Avoiding the clinch: judicial respect for the rules inherent to sport – Competition Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

‘In a recent bout in the High Court, the specificity of sporting disputes once again came to the fore. In Bruce Baker v British Boxing Board of Control [2014] EWHC 2074 (QB), 25 June 2014, Sir David Eady was faced with the old chestnut of a request for a court to interfere with a national sporting body’s decision to sanction one of its participants. One interim application later, and the BBBC was still standing.’

Full story

Competition Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 1st July 2014

Source: www.competitionbulletin.com

Comments Off

Businessmen and footballer jailed over match-fixing – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2014 in bribery, conspiracy, gambling, news, sentencing, sport by tracey

‘Two businessmen and a footballer convicted of plotting to fix the results of football matches have been jailed.’

Full story

BBC News, 20th June 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Express Newspapers fails in attempt to snooker Jimmy White – Zenith Chambers

Posted June 6th, 2014 in defamation, gambling, news, sport by sally

‘On 17th June 2012 the Daily Star Sunday published an article about Jimmy White, the well-known professional snooker player, and John Callaghan, a friend and fan of Mr White. The article was in hard copy and online editions and remained online until 17th August 2012.’

Full story (PDF)

Zenith Chambers, 27th May 2014

Source: www.zenithchambers.co.uk

Comments Off

Golf course judicial review case reversed on appeal – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The Court of Appeal has reversed the robustly expressed view of Haddon-Cave J (see my post here) that the grant of planning permission to a proposed “exclusive” golf club in Surrey should be quashed.’

Full story

UK Human Rights Blog, 18th May 2014

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.co.uk

Comments Off

Council wins appeal over quashing of golf course planning permission – Local Government Lawyer

‘A local authority and a developer have won their appeal over a High Court ruling that quashed planning permission for a controversial hotel and golf complex in the Surrey Hills.’

Full story

Local Government Lawyer, 9th May 2014

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Comments Off

Kaneria’s life ban upheld – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted May 8th, 2014 in appeals, arbitration, disqualification, news, sport by tracey

‘The Commercial Court has dismissed a challenge by Pakistani international bowler Danish Kaneria to a lifetime ban upheld by the Appeal Panel of the England & Wales Cricket Board’s Disciplinary Commission (“ECB”).’

Full story

Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 7th May 2014

Source: www.sportslawbulletin.org

Comments Off

Danish Kaneria’s life ban from cricket upheld by the high court – The Guardian

Posted May 6th, 2014 in appeals, costs, disciplinary procedures, disqualification, news, sport by tracey

‘Danish Kaneria, the former Essex and Pakistan spinner who was given a life ban after a disciplinary panel concluded that he had encouraged a team-mate to underperform, has lost a high court fight with the England and Wales Cricket Board.’

Full story

The Guardian, 6th May 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

FA charge Chelsea’s José Mourinho, Rui Faria and Ramires with misconduct – The Guardian

Posted April 24th, 2014 in news, professional conduct, sport by tracey

‘The potentially damaging ramifications of Chelsea’s furious defeat to Sunderland have become clearer after the Football Association issued charges against three members of the London club’s squad, including the manager, José Mourinho.’

Full story

The Guardian, 23rd April 2014

Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

Colin Kazim-Richards guilty of homophobic gesture at Brighton fans – The Guardian

Posted April 10th, 2014 in costs, fines, freedom of expression, homosexuality, news, obesity, sport by sally

‘The former Premier League footballer Colin Kazim-Richards was found guilty in a landmark case on Wednesday of making an “utterly disgusting” homophobic gesture at Brighton and Hove Albion fans during a football match last year.’

Full story

The Guardian, 9th April 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comments Off

Hillsborough inquest: Questions and answers – Daily Telegraph

‘The new Hillsborough inquests begin today in Warrington, almost 25 years after Britain’s worst sporting disaster and 18 months after the verdicts in the original inquests were quashed.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 31st March 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off

Hillsborough stadium tragedy inquests: Families await a fresh moment for truth – The Independent

Posted March 28th, 2014 in health & safety, inquests, news, sport by sally

‘The first of the new inquests into a 25-year-old tragedy begins next week, reopening old wounds but also reawakening hopes of closure and justice. Jonathan Brown explains how much is at stake.’

