Berg v Blackburn Rovers Football Club & Athletic Plc [2013] EWHC 1070

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    EWHC 1070
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales High Court (EWHC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Fixed Term Contracts; early termination; authority

Mr Berg was employed as Blackburn’s club manager in November 2012 and fired in December 2012. Under his service agreement he was entitled to payment of his full wage until the end of his fixed term contract in June 2015. This amounted to £2.25 million. Blackburn initially admitted its liability to Mr Berg under the agreement, but then sought to withdraw it, arguing its Managing Director did not have authority to conclude the contract on the terms he did. Blackburn argued that the Managing Director did not have actual authority to enter into a contract with Mr Berg other than on the basis that it was terminable on 12 months notice and compensation for early termination was capped at 12

Already a subscriber?

Click here to login and access the full article.

Don't miss out, start your free trial today!

Are you fully aware of the benefits of Legal-Island's Employment Law Update Service? We help hundreds of people like you understand how the latest changes in employment law impact on your business.

Help understand the ramifications of each important case from NI, GB and Europe

24/7 access to all the content in the Legal Island Vault for research case law and HR issues

Ensure your organisation’s policies and procedures are fully compliant with NI law

Receive free preliminary advice on workplace issues from the employment team at Worthingtons Solicitors

Already a subscriber, now or Start my free trial today

This article is correct at 03/05/2013

The information in this article is provided as part of Legal-Island's Employment Law Hub. We regret we are not able to respond to requests for specific legal or HR queries and recommend that professional advice is obtained before relying on information supplied anywhere within this article.

Legal Island
Legal Island

The main content of this article was provided by Legal Island. Contact telephone number is 028 9446 3888 / 01 401 3874 or email

View all articles by Legal Island