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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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3PB Head of Sports Louis Weston and Sports barrister Gemma White highlight key 2018 Sports Law issues for LawInSport

Sports barristers Louis Weston and Gemma White have this year again participated in LawInSport’s 2018 key sports issues survey. Praising whistleblowers and the important part they play in making and keeping sports clean, Senior Junior Louis Weston expects their role to be further encouraged and their actions protected by Sports governing bodies in 2018. Gemma […]

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3PB Head of Sports Louis Weston wins Excellence in Sports Law Services award for the second time running

Senior Junior Louis Weston has won the Excellence in Sports Law Services award 2018 in recognition of his expertise in Sports Law advice. These awards, organised by Corporate Livewire invite nominations from over 100,000 businesses and corporate professionals each year. Louis is recognised for Sports both by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 Legal Directories. […]

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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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Head of 3PB Sports Group Louis Weston successfully represents French flanker Kevin Gourdon in dangerous play charge during France v New Zealand

Louis Weston, Head of the 3PB Sports Group, represented the French flanker Kevin Gourdon in his defence to a citing following the match France v New Zealand.  Gourdon was cited for dangerous play charging into a ruck and faced a suspension ruling him out of the Autumn Internationals.  At the hearing on 14.11.17 the Judicial […]

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3PB Head of Sports Louis Weston wins Sports Law Lawyer of the year for second time running

3PB's head of sports Louis Weston has once again been awarded the 2018 International Advisory Experts Award: Sports Law Lawyer of the Year in England. This Award is yet another acknowledgement of Louis’ first class Sports Law expertise. Louis is also recognised as a leading Counsel for Sports by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 […]

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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 law specialist Louis Weston acts for BHA in successful prosecution

Louis Weston, Head of the 3PB Sports Group acted for the British Horseracing Authority, leading Caoimhe Daly, in the successful prosecution under the Rules of Racing of Adam Carter,  Paul Bradley and Peter Bennett.  The Judicial Panel found that Adam Carter stopped BLAZE OF ENCHANTMENT and that he passed the information that he would do so […]

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

Sports Barrister Graham Gilbert has represented the BHA in a disciplinary panel concerning Jockey Graham Gibbons and his testing positive for the use of a metabolite of cocaine. The panel also had to consider how to respond to his attempt to present a sample that was not his own. For more information on the hearing, please click […]

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