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The crackdown on ticket touting continues in England

Fans Flock to the Ashes
Monday, 23 September 2013 By Adam Lovatt

This blog considers the implications of the recent High Court decision which found that a British couple were liable for ticket touting and as a result are unable to purchase tickets for future international cricket matches.

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Adam Lovatt

Adam Lovatt

Adam is a lawyer specialising in sports law with IMG. Adam has a wide range of commercial and litigation experience from his four years as a qualified solicitor. Adam has a passion for sports law and is currently undertaking a IP Law Masters programme with the University of London. He is passionate about most sports particularly football, golf and tennis.

Comments (2)

  • Tony JP Paterson

    • 24 September 2013 at 10:00
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    interesting piece. Are there any statutory provisions north of the border prohibiting touting. I have noted tickets are on sites such as EBay for this season's Champions League games involving Celtic? Or are club's left to police this type of action themselves?


  • Adam Lovatt

    • 24 September 2013 at 17:13
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    Hi Tony

    Thanks for your comment.

    There is no legislation in Scotland as far as I am aware in respect of ticket touting and therefore clubs police this themselves.

    There are ticket exchange sites which of course allow tickets to be sold legally when authorised by clubs.



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