hearing. This was therefore one of the very few successful challenges in the context of the preparations for the 2012 Olympics.