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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
    15 October 2020
    Time for statutory damages?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/statutory-damages-the-uks-first-post-brexit-copyright-reform

    Phil Sherrell explains the current UK IPO consultation on whether to introduce statutory damages for copyright and other IP claims.

  3. 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 ...

  4. Legal news
    06 October 2017
    Esports Sponsorship Deals: what to look out for
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/global/esports-sponsorship-deals-what-to-look-out-for

    Esports is a truly global phenomenon, with some analysts estimating worldwide viewership at approximately 300 million, potentially rising to 500 million by 2020.

  5. Legal news
    29 August 2017
    The esports revolution: recognising and protecting the workforce
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/uk/the-esports-revolution-recognising-and-protecting-the-workforce

    The business of 'esports' – a collective term for organised, competitive video gaming undertaken on an increasingly professional basis – is booming, with global audiences, wide commercial engagement and global revenues ...

  6. Legal news
    05 May 2017
    Esports broadcasting – a difficult balance to strike
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/uk/esports-broadcasting-difficult-balance-to-strike

    Esports has a large, global and rapidly growing viewership. In December 2016, 43 million unique viewers tuned in to watch the League of Legends world finals.

  7. Legal news
    28 June 2017
    Child protection and esports
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/uk/child-protection-and-esports

    Sport in the UK has recently been under the spotlight in relation to allegations of child abuse, in particular in the context of allegations of historical abuse. This has rightly served to highlight the critical ...

  8. Legal news
    31 October 2019
    Matching rights – a match made in sponsor heaven?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/matching-rights-a-match-made-in-sponsor-heaven

    The recent case of New Balance Athletics ("New Balance") and Liverpool Football Club ("Liverpool FC") has brought matching rights into the spotlight, with last week's judgment concluding that New Balance failed to match ...

  9. 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 ...