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CELTIC AND THE LIVING WAGE By JohnBhoy

Nov 23, 2013 on Random Thoughts Re Scots Law

CELTIC AND THE LIVING WAGE  By JohnBhoy

Brother Walfrid’s Resolution Brother Walfrid created Celtic football club in 1888 as a funding conduit to lessen poverty in the east end of Glasgow: “A football club will be formed for the maintenance of dinner tables for the children and R...

Myths and Legends – the SPFL and the £250k Fine of “Rangers”

Nov 22, 2013 on Random Thoughts Re Scots Law

A couple of days ago the BBC reported, as did various other sources, that the SPFL was considering pursuing “Rangers” for the fine of £250,000 which was levied upon oldco Rangers by the Lord Nimmo Smith Independent Commission. As the … Continue...

Someone Sold 3.328 Million Shares in “Rangers” Today – Is the Seller a Glass Half Empty Person?

Nov 20, 2013 on Random Thoughts Re Scots Law

Just before 1pm today the Stock Market noted that there had been a sale, at a price of 41p per share, of 3,328,672 shares in Rangers International Football Club PLC at a price of 41p each. With such a sizeable ...

Rangers Sign New CEO

Nov 20, 2013 on Random Thoughts Re Scots Law

Fresh from the stock market announcements section, we can see that, in advance of the AGM in December, Rangers have signed up a new CEO, and this time one with a football track record. The Board of Rangers announces that ...

The QC of Choice for Rangers Fans Gets a New Job!

Nov 14, 2013 on Random Thoughts Re Scots Law

Richard Keen QC, the Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, has found his way into the minds of football fans through his high-profile involvement in matters connected to the Rangers saga. To the universal acclaim of the Rangers faithful he … Continue re...

Another New Rangers Director! Is This the Admirable Crighton?

Nov 14, 2013 on Random Thoughts Re Scots Law

JM Barrie wrote Peter Pan, a fantasy set in a world where miraculous and mysterious things happen and where the villains are remarkable creations, ready to do anything to achieve their goal of victory, and where one of the two … Continue reading ...

Well Done Rangers! They Now Have a Properly Qualified Chairman (Acting)!

Nov 7, 2013 on Random Thoughts Re Scots Law

After the flurry of activity last month which saw Rangers International Football Club PLC fixing an AGM, refusing to accept motions for the appointment of new directors, being told by the court that they were wrong to refuse to do … Continue reading...

Jack Irvine and Me – How One Tweet Can Be Misrepresented – A Case Study

Nov 4, 2013 on Random Thoughts Re Scots Law

Back in August I wrote a blog post which referred to a statement from the official Rangers website. You can read my full post here. It covered the attempt by Rangers to deal with “inaccurate stories” and also referred to … Continue reading ͛...

Quick! Get the CVs in to Ibrox for CEO and Communications Director Jobs!

Nov 2, 2013 on Random Thoughts Re Scots Law

And so James Traynor sails off into the sunset… As reported on the official Rangers website:- RANGERS today announce that Director of Communications James Traynor has left the Club. … … I was expecting a wee bit more actually. Why … Continue r...

Did Dave King Teach Craig Whyte His Tax Strategy? + Are There 2 Dave Kings?

Oct 21, 2013 on Random Thoughts Re Scots Law

It is funny how some things seem very simple, yet become very complicated. One such example is that of Dave King, or, with a tip of the hat to TH White, “the once and future Dave King”. Other people, including ...

If Dave King Returns to Rangers, Should the “Haters” Be Afraid?

Oct 20, 2013 on Random Thoughts Re Scots Law

Back in the ancient past (2010) when first stories started to appear about the tax issues faced by the Murray International –owned Rangers, and on into 2011 when the Rangers Tax Case blog first saw the light of day, stories … Continue reading U...

The Incredible Shrinking PLC Board – Who Will Nominate New Rangers Directors?

Oct 16, 2013 on Random Thoughts Re Scots Law

Following the departures of Messrs Mather and Smart this morning, the Rangers website was quickly updated. It graphically shows the sorry state the RIFC Boardroom has reached. Yep. That is it. Just two of them. Hopefully they do not have … Continue ...

‘It became necessary to destroy the town to save it’ – Craig Mather’s Departure From Rangers

Oct 16, 2013 on Random Thoughts Re Scots Law

Rangers International Football Club PLC is, as the name tells us, a public limited company. Its shares are traded on the Stock Exchange. There are certain standards of corporate governance which require to be met in the interests of shareholders … C...

Breaking News – Craig Mather Resigns as Rangers CEO – And Bryan Smart Goes Too

Oct 16, 2013 on Random Thoughts Re Scots Law

Stock Exchange announcement this morning:- The Company announces that, by mutual consent, the Chief Executive, Craig Mather, has resigned from the Company with immediate effect. The Company also announces that Non-Executive Director Bryan Smart has resign...

“Black Monday” For Rangers’ CEO Craig Mather

Oct 15, 2013 on Random Thoughts Re Scots Law

Fans of Billy Joel might be familiar with his song "Summer, Highland Falls." It includes the lines: "For we are always what our situations hand us It's either sadness or euphoria." For some reason those words came to mind last...

Rangers’ Statement Tonight Reads as if They Won at Court Today! And It Blames their Lawyers and the Judge!

Oct 14, 2013 on Random Thoughts Re Scots Law

If you read the statement released by Rangers to the Stock Exchange this evening, you might be mistaken for thinking that the Board won the case and the Rebels lost! Have a look at the statement below and especially the ...

Rangers Forced to Confirm Dave King is NOT Returning Now as PLC Chairman

Oct 14, 2013 on Random Thoughts Re Scots Law

One of the joys of being a professional adviser, whether in law, PR, Human Resources or the affairs of a publicly quoted company, is finding out what your client has decided to do without first asking for help. A friend ...

The Return of the (Dave) King – Coming Back to Raise Money For Rangers

Oct 12, 2013 on Random Thoughts Re Scots Law

And so the white smoke comes from the Ibrox chimney. Dave King is heading to Rangers to be Chairman of Rangers Intergalactic Football Club PLC. He has issued a statement via the official Rangers website tonight confirming that this is … Continue rea...

Why the Rangers Rebels Will Win Monday’s Court Hearing Against the Board

Oct 12, 2013 on Random Thoughts Re Scots Law

Monday 14th October sees a second “First Hearing” in what is prosaically listed on the court sheets as “P996/13 Pet: Paul Murray &c for orders under Companies Act 1988”. The case is scheduled, according to the list, to go before … Contin...

One Rangers Director Resigns … And Then There Were Four

Oct 10, 2013 on Random Thoughts Re Scots Law

This morning’s news from Ibrox, announced to the Stock Exchange, is that Ian Hart has resigned as a Director of Rangers International Football Club PLC. The press release reads:- The Company today announces that Ian Hart, Non-Executive Director, has...

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