Tom Day

Tom Day

"A good legal mind and he is always abreast of legal developments." "He is an all-rounder and excellent for MPTS hearings." "Fiercely bright. He is well liked by clients and tribunals, and he gets great results which makes it look easy."

Chambers UK 2021
Year of call: 2008
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Sports Law

Tom prosecutes the most serious and high profile cases brought by the Football Association against its participants.  He has experience of defending corporate entities and individuals facing criminal charges, particularly concerning Health & Safety offences.

Individual cases:

FA v Leeds United FC, Massimo Cellino and Derek Day

Tom was involved as Junior alone at the early stages advising on evidence to be gathered, charges to be laid and drafting formal submissions and documents in this complex and very high profile case concerning breaches of the Agents’ Regulations in relation to the £10 million + sale of Ross McCormack to Fulham FC.

The case was widely covered in the national press, to read more click The Telegraph and The Guardian.

Football Association v Arsenal FC and Alan Middleton

Prosecuted Arsenal FC and registered football agent regarding the transfer of Calum Chambers from Southampton to Arsenal for £16 million. The transfer involved breaches of the Agency Regulations. The independent commission found the charges proved after a contested hearing. Arsenal FC was fined £60,000. Alan Middleton was fined £30,000 and given a three month suspended ban.

The case was widely covered in the national press, to read more click The Telegraph and The Guardian.

 Football Association v Reading FC

Instructed as Junior Alone in relation to a pitch incursion shown live on BBC TV at a Reading home cup tie. Advised at early stages in relation to evidence to be gather, drafting formal submissions and preparing the case. The matter was found proven and was subsequently upheld on appeal.

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