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12th Jan 2022Blog

USA successfully appeals Assange case

In Government of the United States v Julian Assange [2021] EWHC 3313 (Admin), the High Court allowed the appeal of the United States of America against the ruling of Westminster Magistrates’ Court, thereby permitting the extradition of the WikiLeaks founder to the US where he faces criminal charges relating to the unlawful obtaining and publication of classified […]

30th Nov 2021Blog

Greenwashing – a Minute to Midnight?

On 1st November, inside Glasgow’s SEC Centre hosting COP26, PM Boris Johnson highlighted the urgent need to embrace a green industrial revolution to tackle climate change and meet a target of net carbon neutrality by 2050: “It’s one minute to midnight and we need to act now…it will be too late for our children to […]

26th Oct 2021Blog

Testosterone Guinea Pigs and lex mitior – Salazar v USADA

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) recently considered the case of Mr Salazar, the former elite-level long distance runner. From 2001 to 2019 Mr Salazar acted as head coach to the Nike Oregon Project (“NOP”) – an organisation which aimed to make United States’ long distance runners internationally competitive. Together with Dr Brown – […]

18th Oct 2021Blog

The Pandora Papers – Leaks, Loopholes and Lethargy

Worldwide Disclosure The release of the Pandora Papers (“The Papers”) at the beginning of this month has provided an opportunity for a comprehensive look to be taken at the underworld of the offshore industry and for government action to be taken to fight this. The Papers are the result of a large-scale investigative project by […]

15th Oct 2021Blog

From the ODT to OMG: Reaction to and an analysis of the recent takeover of Newcastle United FC

“What’s the difference between a multimillionaire new club owner and human rights?   Only some people get them…”   Introduction That observation was but one pithy analysis of many. Such observations were duly doing the rounds on the Internet and social media, following the recent £305 million Saudi Arabian backed PIF sovereign wealth fund takeover […]