VAR, What is it good for? Absolutely nothing?

In the 2010's, the football world underwent some significant changes. From nuanced transfer clauses to advanced goal-line technology, the game has been modernised. In the last year of the decade, the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) was finally introduced in the Premier League. Since then, the ripples of that technology have been felt far and wide. … Continue reading VAR, What is it good for? Absolutely nothing?

Policing UK Football: Is it Proportionate?

The Centre for Sports Law Research (CSLR) and Police Research Unit at Edge Hill University hosted the ‘Policing in Football’ event on 22 November 2019. I was fortunate enough to be a part of this event and cannot thank Edge Hill University enough for hosting events which allow aspiring lawyers to network with professionals as … Continue reading Policing UK Football: Is it Proportionate?

The WADA Whereabouts Rule: Coleman Case Study

As most readers probably know (especially those that read our WADA & Whereabouts article), at the beginning of each quarter of the year professional athletes are required to send a report of their whereabouts to sporting authorities. In other words, the athletes have to inform anti-doping agencies where they will be and pick a time … Continue reading The WADA Whereabouts Rule: Coleman Case Study

Monetary claims before FIFA: Are they worth it?

The current legal framework Overdue payables constitute one of the most pertinent, global loose ends in the football legal sphere. In a market where huge amounts of money are spent every day, it is inevitable that some debtors eventually breach their contractual obligations, more specifically their obligation to pay pre-stipulated amounts to counter-parties. The phenomenon … Continue reading Monetary claims before FIFA: Are they worth it?