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.
MR. JUSTICE BRYAN
|SDI RETAIL SERVICES LIMITED
|– and –
THE RANGERS FOOTBALL LIMITED
RANGERS RETAIL LIMITED
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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MR. JUSTICE BRYAN :
- 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?