Hearts and Partick Thistle’s legal battle against relegation will go to an arbitration panel convened by the SFA.
Neil Doncaster and John Nelms could be cross-examined by Hearts and Partick Thistle’s legal representative if their battle against relegation is heard in the Court of Session.
The judge presiding over Hearts and Partick Thistle’s battle to avoid relegation is considering motions to terminate or suspend the case so it can go to arbitration.
A lawyer representing promoted clubs has argued that Hearts and Partick Thistle have no right to take their case against relegation to the Court of Session.
The Scottish Professional Football League expects full participation in the lower two divisions and possibly the Betfred Cup.
Hearts and Partick Thistle have accused Scottish Professional Football League chief executive Neil Doncaster of spreading “misleading” information about their legal battle.
An unprecedented number of top-flight domestic games are set to be played on Champions League nights next season with UEFA promising closer co-operation than ever with European leagues to tackle fixture congestion.
Scottish clubs have been boosted by another seven-figure donation to help steer their communities through the coronavirus crisis.
Clubs have been warned they could face playing four games in eight days amid “enormous” pressure on the Scottish Professional Football League fixture list.
The Scottish Professional Football League has lodged its defence to the legal challenge raised by Hearts and Partick Thistle – and sought to take central control of any similar controversy.
The Scottish football authorities will explore ways to get some supporters in grounds for the start of the Premiership season after a further easing of the lockdown was announced.
All 42 of Scotland’s league clubs have been awarded £50,000 grants following the donation made by philanthropist James Anderson.
Scottish football has been warned of an impending “catastrophe” as Dundee United, Raith Rovers and Cove Rangers vowed to take on Hearts and Partick Thistle in court.
Sports lawyer David Winnie feels Hearts have a chance of overturning their relegation in court.
Hearts and Partick Thistle have lodged court papers to challenge their relegations – but have not yet sought to delay the Scottish Premiership season.
Former Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan claims cross-border competitions should be the focus after the game found itself in a “dreadful position” dealing with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Partick Thistle have joined forces with Hearts to launch a legal challenge to their relegation after a donor offered to fund their court battle.
Partick Thistle ruled out immediate legal action despite the “sickening” confirmation of their uncertain fate in Scotland’s lower leagues.
Hearts have launched a legal challenge after a final attempt at reconstruction of the Scottish Professional Football League failed.
Hearts have been consigned to a shortened season in the Scottish Championship after the final attempt at league reconstruction failed.