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works with the UNODC and IOC to write “A Practical Guide to the Prosecution of Cases of Competition Manipulation”

Louis Weston works with the UNODC and IOC to write “A Practical Guide to the Prosecution of Cases of Competition Manipulation”

Outer Temple’s sports law specialist, Louis Weston, has recently collaborated with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and leading experts to write this guide on the prosecutions of competition manipulation in sport. Louis, UNODC, IOC and leading experts from the sporting world and law enforcement, worked together to produce this guide in response to the growing scale and sophistication of competition manipulation and the efforts of UNODC and IOC to combat that threat. The guide considers the challenges associated with the prosecution of such cases and sets out a recommended framework for effective action to practically prepare the prosecution of such cases and is targeted at those engaged in the broader effort to…

News 8 Feb, 2024

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

Head Coach of the Russian Rhythmic Team, Irina Viner, faces a langthy ban after a decision in disciplinary proceedings by Gymnastics Ethics Foundation (GEF). Louis Weston acted on behalf of GEF.

Louis Weston acts for Gymnastics Ethics Foundation in resitting an appeal by Russian Rhythmic Head Coach

Outer Temple’s Louis Weston acts for Gymnastics Ethics Foundation in resisting an appeal by Ms Viner (Head Coach of Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics) and cross appealing a decision in the case of the Russian Gymnastics Federation and its members. The Gymnastics Ethics Foundation Appeal Tribunal Panel (GEF AT Panel) released its decision on 22nd of November 2023 in the appeal of Ms. Irina Viner against the decision of the GEF Disciplinary Commission which was released on the 6th of March 2023 (click here to read more), and the cross‑appeal filed by the Gymnastics Ethics Foundation (GEF) against the same decision on issues of costs and the liability of the Artistic Gymnastics Federation of Russia (AGFR). In its decision, the GEF AT…

News 24 Nov, 2023

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

Outer Temple's, Ed Morgan KC, has been published in the LawInSport magazine. The article provides helpful pointers to assist organisations in creating a culture of safe sport.

Ed Morgan KC published in LawInSport on Safeguarding Policies

Outer Temple’s, Ed Morgan KC, has been published in the LawInSport magazine. The article provides helpful pointers to assist organisations in creating a culture of safe sport. Ed’s article, titled ‘Beyond the policy: Creating a culture of safeguarding in sport in the UK’ examines what is required (in Ed’s view) to achieve an institutional commitment to contribute to a shared culture of safeguarding and the practical measures to begin the process. Ed has produced the article by drawing on his extensive professional experience and expertise (in employment law, regulatory practice and public law), as a judge, a board member of corporate bodies and charities. He has advised and represented clients in safeguarding related cases in the UK, Ireland and Rome; and was…

External Publications, News 2 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

Harry Steinberg KC joins Outer Temple Chambers

Harry Steinberg KC joins Outer Temple Chambers

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to welcome leading group claims and serious injury silk, Harry Steinberg KC, to the team. Harry is a leading silk specialising in personal injury, sports law, private international law and group litigation. Harry has specialised in industrial disease and mesothelioma since his junior days and he is described as having “…an exhaustive knowledge of asbestos disease issues” by Chambers & Partners. He is the chief editor of the leading textbook, “Asbestos: Law and Litigation” (Sweet & Maxwell, 2nd edition, June 2022). He has appeared in many of the landmark cases that have shaped this area of law. His personal injury practice also focuses on high value and complex serious injuries and he is currently acting…

News 28 Sep, 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

Louis Weston, Head of the OTC Sports Group has been appointed as a Member of the International Boxing Association’s Dispute Resolution Chamber a division of the IBA’s Boxing Independent Integrity Unit. 

Louis Weston appointed member of the International Boxing Association’s Dispute Resolution Chamber

Louis Weston, Head of the OTC Sports Group has been appointed as a Member of the International Boxing Association’s Dispute Resolution Chamber a division of the IBA’s Boxing Independent Integrity Unit.  The Boxing Independent Integrity Unit (BIIU) deals with all ethical and disciplinary issues, as well as conducting eligibility checks and selecting candidates for elections and providing education and development services. Louis Weston has been appointed as a member of the The Dispute Resolution Chamber (a division of the BIIU), for 4 years by the managing board. Each member of the DRC must meet eligibility criteria to ensure high level standard of reputation. DRC is competent to hear the following boxing related disputes: disputes of international dimension arising from IBA…

News 9 Aug, 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

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