Saxon insurance boss Brian Wright is contesting legal action alleging that a company of his charged a Hull firm £15,000 in excess premiums for net-rated buildings cover.

The case, brought by Hull student lettings company Kexgill, is set to be heard at Hull County Court on Friday (April 6). Both parties are listed to appear before district judge Robert Hill in his chambers at 11.30am for a preliminary hearing expected to last one hour.

The scheduled hearing will follow almost nine months of legal argument between Wright and Kexgill over the case.

Kexgill director Michael Lee is seeking to recover from Wright £15,000 in insurance premiums he claims his company overpaid for buildings cover on 180 properties over three years.

Lee said that he became concerned at the amount charged for the Guardian (now Axa) cover when a renewal notice was sent directly to him from the insurer, showing a lower

premium.

The cover was provided by Wright's intermediary company Hill Arch, which he has since sold.

Wright's solicitor, Mark Thompson of Nottingham legal firm Freeth Cart-wright, confirmed that the Saxon insurance boss intended to fight the case.