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The Need For Clear & Unequivocal Rules On Therapeutic Use Exemptions (ECB V Tom Wood)

Cricketer Forward Dive
Wednesday, 03 August 2022 By Philip Hutchinson, Harry Bambury

The recent decision in England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) v Tom Wood shines a light on the need for clear and unequivocal rules concerning therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) for cricketers (and indeed athletes) who use prescription medications, such as asthma inhalers.

This article reviews the decision, a copy of which available here1. Phil Hutchinson of Mills & Reeve LLP and Pippa Manby (4 New Square) represented Mr Wood in the case heard by David Casement QC.

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Philip Hutchinson

Philip Hutchinson

Phil is a Senior Associate at Mills & Reeve specialising in sports litigation and sports regulatory matters, with a particular focus on the football industry. Phil has worked on a number of high profile integrity/match fixing and doping cases across a variety of sports and also regularly advises football clubs, agents and players on transfers, most notably where work permits are required. 

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Harry Bambury

Harry Bambury

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.

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