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40 businesses plan lawsuit against Olympics

12th April 2012

It is only a few months until the 2012 Olympic Games begin in London, and a group of 40 businesses are preparing to launch a lawsuit against the events’ organising committee, LOCOG.

The companies have turned to a law firm whose partners’ London legal jobs specialise in human rights cases to take their action further.

Heads of the businesses concerned argue that the widespread road closures and security restrictions that will be enforced in the area surrounding the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London could result in the loss of hundreds of jobs and in some cases will make temporary relocation a necessity.

According to the companies involved, LOCOG have failed to consult on the relocation issue and have not offered sufficient compensation for the loss of earnings which may occur.

Michael Spinks, managing director of Essex Flour & Grain Co, also stated that he was planning on launching his own lands tribunal against the Olympics organisers.