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Anthony Lo Surdo SC addresses the Japan Sports Lawyers Association

CAS Arbitrator, sports law expert and OTC Professional Associate, Anthony Lo Surdo SC delivered a webinar to members of the Japan Sports Lawyers Association (JSLA) on Friday, 1 October 2021 on the topic of discrimination in sport.   This interactive webinar took the form of a case study with a Q & A session and examined conduct that may comprise discrimination, the source and power to sanction for such conduct and the approach to sanctions. This webinar was the second in a series presented by Anthony Lo Surdo SC to the JSLA as part of its Study and Research on International Sports Arbitration. Anthony discussed the incident in the Eastern SC v Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao FC match in Mong Kok…

Events, News, Sports 7 Oct, 2021

Louis Weston successfully resists appeal against Campanelle being declared the winner in the Commonwealth Cup race at Ascot

Louis Weston, who heads up the Sports Group at Outer Temple, acted for the British Horseracing Association in resisting the appeal by the connections of Dragon Symbol against that horse being demoted to second place and Campanelle being declared the winner in the Commonwealth Cup Group 1 race at Ascot on 18 June 2021. Royal Ascot stewards decided to award the Commonwealth Cup to Campanelle after Dragon Symbol passed the post a head in front of Campanelle but hung right in the final furlong and a half, bumping Campanelle. This interference caused Dragon Symbol’s jockey, Oisin Murphy,  to earn a careless-riding ban. In determining the question of the effect of the interference on Campanelle, the disciplinary panel considered that the…

News, Sports 11 Aug, 2021

Webinar: It’s not always the horse’s fault – defending strict liability claims under the Animals Act 1971

On Thursday 8th April, Jonathan Hand QC of Outer Temple and Bruce Ralston of Weightmans will present a webinar about defending claims for personal injury brought under the Animals Act 1971, with a focus on the areas which are most commonly in dispute and practical guidance about how to deal with them. Claims for strict liability under the Animals Act are particularly challenging because of the complex wording of the Act and the difficulty in applying its provisions to the wide range of factual situations which arise. This webinar will look at the areas which are most commonly in dispute, namely whether the conditions for strict liability in s.2(2) of the Act are made out – with particular reference to…

Events, News, Sports 7 Apr, 2021

Webinar recording: Preserve the Game – Protect the Players. Concussion and Liability in Sports Law

On Tuesday 16th February, Outer Temple Chambers, Irwin Mitchell and guests held a lunch-time discussion on concussion, liability and litigation and sports law. The recording of the webinar is now available to watch. Outer Temple Chambers and Irwin Mitchell hosted a joint webinar to discuss the issue of sports related concussion and liability on Tuesday 16th February 2021. We were delighted to be joined by two external speakers for this event to explore the issue from all angles; Dr Michael Turner, a medical expert in this field, and David Denton, an ex-professional rugby player who was forced into early retirement due to a head injury. Agenda Introduction by Louis Weston (Chair) – Barrister, Outer Temple Chambers Concussion – the mechanism…

News, Webinars & Vlogs, Sports Webinars, Sports 26 Feb, 2021

Webinar: Preserve the Game – Protect the Players. Concussion and Liability in Sports Law

You are invited to join Outer Temple Chambers, Irwin Mitchell and guests for a lunch-time discussion on Tuesday 16th February on concussion, liability and litigation and sports law. Outer Temple Chambers and Irwin Mitchell will be hosting a joint webinar to discuss the issue of sports related concussion and liability on Tuesday 16th February 2021. We are delighted to be joined by two external speakers for this event to explore the issue from all angles; Dr Michael Turner, a medical expert in this field, and David Denton, an ex-professional rugby player who was forced into early retirement due to a head injury. Please join us for this unique event which we are sure will be invaluable to all sports law…

Events, News, Sports 5 Feb, 2021

Anthony Lo Surdo SC presents to the Japan Sports Law Association on International Sports Arbitration

Anthony Lo Surdo SC recently presented a well-received webinar to members of the Japan Sports Law Association as part of its Study and Research on International Sports Arbitration. Anthony explored aspects of International Sports Arbitration including CAS arbitration and the role of the CAS arbitrator. The Japanese Sports Law Association (JSLA) is the premier non-profit sports law organisation in Japan and is dedicated to providing education, advocacy and networking opportunities about legal issues in sport. Anthony will be delivering a further lecture on aspects of international sports arbitration in the lead up to Tokyo 2020. Find out more Anthony Lo Surdo SC is a Professional Associate at Outer Temple Chambers based in Sydney. Anthony has vast expertise in sports law,…

News, International, Sports 3 Feb, 2021

Sarah Crowther QC at The British Association for Sport and Law Debate 2020

Sarah Crowther QC will be debating at the annual British Association for Sport and Law Debate being held on Thursday 22nd October 2020. The British Association for Sport and Law hold an annual debate on athlete welfare and the duty of care in sport. This year the debate will be virtual and the proposition is: “Athletes are suffering from a lack of protection and representation on fundamental issues of welfare and safety”. The debate provides a unique opportunity to hear leading figures in sport debate an emotive and important topic. Athlete welfare has been a key theme of 2020 in the world of sports law with Jess Varnish’s appeal in her employment tribunal case against British Cycling and worrying allegations…

Events, News, Sports 21 Oct, 2020

The Future of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Sport

Anthony Lo Surdo SC writes for Resolution Institute on the future of Alternate Dispute Resolution in Sport: the National Sports Tribunal. Sport’s governing bodies are leading exponents of alternative dispute resolution (‘ADR’) in the resolution of disputes in organised sports. However, given the breadth of sporting interests which range from amateur, to semi-professional and professional, not all sports are well-equipped to determine the types of disputes that frequently arise between participants. The National Sports Tribunal was established to level the playing field in the area of sports dispute resolution by providing for an effective, efficient, independent, transparent and specialist tribunal for the fair hearing and resolution of sporting disputes. It does so by employing a full suite of ADR processes and…

Legal Blog & Publications, News, Sports, Sports 6 Oct, 2020

OTC welcomes Anthony Lo Surdo SC to chambers

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to announce that Anthony Lo Surdo SC has joined chambers as a Professional Associate, based in Sydney, Australia. Anthony joins our global team of legal experts and will enhance our existing presence in the Southern Hemisphere with his experience and impressive existing practice. He is qualified to practice across all states and territories of Australia as well as internationally. Anthony is a Senior Counsel practising primarily from 12 Wentworth Selborne Chambers in Sydney, Australia. He also practises from Lonsdale Chambers in Melbourne. He qualified as a barrister in 1996, following 9 years’ practice as a solicitor in leading Australian law firms and was appointed an SC, equivalent to QC, in 2011. He was also Head…

Banking, Commercial, News, Disciplinary & Regulatory, Financial Services, Mediation, Sports 14 Aug, 2020

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