Garden Bridge backers 'may have breached legal duties'

Trustees, including Joanna Lumley and Lord Mervyn Davies, could be open to legal action over failed £40m project

The trustees of London’s garden bridge, including actor Joanna Lumley and the former Labour minister Lord Davies, could have breached their legal duties over the failed project, that cost taxpayers more than £40m, according to a leading lawyer.

The legal opinion comes as pressure mounts for a formal investigation into how the charity behind the abandoned scheme spent so much money without construction work even beginning.

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