A Solicitors' Practice for Sport
His Honour Judge Stephen Davies sitting at the High Court in Manchester has struck out a claim in excess of £2.5m against a football agent represented by law firm FrontRow Legal and leading Counsel, Andrew Thompson QC of Erskine Chambers. The decision seemingly hinged on the application of the exception to the reflective loss principle. [...]
As the general public and wider sporting world express their sympathies regarding the tragic loss of the newly inbound Premier League football player Emiliano Sala, brewing in the background is the potential legal embroilment between Cardiff City and FC Nantes. The dispute began when Nantes demanded the first of three yearly transfer fee instalments for [...]
After a couple of weeks of good publicity and new beginnings, you have to ask whether the game has shot itself in the foot again. Wigan Warriors have been fined and 2 points deducted for the 2019 season for alleged breach of a salary cap committed in the 2017 season. It does seem quite ridiculous [...]
Testimonial matches are a long standing practice in the sporting world to honour and pay tribute to a sportsperson’s playing career. These events are often held to signify the end of a sportsperson’s playing career, but can also be to acknowledge a particular period of service. The practice was introduced at a time when professional [...]
Following the recent press reports that Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino is currently in the process of attempting to sell the Club, Richard was on hand to provide an expert opinion on this issue to BBC Radio Leeds. To listen to this interview, please click on the following link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p037vt8w
The Football League announced on 19 October 2015 that, following a review of the reasoned Judgment of an Italian court, it had deemed that the President of Leeds United Football Club Massimo Cellino’s conviction under Italian tax legislation relating to the non-payment of VAT constituted a disqualifying condition under its Directors’ and Owners’ test. As [...]
Doping – taking banned substances in order to enhance sporting performances – is an issue that many are aware of at the moment due to the much publicised test-data leak placing professional athletics under the spotlight. The amended World Anti-Doping Association Code that came into force in January 2015 (‘The Code’) emphasizes that it [...]
Following the announcement yesterday from The Football League that the appeal by the Leeds United Owner Massimo Cellino against his disqualification under the Owners and Directors test had been rejected, FrontRow Legal’s Principal Richard Cramer was once again on hand to provide expert opinion to the national and local press on the ramifications of this [...]
When advising employees on their various options following an alleged breach of contract by an employer, one issue which always arises is at what stage the employee should formally resign, if taking this course of action. There is always the concern that, through not resigning immediately, it could be held that an employee has affirmed [...]
It is likely that many a football fan will have joked about issuing a formal complaint to a referee’s employer following dubious performances throughout the season. However, the question of whether match officials are actually employees of their respective Football Associations is not as straight forward as you would first think, as has recently been [...]
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