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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

Visa and Immigration update

Posted on: April 21st, 2020 by cfEditor

The Home Office has made temporary changes to its guidance for visitors, migrant workers and their sponsors in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. An overview of the changes is set out below.


FIFA update on COVID-19 – non-core regulatory matters

Posted on: April 17th, 2020 by cfEditor

Following on from our previous update in relation to FIFA proposals in respect of key regulatory matters, the working group established by the Bureau of the FIFA Council has identified other non-core matters that could be affected by COVID-19, specifically: (more…)

FIFA update on COVID-19 – key issues and proposals

Posted on: April 17th, 2020 by cfEditor

On Tuesday 7 April, a working group established by the Bureau of the FIFA Council (the ‘Working Group’) published a set of guidelines (available here) to deal with the impact of COVID-19 on the football industry and a number of key issues that will need to be resolved in the coming months. (more…)

Extension of IR35 is postponed

Posted on: April 6th, 2020 by cfEditor

The Government has confirmed that the extension of IR35 to medium and large companies in the private sector will be postponed by a year, to 6 April 2021, due to the uncertainty surrounding businesses as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. (more…)

Is your business ready for the changes taking effect on 6 April 2020?

Posted on: March 31st, 2020 by cfEditor

From 6 April 2020, information which must be given to employees and workers is changing (following the publication of the Good Work Plan in December 2018). (more…)