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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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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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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…

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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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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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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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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 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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John Mehrzad re-appointed onto Sports Industry Awards Steering Committee

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

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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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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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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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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.…

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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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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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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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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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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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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 leaves England post: the law behind the headlines

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

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

This is the second in our latest series of short…

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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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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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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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John Mehrzad on FIFA Presidential Elections

The scene at FIFA has all the makings of a…

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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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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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John Mehrzad & Katherine Apps to Speak at Player Contracts Conference on 11 July
Naomi Ellenbogen QC appointed as Chair of the independent Professional Footballers’ Association Review

Naomi Ellenbogen QC appointed as Chair of the independent Professional…

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John Mehrzad re-appointed onto Judging Panel for Sports Group Industry’s Integrity Award

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

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Club Academy Disputes

John Mehrzad , the Head of the Sports Law Group…

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‘How did Liverpool escape League Cup expulsion?’ – Ashley Cukier on the EFL Disciplinary Panel’s Decision

The English Football League (“EFL”) yesterday announced that Liverpool FC…

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David Reade QC and Gerard Cukier discuss Cross border jurisdiction issues in footballer and agency contracts.

David Reade QC and Gerard Cukier discuss Cross border jurisdiction…

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Ashley Cukier on the FA v Jose Mourinho: the ‘Special One’ succeeds in legitimate expectation defence

In December 2018, Jose Mourinho’s departure from Manchester United made…

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Court of Arbitration for Sport’s Award on IAAF’s Differences of Sex Development Regulations

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (the “CAS”) has ruled…

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Ashley Cukier on Sky Sports News re: Manchester City, FIFA and FFP

Ashley Cukier this week appeared on Sky Sports News to…

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Littleton Chambers host WISLaw Breakfast on Digital Broadcasting & Sport

Digital broadcasting & it’s impact on gender equality & sport.…

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Littleton formally launches ‘Inspire Sports Law Initiative’

In an initiative designed to support those from less fortunate…

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Sports Law column in CityAM features John Mehrzad

The Head of Littleton Sports Law Group, John Mehrzad, features…

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James Green: High Court makes finding of serious irregularity in rule K Arbitration

The High Court last week handed down its judgment in…

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Paul Gilroy QC contributes to new leading Sports Law Textbook: “Football and the Law”

“Football and the Law”, newly launched by Bloomsbury Publishing, aims to…

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Sport Resolutions appoints Four Littleton Barristers to their Arbitration and Mediation Panels

Grahame Anderson, Katherine Apps, Lydia Banerjee and Ashley Cukier, members of…

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Lydia Banerjee writes for Sports Resolutions on the impact of Brexit on sport in Britain

Will Brexit leave Britain in the three-legged race? Lydia Banerjee…

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European Court of Human Rights Finds Sports Arbitration Hearing Held in Private Breached the Right to a Fair Trial

Joseph Bryan, of Littleton’s Sports Law Group, examines the ECtHR…

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John Mehrzad to chair British Equestrian Federation Independent Review

An Independent Review into the British Equestrian Federation (the “BEF”)…

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John Mehrzad and Lydia Banerjee speak at LawInSport conference

John Mehrzad and Lydia Banerjee, members of the Sports Law…

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John Mehrzad and Ashley Cukier appear before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne

John Mehrzad leading Ashley Cukier, instructed by Andrew Osborne and…

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Ashley Cukier on Tyrone Mings’s FA Ban

Mings, Zlatan and ‘Violent Conduct’ under the FA Rules: Five…

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Jurisdiction over International Transfer Related Football Disputes by John Mehrzad

This article was written for and first published on LawInSport.com (unless…

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John Mehrzad successful before FIFA

The FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber has upheld a claim lodged…

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The “Investment Mis-Selling” Controversy – What Should Footballers Do Next?

This article by Daniel Northall was first produced for and…

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Paul Gilroy QC to be Guest Speaker at Employment Law Association of Ireland’s Annual Dinner

Paul Gilroy QC to be Guest Speaker at the Employment…

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John Mehrzad awarded the Lawyer Monthly Sports Law Barrister of Year

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

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Video: Damian Brown QC & Ashley Cukier discuss Senior Football Executive Terminations

This is the fourth in our latest series of short…

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Eligibility Rules, Sport and Competition: Is the ISU skating on thin ice? by Prof. Erika Szyszczak

Eligibility Rules, Sport and Competition: Is the ISU skating on…

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A guide to fiduciary duties owed by football club directors and remedies for breach of duty

A guide to fiduciary duties owed by football club directors…

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Damian Brown QC succeeds in defending England forward David Wilson against disciplinary charges

England Rugby forwards, David Wilson and George Kruis have been…

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Video: Rio Olympic Selection: John Mehrzad and Edward Wheen on legal challenges

In the lead up to the Rio 2016 Olympic and…

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What are the legal obligations on sports clubs looking to dismiss an underperforming manager?

What are the legal obligations on sports clubs looking to…

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Nicholas Siddall acts as Independent Procedural Advisor to British Shooting

Nicholas Siddall of Littleton’s Sports Group recently acted as an…

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John Mehrzad interviewed by Al-Jazeera on Sauber/Van de Gerde F1 ruling

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Protecting Athletes’ Data: an Examination of Database Rights in the UK and EU – David Reade QC

Protecting athletes’ data: an examination of database rights in the…

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When is There a Right to Replay a Football Match?

Consider this scenario: a football club fields an ineligible or suspended…

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Retaining footballing talent – self help, litigation, and market forces

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Protecting athletes’ data: an examination of database rights in the UK and EU

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Introducing “Moral damages” for terminating a football player’s contract

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“Wild West” or “Brave New World”? The new FIFA and FA Intermediaries Regulations

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A guide to England’s Independent Football Ombudsman

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The flexibility of sanctions under the 2015 WADA Code

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When is there a right to replay a football match?

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Our top 10 tips to understand the Football Association’s new Intermediary Regulations

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John Mehrzad gives webinar for World Sports Law Report on FIFA Intermediaries Regulations

The Head of Littleton’s Sports Law group, John Mehrzad, together…

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Regulating Unruly Football Fans: The State of English Law and Proposed Improvements

Crowd disorder at football matches is, sadly, still a topical…

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Discrimination in sport

Watch our video of Andrew Clarke QC and Charlotte Davies discussing…

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New Regulations on Working With Intermediaries – John Mehrzad writes for the World Sports Law Report

John Mehrzad writes about the new Regulations on Working With…

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John Mehrzad blogs on Twitter “Guidance” for footballers for LawInSport.com

In his latest blog for LawInSport.com, John Mehrzad discusses new…

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Damian Brown QC appointed as a Legal Chair of the British Equestrian Federation

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Damian Brown…

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New Guidance on How Clubs Should Treat Social Media Misconduct by Footballers

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

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Football Player Contract Termination

Footballers get into trouble. Clubs sometimes want to get rid…

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The Flexibility of Sanctions Under the 2015 WADA Code

The 2015 World Anti-Doping Code (2015 Code) is more flexible…

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The Guardian cites John Mehrzad on new FIFA football agents regulations

The Guardian cites John Mehrzad on new FIFA football agents…

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