More Legal Capers at Ibrox

The Chairman who ‘has no fucks to give’ has found himself listed in yet another legal tussle which played out in The Chancery Division of the Royal Courts of Justice on Monday 2nd July.

B e f o r e :

MR. JUSTICE BRYAN
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Between:

SDI RETAIL SERVICES LIMITED
Claimant
– and –
 
DAVID KING
PAUL MURRAY
THE RANGERS FOOTBALL LIMITED
RANGERS RETAIL LIMITED

Defendants

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MR. SA’AD HUSSAIN QC and MR. JAMES PETKOVIC (instructed by Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP) appeared for the Claimant.
MR. WILLIAM McCORMICK QC (instructed by Kingsley Napley LLP) appeared for the Defendants.

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HTML VERSION OF JUDGMENT
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Crown Copyright ©

MR. JUSTICE BRYAN :

  1. The parties appear before this afternoon on the hearing of an application for an interim injunction by the claimant against the defendant. The claimant is SDI Retail Services Limited (“SDIR”), which provides retail and related business services as an indirect subsidiary of Sports Direct International Plc. The defendant is the Rangers Football Club Limited (“Rangers”), a company incorporated in Scotland which operates Rangers

 

 

 

To cut a long preamble short, SDI’s application for a temporary injunction was granted. The Hummel deal and a new shop that Mr Blair has purchased on behalf of his client/employer has been put on ice until a more substantive hearing on Tuesday 10 July.

How remiss of the beleaguered board not to have given the appropriate notice period information to Sports Direct. There will also be a fuller discussion on damages, currently capped at £1m, should the Hummel deal proceed.

It beggars belief that this company careers from one catastrophe to the next and no-one in the media are aware of it.

Is there anything this board can get right?

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3 thoughts on “More Legal Capers at Ibrox”

  1. Incisive point being “and no one in the media is aware of it”
    The cut and paste Laptop Loyal do what they are told and print what they are sent.

  2. Can we expect a perfect storm?

    Takeover Panel/ Kings arrest. Sanctions on him and club.

    Action from the SFA regarding ‘fit and proper’ status.

    How will King fund club if he couldn’t fund the ToP requests?

    Retrospective UEFA licence and possible sanctions.

    Current UEFA licence and possible sanctions.

    Not making group stages of Europa league and the financial implications of that.

    Merchandise income in the hands of the court. The implications of a continuing Sports Direct deal. Whats more important, giving money to Ashley or getting an orange top?

    What’s the timescale to put in place the new distribution deal?

    There’s probably more.

    All on the 12th of July please.

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