Boohoo: Web designer sues online fashion giant founder for £118.5m

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Image caption Online fashion giant Boohoo’s revenues jumped to more than £328m at the end of 2018

A web developer is suing the founder of online fashion retailer Boohoo for £118.5m amid claims he reneged on a promise to reward him for creating the firm’s website.

Richard Womack has brought a claim against billionaire Mahmud Kamani for breach of an agreement.

He claims he was promised a 10% share in the Manchester-based company and was essentially Boohoo’s “third founder”.

A spokesman for Mr Kamani described the claim as “entirely without merit”.

He said Mr Womack had made “a number of different attempts to extract substantial sums of money from Mahmud Kamani” and the latest allegation was “entirely opportunistic”.