A significant amount of legal work will already have been undertaken in the preparation of the bid. Lawyers will have helped to ensure that binding legal commitments are in place with those selected to provide essential services for the Olympics, so that the bid committee could be sure of delivering on its promises.
So, too, will the bid documentation have been “legalled” — drafted and perused with a fine toothcomb by lawyers. But now the process steps up a gear. If the derelict hinterland of Hackney Wick and its environs is to metamorphose into an arena fit for the greatest sporting show on Earth, a lot of legal work needs to be done.