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.
P.P.S. I think he knows George Foster's Beard from school.