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Sports Law

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

North West lawyer qualifies as UK anti-doping…

A lawyer at Harrison Drury solicitors has qualified as a UK anti-doping (UKAD) accredited advisor. James Dickinson, who joined the firm in 2015, has worked towards the accreditation as part…

Sports Contracts & Employment

Working in sport may seem more glamorous than most other lines of work, but nevertheless professional athletes and players are still workers and require proactive and succinct employment advice when…

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

Harrison Drury has a strong mix of expertise, both in its sector team and throughout the firm generally, in sports-specific and non-sports specific legal matters alike. Our sports team has…

The Premier League and the need for…

Harrison Drury's James Dickonson looks at what the Premier Legue can teach other companies about the need to have bespoke articles of association to govern the relationship between shareholders and…

16/03/18

What is eSports and how should it…

Harrison Drury’s sports team takes a look at the fast-growing area of eSports and some of the emerging regulatory issues associated with it. A simple way to attempt to define…

Blackpool FC and the relationship between majority…

The recent High Court judgment in the case of VB Football Assets v Blackpool Football Club (Properties) Limited (“BFCPL”) provides a relevant platform on which to consider the relationship that…

17/11/17

Sporting image rights, tax evasion and the…

The new Criminal Finances Act could have significant implications for the way sports clubs and their players conduct their financial affairs and use their image rights. Harrison Drury’s James Dickinson…

Tigers v Sharks: What does the Denny…

Matthew Astley, of the sports law team at Harrison Drury solicitors, looks at the case of Denny Solomona and the lessons for rugby clubs seeking to attract talent from other…

Using a trust to prepare for life…

While footballers at the top level earn vast sums, the career earnings of players in the lower divisions may not be enough to see them through potentially five decades of…

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