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Administration and liquidation: The different outcomes for employees of two collapsed sports clubs

Our insolvency, employment and sports law specialists consider potential outcomes for employees of collapsed sports clubs using two recent scenarios from rugby union clubs Worcester Warriors and Wasps. On October…


Rangi Chase – Rugby player’s reduced ban for doping violation explained

Harrison Drury’s sports sector team, considers UK Anti-Doping’s recent decision to ban Rangi Chase from sport for one month and the factors surrounding violations during in-competition and out-of-competition periods. Earlier…


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…


Is an athlete an employee?

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. In July 2020, the Employment Appeal…


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…


Coronavirus COVID-19: Can athletes still be tested during the pandemic?

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 place all over the world which…


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?

Harrison Drury sports law team, considers the recent decision of an independent tribunal to impose a two-point deduction on reigning Super League champions Wigan Warriors. In January, news broke that…


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…


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