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Thu, April 09, 2020

Useful Considerations for Online Hearings

As the world adapts to holding online meetings and hearings we have created a list containing a few useful tips, whether you are the host or attendee.

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Thu, April 02, 2020

The legal realities of an ‘extension’ to the current season

John Mehrzad QC and Joe Bryan explain the legal realities of an ‘extension’ to the football season

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Mon, December 16, 2019


The delicate equilibrium between the international and the domestic, the private and the public in sports regulation – does the Australian Sports Tribunal provide an answer?

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Wed, November 13, 2019

Using mediation to resolve conflict in sport

Our panel member Christine Bowyer-Jones looks into the benefits of using mediation in sport 

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Wed, August 07, 2019

Why drug cheats are still being caught seven years after the 2012 London Olympics

Professor Jack Anderson of the University of Melbourne discusses retrospective testing and the limitations involved.

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Mon, June 17, 2019

Sports safeguarding, the case for a Global Code?

Our panel member Katherine Apps, and Stephanie David, discuss if a safeguarding code similar to that for anti-doping is required

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Wed, May 08, 2019

Religious beliefs – a legal and moral minefield

Our panel member Tariq Sadiq looks into the debate about the rights of religious people to express their views on social media and in the workplace when this conflicts with the rights and freedoms of others. 

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Tue, March 05, 2019

A legitimate expectation defence to sports regulatory action

Fenella Morris QC and Stephanie David look into the FA v José Mourinho case decision and its implications for sports regulatory action. 

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Tue, January 08, 2019

Injunctions against touting – Jockey Club Racecourses Ltd v Persons Unknown

John Steel QC and Victoria Hutton from 39 Essex Chambers look into the recent judgment on ticket touting. 

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Fri, October 19, 2018

Diane Modahl MBE and Vicente Modahl heartened by legacy but pain is still real.

Sport Resolutions (SRUK) held its first breakfast roundtable event to discuss the evolution of dispute resolution in sport with honoured speakers Diane Modahl MBE and Vicente Modahl. 

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Tue, October 02, 2018

Does Brexit mean Britain are left running in the three-legged race?

Our panel member Lydia Banerjee from Littleton Chambers looks into the potential impact of Brexit on professional sport.

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Mon, September 03, 2018

Mercato Sports (UK) Ltd, Mark McKay v Everton Football Club Co Ltd [2018] EWHC 1567

Ben Smiley from 4 New Square looks into the Mercato Sports Ltd v Everton FC case which concerned the extent to which dealings between a football club and football agents were governed by the Rules of the Football Association (the “FA Rules”) 

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