Man City hire Partygate lawyer who charges £400k a week – same as Kevin de Bruyne earns – to defend financial breaches | The Sun

MANCHESTER CITY have reportedly hired one of Boris Johnson's "partygate" lawyers to help defend the club against charges from the Premier League.

The champions were yesterday hit with several charges alleging financial rule-breaking over a number of years.

The club deny wrongdoing but the punishment could face severe punishments if they allegations are proven.

The Lawyer report that City are now drafting in the biggest names from the legal professional to help defend their case.

Respected lawyer Lord Pannick KC has been hired by the club as they look to clear their name.

He has previously advised Boris Johnson over allegations that he parties in Downing Street during lockdown.

Lord Pannick is widely believed to be one of the best barristers of his generation and is now set to be involved in what will likely be an extraordinary legal battle.

Man City face over 100 allegations of financial breaches after a four year investigation by the Premier League.

The club said they were "surprised" by the action in a brief but defiant statement.

Punishments include expulsion from the Premier League, points deductions and the stripping of titles won during the period being investigated.

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