Sports Law provides a comprehensive overview of the ways in which the law has impacted on how sport is played, administered and consumed. The author writes in a clear and engaging manner, tracing the origins and sources of this relatively new subject and drawing examples from a wide range of professional and amateur sports to illustrate the important current debates and topics of interest.

This new edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect recent developments in the area and includes a chapter dedicated to the 2012 Olympic Games.

Supported by chapter summaries, explanations of key terms, hot topics and suggestions for further reading, this text makes an ideal companion to the study of sports law at undergraduate or postgraduate level. With this edition, the layout has been further enhanced by the inclusion of mind maps at the start of each chapter.

    Students will appreciate the depth of coverage and clear layout, while those with a greater expertise can still learn from this lucid, thought-provoking exploration of the key issues.

    -Dr David McArdle, Stirling Law School, University of Stirling

    A truly outstanding piece of scholarship.

    -Professor Richard Parrish, Centre for Sports Law Research, Edge Hill University.

On this website you will find information on the book, links to other useful websites and updates from the author on the latest developments in sports law.

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