Ham and High report:

Barnet Council has lost at least £3million in less than three years due to High Court battles with residents and organisations.

Following a Freedom of Information request, the Ham&High can reveal that since January 2011 the council has spent more than £700,000 in legal costs defending judicial reviews of its decisions.

It has spent a further £433,000 settling these High Court challenges.

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