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?

Should Sports Governing Bodies be subject to Judicial Review?

In public law, judicial review is a method that a claimant can use to challenge the legality of decision made against them. The Judiciary have made it clear that the purpose of judicial review is not to deliberate over whether the decision made by the public body is right or wrong, but whether the right … Continue reading Should Sports Governing Bodies be subject to Judicial Review?

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What issues does football face when completing the 2019-20 season following a global pandemic?

A review of options on how to complete the 2019-20 season and what impacts these options have on the clubs competing.

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?

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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?

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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