A summer of discontent

The Olympics may be over but fear not sports fans, the football season starts this week. How did that come around so soon?

While the majority of Great Britain has been rejoicing in a display of sporting ability and dedication, it has been a ‘head under the duvet’ summer for one half of Glasgow.

The ongoing trials and tribulations of Rangers FC’s capitulation and legal battle with Collyer Bristow have been well documented in the pages of The Lawyer. Essentially the club’s administrators at Duff & Phelps have accused the firm of “deliberate deception” when advising on businessman Craig Whyte’s doomed takeover of the Scottish club.

Back in April, Taylor Wessing lawyers attempted to get a speedy High Court trial, claiming that £25m in damages from Collyer Bristow would secure Rangers’ future.

This was rejected and the club went into liquidation, leaving its fans contemplating the wilderness of Scottish Division Three.

This week long-suffering supporters were dealt a new blow when it was revealed that the court case may not even be heard this year after former Collyer Bristow partner and Rangers lawyer Gary Withey applied to become a defendant in the case.

This one could run until the dawn of the XXXI Olympiad.


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