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Illegal streaming of live sporting events over the internet is not a new problem. But, given the rate of growth in this activity, sports broadcasters are fighting back. The new weapon in their arsenal is the live blocking injunction. Our Bart Topps explains how they work.
As the Brexit sage continues to rumble on, our Carol Couse and Matt Knowles take a look at the latest developments in how Brexit could affect English football.
Colour blindness is defined as “the inability to distinguish the differences between certain colours”. It affects 1 in 12 men, therefore it is highly likely that each Premier League starting XI (let alone squad) will include at least one player that is affected. The FA recently published a 78 page article addressing the matter. Our Matt Knowles takes a look at what clubs can do by way of best practice to assist their players.
Over the years football celebrations have become more elaborate, with players having their own trade mark move. But what do we actually mean by the term “trade mark move”? Our Emma Day takes a look.
Chelsea’s plans to be playing in a redeveloped Stamford Bridge by the beginning of the 2024-25 season have been put on hold due to visa issues by its Russian billionaire owner – Roman Abramovich.
Our Chris Pike explains the Real Estate implications behind an update on Leicester City's search for a new training ground.
Chelsea have moved a step forward to achieving their new stadium, which they should move into by the 2024-25 season. Our Chris Pike explains this new development.
League Managers' Association (LMA) chief executive Richard Bevan has stated that the culture of sacking managers is "severely damaging" English football. A manager getting sacked is certainly a common sight for English football fans and for the sports industry in general. But is it worse in England that elsewhere in the world? And what are the legal consequences of a manager getting sacked? Our Americo Espallargas explains.
From 30 September 2017, the Criminal Finances Act 2017 will impose criminal sanctions on companies who fail to prevent tax evasion by any employee or agent/intermediary. The creation of a corporate criminal offence will be of particular concern to the sports sector. Our Ellie Milner and Julia Rangecroft explain what you need to know.
The CAS has issued its decision in the dispute between ACF Fiorentina, Mohamed Salah and Chelsea FC concerning a dispute between the parties over a loan agreement from 2015.
Joey Barton was the latest high profile footballer to be sanctioned by The Football Association under its Rules and Regulations relating to betting. Our sports lawyers, Tiran Gunawardena and Phil Hutchinson, wrote an article for Law in Sport analysing Barton's case.
The big news story in football last week was that FIFA is “investigating” Paul Pogba’s transfer to Manchester United. But who is doing the investigating, and who is under investigation? What are they looking for and, most importantly, what could be the consequences for the club, player and agent? Tiran Gunawardena provided an analysis of the events of last week in an article for the Independent.
Jake Cohen and Carol Couse recently published the first of an ongoing series on the potential impact Brexit will have on the global football landscape for The Independent. In this article, Jake and Carol highlight the natural conflict that exists between the Premier League and The FA, given their competing goals.
Our sports lawyers have been quoted extensively regarding the potential impact that Brexit could have on UK sport and football...
Our lawyers Carol Couse and Jake Cohen did an interview with the Guardian to ‘bust some myths’ around the transfer window...
For players based in the UK, an image rights contract could result in significant savings on national insurance contributions for both the individual and the club, with a further deferral of income tax for the player. ..
This article outlines some of the many lessons to be learnt from this landmark case, for athletes, employers (clubs and federations etc.), those involved in sport and also for UK businesses in general.
Vicarious liability is a long-standing, common law principle of strict, no fault liability for wrongs committed by another person...
Can a footballer bring their partner to the UK on their visa? Can she/he work here? Can they study in the UK? Find out more...
On 31 August 2015, according to the press, Real Madrid infamously missed out on signing David de Gea from Manchester United due to a ‘dodgy fax machine’ using FIFA's TMS. Find out more...