Welcome to The SLR

Introducing a new sports writing platform however rather than focusing on the purity of the sports we all love – it will discuss all Sports Law related issues for those studying the subject and the professionals currently within the industry.

 The Sports Law Report is a platform where industry professionals and current students are able to showcase their articles and reports on past, present and forecast future issues throughout the sports industry. 

We would like to welcome every person aspiring to be involved in the Sports industry to submit, engage and participate in current Sports Law and business debates no matter whether you are a student or industry expert.

Take a look our most recent articles below:

2020 a year in review… what has 2021 got in store?

As 2020 draws to a close, to many peoples delight, it creates a perfect opportunity to look back and review the “unprecedented year” and start looking towards what 2021 may have in store for the sporting world. 2020 began with major international governing bodies looking forward to the summer, where major competitions were due to … Continue reading 2020 a year in review… what has 2021 got in store?

The summer of legal trouble for Manchester City and their battle against UEFA:

As the 2019/2020 football season drew to a protracted close, football clubs began planning for the 2020/21 campaign that was due to commence on the 12th of September.  Teams could finally look to improve their squads and move on from the difficulties of the 2019/20 campaign, as well as try to overcome the obstacles that … Continue reading The summer of legal trouble for Manchester City and their battle against UEFA:

Specificity of Sport: An analysis of the Meca-Medina case.

Ever since the commercialisation of sport in the late 1970’s, an argument has developed regarding the involvement of the judiciary in the sports sector. It has been widely debated in the sports-legal sector as to whether sport, meaning the governing bodies that regulate sport, should have the autonomy to self-regulate. Perhaps the most famous advocate … Continue reading Specificity of Sport: An analysis of the Meca-Medina case.

How can football, in light of current circumstances, better equip itself from a catastrophic event, in the future?

Covid-19, as you may have heard in the news every single day for at least the last 3 months or so, has caused shockwaves across the world.  From the implementation of social-distancing measures, numerous countries under lockdown and the sudden necessity of face masks, the world is on constant tenterhooks as to how, and when, … Continue reading How can football, in light of current circumstances, better equip itself from a catastrophic event, in the future?

What are the key economic and legal consequences for the US sports after the coronavirus outbreak?

After the World Health Organization (WHO) President Tedros Adhanom declared outbreak of the COVID-19 as a pandemic on the 11th of March, the world of sports came to a halt.[1] All of the professional leagues in the United States either suspended or cancelled their seasons, and the economic and legal consequences may be severe.[2] Current … Continue reading What are the key economic and legal consequences for the US sports after the coronavirus outbreak?

Does Third Party Ownership in football restrict or enhance a player’s freedom of movement?

Third Party Ownership (Hereinafter: TPO) transfers the economic rights, from the club to a “third party” and means that the club will not 100% own the transfer value of the player. The Third Party, whether it be a company or individual, will have the right to decide if a player moves to another club and … Continue reading Does Third Party Ownership in football restrict or enhance a player’s freedom of movement?

Concussion In Sport

Author: Josh Easterbrook A serious issue for Sporting Governing Bodies (hereinafter: SGB) is the problem of safeguarding participants when it comes to concussion. Concussion can be a result of the natural physicality of the sport or a result of violence outside the scope of consent/duty of care as discussed above. According to Dr Hans Förstl, … Continue reading Concussion In Sport