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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‘Monkey gestures’ Middlesbrough fan found guilty – BBC News

Posted July 30th, 2015 in costs, disqualification, fines, news, public order, racism, sport by sally

‘A Middlesbrough fan who made “monkey gestures” towards three black footballers at a Championship match has been fined and given a banning order.’

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BBC News, 29th July 2015

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FIFA and the internationalisation of criminal justice – OUP Blog

‘The factual backdrop to this affair is well-known. FIFA, world football’s governing body has, for a number of years, been the subject of allegations of corruption. Then, after a series of dawn raids on 27 May 2015, seven FIFA officials, of various nationalities, the most famous being Jack Warner, the Trinidadian former vice president of FIFA, were arrested in a luxury hotel in Zurich where they were staying prior to the FIFA Congress. This was pursuant to an indictment that accused them, alongside five corporate officials, of using their positions within FIFA to engage in schemes involving the solicitation, offer, acceptance, payment, and receipt of undisclosed and illegal payments, bribes, and kickbacks. The defendants and their co-conspirators were also accused of corrupting the enterprise by engaging in various criminal activities, including fraud, bribery, and money laundering, in pursuit of personal and commercial gain.’

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OUP Blog, 29th May 2015

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Delroy Facey jailed for match-fix bribes after Telegraph exposes plot – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 30th, 2015 in bribery, conspiracy, news, sentencing, sport by sally

‘Former Premier League striker – who played for Bolton Wanderers, West Bromwich Albion and Hull City – convicted of conspiracy after Telegraph investigation.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th April 2015

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Bradford fire: Sir Oliver Popplewell defends 1985 inquiry – interview in full – The Guardian

Posted April 28th, 2015 in fire, inquiries, judges, news, sport by sally

‘Sir Oliver Popplewell, who presided over the Bradford fire inquiry, speaks at length to the Guardian’s chief football correspondent about revelations in survivor Martin Fletcher’s book and why he sees no need for a fresh investigation.’

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The Guardian, 27th April 2015

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High court ruling paves way for courts to decide whether bridge is a sport – The Guardian

Posted April 28th, 2015 in gambling, news, sport, taxation by sally

‘Bridge, the genteel and physically unchallenging card game played by millions, may exercise the brain muscle, but is it a sport?’

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The Guardian, 27th April 2015

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The New FA Football Intermediaries Regulations and the Disputes Likely to Arise – Blackstone Chambers

Posted March 30th, 2015 in agency, conflict of interest, disclosure, news, regulations, sport by sally

‘The FA Regulations on working with Intermediaries (‘FA Intermediaries Regulations’) come into force on 1 April 2015. They put into force FIFA’s Intermediaries Regulations, with some important variations and, with them, apparently signal the abolition of the licensed football agent.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 27th March 2015

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Hillsborough inquests: Assessing David Duckenfield’s evidence – BBC News

Posted March 19th, 2015 in evidence, health & safety, inquests, news, police, sport by sally

‘Police match commander David Duckenfield spent a week in the witness box at the new inquests into the Hillsborough disaster. But what were the key parts of his evidence, and what have we learned?’

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BBC News, 19th March 2015

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High Court dismisses landowners’ challenge to Tottenham Hotspur FC stadium CPO – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 24th, 2015 in compulsory purchase, local government, news, planning, public interest, sport by sally

‘The High Court has dismissed a challenge to the land acquisition order that will allow Tottenham Hotspur Football Club (THFC) to complete the redevelopment of the site of its north London stadium, according to reports.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 23rd February 2015

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Music dominates High Court copyright disputes – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 18th, 2015 in copyright, licensed premises, licensing, media, news, sport by sally

‘Pubs playing music and showing football matches without permission are the most frequent subject of copyright cases in the High Court, research by City firm RPC has revealed.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 17th February 2015

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Tottenham Hotspur liable for player brain damage – BBC News

Posted February 17th, 2015 in damages, duty of care, health, news, sport by sally

‘A High Court judge has ruled Tottenham Hotspur breached its duties to a 17-year-old player who suffered cardiac arrest in his first game for the club and was left brain damaged.’

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BBC News, 16th February 2015

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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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