Candy & Candy is being sued by the former development director of the Chelsea Barracks scheme for an allegedly unpaid bonus.

Andrew Locke and his solicitor Taylor Vintners have filed a writ at London’s High Court against the design and property management company run by Nick and Christian Candy, relating to an allegedly unpaid bonus.

Locke, previously a Hammerson development director, was recruited by the Candys in September 2007 to head development of Chelsea Barracks. He left the company last September.

Locke declined to comment on the details of the claim but said: “It is a matter of contractual obligation. My interpretation is that there is money owed.”

A Candy & Candy spokesman said: “His [Locke’s] employment within the company was terminated for good reason after only 11 months in the job. We paid him everything that we believe he was entitled to and all of the claims made by him in this legal action are refuted by Candy & Candy. If he insists on taking this to court then we will defend our position robustly.”