A NOTE BY PROF DR IAN BLACKSHAW ON A NEW BOOK ENTITLED ‘LEADING CASES IN SPORTS LAW’ EDITED BY JACK ANDERSON WHICH HAS JUST BEEN PUBLISHED

This is the latest Book (ISBN 978-90-6704-908-5; ISBN 978-90-6704-909-2 (eBook)) in the well-known and highly respected Asser International Sports Law Series that has just been published, and, if there were ever any doubts about the existence – and, indeed, importance – of Sports Law, this Book will surely put them to rest, as will be seen from its wide-ranging coverage as set out in the following Table of Contents!

 

Contents

Part I The Emergence of Sports Law

1 Abbot v Weekly (1665) 83 ER 357; 1 Lev 176 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Jack Anderson

2 Federal League Baseball Club of Baltimore v National

League et al. 259 US 200 (1922) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

Roger I. Abrams

3 Case C-36/74 Walrave and Koch [1974] ECR 1405 . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Richard Parrish

4 CAS 92/A/63 GUNDEL v FEI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65

Ian S. Blackshaw

 

Part II Player Mobility Versus Contractual Stability

5 Eastham v Newcastle United FC Ltd [1964] Ch 413 . . . . . . . . . . .77

Simon Boyes

6 From Bosman to Bernard C-415/93; [1995] ECR I-4921

to C-325/08; [2010] ECR I-2177 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Stefaan Van den Bogaert

 

Part III When the Private Business of Sport Becomes

the Public Business of Law

7 Finnigan v NZRFU (1985). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109

Chris Davies

8 R. v. Disciplinary Committee of the Jockey Club ex p. the Aga

Khan [1993] 1 WLR 909 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

Michael Beloff

9 Case C-519/04 P Meca-Medina [2006] ECR I-6991. . . . . . . . . . .137

Stephen Weatherill

 

Part IV Doping and the Spirit of Sports Law

10 Modahl v British Athletic Federation (1994–2001) . . . . . . . . . . 155

Hazel Hartley

11 CAS 98/211 B v FINA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175

Neville Cox

12 CAS 2004/O/645 USADA v Montgomery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195

John O’Leary

13 CAS 2009/A/1912–1913 Pechstein v International

Skating Union. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209

David McArdle

 

Part V Contemporary Issues in Sports Law

14 CAS 2008/A/1480 Pistorius v IAAF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229

Steve Cornelius

15 American Needle Inc v NFL 130 S Ct 2201 (2010) . . . . . . . . . . .239

Matthew J. Mitten

16 Cases T-385/07, T-55/08 and T68/08 FIFA

and UEFA v Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .255

Katrien Lefever and An Vermeersch

17 Cases C-403/08 and C-429/08 FA Premier League Ltd

and Others v QC Leisure and Others; and Karen

Murphy v Media Protection Services Ltd, 4 Oct 2011. . . . . . . . . . . 271

Johan Lindholm and Anastasios Kaburakis

18 R v Amir & Butt [2011] EWCA Civ 2914. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287

Simon Gardiner

 

Part VI Enduring Themes in Sports Law

19 Football and Crowds:

Gough and Smith v Chief Constable of Derbyshire [2002]

QB 1213. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307

Geoff Pearson

20 Player Violence and Compensation for Injury:

R v Barnes [2005] 1 Cr App Rep 507 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .323

Mark James

21 Animal Welfare and Blood Sports:

R (Countryside Alliance) v Attorney General [2008] 1 AC 719 . . . 337

Laura Donnellan

22 Gender and Equality:

Sagen v VANOC [2009] BCCA 522 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353

Hilary A. Findlay

 

Although necessarily selective, this Book provides a representative collection of cases, including landmark CAS and EU cases, which have contributed and continue to do so to an emerging and ever expanding ‘Lex Sportiva’.

The Book is the brainchild of and is edited by Prof Jack Anderson of Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, who provides the introductory remarks and also a historical contribution. As regards the selection of cases that are included in the Book, Anderson writes: “I wanted them to be included because I think they best portray the domestic, regional, inter and supra-national dimensions to sports law.” And how right he is in this summation.

Leaving aside, as one of the contributors myself, all of whom are leading academics and experienced practitioners, any question of being biased, this is a very useful and informative Book and well worth the price of €137.14. As such, it is one that should certainly be on the shelves of any self-respecting Sports Lawyer!