EFL hires leading QC's in stadium sales investigation

17 October 2019

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Photo: Getty Images Derby insist their stadium sale was in accordance with the league's rules and regulations.

Leading Queen's Counsel lawyers at the Blackstone Chambers will aid the body's investigation of the stadium sales made by Derby, Sheffield Wednesday and Reading, according to the Telegraph.

The EFL is under pressure from a number of Championship clubs to punish those alleged to have breached the league's P&S rules.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Stepping up the probe into the stadium sales by Derby, Sheffield Wednesday and Reading, the EFL has hired leading Queen's Counsel lawyers at the Blackstone Chambers to aid the independent investigation, according to the Telegraph.

The three clubs are alleged to have breached the league's Profitability and Sustainability (P&S) rules by selling their stadiums and then leasing them back, a manoeuvre criticised as a loophole in the EFL's regulations by rivals.

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