This is the third in our latest series of short video briefings from Littleton's Sports Law Group. In this series, our own members of chambers have been joined by guests from some of the firms we have worked together with on sports law disputes. Once again we are aiming to discuss key legal issues, explore their application within the particular and often extraordinary context of sport. We hope you find these videos stimulating. Do please contact us if you would like to arrange a meeting to discuss any of these issues in more detail or would like us to provide a briefing to your wider team.
Littleton's Jamie Susskind and Richard Berry, from Lewis Silkin LLP, discuss the legal implications of an athlete testing positive for a prohibited substance taken outside of competition. In this 5-minute video they cover:
- Anti-Doping – Social use of prohibited substances
- Starting Point: Four years can be reduced to two
- Further Reductions: No/No Significant Fault or Negligence
- Other Pleas in Mitigation