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Benjamin Gray on Allegations of Bias in Long and Complex Cases

Benjamin Gray The Court of Appeal has handed down guidance…

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What impact will the studies into concussion have on the risk of litigation from rugby players?

In this article for LawInSport, David Reade QC discusses the…

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Relief from Sanctions – Mitchell & Denton in an Employment Tribunal Context

Andrew Clarke QC Introduction  I will look briefly at two…

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Grahame Anderson becomes a member of Littleton

Grahame Anderson became a member of Chambers on 1 October…

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Status: The Court of Appeal’s Decision in Halawi v World Duty Free [2014] EWCA Civ 1387

Mark Humphreys  Fashions are a feature of so much in…

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What impact will the studies into concussion have on the risk of litigation from rugby players?

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What constitutes restraint of trade in football players’ and managers’ contracts?

This article was first written for and published by LawInSport.…

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David Reade QC appears in the CJEU

David Reade QC appeared for Bluebird, trading as Bonmarche, in…

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Why IAAF Rules require a Rethink after Steeplechaser’s Disqualification

This article was first written for and published by LawInSport.…

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Professor Erika Szyszczak involved in various presentations across Europe throughout November 2014

On 13 November 2014 Professor Erika Szyszczak gave a presentation…

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Caterham Redundancies and the Unlikely Connection between Employment and Libel Law

This article was first written for and published by LawInSport.…

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Why did Coventry City FC’s State aid claim fail?

This article was first written for and published by LawInSport.…

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Fortification fortified: the Court of Appeal’s decision in EVP Ltd v Malabu Oil and Gas

Grahame Anderson discusses the recent Court of Appeal decision in Energy…

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John Bowers QC and John Mehrzad advise on football governance policy

Littleton’s co-Head of Chambers, John Bowers QC, and the Head…

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What now after Chhabra?

What now after Chhabra? by Katherine Apps Just before Christmas,…

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Prof. Erika Szyszczak writes for the Medical Law Review

Introducing Competition Principles Into Health Care Through EU Law And…

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David Moyes’ Sacking – Legal Rights and Options

  First written for and published by LawInSport. Click here to view…

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Stuart Ritchie QC & Lydia Banerjee on Supreme Court Decision on Fiduciary Duties

The Supreme Court holds that Proprietary Relief extends to all…

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New conduct regime for senior managers in banks begins to take shape

The unprecedented events of the global financial crisis have caused…

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Selwyn Bloch QC & Charlene Hawkins comment on Court of Appeal decision in Prophet Plc v Huggett

The Empire Strikes Back? Triumph of the Literal Interpretation of…

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Why Moyes “Leaks” Mattered for Pay-Off Negotiations

First written for and published by LawInSport. Click here to view…

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Fourth Supplement to Whistleblowing: Law & Practice (2012) Now Available

Following the publication of the second edition of “Whistleblowing: Law…

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Court of Arbitration for Sport reverses Olympics selection decision

In the lead up to London 2012 there have been…

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The Vanishing Tiger – What’s in a Name?

First written for and published by LawInSport. Click here to view…

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Richard Price OBE QC appointed as an Election Commissioner

Littleton is delighted to announce that Richard Price OBE QC has…

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Relegation and Promotion decided in hearing rooms

This summer has seen promotion and relegation in Rugby Union…

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Cardiff City, The Alleged Misuse of Confidential Information and Premiership Disciplinary Regime

First written for and published by LawInSport. Click here to view…

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John Mehrzad on Suarez CAS verdict

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has decided that Luis…

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The double sift process under the draft new ET rules

n his report to the Government following his fundamental review…

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Richard Scudamore: Slings and Arrows or Outrageous (Good) Fortune?

