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Elton to carry on court battle over 'missng millions'

Thursday 6 September 2001 @ 18:34 - GMT

Elton John has been given the go-ahead to appeal against a court battle he lost earlier this year, reported the Press Association on August 21, 2001.

The Court Of Appeal gave him permission to challenge a High Court ruling in which a claim against an accountancy firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers, was rejected.

The star had accused PricewaterhouseCoopers of negligence in managing his affairs. The loss of the case left him around £8 million out of pocket.

Mr Justice Ferris ruled the claim failed in the original case in April 2001 and also rejected leave to appeal in June, so Elton's lawyers went straight to the Court Of Appeal.

The singer had originally sued the former boss of his management company, John Reid Enterprises Ltd, Mr Andrew Haydon, and PricewaterhouseCoopers for £14 million.

The claims against both were rejected but his appeal is only against PricewaterhouseCoopers.

The court case, which began in November 2000, has been extensively reported on this website. Please see our archives for more details.