Category: Sports Law

Supreme Court ruling brings QPR’s Warren Farm dispute to end after seven years

The long-running legal battle over Queen’s Park Rangers (QPR) new training ground has finally reached its conclusion, following a ruling in the Supreme Court, nearly seven years after the dispute began.

Boxer Billy Joe Saunders to launch legal action after title defence cancelled

British boxer Billy Joe Saunders is planning to take legal action against moves to strip him of his WBO middleweight world title after being denied a boxing licence by the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission.

Adrian Mutu loses latest appeal against damages for breach of contract

Former Chelsea striker Adrian Mutu has had his appeal over having to pay £15.3 million in damages to the club turned down by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

Reality TV personality turned mixed martial artist set for court date over contract

Aaron Chalmers formerly of Geordie Shore fame is currently embroiled in a contract dispute with the British Association of Mixed Martial Arts (BAMMA) the promotion who handed him his debut.

Calls for new legal definition after Premier League refs win in tax tribunal

A lobby group for freelance professionals has called for a new legal definition of self-employment after a group of football referees secured a tax tribunal victory over HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

Premier League launches legal action against Middle Eastern piracy

The Premier League has taken steps to protect its lucrative TV rights deal in the Middle East, which is currently worth more than £400 million, by initiating legal action in Saudi Arabia against a pirate satellite broadcaster.

Court threatens McGregor with hefty fine over trademark infringement

UFC fighter Conor McGregor has been banned from selling clothing carrying his surname in big letters, or if the ban is ignored he will face fines that could reach up to €250,000 (£224,000).

Battle of Bramall Lane – Dispute threatens season as owners begin legal action against each other

The new football league season is underway and whilst everyone associated with Sheffield United has been focusing on their second season back at Championship level, behind the scenes a legal dispute between the club’s owners is threatening to cause havoc.

Rugby Star’s Image Bulldozed By Builder

The former Wales and Lions winger, Shane Williams, has found that his image is being used by a builder to endorse his business. Mr. Taylor, the owner of TMW Roofline, has been using Mr. Williams’ photos on his van and business website without Mr. Williams’ express permission.

AC Milan Banned For Financial Fair Play Breaches

Italian football club, AC Milan, has been banned by UEFA from participating in European competitions for a total of one season, due to a breach of Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.