Notts County FC caught offside in wrangle over unpaid invoices

City Law Financial has launched a legal battle with former client Notts County Football Club, claiming £300,000 in unpaid fees.

The financial services boutique began acting for the Midlands club in July 2009, shortly after its takeover by the Middle Eastern Munto Finance consortium.

Led by partners Helen Mulcahy and Paul Fallon, the firm advised the club throughout its successful fight against a winding-up petition in January. The relationship ended in February.

City Law is suing the club and its parent company Blenheim 1862, claiming more than £300,000 worth of unpaid invoices, according to a claim filed at the High Court last month.

The 10 invoices making up the claim are for general litigation, commercial and corporate and tax issues. They were issued between November 2009 and February 2010, and total £333,485.

The firm has also taken action in the Mayor’s and City of London County Court for one invoice amounting to £45,670.49.

Notts County won promotion to League 1 in May after Munto Finance sold it for a nominal fee the previous December. The club declined to comment on the claim.