Category: Sports Law

Swansea City shareholders locked in bitter dispute over 2016 takeover

A bitter legal dispute involving the ownership of Swansea City football club is threatening to cause disorder off the field for the Championship club.

Forest Green Rovers owner to sue Bolton Wanderers over alleged breach of contract

Financially troubled Bolton Wanderers are set to be sued by the owner of League 2 side Forest Green over an alleged breach of contract regarding the transfer of Christian Doidge.

Former Pakistan batsman charged with bribery over spot-fixing

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has revealed that former Pakistan opening batsman Nasir Jamshed has been charged with two counts of bribery as part of an ongoing investigation into spot-fixing within the world of cricket.

Teams locked in dispute with English Football League over Sky deal

A number of Championship clubs are leading a fightback against a £595 million TV deal with Sky, claiming that they have sufficient numbers to force the English Football League (EFL) to shred the contract, which they say ‘vastly undervalues games’.

Cheltenham Racecourse granted injunction landmark High Court ruling

Cheltenham Racecourse has been successful in obtaining a ground-breaking High Court injunction banning ticket touts from the track.

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).