Becoming sports lawyer: an interview with LawInSport mentee Daniel Kelly

Becoming sports lawyer: an interview with LawInSport mentee Daniel Kelly

I am Daniel Kelly, 32 years old and recently graduated from De Montfort University Sports Law & Practice master’s...
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Becoming a sports lawyer: LawInSport mentee journal - Emily Ablitt

This is a journal of Emily Ablitt, Trainee Solicitor at Shoosmiths, a mentee from the inaugural LawInSport Mentoring ...
Golf Swing

Golf: Ping’s online-sales ban ruled out-of-bounds under competition law

On 21 January 2020, the Court of Appeal handed down a decision[1] upholding a 2017 decision[2] by the UK Competition ...
Football Data

An overview of FIFA’s new data protection regulations

On 24 October 2019, the FIFA Council at its meeting in Shanghai, China approved the FIFA Data Protection Regulations[...
Gym Bike

A review of British Cycling’s decision to suspend the first ever national eRacing champion for cheating

This article reviews the recent decision by British Cycling to disqualify and ban the National eRacing Champion of 20...

The tension between content creators and game publishers: FaZe Jarvis’s Fortnite ban for aimbot use

Epic Games, the creator of the blockbuster battle royale game Fortnite, has recently banned a leading content creator...
College Football

(Anti)-trust the process: is the NCAA legally permitted to ban schools?

Money and power. The NCAA for years has had both but now may end up with neither. The recent passing of California’s...
Badminton Serve

Meat contamination and what it means for athletes: A review of Badminton World Federation v Ratchanok Intanon

On 4 October 2019, former world champion badminton player Ratchanok Intanon was cleared1 of doping after an independe...
Football Players

An overview of FIFA’s ‘Phase 2’ reforms – agents, loans and clearing house

Stakeholders in world football have witnessed a host of regulatory changes brought about by FIFA, particularly over t...
Football Player

How did Liverpool FC escape league cup expulsion for fielding an ineligible player?

The English Football League (EFL) yesterday announced1 that Liverpool FC had been found guilty of misconduct and fine...

A review of The FA’s suspension of Peter Beardsley for misconduct

An FA Regulatory Commission, chaired by Lord Dyson, handed down its decision in the case brought against Mr Peter Bea...
Data Lock

Can sports clubs share their marketing database with sponsors?

A club’s marketing database is an asset that can potentially be leveraged not only by the club but also by the club’s...
Gaming Station

Cheating in video games – lessons from Blizzard’s successful case against cheat and bot developer

Blizzard, the video game developer and publisher behind hugely successful games such as World of Warcraft, Starcraft ...
Football Player

An overview of the new FIFA Disciplinary Code

15 July 2019 marked the coming into effect of the new FIFA Disciplinary Code (FDC)1, which was notified to all member...
Football Players

A guide to The FA’s new Intermediaries Regulations 2019-2020

The FA recently brought in various amendments to its Regulations on Working with Intermediaries1 and, on 29 June 2019...
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