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12th July 2019 19:57

Stags appoint new director
mansfieldtown.net, Tuesday 09 July 2019

Mansfield Town are pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Broughton as legal director.

Bill joins the board of directors to further strengthen the club’s commercial activities.

The appointment follows Bill’s work with chairman John Radford and chief executive Carolyn Radford for almost a decade and will act as a sounding board to the current directors.


A qualified solicitor in 2000, Bill worked for a practice in London which specialised in media and sports law and in that role advised Fulham Football Club for two years.

After moving to Leeds in 2004 to be closer to his roots, he eventually became head of litigation and compliance at Pinsent Masons in Leeds.

Bill told the club’s official website, http://www.mansfieldtown.net: “I got to know John via his dispute with Keith Haslam when I acted for John and the football club, and in 2014 John asked me to join him and the other directors at One Call Insurance.

“As well as being a director of One Call I run and manage OCL Solicitors and had involvement in various matters relating to the football club.

“As a Mansfield boy, it is with great pride that I have accepted John and Carolyn’s invitation for me to become a director of the club and I look forward to helping the club grow from strength to strength.”


For clarity, Bill is not related to Paul and Tina Broughton.


by Darren Shaw, Stags Fans United supporter-director:

"I arranged a meeting between JR and Pinsent Masons Solicitors in Leeds in October 2010 to consider legal action against Keith Haslam in respect of the illegal dividend/breach of director's duties that arose in relation to the transferring of Field Mill from the football club to Keith Haslam. JR wanted to obtain advice from a large commercial law firm. Steve Hymas and Andy Saunders attended the same meeting. Bill Broughton was the head of Commercial Litigation at Pinsents. It turned out that Bill came from Notts and his grandfather used to own Betts & Broughton's shoe factory in Huthwaite. It also turned out that he lived near JR at Barnby Moor near Retford (small world!).

Bill left Pinsent Masons in 2014 to set up One Call Legal and now becomes a director of Mansfield Town. It's strange how your life can work out. I bet Bill never envisaged becoming a director of the Stags when we walked through his office doors 9 years ago.

P.S. He is not related to Paul or Tina Broughton."



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