Hillsborough jury told to consider credibility of police evidence – The Guardian

Posted February 9th, 2016 in evidence, health & safety, inquests, news, police, sport by sally

‘The jury at the inquests into the deaths of 96 people at Hillsborough in 1989 has been told to consider the credibility and reliability of evidence given by South Yorkshire police officers.’

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The Guardian, 8th February 2016

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Hillsborough inquests jury told to consider unlawful killing verdict – The Guardian

Posted January 26th, 2016 in inquests, negligence, news, police, sport, unlawful killing by sally

‘The jury at the inquests into how 96 people died in the lethal crush at Hillsborough in 1989 will be asked to consider whether the South Yorkshire police chief superintendent David Duckenfield, who was in charge of the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, caused the deaths by gross negligence manslaughter.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2016

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Hillsborough inquests coroner to begin summing up evidence – The Guardian

Posted January 25th, 2016 in coroners, evidence, health & safety, inquests, news, police, sport by sally

‘The coroner presiding over the fresh inquests into the deaths of 96 Liverpool supporters at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough is to begin summing up the evidence.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2016

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Judge criticises Sports Direct in Rangers legal case – The Guardian

Posted January 20th, 2016 in confidentiality, damages, news, remuneration, sport by sally

‘Sports Direct has “abused” the legal system, according to a high court judge presiding over the embattled retailer’s bitter legal battle with Rangers football club.’

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The Guardian, 19th January 2016

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Tennis match-fixing claims: eight players in Australian Open draw suspected – The Guardian

Posted January 18th, 2016 in bribery, corruption, news, professional conduct, sport by tracey

‘The BBC, in a programme to be aired on Tuesday, claim a joint investigation with Buzzfeed shows: “Over the last decade 16 players who have ranked in the top 50 have been repeatedly flagged to the Tennis Integrity Unit [attached to the Association of Tennis Professionals] over suspicions they have thrown matches.” ‘

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The Guardian, 18th January 2016

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The “Investment Mis-Selling” Controversy – What Should Footballers do Next? – Littleton Chambers

Posted January 12th, 2016 in financial regulation, fraud, negligence, news, sport by sally

‘This article by Daniel Northall was first produced for and published by LawinSport.com . Daniel examines the legal implications of the recent controversy1 concerning the mis-selling of investments2 to high net worth individuals, notably footballers.3 Specifically, it explores the nature of the problem, including the investments made, how they might come to be mis-sold, and the avenues available to a footballer who has sustained substantial losses through mis-sold investments. It will be particularly relevant to footballers and their professional advisors.’

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Littleton Chambers, 12th January 2016

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After FIFA/IAAF corruption – time for institutional change – Sports Law Bulletin

Posted November 16th, 2015 in bribery, corruption, money laundering, news, sport by sally

‘Sport has failed. 2015 may well go down as the most disgraced year in the history of sport. But it should also go down as the year things changed. The year when it finally became apparent that sport can no longer go on ‘governing’ itself in the way it has.’

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Sports Law Bulletin, 13th November 2015

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Bradford City stadium fire: ‘Police were to blame’ for most life lost in tragedy – The Independent

Posted November 12th, 2015 in fire, inquiries, news, police, sport by sally

‘The Home Secretary, Theresa May, has been told that Bradford City fans were wrongly held responsible for deaths in the stadium fire on 11 May 1985 which killed 56 people, in an echo of the way that Liverpool supporters were blamed for the Hillsborough disaster four years later.’

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The Independent, 10th November 2015

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IPCC could investigate Bradford City fire after police referral – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2015 in complaints, fire, inquiries, news, ombudsmen, police, sport by sally

‘West Yorkshire Police has referred itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) over the 1985 Bradford City fire disaster.’

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BBC News, 6th November 2015

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Jose Mourinho: Chelsea boss loses appeal against FA charge – BBC News

Posted November 6th, 2015 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, news, professional conduct, sport by tracey

‘Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has had his appeal against a £50,000 fine and a suspended one-game stadium ban dismissed by the Football Association.’

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BBC News, 5th November 2015

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Merseyside police apologise for tweets that made light of rape – The Guardian

Posted November 2nd, 2015 in internet, news, police, rape, sport by tracey

‘Merseyside police have launched an investigation after tweets that made light of rape were posted on the force’s official account. The two tweets were in response to apparent jokes by football fans on Sunday afternoon.’

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The Guardian, 1st November 2015

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Bridge players lose legal fight to classify card game as ‘mind sport’ – The Guardian

Posted October 16th, 2015 in charities, news, sport by sally

‘The players laid out their best hands, but in the end there was only one winner. Bridge is not a sport eligible for lottery funding, the high court has ruled, after players of the card game lost a legal challenge to have it designated a “mind sport”.’

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The Guardian, 15th October 2015

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High Court rules bridge is not a sport – BBC News

Posted October 15th, 2015 in appeals, judicial review, news, sport by sally

‘Bridge players who wanted the card game recognised as a sport have lost their High Court battle.’

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BBC News, 15th October 2015

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Time Limits in Commercial Contracts – Ignore Them at Your Peril! – No. 5 Chambers

Posted October 7th, 2015 in contracts, news, sport, time limits by sally

‘The recent media storm concerning the collapse of Manchester United’s transfer deal for its goalkeeper David de Gea apparently as a result of a two minutes delay in submitting the requisite paperwork caused me reflect on the potential effects of missing deadlines in commercial contracts. Man U’s problem did not, of course, arise from any term in the transfer agreement itself, but rather from its failure to register the player into the new club through FIFA in accordance with the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players, which postulate a strictly prescribed “registration period” or transfer window in media parlance.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 11th September 2015

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Sunday league footballer jailed for breaking opponent’s leg in tackle – The Independent

Posted October 5th, 2015 in assault, news, sentencing, sport by sally

‘An amateur footballer has been jailed after deliberately breaking an opponent’s leg during a Sunday league football match.’

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The Independent, 1st October 2015

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Footballer jailed for breaking opponent’s leg – BBC News

Posted October 2nd, 2015 in assault, news, sentencing, sport by tracey

‘A Sunday League footballer who deliberately stamped on an opponent’s leg, breaking it in several places, has been jailed for a year.’

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BBC News, 1st October 2015

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Bridge court case: No date given for ruling – BBC News

Posted September 24th, 2015 in judgments, news, sport by tracey

‘Judgement has been reserved in a challenge against funding body Sport England’s refusal to recognise the card game bridge as a sport. Mr Justice Dove gave no indication when he would give his ruling at the end of the High Court hearing.’

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BBC News, 23rd September 2015

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High court to decide if bridge is a sport – The Guardian

Posted September 22nd, 2015 in judicial review, news, sport by sally

‘A high court judge has been asked to decide whether bridge is a sport after it was refused recognition by Sport England.’

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2015

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Sportsman granted injunction over Sun story – The Guardian

Posted August 7th, 2015 in anonymity, injunctions, media, news, privacy, sport by tracey

‘A “prominent and successful” professional sportsman has been granted an injunction preventing a newspaper from publishing a story about his sexual relationship with a female celebrity.’

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The Guardian, 6th August 2015

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Gillingham and chairman Paul Scally fined £75,000 for ‘race victimisation’ – The Guardian

‘Gillingham and their chairman, Paul Scally, have each been fined £75,000 for “race victimisation” relating to the departure of the striker Mark McCammon in 2011.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2015

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