Decision details

Potential withdrawal of a litigation claim against the council in relation to a property development scheme

Decision Maker: Lewes District Council Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


As detailed in the title


It was resolved to agree to a discontinuance of the litigation on the basis that the Council makes no payment whatsoever to Karis, that Karis withdraws its misfeasance allegations and does not repeat them and that the project agreements are treated as lawfully terminated.


The Cabinet agreed that the Council would bear its own costs of the proceedings, save for those costs already paid to the Council by Karis during the course of proceedings, which the Council would retain.


This decision was made on the basis that neither party would bring any further action against the other including against any individual councillor(s) or officer(s).


The Assistant Director – Legal & Democratic Services was authorised to sign a settlement agreement reflecting the above terms.


In accordance with Scrutiny Procedure Rule 17 (a) as set out in the Council’s Constitution, for reasons of urgency the above decisions shall not be subject to the call-in procedure.

Report author: Oliver Dixon

Publication date: 13/03/2019

Date of decision: 08/03/2019

Decided at meeting: 08/03/2019 - Lewes District Council Cabinet

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