BNFL centre fuels legal action

Architectural practice David Marks Julia Barfield has issued a writ against London consultancy Brennan & Whalley, following an unmet claim for 18 000 worth of fees from client British Nuclear Fuels Ltd (DW 16 June).

Architectural practice David Marks Julia Barfield has issued a writ against London consultancy Brennan & Whalley, following an unmet claim for 18 000 worth of fees from client British Nuclear Fuels Ltd (DW 16 June).

Brennan & Whalley was contracted by BNFL for a 5m redesign of its visitors centre at Sellafield nuclear power station. The consultancy sub-contracted David Marks Julia Barfield to create major features for the centre.

According to Marks, Brennan & Whalley has received 12 000 from the client towards his fees. “They are not releasing it to us because they are concerned that BNFL may not come up with the rest,” says Marks.

A BNFL spokesman says “we will pay Brennan & Whalley when we have sorted out our accounts.” Consultancy director Dennis Brennan says: “I have to have faith that [BNFL] will pay us.”

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