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Saturday 16 December 2017

McKillen starts legal battle against Barclay brothers over London hotels

Shane Hickey in London

THE High Court in London has heard a series of legal arguments in the case property developer Paddy McKillen has brought against British billionaires Freddie and David Barclay.

Lawyers for Mr McKillen were in court yesterday to argue a number of matters related to the case, which is expected to begin in March.

The developer is suing the owners of the 'Daily Telegraph' to gain control of the Maybourne Hotel Group that owns Claridges, the Connaught and the Berkeley hotels in London.

Mr McKillen owns 36.5pc of Coroin, the company formed when he, financier Derek Quinlan and other investors purchased the hotels for €1.1bn in 2004.

Counsel for Mr McKillen yesterday put forward an application for disclosure of documents held by Mr Quinlan. The application was dismissed by Judge David Richards.

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