First written for and published by LawInSport.Click here to view the…

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BBC cites John Mehrzad on Suarez ban

The BBC cites John Mehrzad in relation to Luis Suarez’s…

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Costs under the draft new ET rules

The costs regime in the new ET Rule have been…

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Relating to the Fans

First written for and published by LawInSport. Click here to view…

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Recovery of Costs Wasted When HMCTS Postponed a Hearing at the Last Minute

Katherine Apps writes for Michael Rubenstein Publishing on the Recovery…

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Preliminary Hearings under the draft new ET rules

Rules 39 to 42 of the proposed new Tribunal rules…

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LTA Accused of Racial Discrimination in Challenge to Decisions on Funding and Support

First written for and published by LawInSport.Click here to view the…

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Adam Solomon Appointed to the Board of The Bar Standards Board

We are delighted that Adam Solomon has been appointed as…

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Restraint of Trade and Footballers’ Image Rights

Many defenders have had the unenviable task of attempting to…

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Break Point to BT Sport in the 5th Set against Sky

First written for and published by LawInSport.Click here to view the…

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Michael Duggan QC has been elected unopposed as a member of the Bar Council for 2015

We are delighted that Michael Duggan QC has been elected…

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Three days less? No ET claims can be commenced online between 4pm Friday 26 July,13 -Monday 29 July

Claimants have to bring their claim before 29 July 2013…

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Prof. Erika Szyszczak writes for the Journal of European Competition Law & Practice

Time for Renewables to Join the Market: the New Guidelines…

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Roy Hodgson’s hypothetical dismissal and consequences

On the day of finding out whether history repeats itself…

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Interim Suspension Orders and Allegations of Sexual Misconduct Against Doctors

In Abdullah v General Medical Council [2012] EWHC 2506 (Admin)…

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Dismissal in the Sports Context: When will it bite

The match between Chelsea and Liverpool on 21 April 2013…

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Band of reasonable responses test remains … but what does it mean?

In Turner v East Midlands Trains Ltd [2012] EWCA 1470…

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Di Canio’s public humiliation of players and dismissal

During last week’s World Sports Law Report webinar on “Playing…

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Two recent EAT cases on redundancy selection

Two recent cases of the EAT have laid down clear…

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"The Woods from the Trees": Who at Augusta obeyed the Rules?

The result of this year’s US Masters, gripping as it…

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Football fair play – Balancing the books in a multi-million pound industry

In this two part article we look at the UEFA…

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Is there scope for ‘reasonable adjustment’ in religious discrimination law?

The right to hold a religious belief cannot be a…

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More on the burden of proof, the Supreme Court and Hewage v Grampian Health Board [2012] UKSC 37

As David Reade Q.C. posted in an earlier “Littleton Comment”,…

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LIBOR Cases – a return to normality?

No reasonable prospect of success, no amendment allowed. Deutsche BankAG…

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Sports Clubs and Safeguarding: the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012

On 10 September 2012, the day of the Paralympic closing…

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LUIS SUAREZ: WHEN ‘GOOD FAITH’ BITES

Will he stay or will he go?  It appears that…

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The Supreme Court, discrimination and the reason why

Discrimination, the reason why, and the burden of proof: Hewage  v…

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John Bowers Q.C. foresees problems arising out of the passage of the Marriage (same sex couples) Bil

The legislation on same sex marriages has had a stormy…

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Team Sky’s anti-doping stance

2012 was a good year for British road cycling.  It…

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RUGBY PLAYER’S MOONIE IS NOT REPUDIATORY MISCONDUCT

The rugby league club, Huddersfield Giants, has been found to…

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Another distinction between professional disciplinary proceedings & internal disciplinary hearings

If an individual has already been charged and given a…

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Resisting Interim Injunctions – A Change in the Balance of Advantage?

Defence lawyers often grumble that the test in American Cyanamid,…

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“ALL MONEY” GUARANTEES MEAN WHAT THEY SAY

National Merchant Buying Society Ltd v Bellamy and Mallett [2013]…

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Manchester United perfume anyone? Contractual obligation of good faith and measure of loss in deceit

On 1 February 2013, Leggatt J gave judgment in a…

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Territoriality and Recognition

Territoriality issues seems to crop up all over employment law,…

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David Reade QC examines the new Tribunal Rules and Fees, taking effect on 29th July

Following the long process of consideration and consultation, the new…

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FROM LIVE-STRONG TO REBORN-STRONGER: ARMSTONG’S CALCULATED INTERVIEW TO OPRAH

The partial admissions made by Lance Armstrong have been well-publicised. …

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Jimmy Savile and Employment Law
John Bowers QC in the Supreme Court

John Bowers QC analyses the impact in the employment status…

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Worldwide Freezing Orders in Aid of Foreign Proceedings – Pushing the Limits?

