Mercato Sports (UK) Ltd and another v Everton Football Club Company Ltd

Arbitration – Arbitration agreement. The defendant's application for a stay of proceedings succeeded, in a dispute concerning the employment of a footballer by the defendant Everton Football Club Company. The claimants alleged that they were entitled to payment for services in bringing the footballer to the defendant's attention. The Chancery Division held that the dispute was within the scope of an arbitration agreement under the Football Association Ltd 2017 – 2018, and would be referred to arbitration.

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