A Solicitors' Practice for Sport
Apparel-maker Oakley has sued golfer Rory McIlroy and Nike, saying they breached the world’s top-ranked golfer’s existing contract with Oakley when he recently signed a new deal with Nike. According to a lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in Santa Ana, Calif., Oakley tried to use its “right of first refusal” to match the Nike [...]
Yesterday, we saw two landmark cases as a result of misusing Twitter. The former New Zealand cricketer, Chris Cairns was awarded damages of £90,000 by the High Court over a defamatory tweet in what is considered to be the first Twitter libel case to be heard in England. Lalit Modi, tweeted in January 2010 that [...]
Why is sports law so complex? Well there is a lot involved in sports nowadays, sports is not just guys behind a ball trying to bring glory to a club or a nation but they are also as my professor explained once: ” sports is a millionaire person behind a ball with a sponsor corporation [...]
The heart of the case revolved around the resignations of the former Joint Managers Robert Scott and Paul Hurst of Boston United FC (Boston) and their swift appointment as Joint Managers of Grimsby Town FC (Grimsby). One may question where the legal argument is. From the face of it, it appears quite normal to leave [...]
FrontRow Legal would like to invite you, your colleagues, friends & family to a free drop-in lunch at our new offices on Friday 23 March 2012 between 12:30 – 2:30 at The Round Foundry Media Centre, Foundry Street, Leeds, LS11 5QP. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to meet the FrontRow Legal Team on [...]
Football clubs across the UK may face substantial damages claims as Gillingham striker Mark McCammon becomes the first to sue his club for race discrimination – in the wake of this landmark tribunal claim FrontRow Legal’s Carly Barnes examines the potential consequences. Barbados International McCammon, 33, claims that he and other black players at Gillingham [...]
The Football Association (FA) has alleged that QPR midfielder, Alejandro Faurlin, was fielded illegally by the Club for the whole of the 2009-10 season due to his registration not being owned by QPR, but by a third party. Specifically, these allegations are concerned with the existence of an agreement between the Club and a third [...]
Innocent banter or potential sacking offence? If nothing else, the various comments made by Andy Gray which led to his dismissal have highlighted the inherent dangers of discrimination, however discreet, within any organisation. The BBC was recently found guilty of age discrimination against Countryfile presenter Miriam O’Reilly; at Sky Sports the roles are almost reversed [...]
The Pakistani spot-fixing allegations in the Lord’s Test against England last year put the spot-light on the wider issue of preserving the integrity of sport. The News of the World’s expose of the 3 Pakistan cricketers, Salman Butt, Mohammed Asif and Mohammed Amir allegedly accepting £150,000 in cash and agreeing to bowl “no-balls”, sent tremors [...]
If the freezing winter temperatures were not enough to put overseas players off playing for English clubs, HMRC’s announcement that they are closing down Employee Benefit Trusts (‘EBTS’) and Employer Financed Retirement Benefit Schemes (‘EFRBS’) with immediate effect will be enough to bombard their agents and accountants with pertinent questions and arguably stop any new [...]
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