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  1. Legal news
    13 August 2020
    Sports safety: should it be mandatory to report child protection & safeguarding concerns?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/sports-safety-should-it-be-mandatory-to-report-child-protection-and-safeguarding-concerns

    Child safeguarding reviews in sport have consistently shown that failures in reporting have had serious consequences. If concerns are not reported, and appropriate action not taken, the system is fundamentally ...

  2. Legal news
    27 January 2021
    Addressing Participant Welfare And Safeguarding Issues In Sports Disciplinary Investigations
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/addressing-participant-welfare-and-safeguarding-issues-in-sports-disciplinary-investigations

    Anyone undergoing a disciplinary review will be put under a degree of stress. In sport, this issue may be exacerbated by a number of factors, including the degree of public attention that many such reviews are subject ...

  3. Legal news
    15 December 2020
    Sports lawyer Victoria Evans’ world record solo Atlantic row attempt raises funds for Women In Sport
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/sports-lawyer-victoria-evans-world-record-solo-atlantic-row-attempt-raises-funds-for-women-in-sport

    This year has been disruptive for us all, but sports lawyer Victoria Evans has experienced change of a totally different scale; 2020 saw her resign from her job, give up her apartment, and fully commit herself to ...

  4. Twobirds news
    07 February 2019
    Bird & Bird launches a complimentary legal support service in partnership with the Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC)
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2019/uk/bird-and-bird-launches-a-complimentary-legal-support-service

    International law firm Bird & Bird launches an innovative complimentary legal support service in partnership with the Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC), a not for profit esports members' association.

  5. Legal news
    26 February 2021
    Brexit – How will it impact immigration in football?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/brexit-how-will-it-impact-immigration-in-football

    With the UK’s exit from the European Union, from 1st January 2021, new Immigration Rules have been introduced for the sports industry, which mean that the majority of individuals relocating to the UK from the EU will ...

  6. Legal news
    01 February 2021
    Sports data rights in 2021: the outlook
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/sports-data-rights-in-2021

    Sports data is big business, and has been for some time now. The State-by-State opening of the US sports betting market, with its stats-loving punters, has further enhanced the value of that data. However, the higher ...

  7. Legal news
    26 March 2021
    How Brexit Affects Sports Broadcasting in the UK and Europe
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/how-brexit-affects-sports-broadcasting-in-the-uk-and-europe

    The UK broadcasting industry has gone through a high degree of legal and regulatory change in recent years and the end of the UK’s transition period for leaving the EU has caused further upheaval to the landscape. We ...

  8. Legal news
    27 January 2021
    Broadcasting Subsector Series: A radical shakeup -Why Ofcom’s focus on PSB prominence rules matters for the whole industry
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/broadcasting-subsector-series-a-radical-shakeup

    Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator, has warned that without a “radical shakeup”, traditional UK public service broadcasting (PSB) is “unlikely to survive” in the digital age. However, the implications of Ofcom’s ...

  9. Legal news
    26 November 2020
    UK: Shifting goalposts - how technology has changed sports and broadcasting in 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/shifting-goalposts-how-technology-has-changed-sports-and-broadcasting-in-2020

    Broad technological changes have been necessitated by social distancing measures in sport this year, but what will be the long term consequences of these developments?

  10. Legal news
    18 January 2021
    English Premier League wins latest round in battle over satellite decoder cards
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/english-premier-league-wins-latest-round-in-battle-over-satellite-decoder-cards

    In the latest case involving the commercial use in the UK of a domestic satellite decoder card acquired from a foreign broadcaster, the English Court of Appeal rejected a pub owner's argument that the Premier League ...