Gambling app advert banned for using young footballers – The Guardian

Posted August 21st, 2019 in advertising, complaints, gambling, news, ombudsmen, sport by sally

‘A Facebook advert for a gambling app featuring young football players including Raheem Sterling, Jadon Sancho and Kylian Mbappé has been banned by the advertising regulator.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2019

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Fifa accused of ‘astonishing’ leniency after fining Manchester City for breaching rules on transfers of schoolchildren – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 15th, 2019 in children, disciplinary procedures, fines, news, school children, sport by tracey

‘Fifa was on Wednesday night accused of risking more clubs flouting rules designed to protect child footballers after Manchester City were let off with a fine for their part in breaking regulations.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th August 2019

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Coach jailed for ‘regime of sexual abuse’ against teenage girls – The Guardian

‘A former British athletics coach has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years for a “regime of sexual abuse” against teenage girls at the club where he worked.’

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The Guardian, 12th August 2019

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Passing the Brief: Martha Cover interviews Marcia Willis Stewart QC – Counsel

Posted August 9th, 2019 in barristers, inquests, news, racism, sex discrimination, sport by tracey

‘Martha Cover interviews the celebrated civil rights lawyer Marcia Willis Stewart QC whose egalitarian spirit pervades all her cases.’

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Counsel, August 2019

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Chelsea apology over ex-chief scout Eddie Heath’s ‘unchallenged’ sex abuse – BBC News

‘Young Chelsea players were targeted for years by a “prolific and manipulative sexual abuser” who was able to operate “unchallenged”, says a damning report.’

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BBC News, 6th August 2019

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Millwall fined and forced to accept 12 point action plan as punishment for racist chanting in FA Cup match – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 2nd, 2019 in fines, news, racism, sport by tracey

‘Millwall were forced to accept a 12 point action plan for beating discrimination on the terraces on Thursday after being hit with a £10,000 fine for racist chanting against Everton in the FA Cup last season.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st August 2019

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Shareholder Disputes in Sport – 4 New Square

‘As the law of unfair prejudice in the conduct of companies’ affairs has developed, sports clubs (particularly football and rugby clubs) have proved to be fertile sources of disputes between shareholders. In this article, we examine unfair prejudice petitions which have concerned the sports sector to look at the effects of those decisions and at what we can learn not just about the sorts of shareholder disputes which arise in sports clubs but also what we can learn from those decisions and apply to shareholder disputes in other contexts.’

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4 New Square, 24th July 2019

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Caster Semenya: Biology trumps gender identity, says IAAF – BBC News

Posted August 1st, 2019 in appeals, equality, gender, news, sex discrimination, sport, women by tracey

‘Athletics’ governing body, the IAAF, has said “biology has to trump gender identity” after welcoming the decision to permit restrictions in testosterone levels of female runners.’

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BBC News, 31st July 2019

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Competition watchdog warns Viagogo court action will continue – The Guardian

Posted July 19th, 2019 in competition, consumer protection, contempt of court, news, sport by tracey

‘The competition regulator has warned Viagogo that contempt of court proceedings against it will continue, despite a legal ruling that the controversial ticket resale company has hailed as a victory.’

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The Guardian, 18th July 2019

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Women’s World Cup: Unequal Prize Money ‘A Human Rights Breach’, Says Lawyers – Rights Info

Posted July 9th, 2019 in human rights, news, remuneration, sport, women by sally

‘FIFA is likely breaching its own human rights policies by awarding women footballers only 7.5 percent of the prize money men receive, legal experts say.’

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Rights Info, 9th July 2019

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Boxing beard ban is discrimination, says Sikh amateur fighter – BBC News

Posted July 2nd, 2019 in equality, health & safety, news, religious discrimination, Sikhism, sport by sally

‘A ruling that amateur fighters in Wales must be clean shaven is discriminatory, a Sikh boxer has said.’

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BBC News, 2nd July 2019

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First Bar Standards Board ABS closes down – Legal Futures

‘The first alternative business structure (ABS) licensed by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) – a combination of barristers and football agents – has shut down, Legal Futures can reveal.’

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Legal Futures, 28th June 2019

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Hillsborough police chief will face retrial, judge rules – The Guardian

‘The former South Yorkshire police chief superintendent who was in command of the 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough, where 96 people were killed, will face a retrial on a charge of gross negligence manslaughter, a judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 25th June 2019

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Bob Higgins case: ‘I will never get a feeling of closure’ – BBC News

Posted June 13th, 2019 in child abuse, double jeopardy, news, police, sexual offences, sport, victims by sally

‘Police have apologised to six victims of football coach Bob Higgins for the way the case was handled in the 1990s.’

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BBC News, 13th June 2019

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Banning orders for 25 fans after Grimsby – Port Vale match – BBC News

Posted June 11th, 2019 in affray, news, sentencing, sport, threatening behaviour by tracey

‘Twenty-five men have been given football banning orders after violence erupted at a match between Grimsby Town and Port Vale.’

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BBC News, 11th June 2019

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Criminal lawyer was “duped by fraudster” over football club deal – Legal Futures

‘A criminal law solicitor who “appeared to have been duped by a convicted fraudster” has been fined £5,000 by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).’

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Legal Futures, 4th June 2019

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Hillsborough safety officer fined £6,500 over safety breaches – The Guardian

Posted May 13th, 2019 in accidents, duty of care, fines, health & safety, news, sport by sally

‘Graham Mackrell, the secretary of Sheffield Wednesday football club, has been fined £6,500 after he was found criminally responsible for the dangerous turnstile arrangements in operation on 15 April 1989 when 96 people were killed at its Hillsborough stadium.’

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The Guardian, 13th May 2019

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Caster Semenya testosterone verdict ignites debate about fairness, women’s sport and human rights – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 2nd, 2019 in equality, gender, human rights, medicines, news, sex discrimination, sport, women by tracey

‘Caster Semenya’s enforced use of testosterone-limiting drugs is a potential human rights breach, legal experts claimed on Wednesday as they drew comparisons with the innate physical advantages of other world-dominating athletes.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st May 2019

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Alex Hepburn: Cricketer jailed for five years for rape of woman – BBC News

Posted May 1st, 2019 in news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘A “foul sexist” cricketer has been jailed for raping a sleeping woman.’

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BBC News, 30th April 2019

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Chelsea launch legal campaign to crack down on ticket touts at Stamford Bridge – The Guardian

Posted April 16th, 2019 in injunctions, licensing, news, sport by tracey

‘Chelsea have launched a groundbreaking legal campaign to stamp out ticket touting, the Guardian can reveal, in a move expected to herald a wider crackdown by Premier League football clubs.’

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The Guardian, 15th April 2019

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