EFL said to be considering restricting Clubs’ choice of Administrators


The English Football League (EFL) is pursuing changes to the Administration process following the protracted high profile Administration of Derby County in September 2021, according to the Derby Telegraph.

EFL planning ‘overhaul’ after Derby County administration – Derbyshire Live (derbytelegraph.co.uk)

Derby’s Administration has reportedly resulted in significant professional fees being incurred in, amongst other things unsuccessfully appealing the 12 point penalty imposed and seeking to secure a deal for the sale of the club.  There is mention of the creation by the EFL of an approved list of Administrators being presented to clubs, albeit, it is not difficult to envisage that any such restrictions may themselves lead to challenges from the insolvency profession generally or by clubs which find themselves in a similar predicament to Derby County….

It will be interesting to see how matters develop over the close season…

John Bradshaw is a partner and specialist in Insolvency & Business Recovery at Barker Gotelee Solicitors.

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