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Leeds points penalty to be heard this week

The independent tribunal to consider Leeds' 15-point penalty imposed by the Football League at the start of the season will begin on Wednesday.

Leeds were deducted 15 points for allegedly breaking competition rules on insolvency, but the club have denied any wrongdoing and agreed to an independent arbitration hearing after initially serving the League with a High Court writ.

The League's sanction will be reviewed by a three-man panel, consisting of retired High Court judge Sir Philip Otton, former Premier League chief executive Peter Leaver and experienced lawyer Peter Cadman.

The tribunal could last for up to three days and the ruling is expected to be made public before Leeds' League One clash at Millwall on April 19.

Leeds were docked 15 points eight days before the start of this season for failing to exit administration via a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA).

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