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HMRC Issue Swindon Town FC with Winding up Petition

February 09 2015

A winding-up petition was reportedly served on Swindon Town FC by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (“HMRC”), with a court date set for Monday 23 February 2015.

Swindon Town Football Company Limited have been named as respondents in the petition, advertised in the London Gazette.

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Swindon Town’s Response to Winding-up Petition

Swindon Town FC released a statement in relation to the winding up petition issued by HMRC:

“The Club has had a winding up petition presented against it, which has been fully paid. Receipt of monies have been confirmed and we are going through the process of having the petition set aside.

We would like to reassure everyone that there is no danger of the Club going into liquidation and this, hopefully, is the last of a series of challenges arising from the ownership battle that the Club has had to tackle.”

The statement followed the news that HMRC had issued a winding up petition against the Swindon over unpaid taxes on Monday 5 January 2015, with a High Court hearing date set for Monday 23 February.

Winding-up Petition Solicitors

If you have received a winding up petition our legal experts are able to provide legal advice and representation. Our team of solicitors and barristers can obtain a court adjournment; CVA’s or successfully challenge the validity of the winding up petition to ensure that the petition is dismissed, often without public advertisement.

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