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Monday 8th March 2021

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…)

Monday 7th December 2020

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…)

Friday 27th November 2020

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…)

Friday 17th July 2020

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.

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Thursday 18th June 2020

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…)

Tuesday 21st April 2020

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.

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Friday 17th April 2020

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…)

Friday 17th April 2020

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…)

Monday 6th April 2020

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…)