Monthly Archives: August 2016

Is now the time for the Aviva Premiership to be ‘ring-fenced’ – Part II?

Richmond RFC will make a welcome return to the Championship following their catastrophic demise in 1999 when millionaire backer Ashley Levett pulled his cash and the club went into administration and was sent crashing to the ninth tier of English … Continue reading

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Taxation of settlement payments

There are a number of dates you might want to save for April 2018: the Commonwealth Games in Australia, the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco or the Grand National at Aintree. What you perhaps didn’t know is that … Continue reading

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Penalty Shots

In 1915 a case known as Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Company Limited v New Garage and Motor Company Limited gave judicial guidance on the matter of penalty clauses, any clause in a contract where, when one party fails in its obligations, … Continue reading

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Are you connected?

In a previous blog in February 2015 I spoke about the Government’s initiative for ‘super-connected’ cities and the pledge to achieve a ‘transformation in broadband access’. Recent developments have shown that the Government continue to place access to broadband high … Continue reading

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Just not cricket

In an age when sports broadcasting deals involve millions if not billions of pounds, it is not surprising that broadcasters and governing bodies will take all the steps they can to stop anything that they see as infringing their intellectual … Continue reading

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Setting the Olympic bar

What better way to grab people’s attention than to take a ride on the back of the Olympic train? Remember the excitement surrounding the London Olympics. I attended some of the events myself and the buzz around London was staggering. … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays – 8 Top Tips For Separated Parents

With the summer holidays here and the sun finally shining, we can all look forward to some relaxed time with friends and family. For separated parents though it is not simply a case of stocking up on ice lollies and … Continue reading

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