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The British Association for Sport and Law (BASL), which recently appointed Blackstone Chambers’ Adam Lewis QC as its new President, will be holding its 28th annual conference on Thursday, 16 June, at The Oval, Surrey County Cricket Club.

The keynote speaker will be Richard Whitehead MBE, the former world, European and Paralympic champion who subsequently became the first double leg amputee to run the length of the country. Richard recently launched the Richard Whitehead Foundation, which aims to inspire and tackle the barriers faced by people with disabilities in accessing sport. 

Confirmed speakers and session chairs include Blackstone Chambers’ Nick De Marco QC; John Barnes MBE, Former England Football International; Angus Bujalski, Director of Legal & Governance at the RFU; Polly Handford, the FA’s Legal and Governance Director; Hannah McLean, Executive Director of Legal Services at the International Tennis Federation; Niall Sloane, Director of Sport at ITV; James Stebbing, General Counsel at Six Nations Rugby; and Pamela Woodman, Head of Legal at the Lawn Tennis Association.

The conference will address four key topics:  

  • Is traditional broadcasting yesterday’s news in the brave new world of streaming? What is in the consumers’ interests
  • Geopolitics in Sport: A time of virtue signalling or the time to signal virtue
  • Are sports selling the family silver? The opportunities and pitfalls of the increasing trend for private equity investment in sport
  • The General Counsel Panel: The implications of COVID and beyond 

For further details and to register to attend, please click here

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