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. [...]
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 [...]
Following the recent announcement that Norwich City, Fulham and Cardiff City have instructed lawyers to challenge a decision made by the Premier League to only fine Sunderland AFC following the fielding of an ineligible player, FrontRow Legal’s principal Richard Cramer was once again on hand to provide expert legal opinion to the national press. Although [...]
Following the recent announcement that an independent QC had upheld the prospective Leeds United Football Club owner Massimo Cellino’s appeal against the decision of The Football League to reject his takeover of the Club, Richard was again on hand to provide an expert opinion to the press. To watch Richard’s interview with Radio Yorkshire please [...]
Back in December we commented on what were, at the time, forthcoming changes within the area of employment law (http://www.frontrowlegal.com/blogs/blog/forthcoming-employment-law-changes/) With several of these amendments coming into force on 6 April 2014 we thought it a good time to pick out two areas which are likely to be of interest to those seeking to make [...]
The past few weeks have been busier than usual for FrontRow Legal’s principal Richard Cramer, with various national and local journalists, including those from the BBC and ITV, requesting interviews to discuss the recent events surrounding the proposed takeover of Leeds United FC by Massimo Cellino. On 18 March 2014, the Italian courts fined the [...]
With the invention of wifi the life of a sports lawyer does not always involve being chained to a desk or phone, as was evidenced by Richard’s visit to The Stadium of Light on Saturday to watch Sunderland’s defeat at home to Hull City. Any Leeds United fans will want to look away now however, as [...]
FrontRow Legal are sponsoring the forthcoming UK Israel Business Breakfast Club which features Premier League referee Howard Webb MBE as its guest speaker. The event is hosted by the Marjorie & Arnold Ziff Community Centre, Leeds, and starts from 7:45am on Friday 24 January 2014. Arguably the highest profile match official in the country, Webb [...]
You will often find the phrase ‘reasonable notice’ in termination clauses of contracts. Additionally, where a contract is silent (either due to the fact that a contract doesn’t exist, or that one does exist but it doesn’t specify what period of notice needs to be provided to terminate) it is implied into the contract that [...]
Although January is usually spent planning for the challenges of the forthcoming 12 months, it also provides an excellent opportunity to reflect on the preceding year and to review what lessons can be learnt, if any, from key events. If you speak to any litigation lawyer, it will be hard to find one who doesn’t [...]
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