A recent High Court decision seems to have been good…

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Is There Any Protection for the Sophisticated Investor?

Whilst the term “sophisticated investor” is not a term of…

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Third Party Costs Orders

In his monthly column in PLC, James Bickford Smith considers…

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Are there property rights in an email?

The recent first instance decision of Fairstar Heavy Transport N.V.…

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Best Endeavours and Reasonable Endeavours – The Lessons of Jet2.Com

It is almost impossible to believe that after more than…

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NHS employers guidance on confidentiality clause and the process for making severance payments

Following the recent publicity surrounding the use of confidentiality clauses…

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MARK CLATTENBURG: QUO VADIS?

You would need to have had your head in a…

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Green v RBS: Lessons in Interest-Rate Hedge Products litigation

Interest- Rate Hedge Products (“IRHPs”) include a variety of different…

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Negligent investment advice and foreseeability and remoteness of loss

In Rubenstein v HSBC Bank Plc [2012] EWCA Civ 1184…

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FC Steaua could be liable for former shareholder’s homophobic comments

A professional football club can be liable for discriminatory comments…

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Armstrong, USADA, the UCI, WADA and limitation periods in doping cases

Introduction Recently, the United States Anti Doping Agency (“USADA”) has…

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The Vanishing Tiger – What’s in a Name?

What’s in a name? Rather a lot it would seem…

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Nicholas Goodfellow blogs on BT Sport’s break-point versus SKY

The battle between BT and Sky in the vast market…

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Charlotte Davies’ latest blog for LawInSport on claim against the LTA

With Wimbledon just around the corner, UK tennis will soon…

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Damian Brown QC blogs for LawInSport on George North’s contract with Northampton Saints

The contrast and legal considerations between the position of English…

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John Mehrzad in World Sports Law Report on Athlete Selection Challenges

As advances in training techniques, nutrition and technology narrow the…

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David Reade QC on Anelka’s ‘quenelle’ disciplinary

Anelka – a matter of trust and confidence? Following The…

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Professor Erika Szyszczak blogs for UKSALA on the new EU Environmental and Energy Aid Guidelines

On 9 April the Commission adopted new Guidelines on environmental…

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Malky Mackay and manager termination rights: What options does he have?

The festive season was brought to an abrupt end for…

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A Collaborative Approach

Clive Freedman QC writes for New Law Journal to explain…

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Mitchell Part Two: a Practical View from the Bar

In his monthly column, James Bickford- Smith discusses Durrant v…

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Cardiff City, the alleged misuse of confidential information and Premiership Disciplinary Regime.

Information is power, confidential information doubly so. The recent allegations…

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Topical comment from Littleton blogs in LawInSport.com

The Sports Group at Littleton now writes and publishes fortnightly…

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John Mehrzad in City A.M. on Football Financial Fair Play

Following the suspension of the transfer ban against Barcelona, John…

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The Court of Appeal’s clear message on new costs regime

The Master of the Rolls has delivered a unanimous judgment…

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David Moyes’ sacking and legal rights

David Moyes has been sacked after just 51 games as…

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Addressing Bullying in Sport

The sudden resignation of Jonathan Martin from the Miami Dolphins…

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The barriers to state intervention into football governance

In December 2013 I blogged on LawInSport about match-fixing in…

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David Reade QC and Jeremy Lewis headline in a ‘Specific Performance at the National’

Could the National Theatre be required by law to engage…

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Littleton Hosted an In-House Industrial Action Seminar

On 17th October Littleton hosted an Industrial Action Seminar at…

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Littleton Success in Chambers and Partners 2013

We are very pleased to announce that a record total…

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