Football and the Law.pdf
Nicholas Randall QC of Devereux Chambers and member of the FA Premier League Panel of Arbitrators James Sturman QC of 2 Bedford Row is ranked as a leading sports law silk including F.A.P.L., English F.A., Welsh F.A., Scottish Premier League and U.E.F.A. and FIFA, Disciplinary tribunals, as well as libel and false attribution cases for Premiership footballers. Jane Mulcahy of Blackstone Chambers acts in the civil courts, arbitrations and sports tribunals, including the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Areas covered include breach of contract, employment, disciplinary matters, doping, player transfers, competition/restraint of trade, agency disputes and child protection. Jane is the joint author of three chapters on human rights, employment and child protection, in Sport: Law and Practice, Lewis and Taylor, Bloomsbury Professional 3rd edition due Dec 2013. Nick is a barrister at Blackstone Chambers recognised as a leading junior across all areas of Sports Law. He has advised and acted for sports governing bodies, clubs and athletes in commercial claims, disciplinary, doping and anti-corruption cases, claims concerning footballers' and agents' contracts, sports' sponsorship cases, and employment claims. He acted for the ECB against cricketer Danish Kaneria in the spot fixing cases. He has appeared for sports bodies in the UK Courts and before most of the sporting tribunals, and his clients have included UK Sport, UK Athletics, UK Anti-Doping, the Football Association, the Lawn Tennis Association, the British Board of Boxing Control, the Professional Footballer's Association, The England & Wales Cricket Board, the Rugby Football Union, The Ryder Cup, The London Marathon, and Manchester United football club as well as half the other Premier league clubs. He has also acted for Joey Barton, Andre Arshavin, Jimmy Bullard, Gabriel Heinze, Adrian Mutu, John Obi Mikel as well as many other football players and Formula 1 participants. Nick has a vast experience in sports arbitration and sits as the Chair of the Judicial Panel of the British Wrestling Association. He has been appointed as an FA Rule K sole arbitrator and sits on various football disciplinary panels. Andrew Smith of Matrix Chambers has expertise in the field of sports law having acted on behalf of the football manager Iain Dowie in a claim of wrongful dismissal before the FA Premier League Managers Arbitration Tribunal. Andrew also has experience of claims involving the Football Agents Regulations; and was instructed on a dispute relating to membership of the Professional Speedway Elite League.
This new title covers the law in relation to football and includes the main regulatory and commercial issues that arise in relation to the sport from a legal perspective. A valuable resource to experts in the field as well as offering appropriate material to students and those legal practitioners and others who wish to learn more about the subject area. The work includes reference to key cases and provides the essential regulatory materials. Includes the following topics: Introduction Institutions - FIFA; UEFA; FA; Premier League; Football League Contracts - Players Contracts - Managers Player Transfers The Regulation of Agents Image Rights and the Commercial Exploitation of the Game Broadcasting Privacy and Defamation Personal Injury Discipline Dispute Resolution The Law of Arbitration Cases and Materials Precedents