Mike Ashley steps up Debenhams legal battle and eyes Gieves & Hawkes swoop

Mike Ashley

Mike Ashley is stepping up his legal battle over the controversial collapse of department store chain Debenhams. 

The Frasers Group tycoon, whose £180m stake in Debenhams was wiped out when it went bust two years ago, is taking administrators FRP Advisory to court after accusing the company of a “criminal offence” in its dealings with him.

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