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Jonathan Cohen QC appears in the High Court for footballer Lionel Messi of Barcelona FC
22.09.20 Sports Latest Cases

Jonathan Cohen QC appeared yesterday for probably the most famous…

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No Gloss for Varnish – EAT dismisses “worker status” British Cycling appeal
15.07.20 Employment News Sports

The long-awaited decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal in Jess…

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Understanding Contracts during the Covid-19 Pandemic webinar

Paul Gilroy QC and John Mehrzad QC of Littleton’s Sports…

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David Reade QC and Lydia Banerjee are in action on behalf of cyclist Jess Varnish in her appeal against the Tribunal decision on her employment status.
18.05.20 News Sports

David Reade QC and Lydia Banerjee appeared on behalf of…

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Podcast: James Green and Stuart Sanders on the new UEFA guidelines for eligibility in international competitions

James Green and Stuart Sanders on the new UEFA guidelines…

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John Mehrzad QC and Lydia Banerjee appointed Paralympic Sport Classification Panel Chairs
30.03.20 News Sports

John Mehrzad QC and Lydia Banerjee, both members of the…

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Manchester City UEFA ban – John Mehrzad cited on legal processes by BBC

The BBC has cited explanations from Littleton’s Head of the…

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John Mehrzad and Lydia Banerjee discuss 2020 sports law issues to look out for

Sports Law disputes in 2020 from Littleton Chambers on Vimeo.

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UK Athletics Independent Review – Update

The investigation stage of the Independent Review into UK Athletics’…

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John Mehrzad appointed to Tokyo 2020 Olympics & Paralympics Legal Mentoring Scheme

John Mehrzad has been appointed to the mentoring panel, comprising…

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Littleton welcomes its latest ‘Inspire Sports Law’ initiative mentee

The Littleton Sports Law Group was delighted to welcome final…

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John Mehrzad appointed to chair UK Athletics independent review

The Head of Littleton’s Sport Law Group, John Mehrzad, has…

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John Mehrzad successful for international referee before Court of Arbitration for Sport

John Mehrzad, acting as a member of the CAS advocates…

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LITTLETON’S GUIDE TO FA RULE K ARBITRATIONS: STEP 4 – DIRECTIONS

Previous instalments of this series on FA Rule K Arbitrations…

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Inspire Sports Law Initiative welcomes Miles Benjamin

Littleton’s Sports Law Group was delighted to host former professional…

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The rise of esports – Ashley Cukier and Jonny Madill consider the legal issues

Ashley Cukier and Jonny Madill discuss the legal and regulatory…

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The rise of esports – Ashley Cukier and Jonny Madill consider the legal issues part two

Ashley Cukier and Jonny Madill discuss the legal and regulatory issues…

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LITTLETON’S GUIDE TO FA RULE K ARBITRATIONS: STEP 5 – THE HEARING

So far in this series, the Guide has covered pre-action…

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Littleton’s guide to FA Rule K Arbitration: Step 3 – The Response

In the last two instalments of this step-by step guide…

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Equality and Diversity in Sport: Current Issues featuring Grahame Anderson and Libby Payne

Equality and Diversity in Sport: Current Issues from Littleton Chambers…

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Paul Gilroy QC secures Jose Mourinho’s acquittal of FA charge based on defence of legitimate expectation

An FA Regulatory Commission has dismissed a charge against Jose…

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John Mehrzad re-appointed onto Sports Industry Awards Steering Committee

Following his involvement in 2018, John Mehrzad, Head of the…

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Grahame Anderson on Rule K Arbitrations: Littleton’s step-by-step guide

Grahame Anderson, Barrister and Arbitrator. Step 1: the Case Conference…

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Joseph Bryan on key points from the Quinlan report into safeguarding at the Lawn Tennis Association

This article was written for LawInSport by Joseph Bryan and…

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Littleton’s Guide to FA Rule K Arbitration: Step 2 – Commencing the Arbitration

The previous instalment of this step-by-step guide to conducting FA…

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The World Cup – spotlight on FIFA’s anti-discrimination measures

As England make their final preparations, go through their pre-match…

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Sports Law column in CityAM features Lydia Banerjee

Lydia Banerjee, features in a sports law column in City…

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Paul Gilroy QC secures ‘no sanction’ RFU result for Danny Cipriani

England and Gloucester fly half Danny Cipriani has avoided further…

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Littleton Sports Law Group cited in EU-funded report for FIFA

The Interim Report on “Promoting and Supporting Good Governance in…

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Insiders’ perspective on the Cycling Independent Review: by John Mehrzad and Annamarie Phelps CBE

An Independent Review jointly commissioned by UK Sport and British…

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An update on fault and negligence in anti-doping regulation by Joseph Bryan

