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A fund set up by the legal community to assist the resettlement of Afghan women judges and their families in Ireland has passed the €50,000 fundraising milestone following a donation from the Sports Law Bar Association (SLBA). The association donated €1,334.40, the entire proceeds of its r

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Belfast solicitor Brian Speers has been appointed as chair of the new Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) ethics commission. Following on from the adoption of a comprehensive code of ethics and conduct, the ethics commission is a completely independent body tasked with maintaining the highest standa

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William Fry lawyers Patrick Murphy and Laura Flanagan talk about spectator litigation in sport where spectators are struck by golf balls, rugby balls or ice hockey pucks while attending sporting events. While litigation taken by spectators is relatively rare in Ireland, it has arisen in golf, i

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Sports insurers across Ireland could face significant legal challenges depending on the outcome of landmark litigation in the UK courts, insurance risk and commercial law firm BLM has warned. More than 70 former rugby players are suing the sport's governing bodies for allegedly failing to protect th

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Sports lawyer Patrick Conliffe has been appointed to lead the new Dublin office of sports management company Quantum Sport. Mr Conliffe is a dual-qualified Irish and English solicitor and a registered intermediary with the FA. He takes on the new role while continuing to practise as a solicitor with

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More than 70 former rugby players including former England and Wales internationals are planning to launch group litigation over the long-term effects of concussions they suffered during their sports careers. The litigants are said to include retired players suffering from symptoms including memory

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Irish barrister Susan Ahern has been appointed as the first independent judicial chair of the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF). Ms Ahern, who has over 20 years' experience in sports law, will assist in the development and ongoing management of the independent judicial processes requi

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Sport Ireland chief executive John Treacy is set to address lawyers at the Sports Law Bar Association's (SLBA) winter webinar next week. Mr Treacy is the keynote speaker at the free event, which will focus on innovation in anti-doping and is open to SLBA members and external sporting organisations.

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Leo Moore, partner at William Fry, examines a recent High Court decision and the potential implications for IP rights in sport. A live blocking injunction involves Internet Service Providers (ISPs) identifying and blocking illegal streams for the period of a Premier League football match. The list o

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Sports law expert Professor Mark James of Manchester Law School will deliver a seminar on ticket touting in Limerick this week. The free seminar on Thursday has been organised by the International Commercial and Economic Law (ICEL) group at University of Limerick School of Law.

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Leading sports law practitioners from around the world are set to gather in Dublin next week for a major one-day conference. The Sports Law Ireland Conference 2019, jointly hosted by LawInSport and the Sports Law Bar Association of Ireland (SLBA), will examine subjects including eSports, media right

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