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

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

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What now after Chhabra?

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

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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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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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Why Moyes “Leaks” Mattered for Pay-Off Negotiations

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

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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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Court of Arbitration for Sport reverses Olympics selection decision

In the lead up to London 2012 there have been…

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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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Relegation and Promotion decided in hearing rooms

This summer has seen promotion and relegation in Rugby Union…

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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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The double sift process under the draft new ET rules

n his report to the Government following his fundamental review…

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Relating to the Fans

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

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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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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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Preliminary Hearings under the draft new ET rules

Rules 39 to 42 of the proposed new Tribunal rules…

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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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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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Restraint of Trade and Footballers’ Image Rights

Many defenders have had the unenviable task of attempting to…

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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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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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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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Is There Any Protection for the Sophisticated Investor?

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

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John Bowers QC in the Supreme Court

John Bowers QC analyses the impact in the employment status…

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

It is almost impossible to believe that after more than…

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Third Party Costs Orders

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

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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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Negligent investment advice and foreseeability and remoteness of loss

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

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Team Sky’s anti-doping stance

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

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

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

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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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Roy Hodgson’s hypothetical dismissal and consequences

On the day of finding out whether history repeats itself…

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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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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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Two recent EAT cases on redundancy selection

Two recent cases of the EAT have laid down clear…

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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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Di Canio’s public humiliation of players and dismissal

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

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

The right to hold a religious belief cannot be a…

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LIBOR Cases – a return to normality?

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

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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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The Supreme Court, discrimination and the reason why

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

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LUIS SUAREZ: WHEN ‘GOOD FAITH’ BITES

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

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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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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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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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Another distinction between professional disciplinary proceedings & internal disciplinary hearings

If an individual has already been charged and given 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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Are there property rights in an email?

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

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Jimmy Savile and Employment Law
MARK CLATTENBURG: QUO VADIS?

You would need to have had your head in a…

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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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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 barriers to state intervention into football governance

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

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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 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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Addressing Bullying in Sport

The sudden resignation of Jonathan Martin from the Miami Dolphins…

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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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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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David Reade QC on Anelka’s ‘quenelle’ disciplinary

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

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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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David Moyes’ sacking and legal rights

David Moyes has been sacked after just 51 games as…

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Publication of New Book ‘Disability Discrimination’ co-Authored by Lydia Benerjee

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new…

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Third Edition of Alexander Robson’s ‘The Path to Pupillage’ Published

The 3rd Edition of Alexander Robson’s ‘The Path to Pupillage’…

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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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Littleton Chambers was Delighted to Welcome HH David Pearl

Littleton Chambers was delighted to welcome HH David Pearl, Chair…

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Another Successful Annual Manchester Legal Update Seminar

Last week Littleton held its Annual Legal Update Seminar in…

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Adam Solomon to Speak at CLT Seminar on Civil Litigation

Adam Solomon of Littleton has been invited to speak at…

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Professor Szyszczak to Speak at European State Aid Law Conference

Professor Erika Szyszczak is to speak at a major and…

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Littleton Welcomes New Tenant Marc Delehanty

Littleton is delighted to welcome Marc Delehanty who has accepted…

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Gavin Mansfield Appointed Queen’s Counsel
Legal 500 Listings Announced

Following the announcement of this years’ Legal 500 rankings, Littleton…

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Littleton Claimants’ Seminar is Well-Received

On Wednesday 13th February Littleton hosted a Claimants’ Seminar at Inner Temple.…

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LLP Seminar Legal Updates and Dealings with Dispputes to be Held on 15th November

The law on LLPs continues to grow at a fast…

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Another successful Litttleton Annual Commercial Seminar

  Last night Littleton held its Annual Commercial Law Seminar…

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Littleton’s New Contracctual Terms, Effective from 31 January 2013

As you may be aware the Bar Council is implementing…

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Littleton Announces Industrial Action Seminar to be Held on 17th October

Following the latest TUC Annual Congress and a day of…

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John Bowers QC Maintains 4th Position in All-Time Top 40 Advocates in IRLR Table

The table of the all-time top 40 advocates who have argued…

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Naomi Ellenbogen QC Profiled in Counsel Magazine
Lucy Bone Appointed as Barrister Member of the Bar Standards Board Professional Conduct Committee

Lucy Bone Littleton is delighted to announce that Lucy Bone…

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Martyn Barklem Appointed to Circuit Bench

We are very pleased to announce that Martyn Barklem has…

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John Mehrzad Instructed to Court of Arbitration for Sport

The Head of the Sports Law Group at Littleton, John…

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Shortlist Updated