Training & Knowledge: Brian O'Neill QC

9th Mar 2021Blog

Costs – further implications in private prosecutions

Private Prosecutions Blog: Tuesday 9th March 2021 The Government’s response[1] to the Justice Select Committee Report on Safeguards in Public Prosecutions[2] was published last week.  The Justice Select Committee Report itself was published on 2 October 2020 and explored in depth by Gavin Irwin in a previous publication here. The Government’s headline response to the […]

15th Feb 2021Blog

Does Sport have a problem with Human Trafficking?

The news that Amad Diallo, Manchester United’s recent teenage signing from Atalanta in Serie A, has been fined £42,000 by the Italian Football Federation [FIGC] for using false immigration documents to enter Italy in 2010 shocked me on so many levels that it is difficult to know where to begin, but I’ll try. First, of […]

2nd Nov 2020Newsletters

R v Broughton Clarifying Causation in Gross Negligence Manslaughter

SUMMARY In 2017 a 24-year-old woman, Louella Fletcher Michie, died at the Bestival Music Festival, having taken 2-CP, a Class A drug, supplied by her boyfriend, the appellant. The Prosecution’s case was that having supplied the drug and remained with her, the appellant owed Louella a duty of care to secure medical assistance as her […]

6th Apr 2020Newsletters

Sports’ Books & Films: OUR TOP 10

Whilst it may not be a pre-requisite to love sport in order to practise sports law, for the vast majority of us there is almost certainly some correlation between the two.  So in these troubled times with no games to go to and no live sport to watch on TV the Sports’ Law team at […]

21st Jan 2020Newsletters

Breaches & Bungs

Brian O’Neill QC and Julia Faure Walker, who secured the convictions of two football agents and a former assistant head coach, consider the inter-relationship between the FA Regulations and the Bribery Act 2010.  In December 2019, following a two months’ trial at Southwark Crown Court, two football agents, Giuseppe Pagliara and Dax Price, and the […]