Training & Knowledge: Sports Law

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 […]

6th Apr 2020Newsletters

“New balls please”: Joe Marler takes the dark arts of rugby a step too far

The Incident On 7 March 2020, England played Wales at Twickenham Stadium in the Six Nations Rugby Championship, winning 33 points to 30.  During the first half of the match, England’s prop forward Joe Marler was seen to grab the genitals of Wales’ captain, Alun Wyn Jones. Although this incident went unnoticed by officials during […]

6th Apr 2020Newsletters

Doping and Arbitration in the time of Covid

The global public health emergency has caused the cessation of ‘in-person’ hearings at courts and tribunals all over the world.  Until business as normal is resumed, or the new abnormal can be identified, here is a review of some covid developments and immediately pre-covid decisions. Athletics Integrity Unit (‘AIU’) The AIU conducts anti-doping testing in […]

22nd Jan 2020Newsletters

Football and Racism

It is only relatively recently that the psychological effects of racism and homophobia, such as anger, humiliation, loss of self-confidence and depression, have become the subject of focused research and inquiry. This issue is as relevant in the sporting context as it is in any other. Certainly, in the past BAME football players were expected […]