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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Council vows to defend legal challenge over grant of permission for mixed-use scheme including football stadium – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 13th, 2019 in local government, news, planning, sport by sally

‘Luton Borough Council has said it will “vigorously defend” a legal challenge brought by a property investment company over the local authority’s decision to grant planning permission for a mixed-use gateway scheme that would help delivery of a new 23,000-seater stadium for Luton Town Football Club.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th November 2019

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Man jailed for trying to rob Arsenal stars Mesut Özil and Sead Kolasinac – BBC News

Posted November 11th, 2019 in news, robbery, sentencing, sport by sally

‘An armed mugger who tried to rob Arsenal footballers Mesut Özil and Sead Kolasinac has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 8th November 2019

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Joseph Hudson discusses Leeds United’s Kiko Casilla’s recent FA disciplinary charge – Park Square Barristers

Posted November 7th, 2019 in disciplinary procedures, news, professional conduct, racism, sport by sally

‘LUFC goalkeeper Kiko Casilla is alleged to have racially abused Charlton Athletic forward Jonathan Leko during the Championship match between Charlton and Leeds on 28 September 2019.’

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Park Square Barristers, 6th November 2019

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‘How Did Liverpool Escape League Cup Expulsion?’ – Ashley Cukier on the EFL Disciplinary Panel’s Decision – Littleton Chambers

Posted November 1st, 2019 in disciplinary procedures, fines, news, professional conduct, sanctions, sport by sally

‘The English Football League (“EFL”) yesterday [3 October] announced that Liverpool FC had been found guilty of misconduct and fined £200,000 – of which £100,000 will be suspended until the end of Season 2020/21 – for having breached EFL Rules by fielding an ineligible player in their League Cup third round match against Milton Keynes Dons. The sanction has raised eyebrows in some parts: in 2016 the EFL, in an ostensibly more severe sanction, deducted 3 points from Bury FC for fielding an ineligible player and, as recently as last month, Grays Athletic FC were expelled from the FA Cup for the same offence. In the latest edition of the Littleton Sports Group’s ‘Five Things You Need to Know’ series, Ashley Cukier considers the sanction handed to Liverpool by the EFL Board.’

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Littleton Chambers, 3rd October 2019

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Prosecutors criticised over ‘serious failings’ as father and son accused of racially abusing Premier League footballer walk free after case collapses – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 30th, 2019 in Crown Prosecution Service, hate crime, news, police, racism, sport, video recordings by sally

‘”Serious failings” led to the collapse of a prosecution over allegations that racist slurs were hurled at Brighton defender Gaetan Bong during a Premier League match.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th October 2019

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Liverpool win High Court case against New Balance paving way for new Nike kit deal – The Independent

Posted October 25th, 2019 in contracts, interpretation, news, sport by sally

‘Liverpool FC have won a High Court battle over a multimillion-pound sponsorship deal with American sportswear giant New Balance.’

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The Independent, 25th October 2019

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Legal View: Brain injury findings could be landmark in battle to win compensation for stricken ex-players – Daily Telegraph

‘The University of Glasgow’s study is of huge significance in football’s long-running history with brain injury. The fact that neurodegenerative disease was listed as the primary or contributory cause of death amongst so many former players is staggering. This evidence cannot be ignored, the links are known and football’s governing bodies have a responsibility to the players. If they do not now act, they will leave themselves vulnerable to legal claims. The law is clear and football is no different to any other employer-employee relationship. If your employer knows of a risk that can be mitigated and takes no reasonable action to remedy it, then you are looking at legal redress.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd October 2019

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Ben Stokes takes legal action against Sun over story of family tragedy – The Guardian

Posted October 11th, 2019 in families, freedom of expression, media, news, privacy, sport by tracey

‘Ben Stokes and his mother, Deborah, have launched legal action against the Sun for invasion of privacy, after the newspaper last month published a front-page story detailing a tragedy involving the England cricketer’s family.’

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The Guardian, 10th October 2019

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Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield retrial – The Guardian

‘The former South Yorkshire police chief superintendent who was in command of the 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough football ground when 96 people were killed in a crush, will on Monday begin his retrial on the criminal charge of manslaughter.’

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The Guardian, 2nd October 2019

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Accidental death verdict for man electrocuted on football pitch – The Guardian

Posted October 3rd, 2019 in accidents, health & safety, inquests, news, repairs, sport by tracey

‘A jury has returned a verdict of accidental death at the inquest of a man who was electrocuted as he climbed over a fence to retrieve a football while playing a five-a-side match.’

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The Guardian, 2nd October 2019

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Cardiff ordered to pay Nantes €6m over Emiliano Sala transfer – The Guardian

Posted September 30th, 2019 in contracts, news, sport by michael

‘Cardiff have been ordered to pay French club Nantes €6m (£5.3m) in relation to the signing of Emiliano Sala in January.’

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The Guardian, 30th September 2019

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William Carson banned for six months following positive cocaine test – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 27th, 2019 in disciplinary procedures, drug offences, horse racing, licensing, news, sport by tracey

‘William Carson, grandson of the five-time champion Flat jockey Willie Carson, was banned from riding by a disciplinary panel for six months on Thursday for testing ­positive for cocaine.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th September 2019

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