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Sports law seminar

Date: 22nd January 2020

Time: 12:00 - 16:45

Location:
Edinburgh

CPD Hours: 4hours

This comprehensive seminar will keep you updated on all dimensions of your practice from drafting and negotiations, to telecommunications and finance. On completion you will be equipped on how to best advise your clients on complex and over-lapping matters in the sports law sector.

4 hours verifiable CPD

Sports lawyers - jacks of all trades and masters too!

Attend this comprehensive seminar and stay updated on all dimensions of your practice, from drafting and negotiating contracts; protecting your client’s intellectual property issues; reputation management; telecommunications and finance. Whether you represent individual players, agents, organisations or regulatory association this seminar equips you on how to best advise your clients on complex and over-lapping matters in the sports sector.

By attending this seminar, you will:

  • Get holistic understanding of the multi-disciplinary aspects of a sports law practice
  • Receive drafting top tips to keep in mind when advising your clients increasing chances of success and avoiding mistakes 
  • Learn effective ways of dispute resolution with practical examples and case law update.
  • Laura McCallum, Head of Football Administration & Legal Affairs, Dundee United
  • Megan Briggs, Associate, Burness Paull LLP
  • Bruce Caldow, Partner - Head of Sports Team, Harper Macleod LLP
  • Stephen Farrell, Senior Associate, Burness Paull LLP
  • Roddy Cairns, Senior Solicitor, Burness Paull LLP
  • Tom Thomas, Partner, Harper Macleod LLP
  • Graham Horsman, Senior Solicitor, Harper Macleod LLP
  • 12:00 - 12:20

    Registration and refreshments
  • Speaker
    Laura McCallum, Head of Football Administration & Legal Affairs, Dundee United
  • 12:30 - 13:05

    A day in the life of an in-house solicitor at a sports organisation

     

    Speaker
    Laura McCallum, Head of Football Administration & Legal Affairs, Dundee United

    13:05 - 13:10

    Questions and discussion

    13:10 - 13:50

    Contracts and liability

    • Contract negotiation 
    • Key clauses to keep in mind (Sell on clauses, Solidarity Mechanism, Training Compensation, Sponsorship Agreements)
    • Common mistakes and how to avoid them 
    • Translating international regulations to domestic rules

    Speaker
    Tom Thomas, Partner, Harper Macleod LLP

    13:50 - 13:55

    Questions and discussion

  • 13:55 - 14:10

    Refreshments and networking
  • 14:10 - 15:10

    Navigating a multi-disciplinary practice

    • Intellectual property in sports (image rights)
    • Media rights: licensing, broadcasting and (data) privacy
    • Understanding the wider landscape of sports immigration
    • Reputation management and what it entails (defamation and libel)

    Speakers
    Laura McCallum, Head of Football Administration & Legal Affairs, Dundee United (Panel Convener)
    Megan Briggs, Associate, Burness Paull LLP
    Tom Thomas, Partner, Harper Macleod LLP
    Bruce Caldow, Partner - Head of Sports Team, Harper Macleod LLP

    15:10 - 15:15

     

    Questions and discussion

  • 15:15 - 15:40

    Settlement - strategy and approaches

    • Understand key elements of dispute settlement
    • Identify common issues
    • Recognise and evaluate different strategy and approaches
    • Learn from experience

    Speaker
    Bruce Caldow, Partner - Head of Sports Team, Harper Macleod LLP

    15:40 - 16:05

    Alternate methods of dispute resolution

    • Mediation
    • Court of Arbitration for Sport: jurisprudence and lessons for Scotland

    Speakers
    Stephen Farrell, Senior Associate, Burness Paull LLP
    Roddy Cairns, Senior Solicitor, Burness Paull LLP

    16:05 - 16:35

    Litigation - Civil courts and sporting tribunals

    • Disciplinary matters
    • Injury claims and liability
    • Case law update

    Speaker
    Graham Horsman, Senior Solicitor, Harper Macleod LLP
  • 16:35 - 16:45

    Questions and closing remarks

Prices

prices exclude VAT

Member:
£162.29
 
New member:
£149.48
 
Accredited Paralegal:
£149.48
 
Trainee:
£149.48
 
Unemployed member:
£140.94
 
Non-member:
£179.38
 

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