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Cricket Disciplinary Appeal by William Horwood

William Horwood was recently instructed to represent a cricket club in a disciplinary appeal. A points deduction had been imposed on the club for bringing the game into disrepute. William successfully argued that the points deduction imposed was excessive. The appeals panel set aside the points deduction originally imposed and substituted a lesser points deduction. The full Outcome of Appeal...

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Women in Sports Law

Blondel Thompson is now a member of WISLaw, an international non-profit association that unites women from more than 40 countries who specialise in sports law. The aim is to bring women in the sports law sector together through regular educational and networking events, raising awareness of the participation of women in sports law. One such event was a lunch time...

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Kate Rogers and Joel Wallace Appointed to the Football Association’s Anti-Discrimination Chairman Panel

St Philips is delighted to announce that the FA has appointed Kate Rogers and Joel Wallace to the National Anti-Discrimination Chairman Panel. Kate and Joel will sit as part-time judges in football club, player, manager and participant misconduct cases which involve allegations of discrimination. Through this appointment, Kate and Joel join St Philips’ growing list of sports barristers. If you...

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England Boxing – Bruce Frew

Bruce Frew

During 2016 Bruce had the pleasure of working with England Boxing directly and since September 2016 has been appointed to the England Boxing Disciplinary Panel. Bruce’s collaboration with England Boxing has been ideal on the basis of his expertise in disciplinary matters and, a growing base of professional sports clients and his personal interest in boxing. Bruce’s CV can be...

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Tariq Sadiq named “Barrister of the Year” at this year’s BLS Legal Awards

BLS Legal Awards

We are delighted to announce that Tariq Sadiq has been named “Barrister of the Year” at this year’s Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards. Tariq received his award from ex-England rugby player Brian Moore and Sue Rivers from Birmingham City University, making it the 4th year running that a member of St Philips has walked away with the title. The judges...

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Birmingham Legal Awards 2015 Shortlist Announced

Members of St Philips have taken three of the five places on the shortlist for Barrister of the Year at The Birmingham Law Society’s Legal Awards 2015 announced today. Tariq Sadiq, Anthony Verduyn & Matthew Weaver have all received nominations for the award, highlighting both the quality of our members and the strength of our team.  The award will be announced at the annual awards ceremony...

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Blondel Thompson Appointed as Specialist Member of National Anti Doping Panel

Blondel Thompson

Blondel Thompson has been appointed by Sports Resolution(UK) to act as a specialist member of the National Anti-Doping Panel.  From the 1st of September Blondel will be called upon to act as part of a prestigious panel determining instances of drug use in  a number of sporting arena. This important appointment recognises the former British & Commonwealth 100m hurdles record...

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Blondel Thompson appointed as an Arbitrator Judge to cover the Commonwealth Games 2014

Blondel Thompson

Blondel Thompson has been appointed to sit in the Court Of Arbitration for Sport Judges covering the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014. This important appointment recognises the former British & Commonwealth 100m hurdles record holder not only for her unrivaled experience in the world of athletics but also compliments her practice as a barrister specialising in Sports and Criminal...

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GG2 Professional Of The Year

St Philips Chambers is delighted to announce that Tariq Sadiq was presented with the “Professional of the Year” trophy at the GG2 Leadership Awards held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in central London on Wednesday evening. The prestigious event featured a key note speech by Deputy Prime Minister and Lord President of the Privy Council , The Rt Hon...

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