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Court dates provides no answers
THE boardroom confusion at Swindon Town will continue to rumble on after stalemate in a London courtroom yesterday.
Lawyers representing Swinton Reds 20 Ltd, the holding company publicised as assuming the majority stake in the club at the end of last year, and former Town chairman Jed McCrory and Seebeck 87 Ltd, were locked in deliberations for two hours at the Rolls Building before the case was adjourned by Mr Justice Warren.
Swinton were seeking an injunction preventing Seebeck, who still claim to own the club, from placing three new directors on the Swindon board, after failing in their attempts to do so two weeks previously.
Seebeck have proposed inserting Adam Fynn, David Smith and Debbie Priestnall as directors and the case will now be held at a later date, which has yet to be determined.
Town chairman Lee Power and director Sangita Shah were in attendance in the courts yesterday but none of the five board members of Seebeck - McCrory, Fynn, Priestnall, Smith and Steve Murrall, were present.
The two sides' legal counsel requested extra time when they first came in front of the court at 2pm, stating that they were "close to an agreement". However, after two hours of talks they asked for the case to be put back.
A full day has been requested, including one hour's reading time for the court, when the two sides of the argument are next heard.
Currently, Fynn, Smith and Priestnall have been given provisional status as "observer directors" with no power to make resolutions, according to the statement released by Swindon Town on Good Friday, following revelations in the Advertiser regarding the ownership of the club.
However, Seebeck disagree with that terminology and, in a statement released to the Adver on Good Friday, claim that the trio have made an undertaking not to pass resolutions until the court has heard the cases in full.
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