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Sports law expert Matthew Astley is appointed…

Matthew Astley, head of the sports law team at Harrison Drury has been appointed to The Football Association’s National Serious Case Panel for the 2021-22 football season. As part of…

22/07/21

FIFA strengthens employment protection for football coaches…

Matthew Astley and Hannah Pike, of Harrison Drury’s sports sector team, consider the FIFA Council’s recent decision to approve landmark reforms to better protect football coaches and female players. Due…

Is an athlete an employee?

Matthew Astley and Olivia Bailey, from Harrison Drury’s sports sector team, consider the case of Varnish v British Cycling, in light of the recent decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal.…

What effect could landmark gender case have…

Charlotte Hurst, of the Harrison Drury sports sector team and family law department, considers the gender ambiguities in sport raised by the recent case of South-African runner, Caster Semenya. In…

26/07/19

Harrison Drury advises 11 Degrees on Ben…

Harrison Drury has advised clothing brand 11 Degrees on its sponsorship agreement with England cricket international Ben Stokes. Stokes was unveiled in January as a brand ambassador for the clothing…

Salary caps in sport – Can points…

Matthew Astley, joint head of the Harrison Drury sports law team, and Chloe Harrison, of the employment & regulatory team, consider the recent decision of an independent tribunal to impose…

14/02/19

Is it illegal to spy on the…

James Dickinson of Harrison Drury’s sports law team discusses the issue of ‘behaving in good faith’ in accordance with the English Football League’s regulations, after Leeds United FC are accused…

18/01/19

How will new eligibility rules impact female…

Charlotte Hurst, of Harrison Drury’s sports law team, discusses the controversial new Athletes with Differences of Sexual Development classification and the legal options open to female athletes looking to challenge…

03/01/19

Sports Arbitration & Litigation

Harrison Drury is able to assist athletes, agents, clubs and sports governing bodies with a wide range of sports dispute resolution matters. In particular, we have significant experience in sports…

What can footballers teach us about breach…

James Dickinson, solicitor in the sports sector team at Harrison Drury, looks at how a dispute between Sunderland AFC and two of its players raises the issue of dealing with…

22/10/18

Is the Wembley deal a game-changer for…

Alex Walmsley of Harrison Drury’s sports law team assess the merits of bid to purchase Wembley Stadium and what it might mean for the FA and the stadium’s future. Wembley…

15/05/18

IP & Image Rights in Sport

If you would like to exclusively exploit your image rights or require assistance in protecting your intellectual property, the Sports Sector at Harrison Drury is professionally equipped to help. Our…

Property in Sport

Harrison Drury offers legal advice on a wide array of property matters for our clients within the sporting sector.  Our work varies from negotiating club leases to facilitating the purchase…

Refusing an anti-doping test – what we…

Matthew Astley, joint head of Harrison Drury’s sports law team, looks at the lessons from the landmark case of UK Anti-Doping v Ryan Bailey. Mr Bailey faced a potential four-year…

19/04/18

Sport Regulatory, Disciplinary and Anti-Doping

Harrison Drury have a range of experts across service lines in the business able to assist in relation to any regulatory or disciplinary issues. These issues are prevalent across all…

Harrison Drury advises Preston Grasshoppers on land…

North West law firm Harrison Drury has advised on a deal which has seen Preston Grasshoppers sell land to North West Care Homes Limited. The rugby club has sold 1.7…

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