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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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.’

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Competition Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 1st July 2014

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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.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2014

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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.’

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Zenith Chambers, 27th May 2014

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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.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th May 2014

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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.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 9th May 2014

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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”).’

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 7th May 2014

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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.’

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The Guardian, 6th May 2014

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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.’

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The Guardian, 23rd April 2014

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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.’

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The Guardian, 9th April 2014

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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.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st March 2014

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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.’

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The Independent, 27th March 2014

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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.’

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BBC News, 21st March 2014

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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.’

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BBC News, 20th March 2014

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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.’

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Local Governemnt Lawyer, 13th March 2014

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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.’

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 10th March 2014

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