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Yorkshire Law Firm in Last-Minute Darlington FC Save

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Darlington FC has been saved from liquidation by its fans, with hlw Keeble Hawson Solicitors - one of the region's biggest practices with offices in Sheffield, Leeds and Doncaster - a key team player in the deal.

hlw Keeble Hawson logoA consortium of supporters called Darlington FC 1883 Ltd has completed the purchase of the business and assets of the club, ensuring the future of football in Darlington. hlw Keeble Hawson advised Administrator Harvey Madden of Rowlands Accountants in the deal, which completed with just minutes to spare before the rescue deadline.

David Guest, insolvency partner with hlw Keeble Hawson, said: “It’s testament to the strength of feeling from the fans and wider community that, in the current financial climate, it was people-power that rescued a football club from liquidation. There were a number of challenges to overcome and the whole team worked very hard with Darlington FC 1883 Ltd to ensure the long tradition of football in their town is still alive and kicking.”

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