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Former Sports Direct CEO fights USC charge

Dave Forsey, the former chief executive of Sports Direct, is awaiting a judgement from a judicial review after he challenged the government’s attempt to prosecute him over the way he handled the collapse of USC.

Forsey and an accountant were charged in October 2015 of failing to give the business secretary 30 days’ notice of plans to make some of USC’s workers redundant, in contravention of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992. Both pleaded not guilty.

Forsey’s lawyers challenged the charge, leading to a judicial review at the end of March, The Times reports. It is not known when the judges will hand down their decision. If his challenge fails, the case will go to trial next year.

Forsey resigned from Sports Direct last September after 32 years.

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