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LawInSport; Sports Integrity – Betting And Corruption. The Year In Review 2022

Two of Outer Temple’s specialist sports barristers, Louis Weston and Samuel Cuthbert, have been published in the Sports Integrity section of the LawInSport Yearbook 2022 on betting and corruption.

The chapter identifies and reviews some of the notable cases and events in 2022 and discusses what trends might be drawn from them.

This year, Louis Weston was joined by Samuel Cuthbert to review the topic of betting and corruption.

As memories of the empty stadiums caused by COVID 19 have faded, the sporting calendar has found its feet once more. Like night follows day, with more professional sport has come more corruption, match manipulation and the detection and prosecution of cases left hovering by inability to travel and interview. This is backed up not just by their review but by the publications of, amongst others, Sportradar who found the year ending 2021 to have had the largest number ever of suspicious matches (over 900) across 76 countries, more than 50% of which were in football and the bulk of which in Europe.

Louis and Sam’s article divides into three parts:

  • First a discussion of high-level corruption in sport and whether 2022 was the start of accountability for that corruption.
  • Second, the match manipulation/betting allegations which have dominated sporting headlines.
  • Third, the anti-doping cases, both human and equine

Read the full article

Read Louis and Sam’s full review; Sports Integrity – Betting And Corruption: The Year In Review 2022 here.

This article was published in LawInSport on Friday 3 March 2023 and is available to all LawInSport subscribers.

Integrity in Sport Seminar

Find out more about this topic at Outer Temple’s next seminar – Integrity in Sport. On Thursday 27th April 2023, Louis Weston and Sam Cuthbert will be joined by Alastair Campbell of Level Law and Aja Hall of British Horseracing Authority to discuss:

  • Integrity through technology
  • Assessing outcomes in football betting cases
  • Why betting evidence matters and the problems in obtaining that evidence

To find out more about this event and book a place click here.

About the authors

Louis Weston is a highly regarded Sports Law and Commercial litigator.

He has a wealth of experience in matters arising from sport, civil fraud, professional negligence, gambling and failed business ventures. He has acted for many years in Sports RegulationGovernance, Disciplinary CasesSafeguarding and Anti-Doping and is ranked as a leading junior in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.  Louis acts and advises Sports Governing Bodies and Players in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia before sporting tribunals, courts and the CAS. 

Samuel Cuthbert has a broad practice with specialisms in Sports Law and Personal Injury.

Sam acts for athletes, clubs and national governing bodies. His practice encompasses sports regulation, safeguarding, disciplinary cases, anti-doping cases, and commercial sports matters. He is regularly instructed in sports related inquests and sports injury disputes. Sam regularly speaks at events and conferences on legal issues arising in a sporting context. Previously, Sam worked in Milan at an international law firm advising on private, commercial, and sports law matters.

To find out more about Louis or Sam, contact Paul Barton on +44 (0)20 7427 4907 or Ben Fitzgerald on +44 (0)203 758 4759 for a confidential discussion.

Legal Blog & Publications, News, Sports, Sports 7 Mar, 2023


Louis Weston

Call: 1994

Samuel Cuthbert

Call: 2018

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