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Level partner Liz Coley produces football club-friendly digest of FIFA commentary

Liz Coley has produced a club-official friendly digest of the most recent FIFA Commentary on Player Transfers.

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Level to support Victoria Evans in World Record Attempt Atlantic Solo Row

Level will sponsor Victoria Evans, sports lawyer at the firm, in her pursuit of a world-record solo row across the Atlantic Ocean.

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Level partner Alastair Campbell appointed to the Sport Resolutions' Pro Bono Advice Panel

Sports lawyer and Level partner Alastair Campbell is appointed to the Sports Resolutions' Pro Bono Advice Panel.

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Global Entrepreneurship Week: How do law and entrepreneurship fit together?

In the spirit of Global Entrepreneurship Week, we chat with music lawyer James Woodward about how law and entrepreneurship work together.

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The future of meetings: Level's take on the trending topic

Should we shorten meetings, change their structure or even ban them altogether? The COVID-19 pandemic has placed this topic at the forefront of workplace discussions and forced companies to adjust to novel ways of working. In this article, we discuss Level's take on the matter.

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Level recognised in The Times' Best Law Firms 2022

Level has been commended for its entertainment and sport expertise in The Times’ Best Law Firms 2022.

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Level retains ranking in the Chambers 2022 UK Guide

"Level is a dynamic, forward-thinking firm where most legal issues in sport can be dealt with, due to the breadth of experience and expertise that its lawyers have."

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Level welcomes music lawyer James Woodward to the firm

Music specialist joins the firm's rapidly expanding team

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Level breaks into the Legal 500 rankings for Media & Entertainment

The firm has been ranked as a leading firm for the first time in the 2022 UK edition

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Level represents Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. to launch Wolves Records

A first of its kind partnership between a Premier League Club and major music label

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Level welcomes media and sports specialist Victoria Evans to the firm

Media and sports specialist Victoria Evans has joined the firm’s industry ranked Sport team.

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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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