Holyoake, Candy trial starts with allegations of “abuse, intimidation and coercion”

Property developer Mark Holyoake was subjected to a "malicious campaign of threats, abuse, intimidation and coercion" at the hands of Nick and Christian Candy, lawyers for Holyoake told the High Court in London today.

Today is the first day of a hotly anticipated trial brought by Holyoake against property developers, the Candy Brothers. Holyoake is suing them for more than £100m.

"This is not an entirely usual dispute," Holyoake's lawyer Roger Stewart told the court this morning. "Each side makes serious and grave allegations against the other."

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