Holyoake refused permission to appeal court defeat to Candy brothers

The Court of Appeal has rejected Mark Holyoake's bid to challenge a high court ruling dismissing his £100m-plus claim against Christian and Nick Candy. 

Lord Justice David Richards refused Holyoake permission to appeal in the case, meaning Mr Justice Nugee's decision last December will now stand.

And it emerged that Holyoake was ordered to pay the defendants "indemnity costs" – the highest level of legal costs – following his high court defeat, subject to only a 3% reduction. A representative for Holyoake said that the costs bill of £5.7m was paid in January, largely

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