ELTON BACK IN COURT

The star begins another High Court battle...

Elton John is renewing his legal fight to win back millions he claims is owed in touring costs.

The star lost a high profile High Court battle last year in which he claimed he was owed £14 million. He was also left with a legal bill of £8 million.

His lawyers went to Court of Appeals in London this afternoon (June 12) to fight his case. In the original trial Elton John sued top accountancy firm Pricewaterhousecoopers and Andrew Haydon, former managing director of John Reid Enterprises, which for many years was the star’s management company.

In April last year, Mr Justice Ferris, sitting in the High Court in London, ruled that Elton John‘s claim in respect of tour costs failed against both PwC and Mr Haydon.

The trial brought to light some of Elton John‘s spending extravaganzas, including £293,000 once on flowers and a total of £40 million over a 20-month period.

The hearing, in front of three Appeals Court judges, continues.