The past few weeks have been busier than usual for FrontRow Legal’s principal Richard Cramer, with various national and local journalists, including those from the BBC and ITV, requesting interviews to discuss the recent events surrounding the proposed takeover of Leeds United FC by Massimo Cellino.
On 18 March 2014, the Italian courts fined the proposed new owner following a finding of guilt in relation to tax evasion. Richard was asked to comment on what the likely outcome would be following this, particularly in light of the fact that The Football League were in the process of assessing whether the Italian passed their owners and directors test.
When The Football League subsequently announced that the finding would lead to Cellino failing the test, Richard was again called upon to provide expert opinion on what this now means for Leeds United.
For Richard’s detailed commentary on this issue please see the national press.