Evidence presented by Charles Morgan against his dismissal is being considered; verdict expected next week
Jim Holder
25 October 2013

Charles Morgan's appeal against the decision to remove him from his role at the Morgan Motor Company has finished, with the company now considering what action to take as it weighs up the evidence presented.

Neither party has currently commented following the hearing, although Autocar has been told that atmosphere was "positive".

No timeframe has been officially set for announcing the outcome of the appeal, although it is understood that an indication has been given that it will come early next week.

The appeal follows an official Morgan Motor Company statement last week, in which it was revealed that Charles Morgan was no longer part of the management team or the board of directors at Morgan Technologies Ltd, a subsidiary of the main company.

A statement issued by Morgan Technologies Ltd said: "Over recent months, and in response to the growth in volumes, model range and overseas markets, the management team has been strengthened across a number of different areas, reflecting the scale and complexity of an increasingly global business."

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Charles Morgan told Autocar he would be appealing the decision, saying: "As a family member I think I should have been consulted about this press release because it suggests that it comes from all of the family shareholders."

Morgan also explained his motives in a blog post published online. In it he said: "I’d like to be clear that I am not a tycoon but a family man – I inherited a company not wealth – and unexpectedly leaving its employment will be a hardship for myself and my family. Being asked to leave the company that bears my name is also extremely personally distressing. That is made more painful as today marks 10 years since my father, Peter Morgan, died and I feel him in spirit with me in this dispute."

Morgan Motor Company has not commented.

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