Lord Pannick KC: The Huge Amount of Money Man City Are Paying Lawyer After Charges for Financial Breaches

Lord Pannick KC: The Huge Amount of Money Man City Are Paying Lawyer After Charges for Financial Breaches

  • Manchester City are expected to hire the best legal minds as they battle charges against financial breaches
  • The English champions are said to have committed the financial improprieties between 2009 and 2018
  • Lord Pannick KC is believed to be among the lawyers defending City, earning as much as Kevin de Bruyne

Manchester City have reportedly procured the services of 'Partygate' lawyer, Lord Pannick KC to represent them as they battle charges against alleged Premier League financial breaches.

The club is currently facing more than 100 charges of financial irregularities reportedly committed between 2009 and 2018.

Man City, Premier League, Pep Guardiola, Etihad Stadium.
Inside the Etihad Stadium prior to the Carabao Cup third round match between Manchester City and AFC Bournemouth. Photo by Matt McNulty.
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According to The Sun, the reigning English champions are staring at severe sanctions should they be found guilty of the charges.

The publication reports the sanctions include points deduction or even expulsion from the Premier League.

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Lawyer to earn £400k salary

Given the implication of the matter, Man City have decided to retain the legal services of one of the best lawyers money can buy.

The Lawyer claims that the Premier League giants are putting together a superstar team comprising the finest legal minds to handle the matter on their behalf.

Lord Pannick KC is believed to be among the biggest names charged with the responsibility of ensuring the Citizens are cleared of the charges.

According to the Daily Star, the famous lawyer could reportedly demand up to £80,000 a day and £400,000 per week for his services, if the matter heads to trial proceedings.

The staggering figure is in the same region of midfield general, Kevin de Bruyne's earnings at the Etihad Stadium.

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Sports Brief also reported on an Arsenal member being appointed as the head of the independent commission investigating the charges levelled against Man City.

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Murray Rosen KC, who is said to be a life-long member of the Gunners, is set to head the commission which will determine if the defending champions are guilty.

The lawyer is also the chair of the Premier League's judicial panel and will be expected to form a three-member team to listen to submissions from both parties.

Source: SportsBrief.com