Corruption, Anti-Doping and other misconduct News

3PB Head of Sports Louis Weston prosecutes for the BWF Council Member Raj Gaya for misuse of funds

Louis Weston, Head of the 3PB Sports Group, acted for the Badminton World Federation (BWF) in its prosecution of Raj Gaya BWF Council Member, Secretary General of the Badminton Confederation of Africa (BCA) and President of the Mauritius Badminton Association (MBA) for his use of funds intended for sporting purposes, paid into his own bank account […]

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3PB Head of Sports Louis Weston prosecutes snooker players Yu Delu and Cao Yupeng for the WPBSA

Louis Weston, Head of the 3PB Sports Group, acted for the WPBSA in its prosecutions of the snooker players Yu Delu and Cao Yupeng. The two players were suspended for 10 years and 9 months and 6 years for match fixing. Both players admitted to breaching the WPBSA Members rules, following a lengthy investigation by […]

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3PB Sports barrister Graham Gilbert reviews the Chris Ashton disciplinary decision and points to lessons on sanctioning under RFU Regulation 19

In his latest article for LawInSport, 3PB Sports barrister Graham Gilbert provides an in-depth analysis of the Chris Ashton disciplinary decision and examines the lessons it raises on sanctioning under RFU Regulation 19. Register for free on LawInSport’s website to read Graham’s analysis. Click here to view Graham Gilbert’s profile.

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3PB Head of Sport Louis Weston delivers seminar on Inside Information and Sanctions for Corruption

3PB Sports Law team head Louis Weston presented a seminar this month with Sports Resolutions on "Inside Information and Sanctions For Corruption".  The seminar was well received and future seminars will be arranged in the Autumn. Please contact marketing@3pb.co.uk to register your interest. Sport Resolutions is the independent, not-for-profit, dispute resolution service for sport in the United […]

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3PB Sports in match-fixing corruption case in international badminton tournaments

Louis Weston, Head of the 3PB Sports Group, represented the Badminton World Federation (BWF) in the prosecution of the top players Zulfadli Zulkiffli and Tan Chun Seang for match fixing and point fixing. Following a hearing in February in Singapore, the two players, who contested the charges were found in breach and suspended for 20 […]

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3PB Sports Barrister Graham Gilbert on athlete cocaine use: the cases of Dale Swift, Graham Gibbons & Dan Evans

In his latest article for LawInSport, sports barrister Graham Gilbert reviews the cases of Dale Swift, Graham Gibbons and Dan Evans and, in doing so, provides an overview and brief comparison of the relevant anti-doping rules. Please click here to read Graham's analysis. To view Graham's profile, please click here.

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Graham Gilbert instructed as junior counsel in the case of Hayley Turner

Sports Barrister Graham Gilbert was Junior to Tim Naylor, the BHA’s Head of Regulation, in the independent disciplinary panel considering whether Jockey Hayley Turner had broken the Rules of Racing on the grounds of bets placing. For more information on the hearing, please click here. The case attracted press coverage in The Guardian, SBC News and […]

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3PB Head of Sports Louis Weston represents the WPBSA v Stuart Bingham

Louis Weston, Head of the Sports Group, represented the WPBSA in the prosecution under the Disciplinary Rules of Stuart Bingham, the former world champion and world number 10, for betting offences. The complicated case concluded with Stuart Bingham receiving a 6 month suspension from the sport with 3 months of the suspension being suspended and […]

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Sports Barrister Graham Gilbert represents the BHA in disciplinary panel reviewing Jockey Dale Swift’s usage of a Banned Substance

Sports Barrister Graham Gilbert has represented the BHA in a disciplinary panel concerning Jockey Dale Swift and his testing positive for the use of cocaine. For more information on the hearing, please click here. The case attracted press coverage in The Times and from the BBC among others.

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