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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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Disputes from Rugby World Cup 2019 Qualifying: ‘biased’ referees and ineligible players – an analysis by 3PB Sports barrister Graham Gilbert.

In his latest article for LawInSport, 3PB Sports barrister Graham Gilbert reviews the decisions of the Judicial and Disputes Committee of World Rugby in relation to a number of complaints made by participating Unions in the Rugby World Cup 2019 Qualifying Competition. Namely: a match played as part of the final round of the Qualifying […]

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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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Louis Weston and Gareth Graham appointed to the Sport Resolutions Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators

3PB’s Sports Group is happy to announce that Gareth Graham and Head of Sports Group Louis Weston have been appointed to the Sport Resolutions Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators. These appointments demonstrate the strength and depth of the 3PB Sports Law Team. Sport Resolutions is the independent, not-for-profit, dispute resolution service for sport in the United Kingdom. Established […]

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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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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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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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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 appointed to Sport Resolutions’ Pro Bono Panel

Many congratulations to Graham Gilbert whose sports expertise has been acknowledged through his recent appointment to Sport Resolutions Pro Bono Panel. Sport Resolutions is the independent, not-for-profit, dispute resolution service for sport in the United Kingdom. Established by the main stakeholder groups in sport, their aim is to provide an expert, speedy and cost effective alternative […]

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