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Sports Law [Paperback]

Simon Gardiner , John O'Leary , Roger Welch
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13 Dec 2005 1859418945 978-1859418949 3

Firmly established as the market leading textbook on sports law, the third edition of this comprehensive and innovative book provides a detailed examination of the legal issues surrounding and governing sport.

Analyzing sports law within a socio-economic and cultural context, the role that sport plays within society is foregrounded throughout. While the text focuses on sport in Britain, European and international material is included where appropriate to provide the student with a truly comparative analysis and a fuller picture of the law as it relates to sport.

Recent developments covered in this edition include:

  • the impact of the ECJ decision in Kolpak concerning player mobility
  • developments in sports employment relations 
  • the operation of the World Anti-Doping Agency
  • recent developments in protection of sport-related IP Rights
  • the progress in European sports policy
  • competition law investigations including that concerning British horse racing
  • the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on UK sport
  • recent cases involving sports participation liability including R v Barnes.

Essential reading for students taking an option in sports law, this textbook will also prove useful to sports law practitioners, sports administrators and students on other sports studies-related courses.


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  • Paperback: 786 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish; 3 edition (13 Dec 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1859418945
  • ISBN-13: 978-1859418949
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 18.5 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 665,595 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'This interesting book is a good introduction to the background material to sports law. The variety of sources means that it is both interesting and value for money'
The Journal, Law Society of Scotland.


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A clear and rigorous introduction to the fascinating area of sports law, written in an engaging and thought-provoking fashion by an expert in the field --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect 15 Dec 2013
By Maik S
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Very helpful for my studies, totally satisfied with it! Would recommend it to anyone interested in sport law, great structure!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 12 Nov 2013
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Great student's guide. Mark James not only knows his subject area inside out, he articulates it well in plain English.
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5.0 out of 5 stars James Sports Law 25 Oct 2010
By Marta
Probably the best available book for students studying sports law. It covers English law but can be used in Scotland as well.
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