Susan Rodway QC instructed to act for professional rugby union players in their actions against RFU/ WRU and World Rugby for permanent brain damage

Susan Rodway QC instructed to act for professional rugby union players in their actions against RFU/ WRU and World Rugby for permanent brain damage


Susan Rodway QC is instructed by Richard Boardman of Rylands Law to act for a large number of professional rugby union players in their actions against RFU/ WRU and World Rugby… Read more »

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Equal treatment for Elite Girls’ Football: 2nd Half


As the second Covid lockdown got underway in England supporters of women’s football were treated to the disturbing sight of the elite women’s and girls’ training squads being closed down… Read more »

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Five Measures to Protect Athlete Human Rights (Sport Resolutions Newsletter November 2020)


The International Olympic Committee (IOC) called the execution of Iranian wrestler Navid Afkair, “very sad news” and said their thoughts were with his family and friends. Amnesty International were stronger,… Read more »

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Equal chances: preserving elite girls’ football in lockdown


One of the casualties of lockdown has been most sport.  The regulations do though seek to protect elite sport, including players on development pathways which seek to lead to professional… Read more »

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WEBINAR: Forty with Fnatic: legal risks and likely disputes in esports


Andy Cooke (General Counsel) and Amelie Draper from leading esports team, Fnatic, discuss with Jonathan Bellamy and Stephanie David of 39 Essex Chambers, where they see the likely disputes arising in the growing esports… Read more »

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Remote hearings; here to stay or just while needs must?


William Norris QC provides insight into remote hearings following some truly global hearings he has experienced while sitting as Chairman on panels for Sport Resolutions.  The particular focus of the… Read more »

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Appointments to the Premier League Judicial Panel  


We are delighted that Lord Dyson and Sir Wyn Williams have been appointed to the Appeal Panel and Sir David Foskett and Katherine Apps have been appointed to the Disciplinary… Read more »

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Paul Darling OBE QC Appointed as Chair of the Horserace Betting Levy Board


We are delighted to announce that Paul Darling OBE QC has been appointed by the Secretary of State as Chair of the Horserace Betting Levy Board. For further details about… Read more »

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Shrunken leagues, virtual Olympics and simulated crowds: What sport might look like post-coronavirus


Paul Hayes QC comments on the ‘flood of interest in virtual competitions’ that he predicts will arise out of the COVID-19 pandemic, for ABC News Australia. See here for the full… Read more »

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WADA v (1) Sun Yang (2) FINA – CAS panel finds that Sun Yang violated Article 2.5 FINA


This case has received widespread public interest for a number of reasons, particularly: The dramatic facts – it was alleged that the vial containing the blood sample had been smashed… Read more »

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