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Louis Weston acts for BHA in betting conspiracy case against jockey Danny Brock

Former horseracing jockey Danny Brock faces a lengthy ban after the British Horseracing Authority instructed sports law specialist Louis Weston in this complicated race fixing case. The case The British Horseracing Authority’s independent disciplinary panel decided the fate of former jockey Danny Brock on Tuesday 17 January, issuing a ban after deciding he had deliberately stopped horses in three races. Louis Weston, aided by Tomás Nolan, a senior regulatory lawyer at BHA, argued that Brock was responsible for ‘fixing’ three races in 2018 and 2019 along with five other individuals including Sean McBride. There were a series of large bets staked and Louis relied on detailed analysis of videos and betting patterns after a widespread refusal by the respondents to…

News, Sports 19 Jan, 2023

Louis Weston successful in BHA disciplinary case against Robbie Dunne. Reasons now published.

Louis Weston acted for the British Horseracing Authority in the disciplinary case against Robbie Dunne which resulted in an 18 month ban for bullying and harassment of Bryony Frost. The full reasons for the decision have now been published alongside a statement from the major stakeholders in the sport. Louis Weston represented the British Horseracing Authority at a disciplinary panel which decided today that jockey Robbie Dunne should receive an 18 month ban for acting in a violent or improper manner towards Britain’s most successful female rider, Bryony Frost, and acting in a way prejudicial to the sport. The disciplinary panel heard from Louis Weston that Robbie threatened to cause fellow rider Bryony serious physical harm and that he used…

News, Sports 6 Jan, 2022

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

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