Football coach Barry Bennell charged with eight child sex offences – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 30th, 2016 in child abuse, news, prosecutions, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘Barry Bennell, a former football coach, has been charged with eight offences of sexual assault against a boy.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th November 2017

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Kate Gallafent QC to assist with review into abuse cases – The Football Association

Posted November 28th, 2016 in barristers, child abuse, inquiries, press releases, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘The FA has instructed independent leading counsel Kate Gallafent QC to assist it with a review into the abuse cases which have recently come to light.’

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The Football Association, 27th November 2016

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Football sex abuse claims: Police widen their inquiries – BBC News

Posted November 25th, 2016 in child abuse, news, police, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘Four police forces say they are now investigating allegations of historical child sex abuse within football.’

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BBC news, 25th November 2016

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McGill v Sports and Entertainment Media Group and others – WLR Daily

Posted November 8th, 2016 in agency, appeals, contracts, damages, law reports, sport by sally

McGill v Sports and Entertainment Media Group and others [2016] EWCA Civ 1063

‘The claimant, a licensed football agent, brought proceedings against a football player seeking damages for breach of contract, claiming that he had negotiated a transfer deal for the player under an oral contract, but that another agent, having induced the player to breach his contract with the claimant, had made the deal with the new club itself and received the fee of £300,000, thereby depriving the claimant of his fee for the work which he had done. The claim was settled in 2009 with payment of £50,000 to the claimant in full and final settlement. In 2012 the claimant brought an action against the first to fourth defendants, being the agent which had allegedly induced the breach of contract and three individuals associated with it, and the fifth to ninth defendants, being the club to which the player had transferred and four individuals associated with it. The claim was for, inter alia, the torts of inducing a breach of contract, breach of confidence and unlawful means conspiracy. The judge found that all the ingredients of the causes of action for inducement of breach of contract and unlawful means conspiracy were made out apart from causation and loss, and dismissed all the claims.’

WLR Daily, 12th October 2016

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Appeal court finds Sammy Lee gave false evidence over Bolton transfer deal – The Guardian

Posted November 8th, 2016 in agency, appeals, contracts, evidence, news, sport by sally

‘A high court judgment in which the current England assistant manager, Sammy Lee, was found to have knowingly given false evidence has been upheld by the court of appeal. Lee, when manager of Bolton Wanderers for a short period in 2007 having taken over from Sam Allardyce, was found to have lied about his club’s involvement in signing the midfield player Gavin McCann, who had been poached by the agents SEM.’

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The Guardian, 7th November 2016

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Hillsborough inquests: Families’ legal fees were £63.6m – BBC News

Posted November 3rd, 2016 in costs, families, health & safety, inquests, legal aid, legal representation, news, police, sport by tracey

‘Legal costs for the families at the inquests into the deaths of the 96 Hillsborough victims totalled £63.6m.’

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BBC News, 2nd November 2016

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Truth and Justice – Counsel

‘Arguably the most serious miscarriage of justice of our times – lessons must be learned from the iconic Hillsborough proceedings, writes Pete Weatherby QC.’

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Counsel, November 2016

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IPCC to assess Sir Norman Bettison’s Hillsborough book – BBC News

Posted October 24th, 2016 in complaints, inquests, media, news, police, prosecutions, sport, unlawful killing by michael

‘A book by a former chief inspector about his involvement in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster will be assessed by the police watchdog and prosecutors.’

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BBC News, 21st October 2016

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Top police officer told to step down because he showed ‘unacceptable insensitivity’ to Hillsborough victims – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 30th, 2016 in bereavement, dismissal, inquests, news, police, sport, victims by tracey

‘South Yorkshire’s most senior police officer was told to step down because he showed unacceptable insensitivity to Hillsborough disaster victims, his police and crime commissioner has said. PCC Alan Billings suspended Chief Constable David Crompton and on Thursday asked him to resign after he delivered a controversial statement following the Hillsborough inquest alluding to “other contributory factors” to blame for the deaths.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th September 2016

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How the 96 were finally given justice – Legal Voice

Posted September 23rd, 2016 in bereavement, families, health & safety, inquests, news, police, sport by sally

‘The Hillsborough inquest took two years and a million pages of evidence. Two of the lawyers involved explain that, despite the scale of the task, they were determined to put the deceased and their families at the heart of the case.’

