so I see ACL are thinking of suing NTFC for basically nicking 'their customer'.
This is the same ACL who don't need City at the Ricoh...they've got 'other revenue streams' & plenty of customers
queuing up to use the place, remember....
It seems like a SISU inspired tactic - make 'em spend money and time on small technicalities until they decide it's not worth the hassle.
So let's say NTFC are getting £100k-ish p.a for the stadium. If ACL bring this action (which I don't understand frankly) they're going to have to get the lawyers to look at it and defend it, which doesn't come cheap. The other option is to decide "sod this for a game of soldiers" and pull out of the deal with Otium, which will bring financial penalties for breaking the contract. The whole thing could end up costing them money instead of making them it.
But of the two I'd go for the fight the legal writ option, as there's the chance of recouping the costs if they win, and as I've said above I don't understand why ACL believe they have some sort of claim against NTFC.
There is no law saying you can't rent multiple premises, so really the only thing I think they can do is keep on invoicing Otium for the stadium rent and continually claiming for it through the courts. ACL don't get ticket revenue so they can't sue for that, or for lost revenue for the casino etc as that isn't their business.
At best I can only imagine they might be sued by Compass over lost earnings from the F&B contract, but even then I think any claim against NT is flimsy.
Not a good move by ACL I reckon - they will lose a lot of goodwill from supporters of other clubs over this who won't be au fait with the entire debacle.