Training & Knowledge: Paul Renteurs

20th Apr 2021Blog

SANCTIONS FOR RACIST ABUSE – Brian O’Neill QC and Paul Renteurs consider whether there is a role for the criminal law in stamping out racial abuse on the field of play.

INTRODUCTION UEFA’s decision to ban the Slavia Prague footballer Ondrej Kudela for ten matches having been found to have racially abused Rangers’ footballer Glen Kamara in the teams’ recent Europa Cup match has been widely criticised by leading figures in Scottish football and anti-racist campaigners. Two of the highest profile examples of such behaviour in […]

25th Feb 2021Newsletters

When does inappropriate behaviour in the workplace amount to harassment?

PSA v HCPC and Leonard Ren-Yi Yong [2021] EWHC 52 (Admin) In a recent appeal, the Professional Standards Authority (“the PSA”) invited the High Court to overturn findings of the Health and Care Professions Council (“the HCPC”) that certain comments made by Mr Ren-Yi Yong – a social worker employed by the London Borough of […]

1st Dec 2020Blog

Paul Renteurs considers whether new US anti-doping legislation is likely to lead to similar measures in the UK or elsewhere.

Awaiting its final sign-off from the President of the United States, the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act 2019 represents a step-change in anti-doping enforcement at an international level. But given the controversy surrounding the new US legislation, does emulation in other jurisdictions, including the UK, remain unlikely? Section 4 of the new federal legislation[1], which completed its […]