This page contains an index listing of selected articles and papers written by members of Blackstone Chambers.

  • Arbitration of employment disputes

    09 May 14

    There is a growing trend to submit disputes to arbitration. In view of pressures on other parts of their practice, employment lawyers should welcome this and add arbitration to their expertise. This article examines the pros and cons, and explains the basics of the arbitration agreement and process.

    The full article can be read by clicking on the link below. 

    Paul Goulding QC co-authored this article which appeared first in the ELA Briefing, May 2014.

    Paul Goulding QC

  • Counting the Pennies in Sport: UEFA’s Financial Fair Play Regulations Under the Competition Law Microscope

    16 Jan 14

    This article first appeared in CPI Antitrust Chronicle, January 2014 (1)

    The Union of European Football Associations (“UEFA”) has introduced regulations to ensure so-called “financial fair play.” As a restriction on the access to football competitions in Europe, objections have been made that the rules do not comply with EU competition law. In this article, Brian and Ravi briefly set out the new regime and its enforcement to date before looking at the competition law complaints that have already been, or are likely to be, made against the regulations.

    Click on the link below to read the full article.

    Brian Kennelly, Ravi Mehta

  • Holding the Police to account using judicial review

    18 Dec 13

    In this article, Iain Steele examines the scope for using judicial review to challenge action taken by the police. Recent case-law shows that judicial review can be a highly effective mechanism for holding the police to account. However, lawyers need to be able to identify a public law issue and to be aware of the different procedural and substantive law that applies in the Administrative Court.

    This article first appeared in Legal Action law & practice / public law, November 2013. Part 2 of this article was published in the December 2013 / January 2014 Legal Action.

    Part 1 can be read here: Police article - part 1 (123 kb)
    Part 2 can be read here: Police article - part 2 (113 kb)

    Iain Steele

  • UK sovereignty - testing the waters

    13 Dec 13

    Maurice Mendelson QC considers some of the issues in relation to the aims of the United Kingdom Parliament (Sovereignty) Bill.

    This article was first published on Lexis-Nexis Dispute Resolution Blog.

    The full article can be read here: UK sovereignty - testing the waters (65 kb) .

    Maurice Mendelson QC

  • Team Moves and Deferred Remuneration

    27 Sep 13

    Team moves have proved a growth area for employment litigation in recent years. In contrast, whilst deferred remuneration schemes have been well-established in practice for some time, and have been a focus for policymakers since the financial crisis of 2007-9, they have so far given rise to few decided cases.

    The purpose of this paper is to consider two recent important cases on team moves, the first of which also decides some crucial issues regarding the law of penalties in relation to deferred remuneration.

    Team Moves and Deferred Remuneration.pdf (185 kb)

    Paul Goulding QC

  • Bonuses, breaches of fidelity and the penalty doctrine

    03 Jun 13

    This article about the judgment in Imam-Sadeque v BlueBay Asset Management (Services) Ltd [2012] EWHC 3511 (QB); [2013] IRLR 344, by Diya Sen Gupta (Blackstone Chambers) and Fahim Rahman (Allen & Overy LLP), appeared in ELA Briefing (Vol. 20 No. 5).

    Read on:  Bonuses, breaches of fidelity and the penalty doctrine (293 kb)

    Diya Sen Gupta

  • Team Moves - Lessons of Recent Cases Sep 2012

    26 Sep 12

    A review of hot issues in employment law in 2012.

    Paul Goulding QC

  • Insulting Politicians on the Radio?

    30 Aug 12

    The Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal have recently considered a challenge to Ofcom's decision to uphold complaints by listeners about a radio interview between the presenter Jon Gaunt and a local councillor.  Both courts rejected Mr Gaunt's challenge, but gave helpful guidance on the scope of freedom of expression in relation to broadcast interviews with politicians. 

    This article appeared in (2012) 4(1) Journal of Media Law 29-34 and a draft of the article can be read here Insulting Politicians on the Radio.docx (100 kb) 

    Ivan Hare

  • Old games, new issues

    30 Jul 12

    The start of the Olympics does not signal the end of concerns for IP professionals.  In this article, Mark Vinall explores the issues. 

    The article appeared first in The Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys magazine, June 2012.  To read the full article click here ITMA article.pdf (223 kb)

    Mark Vinall

  • Olympic selection

    03 Jul 12

    The selection of athletes to represent Britain in the 2012 Olympic Games has provoked a flurry of litigation.

    This article appeared in The Lawyer, 2 July 2012.

    Click here to read the article, Olympic selection (36 kb)

    Nick De Marco

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