José Mourinho fined £25,000 for alleging ‘campaign’ against Chelsea – The Guardian

Posted January 28th, 2015 in fines, media, news, penalties, professional conduct, regulations, sport by tracey

‘José Mourinho has been fined £25,000 and warned as to his future conduct by the Football Association after claiming a “campaign” was being mounted against Chelsea in the wake of last month’s draw at Southampton, though the manager has avoided a touchline ban for the comments.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2015

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David Beckham’s TV ad for whisky cleared by advertising watchdog – The Guardian

Posted January 28th, 2015 in advertising, alcoholism, charities, children, food, news, regulations, sport by tracey

‘David Beckham’s TV ad for whisky brand Haig Club has been cleared by the UK advertising watchdog, despite complaints that the former footballer’s endorsement promotes drinking among children.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2015

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Football ‘spot-fixing’ case dropped – BBC News

Posted January 15th, 2015 in evidence, fraud, gambling, media, news, prosecutions, sport by sally

‘The case against 13 footballers investigated over alleged spot-fixing has been dropped due to “insufficient evidence”, the CPS has said.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2015

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49 year-old Rugby player’s ban doubled to 20 years for assaulting referee’ – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted January 12th, 2015 in appeals, assault, disciplinary procedures, news, sport by sally

On 29 September 2014 the RFU Appeal Panel, chaired by Sir James Dingemans, handed down judgment in RFU v Barry Lockwood.

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 12th January 2015

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Ched Evans: the legal issues – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘The “innocent man wrongly imprisoned who fights a valiant struggle to secure his freedom” is a long used trope in our culture. The hero is normally a sympathetic figure, heroically taking on the establishment.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 7th January 2015

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Ched Evans: Attorney general’s office probe into website – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2015 in attorney general, contempt of court, employment, internet, news, rape, sentencing, sport, victims by tracey

‘The attorney general’s office is considering whether a website supporting convicted rapist Ched Evans breached contempt of court laws.’

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BBC News, 6th January 2014

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The legal issues in the Ched Evans case – BBC News

‘Footballer Ched Evans is still looking for a new club after being released from prison last October, having served half of a five-year sentence for the rape of a 19-year-old woman in a hotel in May 2011.’

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BBC News, 6th January 2014

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Ministry of Justice steps in to prevent Ched Evans from playing abroad – The Guardian

Posted January 5th, 2015 in freedom of movement, news, rape, sexual offences, sport by sally

‘Attempts by Ched Evans to resurrect his football career were quashed last night after the British government stepped in to prevent the convicted rapist plying his trade overseas.’

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The Guardian, 3rd January 2015

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Cellino and Leeds United in Troubled Waters – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted December 4th, 2014 in company directors, criminal records, disqualification, news, sport, tax evasion by sally

‘The Football League finally got their man. But is it too late? Will Massimo Cellino and Leeds United yet sail off into the clear blue sea?’

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 3rd December 2014

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Ched Evans: Release, Retribution and Rehabilitation – Littleton Chambers

‘In April 2012 Ched Evans, the former Wales and Sheffield United striker, was convicted of raping a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room in Rhyl, Denbighshire. It is a shocking and a wholly unacceptable crime for him to have committed.’

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Littleton Chambers, 1st December 2014

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Of cricket balls and Velux windows – a victory for Lord Denning and the common law right to hit a good six – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

‘Flying cricket balls and noisy motorbikes have a long history of testing the legal balance between the public interest in sport and the private interest in the peaceful enjoyment of land or the avoidance of injury.’

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 13th November 2014

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Powerboater injured in crash awarded £5.5m damages – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 12th, 2014 in costs, damages, news, personal injuries, rehabilitation, sport by tracey

‘A talented young powerboater who suffered catastrophic head injuries when two boats collided during a race has been awarded £5.5 million High Court damages.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th November 2014

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Street Tweet not so neat – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted November 11th, 2014 in disqualification, fines, freedom of expression, internet, news, sport by tracey

‘Football managers and coaches are not infrequently subjected to disciplinary sanctions by football regulatory bodies for speaking out about referees and such like. It is comparatively rarer for players to be sanctioned for expressing themselves, although this has now happened twice to QPR and sometime England midfielder and avid tweeter Rio Ferdinand.’

