News & Events
News & Events
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…
Legal Blog & Publications, News, Sports, Sports 7 Mar, 2023
Samuel Cuthbert recently acted for Motorsport UK in a multi-day inquest at Norfolk Coroners Court into the death of Angela Lucas. Angela Lucas was fatally injured, and died of severe head injuries during an endurance race at Snetterton Race Circuit. The jury found that the buckle of Mrs Lucas’ harness was not correctly located and if the buckle had been correctly located in line with the FIA regulations, it would not have been possible for the turnbuckle to be activated. The Coroner did not issue a Prevention of Future Deaths report. Motorsport UK said “This tragic accident is a stark reminder of the need to ensure that motorsport regulations are complied with and that safety equipment – in particular harnesses…
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