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ArbDB Chambers Member, Stephen Bate, Involved In High-profile Case For The Football League's Disciplinary Commission

ArbDB Chambers Member, Stephen Bate, has recently chaired a panel of the Football League’s Disciplinary Commission in a case concerning the role of the former Chairman of Watford FC in the club’s financial disclosure to the Football League concerning the provision of a bank funding letter required as part of a change of control application in May 2014.

The decision resulted in an indefinite suspension of the former Chairman from participating in a ‘Club’ as a ‘Relevant Person’ (as director, etc.), with no right to seek a review of the ban until 2 November 2026 at the earliest. These details were compiled from information in the public domain and further information is confidential: see at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44488721 

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