Tim Bailey, sports lawyer, on the best of 2010!

I’m a lucky man!  I’m passionate about football and it’s part of my day job as a sports lawyer! This year has been continually exciting – as I have been called in as a professional sports lawyer to advise on many different issues, from high profile transfers to coaches being sacked and image rights needing protection. However, these are my [...]

SPAIN FOOTBALL: IMAGE RIGHTS OF SOCCER PLAYERS

Image rights of soccer players Unlike the UK, Spain offers its citizens protection under the constitution of Spain against use of a person’s image – which is considered damaging to that person’s honour. Imagine – it’s 1996 and you’re a professional footballer with Deportivo Compostela, facing the talents of Barcelona’s Ronaldo at the top of his game. You’re mesmerised by [...]

SPORTS LAW:  TIM BAILEY AND THE DILEMMA OF PRIVACY

SPORTS LAW: TIM BAILEY AND THE DILEMMA OF PRIVACY

An interesting day here in Qatar, not least for Brazil and Argentina who teamed up for table football with Carlos Alberto and Ossie Ardiles showing great form! In fact, the combined talents of Carlos Alberto and Ossie Ardiles, not surprisingly, resulted in the beating of the local Qatar pairing! Meanwhile, interest in sports law was provided by a lively discussion [...]

SPORTS LAW: TIM BAILEY SPECIALIST SPORTS LAWYER

SPORTS LAW: TIM BAILEY SPECIALIST SPORTS LAWYER

SPORTS LAW – TIM BAILEY SPECIALIST SPORTS LAWYER You may have noticed that yesterday Tim Bailey put up a Post on a very interesting legal development relating to compensation after a football contract had gone ‘sour’ between Stephen Appiah and Fenerbahce. What was this about – you may have been asking? Well, Tim Bailey is a specialist sports lawyer based [...]

SPORTS LAW: TIM BAILEY AT THE ASPIRE 4 SPORT CONGRESS

SPORTS LAW: TIM BAILEY AT THE ASPIRE 4 SPORT CONGRESS

  I’ve just arrived in Doha the capital of Qatar, a chilly 35 degrees – and a far cry from foggy November in Smoke on Trent! I’m attending the Aspire 4 Sport Congress along with the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Clive Woodward, Niall Quinn, Roberto Donadoni and Ossie ‘Tottingham’ Ardiles. There’s plenty to look forward to including a [...]

Tim Bailey: Sports Lawyer

Tim Bailey: Sports Lawyer

Practice Areas Tim is a commercial lawyer and specialist sports lawyer – with a passion for sport. As a member of the Beswicks Sports Team, Tim advises professional athletes, clubs and corporate bodies on sports contracts and related contractual and commercial issues. These are predominately within the world of football and cricket, to which he brings a focused understanding of [...]