Sport: Law and Practice

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About Sport: Law and Practice

This is a major textbook on Sports Law in the UK and consolidates guidance across all the major practice areas of interest to sports lawyers. Written by a team of acknowledged and acclaimed experts, this comprehensive work is essential reading for solicitors and barristers practising sports law, as well as Universities, governing bodies, sports agencies, clubs and commercial firms. Practical insight from the field With numerous practical insights from the... Read more

About Sport: Law and Practice

This is a major textbook on Sports Law in the UK and consolidates guidance across all the major practice areas of interest to sports lawyers. Written by a team of acknowledged and acclaimed experts, this comprehensive work is essential reading for solicitors and barristers practising sports law, as well as Universities, governing bodies, sports agencies, clubs and commercial firms.

Practical insight from the field

With numerous practical insights from the frontline, this book is full of practice tips, precedent clauses, detailed explanations of key practical issues and step-by-step analysis.

This new edition includes new chapters on:

Government intervention in sport;
Match-fixing and related corruption (including reference to the Bribery Act);
Financial regulation;
Dealing with on-field offences;
Mediation/ADR in sport;
Selection disputes.

Table of Contents

Governance of the Sport Sector;
Government intervention in sport;
Self-governance of sport: the role of the SGBs;
Organisational structures for SGBs;
Taxation of sports organisations;
Regulating Integrity;
Drug use in sport: an overview of the regulatory framework;
Match-fixing and related corruption;
Financial regulation;
Enforcing the Rules;
Disciplinary and other internal proceedings;
Policing and enforcing the anti-doping rules;
Dealing with on-field offences;
Child protection;
Challenges to the Actions of SGBs;
The decision to challenge the actions of SGBs;
Causes of action that form the basis for a challenge to the actions of SGBs;
Forum, procedure and remedies;
Court remedies and procedures on a challenge to the actions of an SGB;
Arbitration in sport;
The Court of Arbitration for Sport;
European Community Law and Sport;
European Union sports policy;
EU and UK competition rules and sport;
EU free movement rules and sport;
Human Rights and Discrimination in Sport;
The Human Rights Act 1998 and Sport;
Discrimination in Sport;
Player Contracts and Player Liability;
Individuals’ contracts with clubs, national teams and event organisers;
Image Rights;
Player agents;
Player transfers;
Tax and financial planning for individuals;
Selection disputes;
Civil liability arising out of participation in sport;
Criminal liability arising out of participation in sport;
Commercialising Sports Properties;
Proprietary rights in sports events;
Venues and event management;
Broadcasting and new media;
Sponsorship;
Merchandising and licensing;
Hospitality.

Publishing Details

Publication Date: 31/01/2014
ISBN: 9781780431130
Binding: Hardback
Edition: 3

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