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The willingness and capability of sports governing bodies to tackle discrimination and harassment in sport has long been topical and the case of English National Hunt jockey, Bryony Frost, is the latest in a long line of cases. Head of Sports Law team, Louis Weston, acted for the British Horseracing Authority in this disciplinary case against Robbie Dunne which resulted in a ban for bullying and harassment of Ms Frost and there is now cause for optimism that things may be changing.
Victoria Brown has written an article for LawInSport which considers the determining factors in Frost’s case, how it compares to that which came before it, and what it might mean for the future of horse racing and sport more broadly. She looks specifically at:
She continues by analysing both the panels’ decisions and what can be taken from the case overall, looking at the impact of cultural norms and procedural unfairness, and whether the whole incident demonstrates changing attitudes and progress in tackling discrimination in horseracing and sports more broadly.
Victoria’s full article is now available on the LawInSport website here: Bullying In The Weighing Room – Will Bryony Frost’s Case Mark A Sea Change For Sports?
Read more about the case and the reasons for the decision in our previous case summary here.
Victoria is a civil and commercial practitioner with a focus on sports law. as well as employment, pensions and commercial disputes. The breadth of her practice allows her to recognise and manage consequential legal risks, whether commercial or employment related. She also appears as advocate in sports related claims.
Most recently, Victoria acted for Table Tennis England in a whistleblowing claim involving additional questions of the status of non-executive directors. She is a regular writer on sports issues, including for Law in Sport here and here. She is also ranked as a rising star by the Legal 500.