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Month: July 2015

Andrew Smith’s ‘A Guide to Training Compensation and Solidarity Payments in Football’, published by LawInSport

Andrew Smith has written a comprehensive step-by-step guide on the topic of training compensation and solidarity payments in football. LawInSport.com is a leading online international sports law publication, providing expert commentary and analysis on the latest issues and legal developments in the world of sport. To read Andrew’s guide, please click here.  

Matrix members welcome CBA decision to ballot

The members of the criminal team at Matrix Chambers support solicitors in their opposition to the 8.75% cut to solicitors’ litigator fees implemented on 1 July 2015. The team welcomes the decision of the Criminal Bar Association to ballot its members on taking further action. Members will carefully consider their position, in coordination with our […]

Coventry City FC owners Sisu win permission to appeal

The owners of Coventry City FC have obtained permission from the Court of Appeal to argue that a long term loan of £14.4m from Coventry City Council to the operator of their home ground in January 2013 was a notifiable State aid measure that was made unlawfully and caused them loss. This is a long […]

Ken Macdonald QC to head prestigious prize for political writing

The Orwell Prize has announced that Ken Macdonald QC, Matrix member and Warden of Wadham College, has become Chair of its governing body, the Council of the Orwell Prize.  The Orwell Prize is Britain’s most prestigious prize for political writing. Each year they award prizes for work which comes closest to George Orwell’s ambition to […]