Leeds United case involving Levi and Bates

Simon Myerson QC represents Melvyn Levi against The Leeds United owner, Ken Bates.

Mr Bates rejected accusations that he used his column in the matchday programme to pursue a personal “vendetta” against the club’s former director Melvyn.

The Levis are suing Bates personally, Leeds United and the club-owned Yorkshire Radio station, claiming that several of Bates’s programme articles and two Yorkshire Radio broadcasts amounted to harassment of the couple. Bates, giving evidence at Leeds county court, said he continued to write about Levi because of a legal dispute, dating back to 2005, in which he claims a company connected to Levi owes the club £190,400, which Levi rejects.

Simon Myerson QC of St Pauls Chambers, Leeds and Byrom Street Chambers, Manchester expertly handled the defamation claim brought by his client Melvyn Levi against Ken Bates.

Simon Myerson QC leads the defamation team. He is currently mentoring Sophie Mitchell in a defamation law training programme.

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