Back in November Kent County Council set the legal wheels in motion in a bid to recoup £7 million in aborted costs racked up as a result of the demise of the overly ambitious seafront gallery (Legal action looming following Turner Contemporary debacle).
He said: 'No doubt if we had been advised - as we should have been - that the [original] scheme was not possible, then we would have saved some money.'
Predicted costs on the scheme ballooned from £17.6 million to almost £40 million before the project was pulled in February 2006 - but not before the council had already spent £7 million.
Meanwhile, work on David Chipperfield's replacement museum proposals - dubbed Turner Mark II - appears to be coming along well.
Having already held a number of well-attended consultation meetings with local residents, the council is expecting to see the 'final shape' of the new proposals - effectively designed up to stage C - later this month.
However, the Chipperfield scheme will not be officially unveiled to the expectant public until 18 June, when a crowd of up to 700 people is expected to pack out Margate's Winter Gardens to get its first glimpse of the new design.