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Manchester City 'hire £20,000-a-day lawyer who helped block Brexit twice' in bid to get their two-year ban from European football thrown out Manchester City have drafted in the lawyer who helped block Brexit twice  David Pannick QC represented Gina Miller in her successful legal challenges  City are reportedly paying Mr Pannick £20,000 a day for his services The club are challenging their two-year ban from European football from UEFA

By Ollie Lewis For Mailonline

Published: 20:48 GMT, 21 February 2020 | Updated: 20:48 GMT, 21 February 2020

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Manchester City have hired the lawyer who helped block Brexit twice as the Premier League champions look to overturn their two-year ban from European football, according to The Mirror.

David Pannick QC is recognised as one of the UK's top lawyers and has been drafted in by City to lead their legal battle against UEFA following the decision earlier this month. 

The 63-year-old represented Gina Miller on two occasions when she challenged Boris Johnson and former Prime Minister Theresa May on issues relating to Brexit. 

Manchester City have hired the legal services of David Pannick QC for their battle with UEFA

Manchester City have hired the legal services of David Pannick QC for their battle with UEFA

In 2016 he successfully represented Ms Miller in her legal challenge preventing Theresa May from taking Great Britain out of the European Union without parliamentary consent. 

Mr Pannick, who became Baron Pannick of Radlett in 2008 after being awarded a life peerage, also represented the Brexit activist last September when she claimed to the Supreme Court that Boris Johnson had given the Queen unlawful advice in his attempt to prorogue Parliament. 

City chiefs will be hoping he can use his legal expertise to help the club out of trouble having been handed a heavy punishment by UEFA. The club has shelled out £20,000 a day to cover Mr Pinnock's legal costs.  

City are appealing a two-year ban from European football for breaches of financial rules

City are appealing a two-year ban from European football for breaches of financial rules

European football was rocked last Friday when the governing body announced that the English club were to be banned for two years from

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