Maurice Watkins in £2.5m MUFC bonanza

James Chapman & Co senior partner and lawyer to Manchester United has netted himself a tidy £2.5m after offloading a million of his shares in the club. Maurice Watkins (right), long-time lawyer to the Premier League football club, where he is also non-executive director, was the largest individual shareholder in the company. Watkins sold a chunk of his shares last week, leaving him with five million shares, or a 1.91 per cent stake, in the company. First revealed on www.thelawyer.com 27 April