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Insolvency in the EFL - the Football Creditors Rule and laws protecting players & staff

Football Crisis
Friday, 12 June 2020 By Jeremy Lewis

In relation to the English Football League (EFL), there have been dire warnings that in the absence of a substantially increased contribution from the Premier League, up to 60 clubs could go out of business.[1]

But if a club does enter administration, or still worse liquidation, what claims are available to the players and other employees?  This article by Jeremy Lewis of Littleton Chambers examines:

  • The Football Creditor Rule (FCR)
  • Employee claims not covered by the FCR
  • Payments guaranteed by the State
  • Adoption of employment contracts
  • Crown preference
  • Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE)

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Jeremy Lewis

Jeremy Lewis

Jeremy is an employment, commercial and sports law barrister practising at Littleton Chambers. He also sits as a part time employment judge and is author of leading works on transfer of undertakings and whistleblowing.
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