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EU Employment Law an obstacle to footballers' calls for quota system in England

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Monday, 21 October 2013 By Neil Johnston, Will Hampshire

When Greg Dyke was appointed as the new Chairman of the English Football Association (FA) earlier this year, he declared that the organisation's primary responsibility was to give the nation a successful English football team, and that on past record they had not done as well as they should have done. What we needed, Dyke suggested, was more English players playing in the top tier of English football, the Premier League.

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Neil Johnston

Neil Johnston

Neil is a Director in the Employment & Pensions Department of Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP with considerable experience of contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Neil has advised a wide range of sports clients including sports funding bodies, football clubs, and sports marketing companies. He has also acted for individuals including a Premier League referee and player. Neil has significant litigation expertise, covering unfair dismissal, whistleblowing and all aspects of discrimination law. 

Will Hampshire

Will Hampshire

Will is a Solicitor in the Employment & Pensions Department of Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP, working for a broad range of clients. Will has particular experience in Employment Tribunal claims, representing both employers and employees on a variety of matters including unfair dismissal and a range of discrimination claims. Earlier this year he assisted in defending a high profile racial discrimination claim brought against one of our clients.

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