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 10th November 2014

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Footballer Ravel Morrison cleared of threatening to throw acid in his ex-girlfriend’s face – The Independent

Posted November 11th, 2014 in assault, bail, harassment, news, sport, threatening behaviour by michael

The former Manchester United footballer Ravel Morrison has been cleared of allegations he harassed his former girlfriend including threatening to kill her and throw acid in her face.

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The Independent, 10th November 2014

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BSkyB sport channels can air on rival BT service, court says – BBC News

Posted November 6th, 2014 in competition, evidence, media, news, sport, tribunals by sally

‘A UK court has ruled that pay TV broadcaster BSkyB must make its Sky Sports 1 and 2 channels available on rival BT’s YouView service.’

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BBC News, 5th November 2014

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Fake Chelsea footballer Medi Abalimba jailed for posing as Gael Kakuta – The Independent

Posted October 23rd, 2014 in fraud, news, sentencing, sport by sally

‘A failed footballer who enjoyed a champagne lifestyle by pretending to be a Chelsea player has been jailed for four years for a £163,000 fraud.’

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The Independent, 22nd October 2014

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The End of the Licensed Football Agent? – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted October 21st, 2014 in agency, licensing, news, regulations, sport by sally

‘Earlier this year Football’s World governing body, FIFA, published its Regulations on Working with Intermediaries. The FIFA Regulations signal a dramatic de-regulation of one of the most controversial and lucrative business activities in football: agency.’

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 21st October 2014

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They don’t shoot horse riders, do they? – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted September 29th, 2014 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, drug offences, horse racing, news, sport by tracey

‘Afficionados of Sherlock Holmes will recall “The Adventure of Silver Blaze”, a tale of horse nobbling and dark deeds amidst the turf fanciers of late Victorian England. “Silver Blaze” (incidentally the only Holmes story to feature a deerstalker cap, and that only in an accompanying illustration) is a story in which the question of custody of the horse is all important, and is best known for the curious incident of the dog in the night-time. The curious incident is that the dog did nothing (it had been doped, using curried mutton – not a frequently encountered doping agent in modern sporting life) , and nothing is also what the rider of the horse did in Turner v British Equestrian Federation (SR/0000120209, 1 August 2014). Nothing wrong, that is.’

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 25th September 2014

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Fair or foul: sport and the law – Henderson Chambers

‘The question is: how does one earn a living in sport? By skill? Hand-eye coordination? Fancy footwork? Fast reactions? By luck? By cheating – and getting away with it? Or none of these. As far as we are concerned, the living is earned in the law. The law by, with, to and from all aspects of sport because a legal principle from every page of every textbook will apply somewhere in the entire spectrum of sports activities on and off the field. Think of the law that applies to staff, betting,merchandising of team brands, the corrections of misdemeanours and their effects, ownership of buildings, copyright issues. If I just do a list, it will go on forever. I do not have “a little list.” Mine is endless and what I propose to do is to follow, if not the rules, then the pattern of sport by touching on a topic haphazardly then running back, in an intellectual sort of way, to the other side of the court before starting again on a different tack. There are so many sporting metaphors to mix.’

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Henderson Chambers, 8th July 2014

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Lawrence and another v Fen Tigers Ltd and others (No 2) – WLR Daily

Posted July 24th, 2014 in appeals, landlord & tenant, law reports, noise, nuisance, sport, Supreme Court by sally

Lawrence and another v Fen Tigers Ltd and others (No 2) [2014] UKSC 46; [2014] WLR (D) 332

‘In order for the landlord to be liable for nuisance caused by the tenant of a property the circumstances had to be such that the landlord either (i) could be said to have authorised the nuisance by letting the property in question or (ii) had participated directly in the commission of the nuisance, and it was not enough that the landlord was aware of the nuisance but took no steps to prevent it.’

WLR Daily, 23rd July 2014

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