Kingston Smith & Partners appointed trustees in bankruptcy of ex-Newcastle United footballer

Kingston Smith & Partners appointed trustees in bankruptcy of ex-Newcastle United footballer

Partner Michaela Hall and insolvency practitioner Christopher Purkiss of Kingston Smith & Partners have been appointed as trustees to the bankruptcy estate of a former Newcastle United footballer

Partner Michaela Hall and insolvency practitioner Christopher Purkiss of Kingston Smith & Partners have been appointed as trustees to the bankruptcy estate of Steve Watson, a former professional footballer.

Former footballer Steve Watson was declared bankrupt on 4 September 2017. He played for Newcastle United between 1990-98 before a stint with Aston Villa for two years. In 2000, he signed for Everton, where he spent five years ahead of a move to West Bromwich Albion in 2005. He retired in 2009 whilst at Sheffield Wednesday.

Purkiss said: “Mr Watson will be required to attend for interview in the coming weeks. Following the interview, the trustees will be able to determine the full scale of Mr Watson’s debts and assets.

“As the formal handover from the Official Receiver only occurred recently, it’s currently unclear if his creditors will receive a distribution. The trustees will update Mr Watson’s creditors regularly as the case progresses, however it is likely the investigation into the bankruptcy will take a number of months”.

Watson currently manages Gateshead F.C., a National League team. He hold the record for the youngest person to play for Newcastle United.

Last year, Newcastle United lost a challenge in the High Court over the legality of HMRC’s seizure of documents as part of raids of club premises in April 2017.

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