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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Boris Johnson threatens to use ‘legislative bomb’ to stop European Super League – The Guardian

Posted April 20th, 2021 in competition, news, sport, visas by sally

‘Boris Johnson has promised football groups that the government will consider using what he called “a legislative bomb” to stop English clubs joining a breakaway European Super League, as official efforts to thwart the plan were stepped up.’

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The Guardian, 20th April 2021

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Hillsborough police face trial accused of perverting course of justice – The Guardian

‘Two former South Yorkshire police officers and the force’s lawyer at the time of the Hillsborough stadium disaster in 1989 face trial on Monday charged with perverting the course of justice over the amendment of police statements about the tragedy.’

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The Guardian, 18th April 2021

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Wife of British wrestling champion refused UK visa – The Independent

‘The wife of a British wrestling champion who has won gold medals for the country has hit out at the UK’s “cruel” immigration rules after his wife was refused a visa.’

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The Independent, 17th April 2021

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Rare public judgment on s.24 application for removal of arbitrator – Littleton Chambers

Posted April 14th, 2021 in arbitration, bias, chambers articles, news, recusal, Saudi Arabia, sport by sally

‘The Commercial Court (HHJ Pelling QC) recently handed down judgment in the case of Newcastle United Football Company Limited v (1) The Football Association Premier League Limited (2) Michael Beloff QC (3) Lord Neuberger (4) Lord Dyson [2021] EWHC 349 (Comm).’

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Littleton Chambers, 16th March 2021

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‘Direct discrimination’: extremely vulnerable fans barred from Carabao Cup final – The Guardian

Posted April 14th, 2021 in coronavirus, disability discrimination, disabled persons, equality, news, sport by sally

‘The decision to bar clinically extremely vulnerable supporters from the Carabao Cup final is “direct discrimination”, according to a group of disabled Tottenham fans.’

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The Guardian, 13th April 2021

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Key figures and findings in football’s sexual abuse report – The Guardian

Posted March 19th, 2021 in abuse of position of trust, child abuse, children, news, sexual offences, sport by sally

‘The findings of Clive Sheldon QC regarding the FA and eight coaches including Barry Bennell and Bob Higgins.’

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The Guardian, 17th March 2021

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Football sexual abuse report: FA ‘did not do enough to keep children safe’ – The Guardian

Posted March 18th, 2021 in child abuse, inquiries, news, reports, sexual offences, sport, vetting by sally

‘The Football Association, Premier League and leading clubs have issued formal apologies after a landmark inquiry said that generations of young footballers suffered horrific sexual abuse because of the wholesale absence of child protection policies, ignorance and naivety.’

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The Guardian, 17th March 2021

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Child abuse inquiry finds no FA conspiracy or paedophile ring – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 16th, 2021 in child abuse, conspiracy, inquiries, news, reports, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘The report into whether English football’s child sexual abuse scandal was covered up has found no evidence of an institutional conspiracy or paedophile ring in the game, Telegraph Sport can reveal. As disclosed by Telegraph Sport, the Football Association is planning to release the findings of the independent review into the game’s worst scandal on Wednesday, more than four years after it was launched.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th March 2021

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Court rejects bid to remove top QC from high-profile arbitration – Litigation Futures

Posted March 11th, 2021 in arbitration, barristers, news, sport by sally

‘Football club Newcastle United has failed in its bid to remove a top QC from being an arbitrator in a dispute it is having with the Premier League (PL).’

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Litigation Futures, 10th March 2021

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Human rights commission asked to examine racism in English cricket – The Guardian

Posted March 11th, 2021 in minorities, news, race discrimination, racism, sport by sally

‘The Equality and Human Rights Commission will be asked to conduct an investigation into racism in English cricket following a number of disturbing revelations from black and Asian players and umpires about their experiences in the game, the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 10th March 2021

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Interim report reveals 400 submissions over UK gymnastics abuse – The Guardian

‘A review into abuse in British gymnastics has received submissions from nearly 400 people, with 39 cases considered so serious they have been passed to local authorities because of child safeguarding reasons or concerns of ongoing criminal conduct.’

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The Guardian, 9th March 2021

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Child abuse laws to be expanded in England and Wales – BBC News

‘Sports coaches and faith leaders who have sexual relationships with 16 and 17-year-olds in their care will be breaking the law under new legislation planned for England and Wales.’

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BBC News, 9th March 2021

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Injured off-road victims ‘sacrificed at hands of Brexit’, say lawyers – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 2nd, 2021 in agriculture, brexit, insurance, motorcycles, news, personal injuries, sport by sally

‘Personal injury lawyers have warned that the UK government’s decision to ditch a European ruling on private land vehicles risks sacrificing the rights of injured people “in the name of Brexit”.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 1st March 2021

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British Gymnastics faces group-claim lawsuit from 17 alleging abuse – The Guardian

‘British Gymnastics is facing an unprecedented group-claim lawsuit from 17 former gymnasts, who allege there was widespread physical and psychological abuse deployed by coaches on children as young as six as part of a “win at all costs” mentality in the sport.’

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The Guardian, 26th February 2021

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The impact of Covid-19 on women’s sport – how the virus compounds funding disparities – Littleton Chambers

Posted January 26th, 2021 in coronavirus, news, remuneration, sport, women by sally

‘The impact of Covid-19 on sport has been significant but not all sports, or athletes, have been affected equally. In particular women’s sport and women’s teams have experienced the pandemic very differently from their male counterparts.’

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Littleton Chambers, 18th January 2021

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Bolton v Stone Revisited – Ropewalk Chambers

‘The seminal case of Bolton v Stone [1951] AC 850 concerned a Claimant on a residential side road who was hit by a ball struck by a batsman on an adjacent cricket ground. The claim ultimately failed. Some 67 years later, the Claimant in Lewis v Wandsworth London Borough Council was walking along the boundary path of a cricket pitch in Battersea Park. She was struck in her left eye by a cricket ball, hit from the game of cricket being played on the pitch. Her claim succeeded before Mr Recorder Riza QC, who distinguished Bolton. Stewart J allowed the Defendant’s appeal and dismissed the claim.’

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Ropewalk Chambers, 30th November 2020

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Racism and Football – What are the possible solutions? – Church Court Chambers

Posted November 25th, 2020 in chambers articles, diversity, employment, equality, news, race discrimination, racism, sport by sally

‘This two-part series of articles written by Yasin Patel (barrister and director of SLAM) looks at the question of “racism in football”. The first article outlined the arguments as to why discrimination and racism is “alive and kicking” in the game and the many forms in which it is prevalent throughout the whole structure of the game.’

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Church Court Chambers, November 2020

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A note of caution for sports agents, introducers and intermediaries: beware the implied “effective cause” term – 2 Hare Court

Posted November 17th, 2020 in agency, contracts, interpretation, news, sport by sally

‘The recent decision of the High Court in Winlink Marketing Limited v Liverpool Football Club [2020] EWHC 2271 may have long lasting consequences for agents and intermediaries in facilitating and introducing parties to high-value sponsorship deals.’

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2 Hare Court, 2nd November 2020

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Fans to see agent fees from every transfer under new Fifa laws – The Independent

Posted November 6th, 2020 in conflict of interest, fees, news, sport by tracey

‘Football fans will be able to see exactly how much agents earn from transfer deals when new regulations come into force next year, Fifa has said.’

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The Independent, 6th November 2020

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