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Football and the Law

By: Nick De Marco QC
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Published: 18-05-2018
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Edition: 1st
Extent: 696
ISBN: 9781784512354
Imprint: Bloomsbury Professional
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About Football and the Law

Football and the Law is the first comprehensive review of the law relating to all aspects of football, including the main regulatory and commercial aspects of the sport. With contributions from more than 50 of the leading experts in the field, Football and the Law is a valuable resource for lawyers and others active in the football industry, as well as a vital source of material for students, legal practitioners and others who wish to learn more about the area. The work refers to the key legal principles, cases and regulatory materials relevant to football.

Nick De Marco QC

Keiron Beal QC
Michael Beloff QC
Nick Bitel
Karim Bouzidi
Alice Bricogne
Richard Bush
Liz Coley
Nick Cusack
Anita Davies
James Eighteen
Jonathan Ellis
Pedro Fida
Paul Fletcher
Daniel Geey
Paul Gilroy QC
Edwin Glasgow QC
Paul Goulding QC
Tom Grant
Diya Sen Gupta
Alex Hackney
Mark Hovell
Oliver Hunt
Christopher Jeans QC
James Kitching
Daniel Lowen
Ian Lynam
Sara Mansoori
Emma Mason
Alistair McHenry
Ian Mill QC
Gavin Millar QC
George Molyneaux
Tom Mountford
Jane Mulcahy QC
Tim Owen QC
Ariel Reck
Tom Richards
Stephen Sampson
James Segan
Graham Shear
Zane Shihab
Supinder Sian
Shane Sibbel
Jamie Singer
Andrew Smith
Peter Stockwell
Andrew Street
Jim Sturman QC
Rhodri Thompson QC
James Thorndyke
Victoria Wakefield
Chris Walsh

Table Of Contents

1. Introduction & Overview: Nick De Marco QC (Blackstone Chambers)
2. Institutions: Andrew Smith (Matrix Chambers); Richard Bush (Bird & Bird)
3. International Federations: James Kitching (Kitching Sports); Pedro Fida (Bichara & Motta - Brazil)
4. European Law in relation to Football: Kieron Beal QC (Blackstone Chambers); Daniel Geey (Sheridans)
5. Employment Law and Football: Paul Goulding QC & Diya Sen Gupta (Blackstone Chambers)
6. Contracts - Players: Jane Mulcahy QC (Blackstone Chambers); Ian Lynam (Northridge); Liz Coley (Walker Morris)
7. Contracts – Managers: Paul Gilroy QC (Littleton Chambers & 9 St Johns Street); Christopher Jeans QC (11 KBW)
8. Player Transfers: Stephen Sampson (Squire Patton Boggs); Liz Coley (Walker Morris)
9. Immigration and GBE's: Supinder Sian & Emma Mason (Squire Patton Boggs)
10. Academies and Youth Issues: Jonathan Ellis & James Eighteen (Northridge)
11. Third Party Investment: Nick De Marco QC (Blackstone Chambers); Ariel Reck (Reck Sports Law); Pedro Fida (Bichara & Motta - Brazil)
12. The Regulation of Intermediaries: Nick De Marco QC (Blackstone Chambers); Daniel Lowen (Level)
13. Image Rights: Paul Fletcher & Tom Grant (Adelphi Sports Law); Oliver Hunt & Leon Farr (Onside Law)
14. Taxation – Graham Shear& Andrew Street (Berwin Leighton Paisner)
15. Sponsorship and Commercial Rights: Chris Walsh & Jamie Singer (Onside Law)
16. Financial regulation and Financial Fair Play: Nick De Marco QC & Tom Richards (Blackstone Chambers); Victoria Wakefield (Brick Court Chambers)
17. Personal Injury:Alistair McHenry (Walker Morris)
18. Broadcasting: Rhodri Thompson QC & Anita Davies (Matrix Chambers)
19. Stadia, Hillsborough, Health & Safety and Policing: Michael Beloff QC, Shane Sibbel & George Molyneaux (Blackstone Chambers)
20. Ticketing: Nick Bitel, Zane Shihab & James Thorndyke (Kerman & Co)
21. Ownership Issues and the Fit and Proper Person test: Tim Owen QC & Andrew Smith (Matrix Chambers)
22. Privacy and Defamation: Gavin Millar QC & Sara Mansoori (Matrix Chambers)
23. Discipline: Jim Sturman QC & Alice Bricogne (2 Bedford Row), Nick De Marco QC (Blackstone Chambers)
24. Doping: James Segan & Tom Mountford (Blackstone Chambers)
25. Corruption: Nick De Marco QC (Blackstone Chambers); Karim Bouzidi (Clintons)
26. Players' Representation, the PFA and FIFPro: Nick Cusack (PFA)
27. Mediation: Edwin Glasgow QC (39 Essex Chambers), Peter Stockwell (Solicitor/Mediator)
28. Arbitration: Ian Mill QC (Blackstone); Andrew Smith (Matrix); Richard Bush (Bird & Bird)
29. International Disputes and the CAS: Mark Hovell (Mills & Reeve)


“A one-stop-shop of expert commentary and analysis of the highest quality in all of the key areas” –  Howard Wilkinson, Chairman of the League Managers Association,

“The Editor, Contributors and the Publishers are to be warmly congratulated on producing such an important, comprehensive and 'must-have' Book for sports lawyers, football club managers and administrators, players' intermediaries, students, academics and researchers.” –  Prof Dr Ian Blackshaw, Global Sports Law and Taxation

“This book makes out a strong case for the existence of a body of 'football law' justifying a work dedicated to the subject. By its expert, detailed and wide-ranging coverage of the relevant legal issues, it represents the fine execution of an excellent idea.” –  The Rt. Hon. Sir Stephen Richards, former Lord Justice of Appeal,

“A must read for all players, spectators and administrators to keep ahead of the game!” –  Gordon Taylor OBE, Chief Executive of the Professional Footballers' Association,

“An essential legal reference book for every Football Club executive” –  Jeff Mostyn, Chairman AFC Bournemouth and FA Council Member,

“A comprehensive and well-written book that provides a helpful guide to the legal principles and
procedures that arise within the football industry
” –  Sean Cottrell, CEO Law in Sport,

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