Coleen Rooney ‘is embroiled in another court battle with Rebekah Vardy after doubling legal fees’

Coleen Rooney enjoys girls’ day out with friends amid claims she is in ANOTHER legal battle with Rebekah Vardy over £1.5million legal fees from Wagatha Christie libel case

Glamorous Coleen Rooney enjoyed a fun girls’ day out on Wednesday amid claims she is embroiled in another legal battle with Rebekah Vardy, this time over £1.5 million in legal costs.

The WAG and mother-of-four, 36, was putting her worries out of her mind for the swanky meal with her pals where she looked gorgeous in a green silk dress.

Sources claim the beauty, who won her historic ‘Wagatha Christie’ libel trial earlier this year, has doubled the costs she’s demanding her rival pay from the originally proposed figure of £750,000.

Beauty: Glamorous Coleen Rooney enjoyed a fun girls' day out on Wednesday amid claims she is embroiled in another legal battle with Rebekah Vardy, this time over £1.5 million in legal costs

Beauty: Glamorous Coleen Rooney enjoyed a fun girls’ day out on Wednesday amid claims she is embroiled in another legal battle with Rebekah Vardy, this time over £1.5 million in legal costs

During the lunch with her nearest and dearest friends she looked great in the bright satin dress which she teamed with heeled black leather boots.

She accessorised with huge gold Chanel earrings and a bag from the pricey French designer as she sipped on cocktails with her equally stylish friends.

Coleen posed for a solo shot in the Japanese restaurant Kitten in Manchester before taking a group snap outside the swanky eatery.  

Together: The WAG and mother-of-four, 36, was putting her worries out of her mind for the swanky meal with her pals where she looked gorgeous in a green silk dress

Together: The WAG and mother-of-four, 36, was putting her worries out of her mind for the swanky meal with her pals where she looked gorgeous in a green silk dress

It comes as it is thought that the dispute over fees could mean a return to court for Coleen and Rebekah, with the mother-of-four also expected to pay £500,000 in legal costs.

A source told The Sun: ‘This costs hearing was always due to take place, but following her victory Coleen’s costs have doubled what she originally asked for.

‘[Rebekah] will probably now have to hire her own costs lawyers to forensically dispute Coleen’s demands one by one. Just as Coleen is adamant she’s entitled to every penny, presumably Becky won’t let this slide.

‘If Coleen had stuck to her original estimate, then just maybe this matter would be done and sugared by now.’

Posing up a storm: She accessorised with huge gold Chanel earrings and a bag from the pricey French designer as she sipped on cocktails with her equally stylish friends

Posing up a storm: She accessorised with huge gold Chanel earrings and a bag from the pricey French designer as she sipped on cocktails with her equally stylish friends

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy for comment. 

It was previously reported that Coleen and Rebekah were set for one last dramatic High Court showdown over who would foot the multi-million-pound bill for their costly ‘Wagatha Christie‘ libel battle. 

Sources close to Coleen – who won the case in July – told The Mail on Sunday she will fight to make sure Rebekah pays the full amount, estimated to be up to £3million. 

Usually a winning party will still have to pay about 30 per cent of the costs. 

Pals: Coleen posed for a solo shot in the Japanese restaurant Kitten in Manchester before taking a group snap inside the swanky eatery

Pals: Coleen posed for a solo shot in the Japanese restaurant Kitten in Manchester before taking a group snap inside the swanky eatery

But Coleen’s team claim the judge’s damning judgment that Becky did sell stories about her to The Sun newspaper means it is ‘inconceivable’ that she won’t be made to pay the full amount. 

Mrs Justice Steyn ruled that Becky and her agent Caroline Watt had leaked stories about Coleen, wife of ex-England captain Wayne. 

Rebekah sued her former friend for libel over a now-famous social media post in which Coleen described setting up a ‘sting operation’ by posting fake stories to selected followers on her private Instagram account to uncover who was leaking stories about her to The Sun. 

The ‘big reveal’ post in October 2019 ended: ‘It’s… Rebekah Vardy’s account.’ 

Money drama! Sources claim the beauty, who won her historic 'Wagatha Christie' libel trial earlier this year, has reportedly doubled the costs she's demanding her rival pay from the originally proposed figure of £750,000

Money drama! Sources claim the beauty, who won her historic ‘Wagatha Christie’ libel trial earlier this year, has reportedly doubled the costs she’s demanding her rival pay from the originally proposed figure of £750,000

After Rebekah brought legal action, Coleen offered her a ‘drop hands’ offer, which meant they would both walk away, paying their own costs. She also suggested they make a charity donation. 

But Rebekah declined, leading to a costly High Court trial. Now, after her victory, Coleen wants her rival to pay up.

A source close to Coleen said: ‘Coleen didn’t want this to happen. She knew the money would be better spent on so many other things but she won’t be letting Rebekah get away with not paying the full costs. 

‘She tried to settle this early on but Rebekah wouldn’t have it. And if you look at the outlining of the judgment, it is inconceivable that a judge wouldn’t agree she will pay them in full. Let’s not forget, this action was brought by Rebekah and she lost spectacularly.’ 

Difficult: The new fees could mean a return to court for Coleen and Rebekah (pictured), with the mother-of-four also expected to make a payment of £500,000 towards the legal costs

Difficult: The new fees could mean a return to court for Coleen and Rebekah (pictured), with the mother-of-four also expected to make a payment of £500,000 towards the legal costs 

During a preliminary hearing in March last year, the costs were estimated at £1.3million. 

Now, after the case’s two-week High Court hearing, reports have claimed the total could be £3million. 

Rebekah’s barrister, Hugh Tomlinson QC, reportedly charges £10,000 a day, while his opposite number, David Sherborne, charges about £8,000. 

There is speculation that Rebekah and her husband, Leicester City striker Jamie, may have to sell their Portuguese villa to pay the legal bill. 

Tough: Rebekah sued her former friend for libel over a now-famous social media post in which Coleen described setting up a 'sting operation' by posting fake stories to selected followers on her private Instagram account to uncover who was leaking stories about her (pictured in 2016)

Tough: Rebekah sued her former friend for libel over a now-famous social media post in which Coleen described setting up a ‘sting operation’ by posting fake stories to selected followers on her private Instagram account to uncover who was leaking stories about her (pictured in 2016) 

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