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Anthony Lo Surdo SC ranked in Doyles Guide as a Leading Mediator for the sixth consecutive year

Anthony Lo Surdo SC ranked in Doyles Guide as a Leading Mediator for the sixth consecutive year

Outer Temple Chambers congratulates Anthony Lo Surdo SC for being ranked in the Doyles Guide as a Leading Mediator in New South Wales for the sixth consecutive year. Outer Temple Chambers congratulates Anthony Lo Surdo SC for being recognised by clients and peers for his expertise across a range of mediation disciplines including general Commercial Litigation, Insolvency, Employment, Insurance and Estates Litigation in the 2023 Doyles Guide to Leading Mediators in New South Wales. The fact that he has been ranked each year since 2018 is testament to not only his expertise but also the high regard with which he is held in the Dispute Resolution community. Doyles Guide Doyles Guide is an awards recognition program for law firms and lawyers…

News 27 Jun, 2023

Louis Weston acted for the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board in opposing the appeal of Ronan McNally

Louis Weston acted for the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board in opposing the appeal of Ronan McNally

Louis Weston, who leads the OTC Sports Law Group, acted for the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board in opposing the appeal of Ronan McNally against being found in breach and the length of his 12-year suspension, the longest in Irish racing. Louis Weston, who leads the Sports Law Group, acted for the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board with Caoimhe Daly, BL, in opposing the appeal of Ronan McNally against being found in breach and the length of his 12 year suspension, the longest in Irish racing.  The IHRB’s Appeal Body has dismissed the appeal against breach and suspended the last 4 years of the suspension to give Mr McNally ‘opportunity and motivation to mend his ways’, and awarded the IHRB its costs.…

News 23 Jun, 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

Louis Weston acted for WPBSA in the prosecution of 10 snooker players for match-fixing and betting offences

Louis Weston acted for WPBSA in the prosecution of 10 snooker players for match-fixing and betting offences

Louis Weston, who leads the Sports Law Group, acted for the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) in the prosecution of 10 snooker players for match-fixing and betting offences. The case which was heard over 4 days in April and May 2023, has resulted in each of the 10 players being found in breach of the WPBSA Member Rules and suspensions being imposed on all of them.  The principal offenders Liang Wenbo and Li Hang both have been banned for life and other players suspended for periods of between 1.75 and 5.33 years.  These are the heaviest sanctions in the sport of snooker, and follow on from its most complicated and substantial case and investigation. All 10 players have until…

News 6 Jun, 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

Samuel Cuthbert represents motorsport national governing body in inquest into motorsports accident.

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…

News 24 Jan, 2023

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