Court: Arbitration Tribunal (pursuant to Rule K of the Rules of the FA)

“Unless” order set aside due to error of law

Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea v MJ & Anor [2017] UKUT 102 (AAC)

Appeal against the decision by the first-tier tribunal that the conditions of an “unless” order were triggered so that the local authority was barred from defending and against the FTT’s substantive decision thereafter. The tribunal held that the FTT’s decision made an error of law and it was set aside.

FA Council refusal of name change application tainted by bias

Hull City Tigers v FA

Hull City FC succeeded in quashing the decision of the FA Council to refuse its application to change the club’s playing name from Hull City to Hull Tigers. The club’s challenge was unanimously upheld by an Arbitral Panel appointed under Rule K of the Rules of the FA. The Panel accepted the club’s case that the decision was tainted by bias and could not stand.