25th Oct 2022

Nick Harrison acted for Rochdale AFC in disciplinary proceedings brought by the EFL (represented by Jim Sturman KC) against the Club and 4 individuals for breaches of the Owners and Directors Test regulations.  

Having admitted the charges against it, albeit on a qualified basis, the Club received a 6 point deduction, suspended for 2 years.

The individual respondents were each banned from being a “relevant person” under the regulations, with 3 being banned for 2 years and one being banned for 18 months.

Nick was instructed by Dean Hulse of HY Solicitors0161 804 1144

Written decision:—efl-v-rochdale–ors-decision-final_redacted.pdf

Club statement:

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