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Unscripted: Legal and Commercial Issues in Docuseries

Posted on: July 27th, 2022 by cfEditor

Having recently advised on a number of docuseries as part of our wider work on licensing, broadcasting and content exploitation/distribution arrangements (including advising various rights holders (comprising both high-profile media and sports personalities, as well as leading sports clubs/organisations) on deals involving leading streaming platforms,  free to air channels and subscription broadcasters), we take a look at some of the key practical considerations to address in negotiations and contracts: (more…)

Centrefield Promotions

Posted on: July 1st, 2022 by cfEditor

Centrefield is delighted to announce the promotions of Oliver Sadler, Philip Bonner and Sarah Athi to the role of Legal Director.


Business Immigration: 2022 Update

Posted on: June 30th, 2022 by cfEditor

The Home Office has recently introduced new work and business visa routes to modernise the UK Immigration system with the aim of attracting more skilled workers and global talents to the UK; the Global Business Mobility visa routes, the High Potential Individual visa, and the Scale-up route. We briefly outline the details for each visa route in this summary.


Non-Fungible Tokens: Key Issues for Rights Holders

Posted on: April 26th, 2021 by cfEditor

The sale of non-fungible tokens (‘NFTs’) have rocketed over the past few months, presenting a significant revenue generating opportunity for rights holders within the sports and media space. In this short update, we set out some key legal and commercial issues for rights holders to consider when contemplating issuing NFTs.


Amateur Sports Events – Key Legal Issues for Event Organisers

Posted on: March 8th, 2021 by cfEditor

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented upheaval and turmoil in the world of sport similar to many other industries. Whilst the media spotlight has largely been on the cancellation or postponement of events in elite sport, such as the 2020 Olympic Games, there has been little focus on the events and races aimed at amateur athletes and the general public which have also been put on hold as a result of COVID-19. (more…)

Football Clubs: Commercial and Regulatory Update

Posted on: December 7th, 2020 by cfEditor

In light of the current and future commercial and regulatory issues facing football, we set out below an update on matters that we are regularly advising clubs on together with regulatory updates that are due to take effect in the near future. (more…)

Women’s Football – FIFA’s New Maternity Rules

Posted on: November 27th, 2020 by cfEditor

The continued growth and interest in women’s football has been firmly recognised by FIFA who recently stated that:

“This progress must go hand in hand with the development of an adequate regulatory framework, in order to protect players and provide women’s football with the best possible platform for sustained longevity and long-term career prospects.” (more…)

Women’s Football: Moving Forward – Key Considerations for English Clubs

Posted on: July 17th, 2020 by cfEditor

The Covid-19 pandemic has created unprecedented upheaval and turmoil in the world of sport. It has affected every aspect of professional football from stadium closures to the cessation of training and competitive matches. Women’s football has been particularly affected with The FA Women’s Super League (‘WSL’) and The FA Women’s Championship season (after an initial suspension) officially ended on 25 May 2020.


Employment Status

Posted on: June 18th, 2020 by cfEditor

Employment status continues to be a key issue in many businesses and will continue to be so specifically in relation to the changes which are due to come into force next year regarding IR35. (more…)

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Redundancy

Posted on: June 5th, 2020 by cfEditor