“Football is Football” – Relegation Not Ground For Re-valuing a Football Stadium – Francis Taylor Building

Posted February 14th, 2020 in chambers articles, interpretation, news, sport, tribunals, valuation by sally

‘In an important new rating decision the UT has concluded in Wigan Football Club Limited v Wayne Cox (VO) [2019] UKUT 0389 (LC) that the successive relegations of a football club from the Premier League (“PL”) to the Championship and then to League 1 did not constitute a material change of circumstances (“MCC”) providing grounds for a reduction in rateable value (in the 2010 compiled list). The UT confirmed the decision of the VTE, but also made reference to the unfairness of the outcome for financially imperilled clubs and the potential need for adjustments in the method of valuation.’

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Francis Taylor Building, 14th February 2020

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VAT on; VAT off: Martial Arts and the Education Exemption – 3PB

Posted February 6th, 2020 in chambers articles, education, news, sport, VAT by sally

‘In the 1984 film Karate Kid, Mr Miyagi admonished Daniel: “I say; you do. No questions”. However, with VAT, there are always questions.’

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3PB, 29th January 2020

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For the Love of Money: Exploring the Decision in the Saracens Salary Cap Case – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted February 6th, 2020 in chambers articles, news, remuneration, sport by sally

‘In November 2019, an Independent Panel of Premiership Rugby handed down its eagerly anticipated decision concerning the Club’s alleged breaches of the Premiership Rugby Salary Regulations (the “Regulations”), which impose salary caps on elite rugby clubs.’

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 29th January 2020

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John Mehrzad and Lydia Banerjee Discuss 2020 Sports Law issues to look out for – Littleton Chambers

Posted February 4th, 2020 in news, podcasts, sport by sally

‘Sports Law disputes in 2020 from Littleton Chambers.’

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Littleton Chambers, 31st January 2020

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Manchester City fan banned for racially abusing Raheem Sterling – The Independent

Posted January 13th, 2020 in community service, news, racism, sentencing, sport by tracey

‘Manchester City have banned one of their own supporters for life after he was found guilty of racially abusing Raheem Sterling.’

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The Independent, 11th January 2020

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Betting ad featuring England footballer Declan Rice banned, as watchdog rules prank videos are advertising – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 8th, 2020 in advertising, gambling, internet, news, ombudsmen, sport by sally

‘YouTube prank videos made by corporate brands are subject to advertising rules, a watchdog had ruled after banning a clip of England footballer Declan Rice appearing for a betting company.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th January 2020

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TPO in Football: What it is, how it is developing, and what it should be – Blackstone Sports Law Bulletin

Posted January 7th, 2020 in contracts, news, sport, third parties by sally

‘The issue of Third Party Ownership in football remains a live one, despite FIFA’s outright prohibition in 2015. Any analysis of the current landscape needs to start with an understanding of what is meant by Third Party Ownership, or TPO for short.’

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Blackstone Sports Law Bulletin, 6th January 2020

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Bury fight on after winding-up petition is dismissed in London court – The Guardian

Posted December 19th, 2019 in insolvency, news, sport, taxation, winding up by sally

‘The Companies Court heard on Wednesday that Bury and their owner, Steve Dale, had settled an outstanding debt with HM Revenue & Customs. The winding-up petition was dismissed by Judge Sally Barber, with the club instructed to pay costs.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2019

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Freeman tribunal adjourned and may not finish until October next year – The Guardian

Posted December 17th, 2019 in adjournment, disciplinary procedures, doctors, drug abuse, news, sport, tribunals by tracey

‘The occasionally dramatic if sprawling medical tribunal of the former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman, which was due to be done and dusted last March, may not finish now until October 2020 after being adjourned yet again.’

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The Guardian, 16th December 2019

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Appeal to be heard for banned jockeys who failed to heed a yellow void-race flag at Sandown – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 17th, 2019 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, horse racing, news, sport by tracey

‘The seven jockeys who each received a 10-day ban for failing to heed a yellow void-race flag at Sandown on December 7 will have their appeal heard by the British Horseracing Authority’s independent disciplinary panel in High Holborn on Tuesday.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th December 2019

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Football for sale: Agent and manager found guilty of bribery – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 17th, 2019 in bribery, news, sport by tracey

‘A players’ agent and a senior club football manager have been convicted of bribery charges following a Telegraph investigation.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th December 2019

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BOA issue ‘full and robust response’ to athletes over sponsorship rights legal challenge – The Independent

Posted December 11th, 2019 in advertising, news, restraint of trade, sport by tracey

‘The British Olympic Association [BOA] says it has “formally responded” to a legal challenge over sponsorship rights brought by a group of its own athletes that could cast a shadow over its preparations for next year’s Tokyo Games.’

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The Independent, 11th December 2019

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Blow for Richard Freeman case after Sutton evidence ruled admissible – The Guardian

Posted December 6th, 2019 in admissibility, doctors, drug abuse, evidence, news, professional conduct, sport by sally

‘Shane Sutton’s evidence at the hearing of former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman is admissible, a tribunal has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2019

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All in a Day’s Work: Salary caps in the cross-hairs of UK and EU sports regulation – Blackstones Chambers

Posted December 4th, 2019 in competition, news, remuneration, sport by sally

‘The past couple of weeks have seen a major ruckus run through the world of Rugby Union, raising questions about the financial aspects of the game and how to ensure fair competition.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 2nd December 2019

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All in a Day’s Work: Salary caps in the cross-hairs of UK and EU sports regulation – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted December 3rd, 2019 in competition, disclosure, fines, limitations, news, remuneration, sport by tracey

‘The past couple of weeks have seen a major ruckus run through the world of Rugby Union, raising questions about the financial aspects of the game and how to ensure fair competition.’

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 2nd December 2019

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Hillsborough: The thirty-year search for justice – BBC News

Posted December 2nd, 2019 in health & safety, homicide, negligence, news, police, prosecutions, sport by sally

‘On a spring afternoon in 1989, a crush developed at the Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield resulting in the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans attending the club’s FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest.’

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BBC News, 29th November 2019

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Hillsborough: David Duckenfield found not guilty of manslaughter – The Guardian

‘The former South Yorkshire police chief superintendent David Duckenfield has been found not guilty of gross negligence manslaughter more than 30 years after he commanded the police at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, at which 96 people died.’

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The Guardian, 28th November 2019

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Boxer’s banker fails in negligence claim against lawyers – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor, his law firm and the barrister they instructed have been granted summary judgment on a negligence claim brought against them by a banker fired for his work with boxer David Haye.’

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Legal Futures, 18th November 2019

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British athletes launch legal action against BOA over sponsorship rules – The Guardian

Posted November 18th, 2019 in advertising, codes of practice, news, sport by sally

‘Twenty high-profile British athletes led by the sprinter Adam Gemili have taken the extraordinary step of launching legal action against the British Olympic Association to force it to relax its “unjust and unlawful” sponsorship rules for Team GB stars.’

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The Guardian, 15th November 2019

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New Balance fails to equalise in sponsorship dispute – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted November 14th, 2019 in contracts, interpretation, news, sport by tracey

‘In a step change from the days of Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust v Compass Group UK and Ireland Ltd (trading as Medirest) in which the Court of Appeal rejected the notion of a general doctrine of good faith, many construction contracts now include an express requirement to act in “good faith”.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 13th November 2019

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