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Contractual disputes in sport download
There can be, and often are, disputes between clubs and players regarding the ‘extra’ contractual clauses that are often inserted into contracts.
Football insolvency download
The realities are that in any football insolvency the creditors (including the players) lose out and the players involved are usually at the lower-level clubs.
Shortly before Christmas, the government published its extensive full response to the Francis Report, entitled ‘Hard Truths’.
Match fixing download
Match-fixing cases tend to be messy. They can result in three (possibly four) sets of legal proceedings all running at once.
Pre-contracts in football download
It is common practice for clubs to ask players to enter into pre-contract agreements. However, are such agreements enforceable?
Right to work for sportspeople? download
It is not uncommon for sportspeople to find themselves being ‘benched’ for reasons other than their on-field performance or their off-field behaviour.
The great doping debate in sport download
New research suggests that athletes using steroids for only a short period could gain an unfair advantage over ‘clean’ competitors for up to 10 years.
The drafting of planning conditions download
The thorny issue of the drafting of conditions went before the High Court in R (oao) Teresa Sienkiewicz v South Somerset District Council and Probiotics International Ltd.
The close of last year saw the commencement date for section 122 of the Localism Act 2011.
The draft Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) Regulations 2014 are due to come into force in early 2014.
The government is currently consulting on draft regulations that will underpin the heritage elements of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013.
Employment review of year 2013–14 download
In this briefing, Mills & Reeve takes 10 key areas of employment law and looks back on developments in 2013 that are likely to have continuing significance.
For companies with a year-end of 31 December, the new remuneration reporting requirements for directors of UK-incorporated listed companies will kick in from 1 January.
In Woodland v Essex County Council the Supreme Court reviewed the law on non-delegable duties of care and set out the criteria when a non-delegable duty arises.
The NAO has issued a report examining how HMRC monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of Gift Aid reliefs, and how it tries to deal with tax avoidance, fraud and error in relation to tax reliefs on donations.
The BBC case serves to highlight the importance of a charity’s independence.
The European parliament, European Commission and Cabinet Office have revealed the latest plans for EU adoption and UK implementation of the new EU Procurement Directives.
Although charities will want to work with commissioners, there are some issues for charities to keep in mind.
Charity trading download
While a fall in charitable donations will certainly have posed a threat to a number of charities, reports suggest many are adapting by becoming more self-sustainable.
Charity Commission’s powers download
The Cabinet Office has published a consultation on extending the Charity Commission’s powers to tackle abuse in charities.