Football Legal Aid Fund: A Step Towards Access to Justice for Players, Clubs & Agents
FIFA and the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (“ICAS”) earlier in the year announced the establishment of a legal aid fund specifically available for parties to football-related disputes before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) in the form of the Football Legal Aid Fund (“FLAF”). FLAF is in force as from 1 February 2023 and is the first such fund to be dedicated exclusively to football-related matters.
This article discusses how the FLAF will work and its potential impact on footballers, clubs and licensed football agents.
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Harry is a trainee solicitor at Mills & Reeve based in the firm’s Birmingham office. Harry has worked on a number of sports law matters, ranging from anti-doping cases to work permit applications for professional footballers. Before starting at Mills & Reeve, Harry studied jurisprudence at the University of Oxford.