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Thursday 24 January 2008 @ 16:53 - GMT

Elton has surprised many by issuing a High Court writ against long-term business manager Bob Halley.

The 61-year-old has been with the songwriter for three decades, acting in a variety of roles, personal assistant and chauffeur among them. He even appeared in the background, as a man getting arrested, on the cover of Songs From The West Coast.

No details have been revealed yet. However, this isn't the first time Elton has taken a close aide to court.

In 2000 he spent £8million on a High Court battle in which he claimed ex-manager John Reid mishandled his business affairs.