The football world, like almost every other sector of the economy, is grappling with the unprecedented impact of the coronavirus pandemic. In English football, the official position remains as set out in the joint statement issued by the main professional stakeholders on 20 March 2020: football is currently suspended but “all options” are being explored “to find ways of resuming the season when conditions allow”.
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John Mehrzad KC is Head of Littleton’s Sports Law Group. Amongst other matters, he represents and advises associations, clubs, players, intermediaries on employment, contractual and regulatory issues arising in football. He is an independent panellist for the FA, EFL, CAS and Sport Resolutions.
Joe Bryan is a junior barrister specialising in sports, employment and commercial litigation. He is a member of Littleton’s Sports Law Group. He advises and represents clients in contractual, regulatory and disciplinary disputes in football and other sports.