The Sports Lawyer

TOM BURROWS: Why Wimbledon is likely to be served up free-to-air for years to come

. TOM BURROWS is a sports lawyer and an associate in the Sports Group at Sheridans. He advises on all areas of commercial matters related to the sports industry, including the sale and acquisition of media rights to sports properties, sponsorship programmes and licensing agreements. He has experience acting for international governing bodies, broadcasters, sports teams and agencies. In the latest in a series of new columns by Sheridans lawyers for Sportingintelligence, Burrows explains the legal reasons for certain sports events remaining live on free-to-air to television - and how a challenge by Fifa and Uefa appears to have failed to change...


Daniel Striani and Uefa’s Financial Fair Play regulations: the new Bosman?

. ANDREW NIXON is a sports lawyer, a partner in the sports group at Sheridans. He is a specialist in the regulatory framework of football and has advised clubs and individual players on regulatory disputes. In the first of a series of new columns for Sportingintelligence, Nixon explores whether a challenge to Uefa's FFP regulations by a Belgian agent, Daniel Striani, could scupper the European body's plans.   By Andrew Nixon 13 May 2013 In 1995 the case of Jean-Marc Bosman came before the European Court of Justice and changed the face of football in Europe. The case involved (amongst other issues) a challenge to the legality of the transfer system for football players. The ECJ found in favour of Bosman...


The Sports Lawyer: ‘In truth the BOA’s drug ban appeal was never likely to succeed’

. THE SPORTS LAWYER is actually a posse of Britain’s brightest lawyers, from the Sport & Media team at the UK law firm, Thomas Eggar, who will be contributing features, analysis and insight on a regular basis on the key sports law issues of the day. In TSL’s latest column, Andrew Nixon reflects on the British Olympic Association's failed appeal against WADA. x . By Andrew Nixon 4 May 2012 The British Olympic Association (BOA) has lost its appeal against WADA's ruling on lifetime Olympic bans for athletes found guilty of doping offences. The ruling opens the door for athletes serving BOA bye-law bans to compete at the London...


The Sports Lawyer: ‘It is entirely possible Dwain Chambers could compete at London 2012′

THE SPORTS LAWYER is actually a posse of Britain’s brightest lawyers, from the Sport & Media team at the UK law firm, Thomas Eggar, who will be contributing features, analysis and insight on a regular basis on the key sports law issues of the day. In TSL’s latest column, Andrew Nixon discusses the controversial BOA by-law hearing. x x   By Andrew Nixon 28 January 2012 The controversial British Olympic Association by-law that imposes lifetime Olympic bans on athletes who have been suspended for six months or more will come before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on 12 March 2012. The hearing has been listed following the determination by...


The Sports Lawyer: ‘Twitter is a great medium for sportsmen but make comments in haste and repent at leisure’

THE SPORTS LAWYER is actually a posse of Britain’s brightest lawyers, from the Sport & Media team at the UK law firm, Thomas Eggar, who will be contributing features, analysis and insight on a regular basis on the key sports law issues of the day. In TSL’s latest column, Andrew Nixon discusses the risks associated with social media in sport. x x   By Andrew Nixon 11 November 2011 Gloucester centre Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu (pictured below) has been banned for three weeks by the Rugby Football Union (RFU) disciplinary panel chaired by David White in Bristol on Monday. The sanction was imposed following comments towards Saracens fly-half, Owen Farrell, and as a result the...