Reasons – Local Government Law

Posted February 21st, 2017 in appeals, local government, news, planning, sport by sally

‘The appeal in Oakley v South Cambridgeshire District Council (2017) EWCA Civ 71 raised the issue whether, in the particular circumstances of the case, the Planning Committee of the South Cambridgeshire District Council ought to have given reasons for granting planning permission for the development by Cambridge City Football Club, a semi-professional club, of a football stadium capable of seating three thousand people. The proposed construction is in the outskirts of Sawston in Cambridgeshire, on land which is part of the Green Belt. The application for planning permission was not only for the erection of the ground, together with associated training and parking facilities, but also for the creation of a partially floodlit recreational ground which would be gifted to the Sawston Parish Council for community use.’

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Local Government Law, 17th February 2017

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Hyperandrogenism – Podcast – Littleton Chambers

Posted February 17th, 2017 in gender, news, sport by sally

‘Ahead of the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s upcoming review of its suspension of the IAAF’s regulations on hyperandrogenism, Lydia Banerjee and Grahame Anderson discuss the key issues and dilemmas facing sport and sports lawyers.’

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Littleton Chambers, 10th February 2017

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Post-Brexit on the pistes: winter sports and EU law – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Accident victims may struggle to get recompense if access to joined-up European laws is lost when the UK leaves the EU.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 14th February 2017

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FA given vote of no confidence from MPs over ability to reform – The Guardian

Posted February 10th, 2017 in diversity, news, parliament, sport by tracey

‘A parliamentary vote of no confidence in the Football Association’s ability to govern the sport and reform itself has been passed by a small number of MPs. The backbench motion, proposed by the chairman of the culture, media and sport committee Damian Collins, has no legal force but was intended to increase the pressure on the FA to reform its board and council in line with the new official code for sports governing bodies.’

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The Guardian, 9th February 2017

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Sports coach sex loophole must be closed, says NSPCC – BBC News

Posted January 27th, 2017 in child abuse, news, sexual grooming, sport, vetting by sally

‘A “loophole” that allows sports coaches to legally have sex with 16 and 17 year olds in their care must be closed by the government, the NSPCC has said.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2017

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IPCC rules out inquiry into police over Bradford City stadium fire – The Guardian

‘The Independent Police Complaints Commission has ruled out an inquiry into potential misconduct by police during the Bradford City stadium fire that killed 56 people.’

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The Guardian, 26th January 2017

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Hillsborough: Evidence on 23 people and organisations passed to Crown Prosecution Service – The Independent

‘Evidence on 23 people and organisations linked to the 1989 Hillsborough disaster has been handed to prosecutors, it has been revealed.’

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The Independent, 12th January 2017

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Review into child abuse in football makes first call for evidence – The Guardian

Posted January 12th, 2017 in child abuse, evidence, news, sexual offences, sport, victims by tracey

‘The independent review into allegations of child abuse in football has made its first call for evidence. Set up by the Football Association and led by Clive Sheldon QC, the review has written to all football clubs in England and Wales, amateur and professional, asking for information about allegations of child sexual abuse between 1970 and 2005.’

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The Guardian, 11th January 2017

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Met chief gave misleading Hillsborough account, IPCC finds – The Guardian

Posted December 16th, 2016 in complaints, health & safety, misfeasance in public office, news, police, sport by tracey

‘Britain’s most senior police officer gave a misleading account about the evidence he provided following the Hillsborough disaster in 1989, but he remains innocent of any misconduct, the Independent Police Complaints Commission has found.’

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The Guardian, 15th December 2016

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Football tax review called for by HMRC chief – BBC News

Posted December 8th, 2016 in news, sport, tax avoidance, taxation by tracey

‘The chief executive of HM Revenue and Customs, Jon Thompson, has told MPs he would like to see a review of the way footballers can reduce their tax bills. He said payments to them for their image rights were “the most significant risk in football” faced by HMRC.’

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BBC News, 7th December 2016

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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

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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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