Caspar Glyn QC successfully defends Leyton Orient Football Club against Director of Football’s Wrongful Dismissal claim


Working with Liz Ellen, Head of Sport at Mishcon de Reya, Caspar Glyn QC successfully defended Leyton Orient against Mauro Milanese’s claim for wrongful dismissal.

The Judge found, after cross-examination, that Mr Milanese had a track record of dishonesty and was prepared to lie when confronted with uncomfortable truths. The Judge held that Leyton Orient was entitled to dismiss Mr Milanese for gross misconduct because he tried to get the father of a talented young footballer to sign a deeply unfair agency agreement with an unlicensed agent, Ali Barat.

The Court found that Mr Milanese threatened the father that his son would not be released to move to another Club unless the father entered the unfair agreement. Mr Milanese will have to pay the lion’s share of the costs of the proceedings and his small claim for outstanding wages has already been eaten up by the the sum of £91,000 that he must pay to Letyon Orient within 21 days as part payment for costs.

For Milanese v Leyton Orient  judgement click here

For Milanese v Leyton Orient Costs Judgment click here