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3rd Mar 2020News

Christopher Coltart QC acts for FA in successful appeal in Daniel Sturridge case

Daniel Sturridge, formerly of Liverpool FC and England, was charged by The FA in November 2018 with breaching its inside information rules. It was alleged that Mr Sturridge had passed inside information about his prospective transfer moves to friends and family, so that they could place bets on those moves accordingly. The original Regulatory Commission […]

24th Jan 2020News

Sports Law Group Newsletter

Welcome to the Winter edition of the Sports Law Group Newsletter.   Christopher Coltart QC Editor A note from the editor Happy New Year and welcome to 2020! 2 Hare Court has a burgeoning sports law practice, with members instructed in disciplinary cases involving football, rugby, athletics, horseracing and other sports.  This has led to […]

16th Dec 2019News

Brian O’Neill QC, Julia Faure Walker and Merry van Woodenberg secure convictions in football bribery trial at Southwark Crown Court

Following a trial of two months’ duration, two football agents, Giuseppe ‘Pino’ Pagliara and Dax Price, and a former assistant head coach of Championship side Barnsley FC, Tommy Wright, have been convicted of four counts under the Bribery Act 2010. The case stemmed from an extensive undercover investigation into alleged corruption in football by The […]