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01 November 2023
The esports industry is rapidly evolving. As a popular host of international competitive events, the UK needs to continue to attract and retain competitive esports players. An esports visa may be in the pipeline, but for now, esports players should be aware of UK’s available immigration routes.
19 October 2023
Our Q&A looks at the government's proposal on non-competes and what sports businesses should be doing about this now.
24 September 2021
The latest Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules includes a new International Sportsperson visa route for professional athletes coming to work in the UK. The route will launch from 9 am on 11 October 2021.
26 August 2021
In this first episode of our inaugural series of the Future of Sport podcast, our host JJ Shaw is joined by Alex Kelham and Andrew Osborne – Partners and Co-Heads of the Sports Business group.
Sam Minshall comments for Sky News, The Telegraph, The Independent and ITV: Olympic cyclist Jess Varnish's sex discrimination case against UK Sport and British Cycling begins
Press10 December 2018
Sam Minshall has commented in articles for Sky News and The Telegraph which discuss Olympic cyclist Jess Varnish's sex discrimination case against UK Sport and British Cycling.
Sam Minshall comments for Cyclist: Jess Varnish case could lead to ‘wholesale change in the treatment of athletes’
Press07 December 2018
Sam Minshall has commented in an article for Cyclist which discusses the potential wider implications of the imminent court case for athletes involving track sprinter Jess Varnish, who is arguing her status as an employee rather than self-employed.
28 November 2018
As things stand, the UK will leave the EU on 29 March 2019. The UK will adopt a new immigration system post-Brexit, under which free movement of European nationals and their family members will cease. There will be a period of transition until the end of 2020, during which free movement will continue, and a new “settlement scheme” will be rolled out for European migrants. Free movement will end completely from January 2021. All British businesses will be affected by these changes. However, Brexit poses some particular challenges to the sports sector.
Press17 July 2018
In an article for HR Grapevine, Lucy Lewis comments on the case of Serena Williams' seeding at this year's Wimbledon tournament and explains that the protection of a women's position at work must be proportionate, in connection with maternity leave, pregnancy or childbirth.
Press28 November 2016
Andrew Osborne has commented on the breaking news that Serge Aurier has been denied entry to the UK due to his recent criminal conviction, across multiple international and European press and media outlets.
Press31 March 2016
Andrew Osborne was interviewed by BBC news on the impact of Brexit on British football and the potential loss of access to European talent which has helped make the Premier League hugely popular.