The full hearing on the bizarre Rangers and Ibrox disaster memorial wall case will now take place in March 2020.
English firm Memorial Walls are claiming £1.3m from Rangers after the club pulled out of building a proposed memorial wall outside Ibrox in memory of the 66 people who lost their lives in 1972.
Gavin MacColl, QC for Memorial Walls, told a judge last week that the action will be heard over four days from March 24th next year [Evening Times].
The judge presiding in the case, Lady Wolffe, noted that witnesses were “significant in number” but both parties alluded to their determination for the case to be heard within the time period.
Mr MacColl had previously told the court the action was a breach of contract but the breach was admitted, with outstanding issues of causation and the level of damages remaining.
Incredibly, the original claim being brought against Rangers was £6.4m with that eventually reduced to £1.3m.
The entire thing is a giant source of frustration for the club and its supporters and without knowing too much detail about the case, let’s hope it is resolved quickly and in the best interests of Rangers.
Between accusations of taking advantage of Rangers legend John Greig and Rangers saying they had “considerable concern” over the professional dealings of the group [Scottish Sun], the club denies the claim.
Rangers’ senior counsel Kenny McBrearty QC told the Court of Session in Edinburgh back in June:
“It is very difficult to see how a 76-year-old man who was captain of Rangers at the time of the Ibrox disaster and expressed honestly held opinion could be said to be inducing a breach of contract.”