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Balance Beam

Why it’s time for a centralised safeguarding regulator in UK Sport

Despite numerous independent reviews and extensive public comment, it would appear safeguarding in sport has certainly not got the ear of government in the way football finance ...

Scales of Justice

An analysis of the new CAS Guidelines on examining vulnerable witnesses and testifying parties

In December 2023, the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (“ICAS”) issued new Guidelines for the hearing o...
Footballer

How football clubs should approach risk management when faced with sexual misconduct & assault allegations

In a post #MeToo era, the dramatic increase in the number of sexual misconduct and assault reports made public intens...
Football Stadium in Lights

Kicking racism to the curb: La Liga’s challenges and initiatives in the fight against discrimination

Without a shadow of a doubt, racism represents a societal quandary that extends far beyond the confines of football i...
Female Gymnast

Beyond the policy: Creating a culture of safeguarding in sport in UK

The mention of “safeguarding” has the potential to generate two responses. First, a recognition that it is an issue w...
Running Track Close Up

Caster Semenya's victory at the ECHR: A landmark case for athletes' human rights

On 11 July 2023, the European Court of Human Rights (“ECHR”) found that the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) an...
Football on grass

Could this be one of the most significant actions by a group of players? The Rubiales - Spanish Women’s World Cup case

The Spanish women’s national football team’s thrilling victory against England in the 2023 World Cup final should hav...
Social Media Graphic

The Online Safety Bill: Calling full time on online abuse in sport?

The vitriolic online abuse directed towards high-profile athletes in recent years requires no introduction. From the ...
Rugby Players Blocking

The 6th Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport: What's New?

In 1921, the American boxer Jack Dempsey and the French boxer Georges Carpentier squared off in a hastily assembled o...
Rugby

How courts assess negligence in sports injury cases: lessons from rugby, football and horseracing

Czernuska is the latest of a series of judgments determining whether injuries sustained during competitive sporting f...

Yves Jean-Bart v FIFA: Observations from a safeguarding regulation perspective

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) recently announced that it upheld an appeal by the former President of the...
Ankura Event Recap

Takeaways from Sports Governance, Compliance, and Investigations Workshop & Seminar

On 25-26 January 2023, LawInSport had the pleasure of supporting Ankura, one of our member organisations, in hosting ...

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