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Louis Weston and Sarah Crowther QC on ‘How game theory can help us design more effective whistleblowing polices for sports’


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Louis Weston and Sarah Crowther have co authored ‘How game theory can help us design more effective whistleblowing polices for sports’ for LawInSport.

This two part article considers how sports bodies can design more effective whistleblowing polices.

Part 1 (available here) examined three interesting scenarios from the behavioural field of game theory to help give us a better understanding of how decisions are made in difficult circumstances, analogous to those a potential Whistleblower may face. It then identified ways in which the ‘rules of the game’ might be changed to better incentivise a certain behavioural outcome.

Part 2 (available here) builds on the theory from Part 1. It first examines the current state of Whistleblowing laws in England & Wales to ascertain the current ‘lay of the land’ and the lessons we may learn from within the law. It then combines this with the game theoretical learning from Part 1 to examine why Whistleblowing policies are necessary and how they might be best drafted to optimise effective reporting.

Louis has specialised in Sports Law for over 12 years. He is expert in corruption and misfeasance in sport and is ranked for sport in the Legal 500, Chambers and Partners and has been awarded the Sports Law Lawyer of the Year in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Should you wish to instruct Louis, contact Matt Sale (+44 (0)20 7427 4910) or Peter Foad (+44 (0)20 7427 0807).

Sarah Crowther QC has a broad practice with areas of focus in personal injury, private international law, clinical negligence and public law and discrimination cases. Her broader personal injury practice encompasses  sports related illness claims. Should you wish to instruct Sarah, please contact Paul Barton or Mark Gardner on +44 (0)20 7353 6381.


Barristers: Sarah Crowther QC | Louis Weston
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