Since the first edition of this book was published in 1999, UK sports law has been growing with increasing rapidity over the years, regularly making headlines, as well as leading to a developing body of law practiced by specialist lawyers. Written by leading practitioners in the field, with a foreword by Lord Coe, this comprehensive second edition provides a coherent framework for understanding the principles of sports law, as well as a deep analysis of its key features. The subject is split into various areas of practice, including: a) the regulatory rules, which embrace the constitutional aspect of organized sport and include the disciplinary procedures of the various sport governing organizations; b) broadcasting and marketing, resulting from commercial exploitation, such as sponsorship, sports clubs, sporting events, and players; c) the player's rights and obligations, which embrace a wide range of legal issues and topics arising from employment (including discrimination law), personal injury, and criminal law. Special attention is paid to the impact of EU and human rights law, as well as to the influential jurisprudence of the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The London 2012 Olympic Games provides an appropriate point at which to provide an overview of the current state of the law, as well as a look to the future. The target readership extends to: solicitors and barristers, legal advisers to sports organizations and clubs, corporations involved in marketing and sponsorship, media companies, academics who teach sports law, and sports administrators.
Publication Date: 10/11/2012