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David Phillips QC instructed by Wigan Athletic FC’s administrators to lead team appealing sporting sanction

Published: Thursday 9 July 2020

David Phillips QC has been instructed oversee Wigan Athletic’s appeal against their 12-point deduction by the English Football League (EFL) after the club was put into administration. His team is seeking to overturn the deduction on the grounds of force majeure citing unforeseen, exceptional circumstances beyond the control of involved parties.

The club’s administration and David’s involvement in the appeal have been widely reported by the national press, including in The Telegraph, which describes David as “one of Britain’s top barristers” and the BBC, which acknowledges he is “a vastly experienced sports expert”.