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INJUNCTIONS: Liverpool FC – own goal?

28 January 2011  

Andrew Waters highlights the lessons to be learned from RBS v Hicks & Gillett

For a week in October 2010, the Royal Courts of Justice became the centre of attention for the sports press as a bitter struggle for control of one of the country’s great sporting institutions, Liverpool FC, was played out in a courtroom. The case centred on the efforts by Liverpool’s American owners, Tom Hicks and George Gillett (the owners), to retain control of the club despite steps being taken by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and the club’s board to force a sale of the club.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    American Cyanamid Co v Ethicon [1975] AC 396

    British Airways Board v Laker Ltd [1985] AC 58

    Castanho v Brown & Root (UK) Ltd [1981] AC 557

    Donohue v Armco Inc & ors [2002] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 425

    Luganda v Service Hotels Ltd [1969] 2 Ch 209

    National Commercial Bank Jamaica Ltd v Olint Corp Ltd [2009] UKPC 16

    RBS v Hicks & Gillett [2010] EWHC 2568

    Turner v Grovit & ors [2001] UKHL 65