Massive legal bill for fired housing CEO
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Legal
A fired housing chief executive is facing a massive legal bill after losing a court battle with her former employer.
Odu-Dua Housing Association suspended former CEO Lara Oyedele last October and then took her to court when she insisted the suspension was illegitimate.
Last week, a judge at the Central London County court ruled that Ms Oyedele's suspension was legitimate and ordered her to pay £13,682 to Odu-Dua.
However, she will also be required to pay the 289-home provider's legal fees, which may come to £60,000.
Ms Oyedele, who is also the former chair of BME National, was suspended last year after a boardroom dispute. After being suspended she returned to Odu-Dua's offices and had locks changed, claiming she had been reinstated by shareholders.