Corruption, Anti-Doping and other misconduct News

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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Sports Barrister Graham Gilbert twice represents the BHA in disciplinary panels involving trainer Dean Ivory

Sports Barrister Graham Gilbert has represented the BHA twice in disciplinary panels involving trainer Dean Ivory. The disciplinary panel in Dean Ivory - Links Drive Lady concerned the cross-contamination of the horse with hayfever medicine, as a result of contacts between the horse and her keepers, who were using hayfever medicine to alleviate their symptoms at the time. […]

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Head of Sports Louis Weston and Sports Barrister Gemma White call for sports-wide approach to sanctions for corruption offences

3PB head of sports Louis Weston and sports barrister Gemma White have written an article for LawInSport calling for a unified approach to sanctions for corruption offences across sports disciplines. While the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) has well known codified sanctions for doping violations, there is no consistency of punishment between sports for players […]

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