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Newcastle Airport to appeal against High Court ruling

Newcastle International Airport plans legal appeal Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Newcastle Airport is to appeal against a High Court ruling that its own management was to blame for contracts that allowed huge bonuses for two senior executives.

The terms that were approved led to payouts totalling eight and a half million pounds.

The airport's claim for negligence against its legal advisers, Eversheds, was dismissed by the High Court last month.

The airport has declined to comment further at this stage.