3PB Head of Sports Louis Weston acts for the WPBSA and the French Rugby Federation

Louis Weston, Head of the 3PB Sports Group, has acted for the WPBSA and the French Rugby Federation (FFR) in a busy start to February.

WPBSA prosecution

Representing the WPBSA, Louis prosecuted snooker players David John and Jamie Jones. While David John was accused of corruption, admitting to match fixing against Graeme Dott and Joe Perry, Jamie Jones failed to report John’s approach to fix the outcome of his match against Dott.

On 6th February, the WPBSA Disciplinary Committee sanctioned John to a 7 year suspension and Jones to a 16 months suspension. Both players were ordered to pay a fine.

The prosecution and sanctions further underpin WPBSA Chairman Jason Ferguson and the organisation’s determination to crackdown on corruption and match fixing in the sport.

To read a summary of the decisions click here. The case has been widely reported, including by the BBC.

Sacha Zegueur and FFR Defence

Louis Weston has represented Sacha Zegueur and the French Rugby Federation following the player’s red card sanction during the 6 Nations’ Under 20s opening match on 1 February.

Zegueur received a 2 week ban from the Six Nations Disciplinary Committee.

Click here to read a round up of the tournament’s first round.

And Finally

3PB are delighted to announce that Louis Weston has been named 2019 Sports Law Barrister of the Year by Global Law Experts.

Since 2010, the Global Law Experts annual awards have been celebrating excellence, innovation and performance across the legal communities from around the world.

This appointment is further acknowledgement of Louis’ first class Sports Law expertise. Louis is also recognised for Sports by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 Legal Directories.