Judge appointed to RIFW court case

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In a letter to the Public Accounts Committee (pdf), the Director General of the Welsh Government’s Education & Public Services Department, Tracey Burke, confirmed that a judge has been appointed to preside over a case brought against Lambert Smith Hampton by the Welsh Government over the RIFW scandal.

Legal action was started in March 2016 after it was estimated that parcels of land were sold for up to £18million less than they were worth if sold separately. An inquiry by the Public Accounts Committee found that information on the land was leaked to interested parties.

The then First Minister, Carwyn Jones, apologised to the Senedd for standards of oversight which fell far below expectations.