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Sport: Law and Practice 4th ed

Edited by: Adam Lewis QC, Jonathan Taylor QC

ISBN13: 9781526509260
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781780431130
Published: March 2021
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £295.00

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Sport: Law and Practice consolidates guidance across all the major practice areas of interest to solicitors and barristers practising sports law, as well as Universities, governing bodies, sports agencies, clubs and commercial firms.

The new 4th Edition features updates to all the existing chapters with some restructuring to reflect modern practice, plus the addition of a number of new chapters, including:

  • Data protection
  • Public funding of sport
  • Best practice in sports governance
  • Effective sports regulation
  • Eligibility
  • Misconduct
  • Investigations and enquiries
  • Ticketing
  • Exploiting sports data
  • HMRC investigations, tax enquiries and disputes in the sports sector
  • ESports

Sports Law
Part A. Governance of the Sports Sector
1. Self-governance by sports governing bodies
2. Forms of organisation of sports governing bodies
3. Government intervention in the sports sector
4. Data protection
5. Public funding of sport
6. Best practice is sports governance

Part B: Regulating Sport
1. Effective sports regulation: the basic principles
2. Eligibility
3. Selection
4. Misconduct
5. Doping
6. match-fixing and related integrity issues
7. Ownership and finances
8. Safeguarding

Part C: Enforcing the Rules
1. Investigations and enquiries
2. Disciplinary proceedings
3. Disciplinary proceedings relating to on-field offences
4. Other internal proceedings
5. The Court of Arbitration for Sport

Part D: Challenges to the Actions of Sports Governing Bodies
1. Actions of a sports governing body
2. Identification of causes of an action that form a basis for challenge
3. Choices of forum
4. Public or private?
5. Varying degree of review
6. Grounds for review arising out of control of sport
7. Contract
8. Tort
9. Restraint of trade
10. Competition law
11. Free movement
12. Human rights
13. Discrimination
14. Remedies
15. Procedural aspects
16. Arbitration in sport

Part E: Relations Between Clubs and Players/Managers
1. Player and manager contracts
2. Players' agents
3. Player transfers

Part F: Liability Arising out of Participation in Sport
1. Civil liability arising out of participation in sport
2. Criminal liability arising out of participation in sport

Part G: Capturing the Commercial Value of Sport
1. Proprietary rights in sports events/ambush marketing
2. Venues and events management
4. Broadcasting and new media
5. Sponsorship
6. Image rights
7. Merchandising and licensing
8. Hospitality
9. Exploiting sports data

Part H: Tax Issues in the Sports Sector
1. Taxation of sports organisations
2. Tax and financial planning for individual athletes
3. Tax treatment of image rights
4. HMRC investigations, tax enquiries and disputes in the sports sector

Part I: ESports