Rangers’ Away Win
The failure of the application by Sports Direct to commit Dave King, the Chairman of Rangers International Football Club PLC to prison and to fine the Club for contempt of court in disclosing confidential information contrary to an order of Asplin J granted in June 2015 attracted wide publicity following its dismissal on Thursday 10 December 2015. Peter Smith J said he would give his reasons early in the New Year. He ordered that the matter be tried at the end of January 2016 and amended Asplin J’s order in accordance with a number of points raised by Rangers, including inserting a public domain exception.
William McCormick QC and Ali Sinai, instructed by Ryan Mowatt of Kingsley Napley LLP represented Mr King and RIFC.