Specsavers court settlement

Multiple settles long running legal dispute with former store owners over alleged breaches of contract

16 Mar 2015 by Ryan O'Hare

OT has learned that Specsavers has agreed to settle two High Court cases ‘on mutually satisfactory terms.’

The move brings to an end a lengthy legal battle which saw the High Street multiple taken to the High Court in 2013 by a number of joint venture partners, over alleged breaches of the shareholders agreement. 

The agreement involved claimants from two cases: Dr Helle Poulsen of West Sussex, who owned and operated a Specsavers store in Bognor Regis, and former business partner Barry Weller; and in the second case, Shakila Parham and John Parham, of East Sussex, who owned and operated a Specsavers store in Uckfield. Full details of the settlement have not been released.

Commenting on the settlement, a spokesperson for Specsavers told OT: “We are delighted to confirm that the proceedings brought by former partners in Bognor Regis and Uckfield against Specsavers have been settled on mutually satisfactory terms prior to a judgment being handed down. The terms of that settlement are strictly confidential and we will make no further comment on the matter.”


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