11th Dec 2023Blog

Collateral use by investigating authorities

Disputes and investigations giving rise to proceedings in both the criminal and civil jurisdictions are increasingly common. The principles surrounding the disclosure and use in one domestic jurisdiction of material received in another are well-established, albeit their application may be complex and highly fact-specific. The implied undertaking by the recipient of evidence disclosed in civil […]

28th Nov 2023Blog

The Online Safety Bill: A clean bill of health?

Introduction The Online Safety Bill received Royal Assent on 26 October 2023, becoming the Online Safety Act (“the Act”). Its aim is to deliver on the government’s commitment to “make the UK the safest place to be online”, by imposing statutory duties on social media companies and search engines[1] (“service providers”) to ensure that they […]

13th Nov 2023Blog

Crossing the Line – How to protect against online abuse

The RWC Final at the Stade de France on 28 October was perhaps not the final many rugby fans wanted. Depending, perhaps a little on who you were supporting, it was marred by the yellow and subsequent red card for New Zealand captain Sam Cane, leaving the All Blacks playing for the rest of what […]

18th Oct 2023Blog


The recent publicity around The FA’s unpublished policy which permits some club owners to bet on football has highlighted some stark inconsistencies at the heart of professional sport’s relationship with betting. The FA’s rules prohibit participants from betting on football.  The FA Handbook 2023-34 defines “participants” as: …an Affiliated Association, Competition, Club, Club Official (which […]