Crystal Palace FC Ltd & Anor v Kavanagh & Ors  EWCA Civ 1410Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEngland and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Transfer of Undertaking (TUPE)
This case concerns a football club which had been owned by the appellant. In January 2010 the appellant went into administration and the administrator sought to sell the club as a going concern. The Appellant signed a sale purchase agreement, which was held in escrow pending an agreement for the sale of the club’s stadium. The administrator claimed that unless staff costs were reduced the club would have to be liquidated. In May the Administrator dismissed 29 non-playing members of staff including the Claimant. In June, the sale of the club to the appellant was agreed. The question which arose was whether or not the dismissal of the Claimant was unfair under TUPE regulation seven.
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