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The world of sport is diverse, challenging, fast moving, highly regulated and most of all exciting. You need lawyers whose knowledge and passion for sport matches yours.
We work with some of the world’s best known and innovative sports brands and organisations. Our expertise spans the entire spectrum of the sports industry. We advise on diverse areas from player transfers to broadcasting rights, club restructuring to stadium acquisitions, sporting rules to sports investments, disciplinary hearings to sponsorship strategy and brand protection to property leasing. Sport is our passion and that shows in our work. We know the law but what sets us apart is our fresh attitude, pragmatic problem solving and vibrant team.
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Making gains when making games: final thoughtsBy Alex Kelham, Iain McDonald, Alice Bainton
On 17 September Lewis Silkin welcomed John Probyn, Rt Hon. Richard Caborn, Charlie Wijeratna and Richard Ayers to discuss the theme of "Making Gains While Making Gains - What Powers a Successful Live Event". To ensure that insight is not lost we have pulled together a few strands of thought from the discussion that set our synapses firing.
Jackson ReformsBy Paula Barry
Lord Justice Jackson undertook a review of litigation procedure in 2009 with particular emphasis on the concerns expressed by the judiciary and others in relation to the high cost of litigation. This resulted in the publication of two reports (interim and final) in 2009/10, which made numerous recommendations proposing radical changes to litigation procedure. Many of the recommendations contained in the report have now been implemented.
To be(lly putt) or not to be(lly putt), that is the questionBy Alexander Milner-Smith, Richard Berry
Alexander Milner-Smith and Richard Berry discuss the legality of belly putters in golf in light of Adam Scott’s victory in the Masters last weekend.
The two ruling bodies of golf, the US Golf Association (USGA) in the USA and the Royal and Ancient (R&A) everywhere else, had already announced prior to last week’s tournament that they propose to ban players anchoring putters to their bodies from the beginning of 2016.