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Samuel Cuthbert

Louis Weston and Samuel Cuthbert to speak at the Ankura Sports Governance, Compliance and Investigations Conference

Louis Weston and Samuel Cuthbert to speak at the Ankura Sports Governance, Compliance and Investigations Conference

Louis Weston and Samuel Cuthbert will be speaking at the Ankura Sports Governance, Compliance and Investigations Conference on Thursday, 25th January at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne. Louis Weston and Samuel Cuthbert will be speaking along other experts at the second annual Sports Governance, Compliance and Investigations Conference on Thursday, 25th January 2024 at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland. The Conference will involve discussions on a number of topics including: Compliance in Sports Financial Regulations in Sport Next Steps on Sports Integrity Having Created Your Enterprise Risk Register, What Next? Managing Safeguarding Risk Multi-Sport Ownership and the Investment Landscape Louis Weston of Outer Temple Chambers will be speaking alongside Jason Van’t Hof of US Integrity, Affy Sheikh of Starlizard…

News 5 Jan, 2024

Outer Temple's, Sports Law specialist, Sam Cuthbert provides his comment on Chelsea FC facing questions over how its former owner Roman Abramovich may have breached football rules and regulations, including those on "financial fair play".

Sam Cuthbert comments on ‘Abramovich’s Secret Football Payments’ for The Guardian and OCCRP

Outer Temple’s, Sports Law specialist, Sam Cuthbert comments on Chelsea FC facing questions over how its former owner Roman Abramovich may have breached football rules and regulations, including those on “financial fair play”. Sam’s comment has been published in The Guardian and the OCCRP. The story has come to light following leaked files which have revealed a series of payments worth tens of millions of pounds (made for over a decade) and appear to have been for Chelsea FC’s benefit. Chelsea are now facing new questions as to whether football rules may have been breached. Sam Cuthbert, who regularly acts on behalf of sports clubs, athletes, and national governing bodies, comments on the current situation – “If a club were to…

News 15 Nov, 2023

On Thursday 21 September, Outer Temple's Sports Law Team and industry experts, including David Winnie, held the 'Regulation in Football Seminar'. The recording is now available.

Recording Available: Regulation in Football Seminar

On Thursday 21st of September, Outer Temple’s Sports Law Team and industry experts, including David Winnie, spoke at the Regulation in Football Seminar. The recording is now available. Hosted at Outer Temple Chambers, our Sports Team members’ Sarah Crowther KC, Louis Weston and Samuel Cuthbert were joined by  David Winnie of Burlingtons LLP, Lloyd Thomas of Brighton & Hove Albion and Daniel McDonagh of Charles Russell Speechlys LLP for an evening of discussions on regulation in football. Topics included the FIFA Football Agent Regulations, the Bosman Ruling, central regulation in football, multi-club ownership models, and the uses and pitfalls of Rule K. Watch part 1 – Q&A session with Sam Cuthbert and David Winnie. Sam asked David about regulation during his time as professional player and his reflections…

Webinars & Recordings 24 Oct, 2023

Samuel Cuthbert published in LawInSport

Samuel Cuthbert published in LawInSport

Samuel Cuthbert of Outer Temple Chambers has been published in LawInSport on an article titled ‘Could this be one of the most significant actions by a group of players? The Rubiales – Spanish Women’s World Cup case’ Samuel Cuthbert, Sports Law expert at Outer Temple alongside David Winnie, Partner and Head of Sports at Burlingtons have written an article for LawInSport titled ‘Could this be one of the most significant actions by a group of players? The Rubiales – Spanish Women’s World Cup case’. The Spanish women’s national football team’s thrilling victory against England in the 2023 World Cup final should have been a moment of triumph for Spanish football, its women’s national team, and women’s sport. However, this was…

External Publications 20 Oct, 2023

Samuel Cuthbert to speak at the LawInSport Global Summit 2023- Understand The Rules Of The Game

Samuel Cuthbert to speak at the LawInSport Global Summit 2023- Understand The Rules Of The Game

We are pleased to share that Samuel Cuthbert will be speaking at the 9th edition of LawInSport Global Summit 2023 – Understand The Rules Of The Game on 9th October. Outer Temple’s Sports Law barrister, Samuel Cuthbert will be presenting a talk on ‘Integrity-What does the future of integrated approaches to sports integrity look like? ‘ at the LawInSport Global Summit 2023 taking place at 1 Wimpole Street, London on 9th and 10th October. The conference provides attendees with two full days of interactive panel discussions, with world leading experts discussing the contemporary legal issues impacting global sport. Samuel Cuthbert, alongside Nobert Rubicsek of Sport Integrity Group and Kevin Carpenter of International Table Tennis Foundation will host the first out…

News 2 Oct, 2023

Sports law specialist, Sam Cuthbert, joins CNN World Sport presenter, Amanda Davies, to comment on the impending legal crisis in women's Spanish football.

