Sports, Media and Confidential Information

Sports, Media and Confidential Information

Members undertake an increasing amount of sports and media related litigation and advisory work, including actions relating to the protection of confidential information. Such cases often arise in the context of our continued success and experience in commercial and employment litigation. Members of Chambers appeared before the Leveson Inquiry and have sat on advisory panels for the Rugby Football League and the Football Association.  Rupert Butler, who has a strong commercial and media law background, represents a number of national governing bodies of UK sports, including the British Cycling Federation, the British Triathlon Association, and the British Bob Skeleton Association.

Cases include:

  • Smart Currency Exchange Ltd v Martell [2014] EWHC 1507, concerning the scope and appropriateness of the use of interim injunctions to prohibit the use of confidential information.
  • R (Camelot UK Lotteries Ltd) v Gambling Commission [2012] EWHC 2391 (Admin); [2013] P.T.S.R. 729, a claim for judicial review brought by Camelot seeking to review the Gambling Commission’s refusal to review the grant of licenses to conduct a Health Lottery.
  • R (London Christian Radio Ltd) v Radio Advertising Clearance Centre [2012] EWHC 1043 (Admin); [2012] H.R.L.R. 19, a judicial review challenge, relying on the right to freedom of expression, to restrictions against political advertising.
  • Premier Model Management Ltd v Bruce [2012] EWHC 3509 (QB), the claimant model agency successfully relied on restrictive covenants preventing its employees from setting up in competition and soliciting models and clients away from the claimant’s business. 
  • Terluk v Berezovsky [2011] EWCA Civ 1534, an appeal against a finding that Terluk had made defamatory remarks about Boris Berezovsky during an interview on Russian television about the death of KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko.

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