Past Conferences and courses

Information about past events

Please Contact Nigel Lipton for documentation of previous conferences, in-house courses and workshops.

Sport And The Law (Wednesday 26th May 2010)

Topics

  • "The Biological Passport - A New Era In The Fight Against Doping?"
  • "Sporting Mega-Trends: What Next For Sports Law?"
  • "(1) The UEFA 6&5 Rule", "(2) The Proposed Financial FIFA Fair Play Rules"
  • "How Much Protection From The Paparazzi Can Celebrity Sportsmen And Sportswomen Expect From The Law?"
  • "Sports Tribunals And Regulatory Bodies: Tips And Tactics"
  • "Anti-Doping Regulations - Lacuna & Tripwires"

Clinical Negligence (Thursday 10th December 2010)

Topics

  • "Moving forward from the but for test in the recent case of Bonnington Castyns v Wardlaw"
  • "Periodical payments after the Court of Appeal decision in Thompstone"
  • "General update on Personal Injury Cases"

Civil Litigation (Thursday 10th December 2010)

Objectives

"The objective of the course is to examine in detail all the above issues that need to be considered and dealt with when dealing with a civil litigation costs recovery. The course is aimed at solicitors, barristers, legal executives and paralegals involved in such matters."

Civil Actions Against The Police (Wednesday 21st October 2009)

Topics

  • "Police Powers Over The Person Including Arrest And Detention"
  • "Civil Actions Against The Police - Dealing With Damages"
  • "Lawful Justifications For Entry, Search And Seizure"
  • "An Overview Of The Jury Trial In Civil Actions Against The Police"
  • "Miscarriages Of Justice: The Psychological Effects"
  • "Liability For Information Provided To The Police"

Sport And The Law (Thursday 21st May 2009)

Topics

  • "Settling International Sports Business Disputes by ADR"
  • "Protecting A Sportsman's Privacy After Max Mosley"
  • "The Anti-Ambush Manual - A Discussion On How To Protect Against Ambush Marketing"
  • "Match Fixing And The Anti-Corruption Code In Tennis"
  • "Regulations Have To Be Workable To Be Respected. A Lesson In A Missed Opportunity.
    The FA Agents Regulations September 2007 And Where It Has All Gone Wrong."
  • "The World Anti-Doping Code A Legal Minefield For Athletes And Sports Bodies"

Media, Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law (Thursday 30th October 2008)

Topics

  • "Developments In Copyright And Like Rights"
  • "Protecting IP Rights Under English Common Law And European Continental Law: 'Passing Off' And 'Unfair Competition' Compared"
  • "Licensing On Digital Platforms - A Practical Guide"
  • "Adwords, Keywords And Metatags: Trade Mark Infringement ... Or Not?"
  • "Privacy: Before And After Max Mosley"
  • "Celebrity - Its Uses And Abuses"
  • "The Audiovisual Media Services Directive: How This Will Impact On Traditional Television Broadcasting And The On Demand World"

Sport And The Law (Thursday 15th May 2008)

Topics

  • "The EU White Paper On Sport: Its Legal And Practical Implications"
  • "Private Information About Sports Stars How Far Is It Really Respected And Protected?"
  • "Sponsorship: An Overview Of The Key Legal Issues"
  • "Ambush Marketing: Criminal Offence or Free Enterprise?"
  • "The Equality Act 2006 And The Opportunities For Sport"
  • "Current Regulatory Issues In Sport"
  • "Legal And Practical Challenges Of WADA Code Compliance"

Media, Entertainment & Intellectual Property Law (Wednesday 31st October 2007)

Topics

  • Developments In Copyright And Like Rights
  • "Maintaining The Status Quo". Record Royalties - Protecting The Right To Your Share
  • Hot Topics in Advertising Law
  • Privacy Intrusion, Harassment And Resort To Subterfuge - The Current State Of Play In Press Regulation
  • Where Football, Law And The Media Collide - A Look At Recent Legal Developments

Sport And The Law - The 2007 Conference (Wednesday 16th May 2007)

Topics

  • "The WADA Code - Past, Presence and Future"
  • "The Regulation Of Sports Bodies Following The ECJ Decision In Meca-Medina"
  • "Effective Reputation And Brand Protection"
  • "Sporting Goods And Services: The Free Movement Of Goods And Services In The EC"
  • "Restraint Of Trade In Sport - An Update"
  • "Legal Restrictions on Sports Marketing"

Media, Entertainment & Intellectual Property Law - The 2006 Conference (Tuesday 31st October 2006)

Topics

  • "Recent Developments In Copyright And Performers' Rights"
  • "On Your Marks": A Review Of Recent Legal Developments Relating To Trade Marks, Trade Names And Brands
  • "Database Rights"
  • "Contracts: The Overlap Between Sport And The Media"
  • "TV Formats - An Update On Protection And Disputes"
  • "Regulating The Press Without A Press Complaints Commission - The Prospect Explored"

Sport And The Law - The 2006 Conference (Thursday 18th May 2006)

Topics

  • Protecting And Exploiting Sports Image Rights,
  • Media Issues in Sport,
  • Disciplinary Hearings In Sports,
  • Dispute Resolution In Sport,
  • The Courts Jurisdiction To Review The Decisions Of Sporting Disciplinary Tribunals,
  • London 2012 - Sport At Heart,
  • Recent Cases Of Interest In Sports Law,
  • Regulating the Integrity of Sport.

Media, Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law - The 2005 Conference (Thursday 27th Oct 2005)

Topics

  • Image Wrongs - Causes Of Action For Misappropriation
  • Copyrights And Copywrongs
  • Rights In Performances
  • The New EC Enforcement Directive In IP Matters And How It Might Affect Current English Procedural Law
  • Private Worlds And Public Figures: The Legal And The Self-Regulatory Options
  • Making The Most Of Sponsorship

Sport And The Law - The 2005 Conference (Tuesday 17th May 2005)

Topics

  • Protecting And Exploiting Sports Image Rights
  • Media Issues in Sport
  • Disciplinary Hearings In Sports
  • Dispute Resolution In Sport
  • The Courts Jurisdiction To Review The Decisions Of Sporting Disciplinary Tribunals
  • London 2012 - Sport At Heart
  • Recent Cases Of Interest In Sports Law
  • Regulating the Integrity of Sport

Media, Entertainment & Intellectual Property Law - The 2004 Conference (Thursday 28 October 2004)

Objectives

    The conference was aimed at media, entertainment and intellectual property lawyers, newspaper/ magazine editorial personnel and journalists, radio/ television broadcasters and presenters, and all other executives who work in the media, entertainment, intellectual property or internet field. The objective of the conference was to examine in detail the most important and topical legal issues which are of concern to those with an interest in media, entertainment and intellectual property law.