Black hair discrimination must be banned, equalities watchdog told – The Independent

Posted October 21st, 2021 in education, equality, news, race discrimination, sport by sally

‘A group of parliamentarians, organisations and writers have urged the Equality and Human Rights Commission to ban hair discrimination in schools, places of work and wider society across the UK.’

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The Independent, 20th October 2021

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England given one-match stadium ban following unrest at Euro 2020 final – BBC News

Posted October 19th, 2021 in news, public order, sanctions, sport by tracey

‘England have been ordered to play one match behind closed doors as a punishment for the unrest at Wembley Stadium during the Euro 2020 final. Uefa also imposed a ban for a second game, which is suspended for two years.’

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BBC News, 18th October 2021

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Charlie Webster: Coaches’ suspected child abuse must be reported – Daily Telegraph

‘The Government is under mounting pressure to introduce mandatory reporting of suspected child sexual abuse after the broadcaster Charlie Webster was contacted by thousands of people within a week of her documentary into athletics.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd October 2021

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Watchdog launches probe into Leicester City and JD Sports over merchandise – The Independent

Posted October 1st, 2021 in competition, news, ombudsmen, sport by tracey

‘The UK competition watchdog has launched an investigation in Leicester City FC and retailer JD Sports over the sale of club merchandise.’

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The Independent, 30th September 2021

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New guidelines for transgender participation unveiled by UK sports councils – The Guardian

Posted September 30th, 2021 in news, sport, transgender persons by sally

‘Trans women retain physique, stamina and strength advantages when competing in female sport, even when they reduce their testosterone levels, new guidelines for transgender participation in national and grassroots sport published by the UK sports councils will say on Thursday.’

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The Guardian, 29th September 2021

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Mediation and sports law – Mills & Reeve

Posted September 30th, 2021 in dispute resolution, news, sport by sally

‘Mediation is a popular and effective way in which to resolve a dispute. The alternatives of litigation or arbitration are sometimes not an appropriate mechanism to reach a resolution because, more often than not, the process ensures that one party walks away as the “loser”, with significant legal cost of their own lawyers and those of the winning party. Decisions may often be published (and proceedings may be open to the public and press depending on the forum) with the risk of associated reputational damage.’

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Mills & Reeve, 29th September 2021

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Arbitrators escape the red card in Manchester City case – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted September 23rd, 2021 in arbitration, bias, news, remuneration, sport by tracey

‘What, I hear you ask, am I doing writing about football? Well, despite the title of this blog, it’s actually about an arbitration and subsequent court proceedings that just happen to involve a football club. I think it’s interesting for a number of reasons, not least because it applies the Supreme Court’s findings in Halliburton Company v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd, which I blogged about last year.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 22nd September 2021

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Cheshire man sentenced for racist abuse of England players – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A Cheshire man has been sentenced for posting racist abuse about England players on the night of the Euro finals in July.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 8th September 2021

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Man sentenced over racist post after Euro 2020 final – The Guardian

Posted September 9th, 2021 in electronic monitoring, news, racism, sentencing, sport, suspended sentences by sally

‘A man has been given a 14-week suspended sentence and must wear an electronic tag for 40 weeks over a racist comment directed towards black England footballers after the team’s defeat in the Euro 2020 final in July.’

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The Guardian, 8th September 2021

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QC arbitrators in Man City case were not “beholden” to Premier League – Legal Futures

Posted August 11th, 2021 in arbitration, barristers, bias, news, queen's counsel, sport by tracey

‘The High Court has rejected a claim by Manchester City football club that there was apparent bias on the part of three QCs sitting on a Premier League arbitration panel.’

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Legal Futures, 11th August 2021

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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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