Dougan v Bike Events Ltd: High Court decision on liability for a cycling sportive accident – 12 King’s Bench Walk

‘The claim was brought by Mr Dougan, an event participant, against Bike Events Ltd as the event organiser of the Manchester 100, a non-competitive charity cycling sportive on open roads.’

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12 King's Bench Walk, 19th July 2021

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Transparency 1 – 0 Confidentiality?: Manchester City v The Premier League in the Court of Appeal – Littleton Chambers

‘The Court of Appeal this week handed down its decision in Manchester City Football Club Ltd v The Football Association Premier League & Ors [2021] EWCA Civ 1110, the latest judgment to consider the difficult tension that exists between the generally confidential nature of sports arbitration and the desirability of transparency where matters of public interest arise.’

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Littleton Chambers, 22nd July 2021

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Attorney General warning over social media posts about Premier League footballer arrested for sex offences – Daily Telegraph

‘Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have become littered with memes purporting to identify the player, who has not been charged.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th July 2021

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Gay rugby player wins five-year battle against deportation to Kenya – The Guardian

‘A gay rugby player is celebrating after winning a five-year battle against deportation to Kenya, where he feared he would be persecuted because of his sexuality.’

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The Guardian, 19th July 2021

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Boris Johnson announces football ban for online racists – The Independent

Posted July 15th, 2021 in internet, news, penalties, racism, sport by tracey

‘Racist abuse of footballers online will trigger a ban on attending matches, Boris Johnson has announced – closing a legal loophole.’

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The Independent, 14th July 2021

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Euro 2020: Uefa opens disciplinary proceedings against England after Italy final – The Independent

Posted July 14th, 2021 in disciplinary procedures, news, public order, sport, violence, violent disorder by tracey

‘Uefa has opened disciplinary proceedings against the English Football Association in the wake of chaotic scenes at the Euro 2020 final between England and Italy at Wembley.’

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The Independent, 14th July 2021

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Dalian Atkinson: PC Benjamin Monk sacked by police – BBC News

‘A police officer jailed for killing former footballer Dalian Atkinson has been sacked having “undermined public confidence” in policing.’

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BBC News, 10th July 2021

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Rebekah Vardy gets partial win in Coleen Rooney libel battle – BBC News

Posted July 8th, 2021 in damages, defamation, internet, media, news, sport by sally

‘Rebekah Vardy has successfully had parts of Coleen Rooney’s defence thrown out by a judge, in the latest stage of their libel battle.’

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BBC News, 7th July 2021

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PC who killed Dalian Atkinson jailed – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Benjamin Monk, 43, has been sentenced to eight years in prison after being found guilty last week of killing former Aston Villa player Dalian Atkinson.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 29th June 2021

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Disabled woman begins legal action over Hampstead ponds fees – The Guardian

‘A woman who swims regularly in the Hampstead ponds is taking legal action against the City of London Corporation, claiming that the new charging regime discriminates against disabled people.’

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The Guardian, 1st July 2021

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Dalian Atkinson: jury discharged after failing to reach verdict on second PC – The Guardian

Posted June 25th, 2021 in assault, homicide, juries, news, police, prosecutions, sport, unlawful killing by tracey

‘A jury has been discharged following its failure to reach a verdict on allegations that a police officer assaulted the former footballer Dalian Atkinson with a baton after he was felled by a stun gun on the night he died.’

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The Guardian, 24th June 2021

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Police officer guilty of manslaughter of ex-footballer Dalian Atkinson – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2021 in homicide, news, police, professional conduct, sport by sally

‘A police officer has been convicted of the manslaughter of the former professional footballer Dalian Atkinson, after firing an electric stun gun into him for 33 seconds and kicking him twice in the head as he lay on the ground.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2021

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Hillsborough disaster: Police forces agree compensation money after cover-up – The Independent

‘Two police forces have agreed to pay damages to more than 600 people after a cover-up following the Hillsborough disaster, lawyers have said. The South Yorkshire and West Midlands forces agreed the settlement following a civil claim for misfeasance in a public office on behalf of 601 claimants, solicitors representing the victims said.’

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The Independent, 5th June 2021

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Ollie Robinson: England bowler suspended for historical tweets – BBC News

‘England pace bowler Ollie Robinson has been suspended from international cricket pending an investigation into historical racist and sexist tweets.’

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BBC News, 6th June 2021

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‘Judicial’ Hillsborough inquiry questionnaires cast doubt on trial ruling – The Guardian

‘Further doubt has been cast on the ruling that stopped the trial of two former South Yorkshire police officers and the force’s ex-lawyer on charges of perverting the course of public justice, for amending police statements after the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.’

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The Guardian, 3rd June 2021

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‘Victimised’ jockey wins partial victory after appeal over non-trier ban – The Guardian

Posted May 28th, 2021 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, news, professional conduct, sport by tracey

‘Jason Watson achieved only a partial victory in his appeal on Thursday against a seven-day ban under the non-trier rules, after a hearing that turned on the question of how much effort a rider should make to gain the best possible placing when any realistic hope of making the frame is long gone.’

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The Guardian, 28th May 2021

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CPS statement on Hillsborough ruling – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The Nightingale Court at The Lowry Theatre, Manchester, has found there is no case for Peter Metcalf, former Chief Superintendent Donald Denton and former Detective Chief Inspector Alan Foster to answer on the charges of perverting the course of justice in relation to their actions following the Hillsborough disaster in 1989.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 26th May 2021

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Hillsborough: why has the trial collapsed and what happens next? – The Guardian

‘A judge has stopped the trial of two former South Yorkshire police officers and the force’s former solicitor, who had been charged with perverting the course of justice for amending police statements after the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.’

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The Guardian, 26th May 2021

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Concussion lawsuits could threaten sports’ viability, warns minister – The Guardian

Posted May 26th, 2021 in compensation, damages, health & safety, news, personal injuries, sport by sally

‘The rise in concussion lawsuits threatens the financial viability of some sports, the sports minister has said. Speaking to the digital, culture, media and sport select committee, Nigel Huddleston also suggested some sports would have to adapt their rules to make them safer to avoid more lawsuits in the future.’

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The Guardian, 25th May 2021

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Geoffrey Broome: Youth football coach jailed for abusing players – BBC News

‘A former youth football coach who abused players in his care had previously received a caution for spanking an 11-year-old boy, a court heard.’

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BBC News, 27th April 2021

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