Considering what you say above, I am guessing that your experience with litigation and the associated drawn out proceedings and high costs make you disinclined to go down that route here.
From the point of view of the Ruskin Museum I would have thought they would be similarly disinclined to pursue the legal route - especially given the high cost of the questionable advice they have received so far.
At the risk of repeating myself, it seems obvious that everyone needs to get round a table and agree a sensible, viable and collaborative way forward.
Litigation is like surgery - you only opt for it if all other remedies have failed, then you pay a top surgeon to cut and curette the badness out and, if it's done properly, you then have a much better standard of living for many years afterwards as a result. It's an excellent process of which I have had only positive experiences but with no track record or experience I'd guess it's a little daunting for the Ruskin Museum seeing as last time they dabbled they were first led down the garden path then left holding the baby.
Considering, firstly, that they were landed in financial difficulty that time and now this Corona Virus hysteria seems likely to dampen their footfall somewhat in the coming months the logical thing to do - you'd imagine - would be to get us on the phone, or round the table or whatever, to see what we could cook up together to give the public a much needed boost next summer and top off everyone's coffers in fine style.
What seems far more likely is we'll mark the second anniversary of getting nowhere this coming August and so make the executive decision to return the favour by cooking up our own scheme to give the public that must needed boost next summer and we'll see you all on the slipway.
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...
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