Joseph Bryan reviews two recent decisions of the National Anti-Doping…

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Grahame Anderson on FA Rule K Arbitration Jurisdiction Challenges

Rule K Jurisdiction Challenges: Do you have to be a…

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Report of the British Equestrian Federation Independent Review

The Report of the Independent Review Panel into the British…

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Littleton Sports Law Group Hosts F.A. Rule K Arbitration Breakfast

On Wednesday 28th March 2018, the Littleton Sports Law Group was…

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Ashley Cukier on the Owners and Directors test in English Football

Recently the English Football League (“EFL”) ratified the takeover of…

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John Mehrzad involved in the Report of the Cycling Independent Review Panel

The Report of the Independent Panel into the Culture and…

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Joseph Bryan on “5 Things You Need to Know” about the Independent Cycling Review Report

Who were the members of the Independent Panel? Annamarie Phelps…

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Joseph Bryan on Joey Barton v The FA: 5 things you need to know

Joseph Bryan analyses the decision of an FA Appeal Board.…

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Ashley Cukier successful in FA Rule K Arbitration

At a hearing held in June 2017 under the Football Association…

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Pie-eating goalkeeper caught offside? Five things you need to know

by Joseph Bryan What has happened? Non-league Sutton United’s heroic…

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Nicholas Siddall Advises on Cyclist’s Appeal against Non-Selection for the Rio Olympics

Nicholas Siddall has advised a prominent GB Cyclist on his…

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Martin Palmer on Sky Sport’s ‘Ballsy Women’

Martin Palmer will be guest on Sky Sport’s ‘Ballsy Women’…

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Marc Delehanty acts for Scottish footballer Jordan McMillan in successful appeal against length of doping ban

Marc Delehanty, instructed by Thomas Cooper LLP, successfully represented Scottish…

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John Mehrzad assists Premiership rugby player to reduce RFU sanction

John Mehrzad represented Nick Fenton-Wells of Bristol Rugby in an…

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Sam Allardyce and alleged misconduct – Five Things You Need to Know

By Joseph Bryan What has Sam Allardyce done? Undercover Telegraph…

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Sam Allardyce: are the FA within their right to sack England manager – The Independent speaks to Joseph Bryan

Following Joseph Bryan‘s earlier post “Sam Allardyce and alleged misconduct –…

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Sam Allardyce leaves England post: the law behind the headlines

by Joseph Bryan Just before 8.00 pm last night, the…

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Katherine Apps and Ashley Cukier appointed to the Appeal Board of Table Tennis England

We are delighted to announce that Katherine Apps and Ashley Cukier…

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A Comparison of the Olympic Selection Procedures for British Cycling, Athletes and Swimming

This article was first published by LawInSport.  For further information…

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John Mehrzad appointed to British Cycling Review Panel

John Mehrzad has been appointed to the Independent Review Panel jointly…

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John Mehrzad awarded Sports Law Barrister of the Year by ACQ for the Second Year Running

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

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Paul Gilroy QC joins Littleton

Littleton is delighted to announce that Paul Gilroy QC has…

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Video: Daniel Northall & Udo Onwere discuss Football Investment Mis-selling

This is the second in our latest series of short…

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Video: Jamie Susskind & Richard Berry discuss Doping Mitigation

This is the third in our latest series of short…

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John Mehrzad helps athlete keep her Rio dreams alive

As part of the Sport Resolutions panel of specialist sports…

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Sam Neaman advised in recent move of Reading FC Director of Football to West Bromwich Albion

Littleton’s Sam Neaman advised in the recent move of long-serving…

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Timothy Higginson appointed as Legal Chair of The British Equestrian Foundation

We are pleased to announce that Timothy Higginson has been…

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The FA appoints John Mehrzad to be Anti-Discrimination Panel Chairman

Following an application and selection process, the Head of Littleton’s…

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John Mehrzad appointed Board Director of the British Association of Sport and Law

The Head of the Sports Law Group, John Mehrzad, has…

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David Reade QC & John Mehrzad advise & represent Bristol Rugby in action against Steve Borthwick and the RFU

David Reade QC and John Mehrzad, members of the Sports…

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David Reade QC and Alexander Robson succeed in defending Sunderland Football club against the claim

David Reade QC and Alexander Robson have successfully defended Sunderland…

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Retaining Footballing Talent – Self Help, Litigation, and Market Forces

The Raheem Stirling transfer saga again raises the issue of…

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“Moral Damages” for Football Contract Termination

The Head of Littleton’s Sports Law Group, John Mehrzad, considers…

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Professional Sport and Bullying – Lessons From The ECB and Kevin Pietersen Affair

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

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Ched Evans: Release, Retribution And Rehabilitation

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

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Premier League’s solitary stance will not be enough to stop FIFA forcing them into line.

“Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore is angered by the…

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Grahame Anderson and John Mehrzad in LawInSport on the new FIFA Intermediaries Regulations

On 1 April 2015 the new FIFA Intermediaries Regulations will…

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World Sports Law Report cites John Mehrzad on the new FIFA Intermediaries Regulations

World Sports Law Report cites John Mehrzad on the new…

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Marc Delehanty writes for LawInSport on the role of the Independent Football Ombudsman

Marc Delehanty  Alternative forms of dispute resolution continue to grow…

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Football Manager Termination

As the football season draws to a close many clubs…

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Littleton receives two awards in the ACQ Global Awards 2015

We are pleased to announce that Littleton has received two…

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Football Managers’ Contracts: Why Clubs Should Link Termination Clauses to Performance

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

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CityAM cites John Mehrzad on UEFA-European Commission cooperation agreement

The European Commission has announced an historic cooperation agreement with…

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John Mehrzad on FIFA Presidential Elections

The scene at FIFA has all the makings of a…

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41 Littleton members recommended as “Leaders in their Field” by Chambers UK 2015

41 Littleton members have been named as “Leaders in their…

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

In this blog for LawInSport, Marc Delehanty analyses and reflects…

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John Mehrzad & Katherine Apps to Speak at Player Contracts Conference on 11 July
John Mehrzad and Lydia Banerjee discuss 2020 sports law issues to look out for

Sports Law disputes in 2020 from Littleton Chambers on Vimeo.

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John Mehrzad appointed to chair UK Athletics independent review

The Head of Littleton’s Sport Law Group, John Mehrzad, has…

Read more >
John Mehrzad successful for international referee before Court of Arbitration for Sport

John Mehrzad, acting as a member of the CAS advocates…

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John Mehrzad appointed to Tokyo 2020 Olympics & Paralympics Legal Mentoring Scheme

John Mehrzad has been appointed to the mentoring panel, comprising…

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The rise of esports – Ashley Cukier and Jonny Madill consider the legal issues part two

Ashley Cukier and Jonny Madill discuss the legal and regulatory issues…

Read more >
Inspire Sports Law Initiative welcomes Miles Benjamin

Littleton’s Sports Law Group was delighted to host former professional…

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The rise of esports – Ashley Cukier and Jonny Madill consider the legal issues

Ashley Cukier and Jonny Madill discuss the legal and regulatory…

Read more >
Joseph Bryan on key points from the Quinlan report into safeguarding at the Lawn Tennis Association

This article was written for LawInSport by Joseph Bryan and…

Read more >
Littleton’s guide to FA Rule K Arbitration: Step 3 – The Response

In the last two instalments of this step-by step guide…

Read more >
Equality and Diversity in Sport: Current Issues featuring Grahame Anderson and Libby Payne

Equality and Diversity in Sport: Current Issues from Littleton Chambers…

Read more >
John Mehrzad re-appointed onto Sports Industry Awards Steering Committee

Following his involvement in 2018, John Mehrzad, Head of the…

Read more >
Littleton Sports Law Group cited in EU-funded report for FIFA

The Interim Report on “Promoting and Supporting Good Governance in…

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Sports Law column in CityAM features Lydia Banerjee

Lydia Banerjee, features in a sports law column in City…

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Paul Gilroy QC secures ‘no sanction’ RFU result for Danny Cipriani

England and Gloucester fly half Danny Cipriani has avoided further…

Read more >
Report of the British Equestrian Federation Independent Review

The Report of the Independent Review Panel into the British…

Read more >
Littleton Sports Law Group Hosts F.A. Rule K Arbitration Breakfast

On Wednesday 28th March 2018, the Littleton Sports Law Group was…

Read more >
Grahame Anderson on FA Rule K Arbitration Jurisdiction Challenges

Rule K Jurisdiction Challenges: Do you have to be a…

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Joseph Bryan on Joey Barton v The FA: 5 things you need to know

Joseph Bryan analyses the decision of an FA Appeal Board.…

Read more >
Ashley Cukier successful in FA Rule K Arbitration

At a hearing held in June 2017 under the Football Association…

Read more >
Ashley Cukier on the Owners and Directors test in English Football

Recently the English Football League (“EFL”) ratified the takeover of…

Read more >
John Mehrzad involved in the Report of the Cycling Independent Review Panel

The Report of the Independent Panel into the Culture and…

Read more >
Pie-eating goalkeeper caught offside? Five things you need to know

by Joseph Bryan What has happened? Non-league Sutton United’s heroic…

Read more >
Katherine Apps and Ashley Cukier appointed to the Appeal Board of Table Tennis England

We are delighted to announce that Katherine Apps and Ashley Cukier…

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