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Silverstone legal battle is a victory for Leeds lawyers


Lawyers at Leeds based law firm Clarion have successfully defeated a £3.3m High Court claim issued last year against the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC), owners of Silverstone Circuits Limited.

Manolete Partners Plc purchased the claim against Silverstone Circuits from the administrators of a hospitality company.  It claimed that Silverstone had unlawfully terminated its contract for the provision of all corporate hospitality and catering at the circuit, including for the British Grand Prix.

BRDC appointed Clarion Solicitors to defend the action.  The Leeds legal team embarked on a 12 month legal battle which resulted in Manolete Partners withdrawing its claims and being made liable to pay Silverstone’s legal costs. 

BRDC board member Philip Walker said: “In the circumstances, there was no justification for any claim against Silverstone. The BRDC feels fully vindicated for its robust stance in relation to this matter.”

Simon Young, Clarion Solicitors’ partner and head of its dispute resolution team, said: “Working closely with the Board of the BRDC to defeat what was a substantial claim has been really satisfying.  This multi-million pound threat has now been lifted from the business,  the guardian of this world famous British venue, as the result of a genuine team effort.  Under its new management team, and having overcome this hurdle, I expect to see Silverstone go from strength to strength.”


Contacts:             Paul Snape and Susan Reid at Appeal PR on 01423 56 99 99 or email paul@appealpr.com