Training & Knowledge: Sports Law

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 […]

16th Nov 2020Blog

The Risks of Social Media in Sport

Since the advent of social media, the list of those who have fallen from grace through ill-advised and, at times, offensive public comment is long and distinguished. Nowhere is this risk more obvious than in the sporting context, where a combination of youth, self-belief and hubris provides a heady mix. Sport at all levels encourages […]

2nd Nov 2020Blog

A note of caution for sports agents, introducers and intermediaries: beware the implied “effective cause” term

The recent decision of the High Court in Winlink Marketing Limited v Liverpool Football Club [2020] EWHC 2271 may have long lasting consequences for agents and intermediaries in facilitating and introducing parties to high-value sponsorship deals. In a judgment handed down on 14 September 2020, HHJ Pelling QC dismissed Winlink’s claim for £1.125m in commission […]

22nd Oct 2020Blog

2 Hare Court Sports Law Group: Athletics Round-Up

Gavin Irwin explores recent developments in regulatory and disciplinary issues in the sport of Athletics Despite the public health emergency, it has been a busy time for regulatory bodies in the sport of athletics. Over recent years, materials science has revolutionised the performance of sports shoes, in particular, through the development of shoes containing carbon […]

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 […]