By Sally Underwood • 13 March 2021 • 12:41
Rebekah Vardy to pay some of Colleen Rooneys legal fees. Image: Twitter
The loser of the libel battle between Coleen Rooney and Reekah Vardy, labelled the “Wagatha Christie” case, could face a legal bill of more than £1.6 million (€1.86 million).
According to one publication, the bills were made clear as the two sides drew up their costs at a meeting this week.
Rebekah Vardy’s lawyers reportedly estimate their costs could reach up to £1.1m (€1.4 million) after a trial, meanwhile, Coleen Rooney’s camp assessed their costs at just over £500,000 (€582,268).
Mrs Vardy’s lawyers said bills of more than £400,000 (€465,814) had already been incurred, while Mrs Rooney is thought to have spent around £200,000 (€232,907) already.
Last month, Coleen Rooney reportedly offered a deal to settle the case, which was rejected by Mrs Vardy.
Sources have repeatedly said that Coleen was keen to avoid the cost of litigation, repeatedly offereing to settle with both sides pay their own legal costs and with each of the women also donating to charity, however her offers have been rejected.
Recent meetings between the two are thought to have broken down despite Mrs Rooney’s offers to settle after Mrs Vardy reportedly demanded an apology after she was accused of leaking stories about Mrs Rooney.
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