Arsenal's Cole shrugs off conflict to pursue appeal

Hoare, Steve
June 2005
Lawyer;6/6/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 22, p3
Trade Publication
The article reports on Arsenal FC footballer Ashley Cole decision to clear his lawyer Graham Shear to appeal against his tapping-up fine. Shear advised him to seek independent advice after the Premier League Commission's guilty verdict. Concerns about conflicts of interest were raised after the commission's guilty verdict raised questions about the role of Cole's agent Jonathan Barnett in the saga. Shear worked on the inquiry with leading sports counsel David Pannick QC of Blackstone Chambers.


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