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Club Statement: Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regarding Colin Goldring

2 July 2022

The Agreed Outcome from the SRA relates to Colin’s work as a trainee solicitor in 2017 and a complaint made against the firm he was working for.

The EFL and the RFU were made aware of the situation prior to the order being agreed. All regulatory bodies expressed to Colin that they were satisfied he was fit and proper to own and be director of a sports club.

Colin Goldring said: “The legal profession is rightly held to a high standard, and it is regrettable that failings were found at the firm I was working for, as a trainee, which impacted some work I did for a client.

“The outcome delivered by the SRA acknowledges the lack of appropriate supervision provided to me as a trainee solicitor. It cleared me of any allegations of dishonesty or lack of integrity and did not impose a fine or ban. The Agreed Outcome that I would not work for a law firm again without the SRA’s prior consent is fair and does not impact my current position.

“The outcome was agreed on the basis I had acted with honesty and integrity. I hold these values in the highest regard and am glad my name was cleared on both.”

Morecambe FC will be making no further comment at this time.

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