John James

A Legal Minefield

 Wednesday 3rd February 2016

COURT 5
Before MR JUSTICE PETER SMITH

INTERIM HEARINGS LIST
HC-2015-002185 Sports Direct International Plc v Rangers International Football Club Plc

Thursday 4th February 2016

First Hearing

P989/15 Pet: Michael Ashley for Judicial Review
Brodies LLP
Burness Paull LLP

 

In addition to the criminal proceedings which resume at Edinburgh High Court today, there is a hearing this afternoon at The Royal Courts of Justice, London, where controversial judge Peter Smith is presiding. This is followed on Thursday morning at The Court Of Session with the first hearing of a petition to review the appointment of career criminal Dave King as the chairman of a UK plc.

Three live proceedings, two of which are the result of a career criminal choosing to appoint himself as chairman of RIFC plc. As a ‘concerned’ shareholder, Mike Ashley has every right to challenge the credentials of King. His equity has been de-listed. King has attempted to dilute his equity. King has attempted to strip him of his voting rights. He can make a cogent case that King should be nowhere near a UK plc and that the SFA’s decision to approve him as ‘fit and proper’ was a venal sham.

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