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Level welcomes music and entertainment lawyer Irving David to the firm.

Level are delighted to announce that industry leading music, media and entertainment lawyer Irving David has joined the firm.

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Evening The Odds - our new report

21st and 22nd July 2021

An online conference on key issues relating to gambling and football, including the release from Level's innovative new report 'Evening The Odds'. Each attendee will receive a copy of the report before it is released more widely.

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The difficulty of historical social media posts

In light of the recent revelations around Ollie Robinson's historical racist and sexist posts and his suspension by the ECB, Alastair Campbell looks at the bigger picture when it comes to handling similar types of historical misconduct in the world of sport.

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Anti-Doping Contamination Cases – the “Narrow Corridor” and the Limits of Lawson

In March 2020, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) found that American athlete Jarrion Lawson had committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (“ADRV”), but accepted that he had not intentionally committed that violation on the basis that it was reasonably…

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Guidance on The Level Of Compensation For Out Of Contract Football Players copy

In this article Liz Coley, and Dan Lowen, consider the domestic compensation system and the trend evident from higher profile awards in recent years.

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Level welcomes corporate lawyer Clare Barber to the firm

Corporate lawyer Clare Barber has joined the firm

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Level to sponsor Living Room Law event

We are very pleased to be sponsoring Living Room Law, the new ways of working virtual conference, organised in partnership with Legal Cheek.

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Life at Level: Halina Wielogorska

Since giving up a City law firm job for unpaid work as an intern, Halina Wielogorska has followed her passion for music throughout her career – all the way to joining Level last year.

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Life at Level: Rowena Samarasinhe

From in-house to in control of her career, we asked Rowena to tell us a bit more about her journey from GC to Level and how she makes the Level model work for her.

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Inside Information: Lessons from the Trippier and Sturridge Cases

This blog post is an abridged summary of a more in-depth article, available on Law in Sport.

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Action without consequences: do football’s authorities have the power to sanction players breaching lockdown?

When Boris Johnson announced the introduction of Tier 4 restrictions in London and the South East less than a week before Christmas, long term holiday plans were thrown into chaos.

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In review: World Rugby governance review findings

In June 2020, World Rugby launched an independent-led working group, chaired by British Olympic Association chairman Sir Hugh Robertson, with the objective of enhancing the fairness and effectiveness of World Rugby’s governance structures. On 7 January 2021,…

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A great start to 2021 as two more lawyers choose Level

This week, Level announces two more specialist lawyers have joined the team – a strong start to the new year. The latest duo joining the firm take the number of new senior lawyers choosing Level to six in the past six months alone.

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Mental health doesn't discriminate: Jesy Nelson's departure shows the strain that artists can face

It doesn’t feel that long since Jesy Nelson and the rest of those who would become Little Mix were wide-eyed hopefuls on the X Factor – just four more wannabe superstars subjecting themselves week after week to brutal feedback as they chased their…

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One to watch: Gambling advertising and sponsorship in sport

It is unfortunate timing for sports who are already struggling with the effects of the pandemic but we’ve been here before.

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Level welcomes specialist commercial lawyer Natalie Kadas

Level are delighted to announce that highly experienced commercial lawyer Natalie Kadas has joined the firm.

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Level welcomes IP specialist lawyer Alec Cameron

Today is another exciting day in Level’s growth and development as we welcome a further senior lawyer to our team.

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Changes Proposed to the Regulation of Gambling Advertisements

The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) has announced a public consultation to strengthen the rules and guidance for gambling advertisements to protect children, young people (under 18s) and vulnerable adults.

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UEFA granted blocking injunction in Ireland

The latest injunction granted to UEFA to block illegal streaming of live football shows a growing determination by rights holders and internet service providers alike to tackle the issue, writes Dan Harrington.

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(Transfer) Window shopping

Reflections on one of the busiest transfer windows ever seen at Level, despite the predictions for a quiet year.

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The new normal: five ways legal careers may change in light of lockdown.

Since March, the legal industry has experienced an overnight shift in expectations as lawyers worked remotely while also juggling responsibilities that had usually been left at home once they stepped out of the front door.

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Level ranked again in Legal 500 2021 edition

Level has retained its tier 2 position among the country’s highest-ranking sports law specialists in the 2021 edition of The Legal 500. Level is the only platform-based firm of its kind to be recommended for sports law. Morris Bentata has once again been…

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Level appoints new Head of Growth to lead expansion plans

We are delighted to welcome Amy Sullivan as the new Head of Growth at Level.

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Leading Music lawyer Halina Wielogorska joins Level

Halina Wielogorska, an experienced music lawyer with extensive in-house and private practice experience in the music, content creation and start-up worlds, has joined Level.

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