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Legal Voice, 22nd September 2016

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IPCC investigation launched into death of Dalian Atkinson – The Guardian

Posted August 16th, 2016 in complaints, death in custody, firearms, news, police, sport by sally

‘The world of football paid tribute to one of the mercurial stars of the Premier League’s early years after former Aston Villa striker Dalian Atkinson died after being Tasered by police.’

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The Guardian, 15th August 2016

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Rugby star accused of raping girl he met on Tinder cleared of all charges – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 10th, 2016 in anonymity, internet, news, rape, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘A rising English rugby star, who was accused of raping a girl he met on the Tinder dating app, has been cleared by a jury in just over an hour.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th August 2016

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Tyson Fury: World heavyweight champion faces UK Anti-Doping charge – BBC News

Posted August 4th, 2016 in appeals, disqualification, drug abuse, news, sport by Mark L

‘World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has been charged with a doping offence by the UK’s anti-doping body. Ukad revealed it suspended Fury on 24 June – the day the Briton announced he was pulling out his his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko because of injury. But Fury appealed and the suspension has now been lifted until a hearing in front of the National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP) at an as yet undetermined date.’

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BBC news, 4th August 2016

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Orgreave report ‘could prejudice Hillsborough inquiry’ – BBC News

‘A full report into allegations of police misconduct at the so-called Battle of Orgreave will not be made public, the Independent Police Complaints Commission has ruled.’

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BBC News, 12th July 2016

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What Price a Comment! Chelsea Football Club v Carneiro – Park Square Barristers

‘The public falling out between Jose’ Mourinho and Eva Carneiro happened during the first game of the season at Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea Football Club. The manner in which this situation unfolded dominated the headlines, which resulted in a settlement at the Employment Tribunal, Croydon, London on Tuesday 7th June 2016.’

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Park Square Barristers, 15th June 2016

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Coroner to write to FA after boy is killed by touchline peg at match – The Guardian

Posted July 12th, 2016 in health & safety, inquests, news, personal injuries, sport by sally

‘A coroner is to write to English football’s governing body after a metal anchor peg from a touchline barrier was catapulted through the air and lodged itself in the skull of a 12-year-old boy, causing fatal injuries.’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2016

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Hillsborough: the key lessons for our justice system – Law Society’s Gazette

‘What can lawyers learn from the tortuous 27-year struggle for justice?

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Law Society’s Gazette, 8th June 2016

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Fiduciary Duties, Football, and the Fundamental Importance of the Contractual Relationship – Sports Law Bulletin

‘Can a senior employee be ordered to pay back his past contractual remuneration to his employer as a remedy for breach of fiduciary duty, in particular a duty to confess his own wrongdoing? There has been an increasing trend over the past few years for employers, outraged at the belatedly discovered wrongdoing of a trusted senior employee, to not only seek to justify summary dismissal on the basis of after-discovered gross misconduct but also to go a step further and try to recover the salaries or bonuses already paid to the employee prior to discovery of the misconduct.’

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Sports Law Bulletin, 7th June 2016

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Families call for ‘Hillsborough Law’ at home secretary meeting – BBC News

Posted June 3rd, 2016 in inquests, inquiries, news, police, professional conduct, sport by sally

‘Relatives of the 96 people who died at Hillsborough have told the home secretary they want a “Hillsborough Law” to compel public officials to tell the truth at inquiries.’

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BBC News, 2nd June 2016

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Hillsborough: 19 people refuse to help IPCC inquiry – The Guardian

‘Nineteen people have refused to assist an independent investigation into the role of West Midlands police after the Hillsborough disaster.’

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The Guardian, 2nd June 2016

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