Linklaters criticised for alleged errors in professional negligence claim over Arsenal share sale

Claim brought by former Arsenal shareholder sheds light on magic circle firm’s role in fate of Arsenal ownership

The details of former Arsenal shareholder Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith’s professional negligence claim against Linklaters have been laid out in a new High Court filing, which suggests that the law firm’s errors played a part in her decision to sell her shares to the club’s current majority owner, US businessman Stan Kroenke.

The magic circle firm and big four accountants Deloitte are being sued by Bracewell-Smith over their advice relating to the sale of her 15.9% stake in the Premier League club to Kroenke’s company KSE in 2011.

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