Newcastle United, as expected, have been ordered to pay all of Kevin Keegan’s costs in his constructive dismissal claim against the Tyneside club.
Kevin Keegan – wins costs against the club
Keegna was initially awarded £2M in compensation, while his personal costs for fighting the case – estimated at £1.5M – will now also be paid off by Newcastle.
A statement from the tribunal stated:
“We direct that the club should pay all of Mr Keegan’s costs.”
“Moreover, we reject the club’s attempt to rely on the various offers which it made both prior to and during the hearing to settle the claim since none of them involved the club’s acceptance that he had been constructively dismissed and all of them involved a condition of secrecy or confidentiality.”
“We direct that the club should pay Mr Keegan’s costs on an indemnity basis given the manner in which it conducted this litigation: its defence on the primary liability issue was, in our view, wholly without merit and it chose to make entirely unfounded allegations against Mr Keegan.”
That statement further backs the case made by Keegan Keegan and makes our club look terrible and divisive.
The tribunal said finally if the parties cannot agree on costs then they would determine the figure.