COLEEN Rooney and Rebekah Vardy are in another legal battle — over £1.5million in rocketing fees.
Rebekah Vardy arrives at the High Court in May 2022, in London[/caption]
Coleen Rooney leaves the High Court, Strand in May[/caption]
Sources say the mum of four, 36, has hit her rival with a demand for £1.5million, up from her initial estimate of £750,000.
Incredibly, Coleen is also expected to pay almost £500,000 as the camps slug it out again before Mrs Justice Steyn.
Last night a source said: “It’s astonishing that once more Coleen and Becky find themselves here — in the midst of an increasingly hostile legal battle.
“This costs hearing was always due to take place, but following her victory Coleen’s costs have doubled what she originally asked for.
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“She is also looking to get money back from other parties who were dragged into the case.
“No one knows how Rebekah will respond to this but she must be seething.
“She will probably now have to hire her own costs lawyers to forensically dispute Coleen’s demands one by one. Just as Coleen is adamant she’s entitled to every penny, presumably Becky won’t let this slide.
“If Coleen had stuck to her original estimate, then just maybe this matter would be done and sugared by now.”
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The case was dubbed “Wagatha Christie” after Coleen turned detective and claimed Becky’s Instagram account had been the source of leaked stories about her.
It comes after Coleen described Becky’s estimated legal budget of almost £900,000 as “grotesque” last year.
During a preliminary hearing, John Samson, representing Coleen, asked the court to “reject the claimant’s cost budget and ask them to review it because, in the words of my lay client, it is grotesque”.
He told the judge the sums were “huge” and “the claimant’s budget to date, including incurred costs, is double that of the defendant”.
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Yesterday Coleen posted photos online of a “day date” with pals at Manchester’s Japanese diner, Kitten.
Last night a spokesman for Becky declined to comment.
But this time, the legal battle is over £1.5million in rocketing fees following Coleen’s Wagatha legal battle win last July[/caption]
Yesterday Coleen posted photos online of a ‘day date’ with pals at Manchester’s Japanese diner, Kitten[/caption]