Shiny talent, shady dealing: the case of Mauro Milanese v Leyton Orient Football Club

24 Aug 2016
By Sohrab Daneshku

Introduction

The fallout from senior level football terminations rarely extends to a trial in the High Court. Most disputes are settled or go to arbitration, which is a private process. Leyton Orient’s sacking of its Director of Football Mauro Milanese, however, prompted Milanese to sue the club for wrongful dismissal, and the case went to trial in March 2016. Judgment was given in May 2016. 

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