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Sports law expert Matthew Astley is appointed to FA panel

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
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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.…

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The future of Financial Fair Play after the lifting of Manchester City’s Champions League ban

Alex Walmsley, from Harrison Drury’s sports law team, considers the recent landmark decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and the impact this may have on the future…

29/07/20
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Coronavirus COVID-19: Can athletes still be tested during the pandemic?

Matthew Astley and Hannah Pike, from Harrison Drury’s sports sector team, provide guidance for athletes who may face anti-doping testing during the coronavirus pandemic Stringent measures have been put in…

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Coronavirus loan scheme open to Sports Membership Clubs

In the Budget on 11 March 2020, the Chancellor announced a variety of measures to provide support for public services, individuals and businesses to ensure the impact of COVID-19 is…

Harrison Drury advises 11 Degrees on Ben Stokes deal

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 deductions be contested?

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 opposition in sport?

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

What effect could Brexit have on football transfers?

With only one transfer window remaining before the UK leaves the European Union (EU), Alex Walmsley, of Harrison Drury’s sports sector team, looks at what this will mean for football…

16/11/18

What can footballers teach us about breach of contract?

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
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