SPORTS LAW CASE NOTES

RBS v Hicks & Gillett ~ The Sale of Liverpool FC
1 November 2010
Author(s): Jorren Knibbe
Member(s) of Chambers involved in this case: Paul Harris QC

Last month Floyd J gave two judgments regarding the sale of Liverpool FC.  Both judgments were covered extensively in the media. The outcome is well known, but the details of the litigation are less ...

Sheffield United Football Limited v West Ham United Football Club Plc [2008] EWHC 2855 (Comm)
23 December 2008
Author(s): Fiona Banks
Member(s) of Chambers involved in this case: Paul Harris QC

In the latest stage of the ongoing legal battle between Sheffield United and West Ham over the Carlos Tevez affair, Sheffield United have succeeded in their application to the High Court for an interim order restraining West Ham from ...

Doping: a Rule of Reason for the Sporting Exception?
9 October 2006
Author(s): Paul Harris QC
Member(s) of Chambers involved in this case: Paul Harris QC, Ben Lask

With Tour de France winner Floyd Landis and Olympic 100m champion Justin Gatlin facing possible bans following their recent positive drugs tests, the ECJ's judgment in Meca-Medina provides ...

From Rio to Meca: Another Step on the Winding Road of Competition and Sports Law
6 May 2005
Author(s): Julian Gregory

On 19 December 2003, a Football Association ("FA") disciplinary hearing found Rio Ferdinand, the Manchester United and England defender, guilty of failing to submit to drug testing, and imposed a fine of £50,000 and an eight- ...

Case Law of the ECJ: Deliege and Lehtonen
2 May 2000
Author(s): Paul Harris QC

The mid-April ECJ judgments in Deliège and Lehtonen both had the potential to provide further illumination of the application of EC competition rules to sport. Unfortunately, those opportunities were not ...