Getting the balance right: female athletics and differences of sex development – CAS’ decision in Caster Semenya

Getting the balance right: female athletics and differences of sex development – CAS’ decision in Caster Semenya


No one can dispute that fairness is integral to sport, but fair to whom? As the International Olympic Charter states as one of its fundamental principles: “The practice of sport… Read more »

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Meet Us At The Sport Resolutions Annual Conference


Paul Darling OBE QC will be taking part in a panel discussion at this years Sport Resolutions Annual Conference on ‘Sport and Gambling: happy bedfellows or a toxic mix?’, alongside… Read more »

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Jockey Club Racecourses obtained a permanent injunction in the High Court


Jockey Club Racecourses obtained a permanent injunction in the High Court in March 2019 against persons unknown to prevent touting at Cheltenham Racecourse. This was a ground breaking case commencing… Read more »

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Fenella Morris QC, Kelly Stricklin-Coutinho and Professor Andrea Biondi successfully defend Wasps in State aid challenge


Fenella Morris QC, Kelly Stricklin-Coutinho and Professor Andrea Biondi have successfully defended Wasps against an order sought that they had received illegal State aid, alleged to be in the region… Read more »

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Sport and Gambling: Happy Bedfellows or a Toxic Mix?


Paul Darling OBE QC is speaking at the Sport Resolutions Annual Conference 2019 in the ‘Sport and Gambling: happy bedfellows or a toxic mix?’ session. ‘In the year ending March 2018,… Read more »

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Singled out for special treatment: A legitimate expectation defence to sports regulatory action


Fenella Morris QC and Stephanie David appear in the March 2019 Sports Resolutions Newsletter providing ‘Expert Analysis’. On 13 December 2018, a Football Association (“FA”) Regulatory Commission determined that it… Read more »

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39 Essex Chambers and Fenella Morris QC appointed to Sport Resolutions’ Panels


39 Essex Chambers and Fenella Morris QC have been appointed to Sport Resolutions’ Pro Bono Panel and the Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators respectively.

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Mourinho: an unfair target?


José Mourinho, now the former Manchester United manager, has certainly been in the spotlight over the last couple of days. Amidst the media furore, anyone with a keen interest in… Read more »

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Katherine Apps interviewed by Sports Resolutions


Katherine Apps is interviewed in the December 2018 Sports Resolutions Newsletter as part of their “Getting to know our Panel“. Katherine’s practice spans sport, regulatory, disciplinary, employment, public and equality… Read more »

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Rugby Union claim dismissed


On 28 November the High Court in Fry v (1) Ball & (2) Hove RFC dismissed a significant claim for personal injuries brought by a rugby union player against a… Read more »

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