What Schools Need To Know About Head Injuries Caused By Contact Sports

As well as a return to in person schooling, 8 March 2021 will see outdoor after-school sports and activities resume. ...

How Europe’s Major Football Leagues Are Regulating Fixtures & Sanctioning Clubs For Outbreaks Of Covid-19

The author recently wrote on the successful appeals of St. Mirren FC and Kilmarnock FC[1] against match forfeits impo...

HMRC's Investigation Into Premiership Rugby's Image Rights Payments

Following its recent investigations into football players’ employment contracts[1], it is reported that HMRC is now i...

Newcastle United Takeover: Why The Premier League Should Amend Its Rules On The Appointment & Challenge Of Arbitrators

Last year, Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund walked away from a high-profile purchase of Newcastle United FC (NUF...

Inappropriate Tweets & The 'Duty Of Curiosity': Why The Swiss Federal Tribunal Ordered The Sun Yang Case Be Reheard

Chinese elite swimmer Sun Yang (the Athlete) has managed to occupy the headlines of international sports arbitration ...

Fantasy Premier League: Do Footballers Have An Obligation To Protect Team News?

The growing popularity of Fantasy Premier League among fans and players alike poses real life questions for clubs as ...

Seeing Red: Breaking Down World Rugby’s Disciplinary Procedures Following O’Mahony & Fagerson’s Six Nations Dismissals

In recent weeks, with a spate of red card incidents in the Six Nations and in the English Premiership, World Rugby’s ...

From rags to riches: what next for salary caps in football?

A month ago this week, the English Football League (EFL) confirmed[1] that it would immediately withdraw sa...

How 'State Aid' Rules Have Adapted For Covid-19 And What It Means For The Sports Sector

This article examines how EU State aid rules have adapted in the time of Covid-19 and what it means for the European ...

How The French Professional Football League Is Evolving Its Broadcasting Rights Structure

The French professional football league (LFP) emerged from 2020 battered and bruised. While feeling the immediate fin...

A Guide To How 'State Aid' Law Impacts European Sports Organisations

"Sport is part of every man and woman's heritage and its absence can never be compensated for." – Pierre de Coubertin...

The FA V Nathaniel Mendez-Laing – A New Approach To Substances Of Abuse In Sport

On 12 February 2021 The FA published the written reasons[1] in the case of The FA v Nathaniel Mendez-Laing[2]. This c...

Driving free-to-air cricket in England: the latest broadcasting deals and the "listed events" regime

Live Test cricket has returned to free-to-air television[1] for England’s tour of India after Star India, the worldwi...

The Blake Leeper Case - CAS Panel Rejects Double Amputee’s Appeal To Compete At The Olympics

A recent award handed down by the Court of Arbitration for Sport[1] has found in favour of World Athletics ...

How Brexit Affects Sports Broadcasting In The UK And Europe

Even before the Brexit vote, the UK broadcasting industry has in recent years been faced with a high degree of legal ...

Game Theory & The Beautiful Game: Ibrahimovic, EA Sports And Collective Bargaining Of Image Rights

The late Wilt Chamberlain was one of the greatest basketball players to ever grace the NBA[1].  Some, including ...

Match-Fixing In Cricket: A Review Of Shakib Al Hasan’s Sanction For Failing To Report Corrupt Approaches

Shakib Al Hasan[1] is arguably one of Bangladesh’s greatest international cricketers, having amassed over 11,000 runs...

An Introduction To The ELF - Europe's New Professional American Football League

Recently, a stir was caused by a press release[1] announcing plans to launch the European League of Football (EL...

Sports Stadia Development & The Dangers Of Restrictive Covenants: Lessons from the Bath Rugby Club Case

A recent case[1] affecting Bath Rugby Club may mean that the club has to abandon its plan to build a new 18,000 seate...
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