Full story

The Independent, 27th March 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Comments Off

John Terry’s father Ted cleared in racial abuse trial – BBC News

Posted March 24th, 2014 in assault, news, racism, sport by sally

‘The father of former England football captain John Terry has been cleared of racially abusing a man in a dispute over a cigarette.’

Full story

BBC News, 21st March 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Worthing Birdman contestant Steve Elkins told to pay £20,000 costs – BBC News

Posted March 21st, 2014 in costs, news, sport by sally

‘A competitor in the Worthing Birdman competition in West Sussex has been ordered to pay £20,000 in legal costs following a lengthy battle with the organisers.’

Full story

BBC News, 20th March 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Comments Off

Council told to pay out £8k+ and instruct barrister over race track noise – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 14th, 2014 in compensation, local government, news, noise, nuisance, sport by tracey

‘The Local Government Ombudsman has told a local authority to pay out more than £8,000 after residents of a village suffered excess noise for several years from a motor racing track nearby.’

Full story

Local Governemnt Lawyer, 13th March 2014

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Comments Off

Why the FA banned Anelka for 5 games – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted March 10th, 2014 in disciplinary procedures, news, penalties, racism, sport by sally

‘The FA has just published the written reasons of the Regulatory Commission chaired by Christopher Quinlan QC considering the disciplinary proceedings against the Player Nicolas Anelka for making the alleged anti-Semitic “quenelle” salute during a Premier League game. The Commission decided to ban Anelka for 5 matches, fine him and order him to attend a compulsory education course.’

Full story

Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 10th March 2014

Source: www.sportslawbulletin.org

Comments Off

“The Only Girl in the World”: the Rihanna judgment and the protection of ‘image rights’ in English law – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted March 10th, 2014 in intellectual property, media, news, photography, sport, trade marks by sally

‘Despite the evident commercial value in the ‘image’ of modern sports personalities (indeed there are annual awards held by the BBC to identify the most noteworthy) there is no specific right to protect one’s image under English law. Relying on a cocktail of different causes of action and legal rights, English law offers some protections to a person whose ‘image’ is exploited for commercial reasons. The ingredients include: copyright and trademarks, the torts of defamation, breach of confidence, passing-off as well potentially through statutory rules ensuring data protection.’

Full story

Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 7th March 2014

Source: www.sportslawbulletin.org

Comments Off

Lawful noise from speedway track could still be a nuisance to homeowners, Supreme Court rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 28th, 2014 in injunctions, news, noise, nuisance, sport by sally

‘A Suffolk couple who were unaware that they had purchased a house near a speedway stadium were entitled to obtain an injunction against the noise from the site, regardless of the fact that the stadium had been operating for years before they moved in, the Supreme Court has ruled.’

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 27th February 2014

Source: www.out-law.com

Comments Off

Bridge is a game not a sport, tribunal rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 25th, 2014 in fees, HM Revenue & Customs, news, sport, tribunals, VAT by sally

‘The English Bridge Union loses legal challenge against HM Revenue and Customs aimed at reclaiming VAT on competition entry fees.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 24th February 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Comments Off

Ofcom order requiring BSkyB to sell wholesale access to sports channels reinstated by Court of Appeal – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 19th, 2014 in appeals, competition, media, news, ombudsmen, sport by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has reinstated an order made by telecoms regulator Ofcom which required pay-TV operator BSkyB (Sky) to sell wholesale access to its sports channels to rival providers at a set price.’

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 18th February 2014

Source: www.out-law.com

Comments Off

Judicial Review Concessions, Gay Olympic Controversy, and Defamation in Europe – the Human Rights Roundup – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Last week, the Justice Secretary published the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill. The implications of his revised proposals for judicial review reform are considered in this week’s roundup, along with controversy over gay rights at the Winter Olympics and recent trends in defamation cases before the Court of Human Rights.’

Full story

UK Human Rights Blog, 10th February 2014

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Comments Off