Sport

GCRC StyleCounsel Interview: John Ireland, John Ireland & Co

John Ireland

StyleCounsel is the GCRC’s latest sector that focuses on the fashion, retail and lifestyle industries.  Enter the StyleCounsel community to read the latest interviews with GCs from some of the leading companies in the world. Last month, Helena Hill caught up with John Ireland at Electric House in Notting Hill, who talked about the creative industries, working for Alan Sugar, football ... Read More »

Managing the World Cup Distraction

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Everyone’s come into work a bit later than usual. Everyone’s left work a bit earlier than usual. Has everyone all of a sudden become a bit more efficient than usual? Nope. The opposite if anything. The World Cup has started and people’s jobs have all of a sudden taken on secondary importance. Yet, in-house lawyer are tasked with ensuring that ... Read More »

Man City and PSG found to have breached FFP rules

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UEFA have made their first FFP-sized bite into financial irresponsibility in European football. Following years of sugar daddy investments and gargantuan losses among the elite (and less elite) clubs in Europe, UEFA is finally executing its first punishments relating to its Financial Fair Play rules, designed to combat against financial irresponsibility. Under 20 clubs are understood to have breached FFP ... Read More »

Put Up a United Front – lessons in-house lawyers can learn from David Moyes’ sacking

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So another week in football goes by with sackings, title swings and Champions League semi-final thrashings by the new pretenders against the former favourites. The major news story in England, despite the actual football-related dramas in the Premier League and Champions League, has, of course, been David Moyes’ sacking. With the legal related issues to do with the inevitable closure ... Read More »

GCRC Sports Panel – Using Data as an Asset

GCRC Panel (5 of 6)

GCRC Sports is the part of the GC Research Club that allows in-house lawyers from the sports sector to meet and discuss, at our panel events or online, the things that matter to them. In the fifth of a series of articles based on the discussions held at the second GCRC Sports Panel in January, we will be looking into ... Read More »

Guest Post: FrontRow Legal wins High Court battle for Keith Mason

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This is a guest post from Richard Cramer of FrontRow Legal. FrontRow Legal recently successfully represented rugby league player Keith Mason “the Player” in a claim heard in the Leeds District Registry High Court worth £167,000 against his former club Huddersfield Giants “the Club”, following his sacking in October 2012. A summary of this case can be found below: Mason ... Read More »

GCRC Interview: Kevin Carpenter from LawInSport

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Here at GCRC our sports section has been designed to stimulate conversation among our community about law in sport. We are hoping to do this through panel discussions, surveys and polls and also by interviewing leading experts in the area, such as LawInSport’s Kevin Carpenter. We talked to Kevin about some of the big issues in sports law and the ... Read More »