BECKY Vardy and Coleen Rooney’s lawyers will return to court today for a hearing that may hasten the end of their libel battle.
Mum-of-five Becky will ask judges to “strike out” parts of Coleen’s defence on the grounds they are irrelevant or too weak to succeed in a trial.
Lawyers for Coleen Rooney and Becky Vardy will return to court on FridayCredit: Getty
It comes after Becky applied to ‘strike out’ sections of Coleen’s defenceCredit: Alamy
If her application is granted, Coleen’s hope of winning would be seriously weakened — if not fatally wounded — and their 18-month Wagatha Christie fight may end.
Becky, 39, wife of Leicester City striker Jamie, 34, has also asked London’s High Court to reach an early ruling — a summary judgment — on Coleen’s claim that Becky leaked details of her “TV plans” to the media.
It is one of three stories mum-of-four Coleen says she planted in a bid to expose the source of stories about her personal life.
Becky’s legal team claim details of Coleen’s TV options, including Strictly, appeared in magazines weeks earlier.
Mum-of-five Becky is the wife of Leicester City striker Jamie VardyCredit: Splash News
Coleen’s hubby is Manchester United and England legend Wayne RooneyCredit: AFP – Getty
Becky and Coleen have previously held failed mediation sessions over Zoom during the pandemic.
Becky’s latest bid to sink Coleen has cost £78,000 — on top of £431,158 already splurged.
If the case gets to trial she expects to spend a further £465,842.
Coleen, 35, whose hubby is England legend Wayne, 35, has spent £181,250 and budgeted for an extra £402,312.
Coleen posted this message on social mediaCredit: Refer to Caption
Coleen was spotted recently with Wayne and their children at the England Euro 2020 match at WembleyCredit: AFP
She says the climbing costs are “grotesque”.
A trial has been pencilled in “before next Easter”.
Becky and Coleen have previously held failed mediation sessions over ZoomCredit: PA:Press Association/PA Images
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