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The Score: Sports law update - May 2013

21 May 2013

The Score brings you the sports team's latest published articles, exploring current legal issues in sport. 


  • Sports stars and child welfare: Our sporting heroes are no different to us when it comes to a relationship breakdown and there are few more traumatic situations for any parent than enforced separation from his or her child. (click here to read more)
  • Football clubs changing branding - Crisis of identity: With the assumption of control of many football clubs by wealthy benefactors, we have become increasingly accustomed to seeing their whims played out in public. Whether it is the ruthless hiring and firing of managers or lavish acquisitions of marquee players, this is now a reality of life for the modern football fan.  (click here to read more)
  • With football transfers, two heads plus data are better than a manager alone: Clubs too often get recruitment wrong. However much a manager knows, the judgment of an individual benefits from other voices and analytical input.  (click here to read more)
  • Negotiating sponsorship deals using the moral high ground: what happens when sporting icons, or group of icons is hit by a scandal – and how can a sponsor of a team or a competition protect its investment? (click here to read more)
  • Lie Detectors – a solution? Could polygraph testing offer a solution for sport’s doping and integrity issues? (click here to read more)

If you have any feedback or queries on the issues raised, please contact the author of the relevant article or Jon Walters, Editor.