December 2012

The articles contained in the December 2012 newsletter can be downloaded below.


Bates Wells and Braithwaite - Protecting your brand

Brands are a critical aspect of building up a business. This article examines the best way for sports organisations to protect their brands.

Brabners Chaffe Street - Top tips for negotiating a lease

This article sets out the key provisions that, as a potential tenant, you should negotiate when taking a lease of offices.

Dolmans - Vicarious liability for employees and violent players

Vicarious liability applies where employers, such as NGBs, are held liable for wrongful acts carried out by employees during the course of their employment. This article examines the liability of NGBs and the possible defences available.

Farrer & Co - Employment law reform: What's happened so far and what's being proposed?

The Government has already made and is planning some fairly significant changes in the employment law arena.  This article seeks to set out the key changes that have taken place and are planned but are yet to come into force.

Gateley - Are you a Director?

This article examines who exactly is a "Director" of a company and the various legal responsibilities that lie within the role of "Director".

Moorhead James - Agency workers: when do they qualify for equal treatment?

This article examines how to treat Agency workers and specifically when an Agency worker qualifies for equal treatment.

Muckle - The perils of social networking

Social Media is a challenge for all organisations and this article examines how to put in place a proper strategy to deal with it.

Pinsent Masons - Codes of conduct: effectively managing athlete conduct

NGBs should acknowledge the importance of and adopt an effective code of conduct which is also put into practice.  This article highlights some key considerations to assist NGBs with the task of adopting and putting into practice effective codes of conduct.

Thomas Eggar - The Equalities Act - a refresher

This article examines the impact of the Equality Act 2010 and highlights some key pointers for sports organisations to understand in order to comply with the Act.

Wright Hassall - Safeguarding children and adults at risk: Are you compliant?

This article examines the changes that the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 brings in and the potential impact on sports organisations.

Sport Lawyers' Corner

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