Court applies state aid rules in lease dispute – 11 KBW

Posted December 11th, 2018 in appeals, leases, local government, news, sport, state aids by sally

‘James Goudie QC explains how the Court of Appeal reached its conclusion, in a dispute over a lease extension, that the extension granted to the owners of a football club by a local authority was not state aid.’

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11 KBW, 13th November 2018

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Hillsborough police chief to face 95 manslaughter charges after judge rejects bid to halt prosecution – The Independent

‘The former chief superintendent of South Yorkshire Police is to stand trial for the manslaughter of 95 fans at Hillsborough after an attempt to halt the case failed.’

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The Independent, 6th December 2018

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Gambling firms agree ‘whistle-to-whistle’ television sport advertising ban – BBC News

Posted December 6th, 2018 in advertising, gambling, media, news, sport by sally

‘Britain’s biggest gambling companies have voluntarily agreed to a “whistle-to-whistle” television advertising ban.’

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BBC News, 6th December 2018

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Supreme Court: grant of recreational rights over land can be easement – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 16th, 2018 in easements, holidays, news, sport by tracey

‘The right to free use of sporting and recreational facilities provided in a country club environment can be an easement, providing that certain conditions are met, the UK’s highest court has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th November 2018

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Court of Appeal hearing in London Stadium row to be livestreamed – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 14th, 2018 in appeals, media, news, pilot schemes, reporting restrictions, sport by sally

‘A dispute about seating in the former London 2012 Olympic Stadium will be the first Court of Appeal hearing to be live-streamed in full.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th November 2018

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Lawyer calls for independent panel to analyse injury trends in English rugby – The Guardian

Posted October 29th, 2018 in negligence, news, personal injuries, sport by sally

‘English rugby should set up an independent medical panel to analyse injury trends in the professional game and suggest ways of minimising risk to players to help insulate clubs, and the Rugby Football Union, from legal action in the future, according to a leading negligence lawyer.’

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The Guardian, 28th October 2018

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Landmark ticket tout injunction issued in UK – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 29th, 2018 in injunctions, news, sport by sally

‘Organisers of major sporting and entertainment events such as football matches, athletics meetings and music festivals, will welcome a new ruling barring ticket touts from selling tickets on Cheltenham racecourse premises, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 25th October 2018

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Billy Joe Saunders fined £100,000 after emergence of ‘sickening’ video – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, fines, news, sport by sally

‘Billy Joe Saunders has been fined £100,000 by the British Boxing Board of Control after the emergence of video footage in which he appears to offer a woman drugs.’

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The Guardian, 25th September 2018

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Pheasant shooting to be banned on public land in Wales – The Guardian

Posted September 21st, 2018 in animal cruelty, birds, news, sport, Wales by tracey

‘Pheasant shooting is set to be banned on public land in Wales following sustained campaigning by animal welfare organisations who consider the practice to be cruel.’

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The Guardian, 20th September 2018

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Urinating Newcastle man faces council football pitch ban – BBC News

Posted September 17th, 2018 in news, public order, sport by sally

‘Amateur footballers who urinate on council-owned football pitches are being warned they could be banned from playing on them.’

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BBC News, 14th September 2018

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Harmony at the price of principle: the impact of Mercato Sports (UK) Limited & McKay v Everton FC [2018] EWHC 1567 (Ch) (“Mercato”) – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted September 7th, 2018 in agency, arbitration, contract of employment, news, sport, stay of proceedings by tracey

‘In July the High Court in Mercato considered the circumstances in which parties, not including the FA, who are subject to the FA Rules, will be bound to arbitrate disputes between them under FA Rule K. The judgment follows, and attempts to reconcile, two decisions of the same Court in 2017 on the same topic: Davies v Nottingham Forest FC [2017] EWHC 2095 (“Davies”) and Bony v Kacou & Ors [2017] EWHC 2146 (Ch) (“Bony”).’

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers , 6th September 2018

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One-legged golfer sues council-run course for discrimination – BBC News

Posted September 3rd, 2018 in disability discrimination, news, sport by sally

‘A golfer with a prosthetic leg is suing a local council for refusing to let him play on its golf course using a buggy.’

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BBC News, 3rd September 2018

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CPS drops all charges against former Hillsborough officer – The Guardian

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has dropped all criminal charges against Sir Norman Bettison relating to his conduct as a South Yorkshire police chief inspector in the force’s response to the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2018

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CPS defends handling of case against cricketer Ben Stokes – The Guardian

Posted August 16th, 2018 in affray, alcohol abuse, assault, Crown Prosecution Service, news, prosecutions, sport by sally

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has defended its handling of the high-profile case against the England cricketer Ben Stokes after a jury unanimously cleared him of affray.’

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The Guardian, 15th August 2018

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Robin Bastiman banned for three years by BHA for injecting horse – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, drug abuse, horse racing, horses, news, sport by sally

‘Robin Bastiman has been banned from racing for three years and told he should be “deeply ashamed” after a disciplinary panel of the British Horseracing Authority found he had injected a horse with a substance containing cobalt on a day it was due to race.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2018

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Not guilty, but Ben Stokes faces a battle to restore his reputation – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2018 in affray, disciplinary procedures, news, sport by sally

‘It was supposed to have been a fun evening out for members of the England cricket team after a victory over the West Indies. But for Ben Stokes, a bout of violence at the end of the night, which left two men unconscious and at least one onlooker fearing for their safety, could yet prove damaging to a glittering career.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2018

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Ex-school sports coach jailed for 10 years for sexually abusing pupils – The Guardian

Posted August 10th, 2018 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences, sport by sally

‘A former sports coach at a leading private school has been jailed for 10 years for sexually abusing six pupils.’

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The Guardian, 9th August 2018

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FA sexual abuse inquiry finds no evidence of institutional cover-up – The Guardian

Posted July 27th, 2018 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences, sport by sally

‘The independent inquiry into football’s sexual-abuse scandal is expected to report back to the Football Association that there is no evidence of an institutional cover-up at the top of the sport or of a paedophile ring operating within the game, it can be revealed.’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2018

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Bob Higgins trial: Ex-football coach guilty of sex assault charge – BBC News

Posted July 24th, 2018 in child abuse, news, retrials, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘A former Southampton football club youth coach has been found guilty of indecently assaulting a young trainee.’

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BBC News, 23rd July 2018

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George Ormond: Former Newcastle United football coach jailed for 20 years for abusing boys – The Independent

Posted July 5th, 2018 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘Former boys football coach George Ormond has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for a series of sex abuses that stretches 25 years.’

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The Independent, 4th July 2018

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