Category Archives: Sports Law

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

Earlier this week a new deal worth £225 million between the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and Premiership Rugby was announced, but where does that leave Championship rugby with play-off rugby only guaranteed until the end of this season? The thrilling … Continue reading

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Galling season for Van Gaal; Employment rights for Football’s top Managers

After being eliminated from both the Champions League and the Europa League, plus their recent failure to beat West Ham, Manchester United are on the cusp of failing to qualify for the Champions League after United’s destiny was taken out … Continue reading

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High Five – @Galeylad tackles 5 quick questions from @LawBlacks

Following Yorkshire CCC’s preseason tour out in the United Arad Emirates @LawBlacks caught up with the Yorkshire captain to get his exclusive take on England reaching the T20 World Cup final in India: @LawBlacks: All the talk this week has … Continue reading

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Dream Team: Are our young talents simply playing fantasy football?

At the top end of football and rugby, salaries are on the climb due to lucrative TV deals and profitable club sponsorship. In fact, where fast cars, flashy lifestyles and eye watering salaries appear the norm, it may come as … Continue reading

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Leeds United – Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it

Last week Leeds United announced a ‘significant’ improvement in its finances, despite a fall in turnover to £24.4m, down from £25.3m. The overall losses at the Whites were reduced significantly from £22.9m in its 2014 financial year to £2m. The … Continue reading

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Adidas axe Adam; Sunderland Striker has his boot deal terminated

Adidas has terminated its boot contract with Adam Johnson. The German sportswear manufacturer reacted quickly after the Sunderland midfielder pleaded guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child and one of grooming in an ongoing case at Bradford crown court. … Continue reading

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