Hillsborough: key findings and the new inquest

Hillsborough inquest 2012

By Jonathan Aspinall Following the publication of the Hillsborough Independent Panel’s report and the Prime Minister’s statement in the Commons, the Attorney General will as a matter of urgency consider making an application to the High Court for an order to hold a new inquest into the deaths of the 96 on 15 April 1989 […]

Fair game: should athletes be innocent until proven guilty?

Lance Armstrong

By Michael Rudd With cycling’s blue ribbon event, the Tour de France and the 2012 Olympics upon us the longest running saga in cycling has once again made global news.  On 12 June 2012 the US Anti Doping Agency (USADA) formally opened an investigation into seven-time Tour winner Lance Armstrong, just four months after US […]

Corporate hospitality, bribery and the Olympics


By Simon Hetherington Corporate hospitality might have been expected to have a bumper season this year. But apparently such is not the case. A number of companies, it is reported, are refusing to allow their staff to accept ticketsto the Olympics, lest they fall foul of the Bribery Act 2010. Commendable restraint, one might think, […]

An ignoble day for the noble art: Haye v Chisora


By James Wilson Recently on Halsbury’s Law Exchange Simon Hetherington wrote a thoughtful piece on boxing. He stated candidly at the outset that he was not a boxing fan.  For my own part, I admit to being an inveterate fan of the sport, although I haven’t followed it closely for a few years now.  Even […]