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Stephensons' criminal defence department retain tier one Legal 500 ranking

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It is with great delight that we are able to announce that our criminal defence department has again been awarded a tier one ranking in the latest Legal 500 rankings published for 2020. This is the fifth consecutive year that the department has been...

The impact of custodial sentences on dependent children

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The Joint Committee on Human Rights published a report on 9 September 2019 considering the right to family life pertaining to children whose mothers are in prison. Human Rights Act 1998 Article 8 of the Human Rights Act...

Home Office publish latest survey on crimes committed against businesses

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The Home Office has today released data obtained following the 2018 Commercial Victimisation Survey which records the nature and extent of crimes committed against businesses in England and Wales. The 2018 survey focusses primarily on the following...

Bolton Wanderers issued with prohibition notice under the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975

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On 2 April 2019, following a meeting with the clubs Safety Advisory Group (SAG), Bolton Wanderers Football Club were issued with a prohibition notice under the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975 (the Act). The SAG, which is made up of representatives from...

FIFA's proposed solidarity payment reform

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In September 2018, the FIFA Football Stakeholders Committee gave its backing to a ‘ground breaking reform package of the transfer system’. This included a number of suggested amendments to the current system, such as the creation of a...

UEFA appeal in Samir Nasri case highlights importance of compliance with TUE regime

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Samir Nasri’s suspension from football for a doping violation has been increased significantly from four months to 18 months following an appeal by UEFA. This case should serve as a stark reminder to all sports professionals of the need to comply...

UKAD v Blair - burden on athletes in contamination cases?

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The National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP) have recently published the outcome of an appeal from Joanna Blair (“the athlete”) against a first-instance decision of the NADP (first instance tribunal) to ban her from competition for a period of four...