Freeths are delighted to have advised former Olympian and World Champion, Amir Khan, on his next fight. After a two-and-a-half-year absence Amir Khan is set to return to the ring in the new year after agreeing to a fight against Kell Brook in Spring 2022. The date is still to be finalised but is expected […]
National law firm Freeths, has advised EFL League 2 football club Barrow A.F.C. on the signing of Mark Cooper as the Club’s first team manager. Paul Hornby, Club Chairman, said “I am delighted that we have completed the signing of our new manager, Mark Cooper. I would like to thank Geoff Cunningham and his team […]
As a result of the stance taken by many insurers not to pay out on COVID-19 business interruption insurance (“BII”) claims, the Financial Conduct Authority (the “FCA”) brought a test case in the High Court against a number of insurers. In September 2020, the High Court found in favour of some policy holders, potentially giving […]
UK Immigration rules are due to significantly change on 1 January 2021 as the Brexit transition period ends on 31 December 2020. The Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill will end rights to freedom of movement of persons under retained EU law. Further information on this can be found here. EEA nationals (includes […]
Following initial guidance published on 7 April 2020 (which addressed some of the football regulatory issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic), FIFA has issued further guidance following extensive consultation which makes further temporary changes to the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players. There are also further temporary changes to the Rules Governing […]
Football in England has today been suspended until 3 April 2020 as a consequence of the on-going impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) with a number of clubs having players either tested or placed in isolation following suspected/confirmed cases. When (or if) the season resumes will be a decision reached by the government/Premier League/EFL/clubs in due course […]
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