Sam Cuthbert joins CNN World Sport on Impending Legal Crisis in Women’s Spanish Football

Sports law specialist, Sam Cuthbert, joins CNN World Sport presenter, Amanda Davies, to comment on the impending legal crisis in women’s Spanish football. With women’s Spanish football plunging deeper into chaos, CNN World Sport invited Outer Temple’s Sam Cuthbert to comment on the prospect of player sanctions for boycotting future games over concerns about safety and the lack of structural changes. Sam comments on the legal consequences relating to Article 104 of the current law of sport in Spain. Watch the full interview Find out more Samuel Cuthbert specialises in Sports Law, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence. He is frequently instructed both as a led junior counsel and in his own right. He regularly acts on behalf of both athletes and national governing bodies and…

News 19 Sep, 2023

Event: Regulation in Football Seminar. Thursday, 21st September 2023

Event: Regulation in Football Seminar. Thursday, 21st September 2023

Join our Sports Team Members at Outer Temple Chambers for an evening of discussions on Regulation in Football. You are invited to join OTC’s Sports Team members’ Sarah Crowther KC, Louis Weston and Samuel Cuthbert at Outer Temple Chambers for an evening of discussions on Regulation in Football with David Winnie of Burlingtons LLP, Lloyd Thomas of Brighton & Hove Albion and Daniel McDonagh of Charles Russell Speechlys LLP. Topics of discussion will include: the FIFA Football Agent Regulations, the Bosman Ruling, central regulation in football, multi-club ownership models, and the uses and pitfalls of Rule K. Agenda 4.30pm – Registration (tea and coffee on arrival)5pm – Introduction by Louis Weston outlining some of the key regulatory trends in football5.15pm…

Events 7 Aug, 2023

Outer Temple's Sam Cuthbert and David Seligman, of Brandsmiths, get together in this short vlog to discuss the recent announcement that Juventus have been banned from this seasons Europa Conference League by Uefa for breaching FFP rules.

Sam Cuthbert and David Seligman comment on Financial Fair Play & Juventus FC

Outer Temple’s Sam Cuthbert and David Seligman, of Brandsmiths, discuss the recent announcement that Juventus have been banned from this season’s Europa Conference League by Uefa for breaching FFP rules. In this short vlog, Sam and David talk about the recent decision, by Uefa to ban Juventus from the Europa Conference League and issue a fine of £17.14m for breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP rules) in transactions between 2012-2019. Although Juventus have issued a statement rejecting the allegations, they have accepted the penalties. Meanwhile, Chelsea FC have also been fined for breaching the same rules. Sam and David discuss these regulations and what the future might hold for financial reporting in football. Watch the recording here Find out more Samuel…

News 4 Aug, 2023

Sam Cuthbert and Klára Dvořáková presented a talk on overseas sports claims, including legal consequences on climbing accidents at Outer Temple’s Travel Law Conference in Manchester. The video and slides are now available.

Overseas Sports Claims, Including Legal Consequences of Climbing Accidents – Presented by Sam Cuthbert and Klára Dvořáková at the Travel Law Conference June 2023

Sam Cuthbert and Klára Dvořáková presented a talk on overseas sports claims, including legal consequences of climbing accidents with an international perspective at Outer Temple’s Travel Law Conference in Manchester. The video and slides are now available. Outer Temple Chambers hosted a Travel Law Conference in Manchester on 1st June together with a selection of esteemed guests from the travel law industry. This was a hybrid event and the recordings are now available online. The second talk of the day was “Overseas Sports Claims. Including Legal Consequences of Climbing Accidents – International Perspective” presented by Sam Cuthbert and Klára Dvořáková. Klara opened the presentation with her pre-recorded video on legal consequences of climbing accidents, followed by Sam’s talk on winter…

Webinars & Recordings 14 Jun, 2023

Event: Join our Travel Law Conference in Manchester on 1st June 2023

Join Outer Temple Chambers and guests for our Manchester Travel Law Conference 2023 on Thursday 1st June at the Edwardian Radisson Hotel Manchester. This will be a hybrid event, with limited in-person tickets and streamed online. You are invited to join Outer Temple Chambers and a selection of expert guests at the Edwardian Radisson Hotel in Manchester. This event will include a number of talks on travel related topics followed by a panel session. Topics will include; cosmetic negligence abroad, running foreign law cases from a claimant and defendant perspective, and tackling sports cases abroad. Book your place This event will be held in-person at Edwardian Radisson Hotel Manchester, Free Trade Hall, Peter St, Manchester M2 5GP. Places are limited…

Events 22 Apr, 2023

“Hold your horses an update from pastures new”

Watch the Recording. Equine Seminar – Talk 1. Hold Your Horses: A Legal Update From Pastures New

Watch the first of a series of equine focused talks from Outer Temple’s Equine Seminar; a Legal Update from Ben Bradley and Samuel Cuthbert. The Equine Injury team at Outer Temple Chambers hosted The Equine Seminar on 1st March 2023 alongside a line up of some the industry’s best known experts. Chaired by Jonathan Hand KC, topics included a Legal Update, a look at the Animals Act from an expert’s point of view, a discussion on the recent judgment in Schoultz v Ball [2022] EWHC 2452 (KB), and a discussion on the recent Freddy Tylicki case, amongst other issues in the sport. We were delighted to welcome guest speakers, and experts in their field, Anne-Marie Taylor, Charlie Lane, Clare Garnett,…

Webinars & Recordings 16 Mar, 2023

LawInSport - Betting and Corruption

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…

External Publications 7 Mar, 2023

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