DD1258 Legal costs incurred by the GLA in relation to LSP5

Type of decision: 
Director's decision
Date signed: 
16 September 2014
Decision by: 
Martin Clarke, Executive Director, Resources

Executive summary

In late 2013 a group of London boroughs, led by the London Borough of Islington, sought a judicial review in the High Court of the Mayor of London’s actions on behalf of the Greater London Authority (GLA) in relation to the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority’s (LFEPA) Fifth London Safety Plan (LSP5). The boroughs also sought a judicial review of LFEPA’s actions in this regard. The boroughs’ legal action was unsuccessful and the judge awarded the GLA its legal costs. This decision form authorises a settlement of the GLA’s claim for legal costs against the Claimant boroughs for an amount of £85,000.

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