Legal blogger gets surprise award at graduation

A law graduate who uses social media to help other trainee lawyers has been acknowledged with a £2,000 scholarship from Edge Hill University. Ellis Kindred, who graduated with an LLB (Hons) Law degree with First Class Honours, received a University Scholarship for her outstanding work representing the ethos of the institution. Her blog El’s legal […]

Hat-Trick of Appointments to Sport’s Highest International Court

 A senior lecturer, graduate and a visiting fellow from Edge Hill University have all been appointed to sport’s highest international court. Dr Leanne O’Leary, a senior lecturer in law; law graduate Gareth Farrelly who is now a solicitor; and visiting fellow Professor Vanja Smokvina have been chosen as arbitrators to the Court of Arbitration for […]

Third Annual EU Sports Law and Policy Summer School

The Centre for Sports Law Research are pleased to offer our third annual EU Sports Law and Policy Summer School, generously supported by the EUs Erasmus + Programme. Our 2019 event will be held at Edge Hill University on Friday 30th August and Saturday 31st August. In addition to the classes delivered by Professor Richard Parrish, Jean Monnet Chair, delegates will learn from a number of sports law and policy experts.
For registration details and the full programme, please click on this article.

The Future of Sports Law and Business Flagship Conference November 2019

Decorative image promoting upcoming Sports Law and Business Conference, with banner statement, "The Future of Sports Law and Business".

Kings Chambers, in conjunction with the Centre for Sports Law Research at Edge Hill University, is delighted to present a flagship conference looking at the future issues and opportunities in the sporting sector. This one-day conference brings together leading sports law and business experts from across Europe to offer their insight into current trends and future developments. We are particularly pleased to announce that the event will incorporate the release of the findings from a major two-year study, generously supported by the European Union’s Erasmus+ Programme, into the regulation of football agents across Europe.

Dr Giuffre Invited to Submit Evidence to Inquiry.

The UK Foreign Affairs Committee (House of Commons) has invited Dr Giuffré to submit evidence to an Inquiry on the management of migration in the Mediterranean. This call for evidence aims to explore what the UK is doing at the bilateral level with European partners, in particular France and Italy, to police migration routes and to address the root causes of largescale displacement.

Dr Giuffré Panel Member and Speaker at International Festival Sabir

As a Member of ASGI, Dr Giuffré was invited to the international Festival Sabir held in Lecce (Italy) in May 2019 to take part in a day of legal training on “the closing of the Libyan migration route as a building block of the strategies of the European Union: responsibility for serious acts of violence suffered by foreigners and legal instruments to counter them.” As a speaker in this panel, she presented on “The closing of ports and indirect refoulement: What role for the European Court of Human Rights?”, discussing when access to ports to people in distress must be guaranteed.

Dr Mariagiulia Giuffré talks at the Refugee Law Initiative Annual Conference

Dr Mariagiulia Giuffré took part in the Refugee Law Initiative Annual Conference held in London between 3-5 June 2019. This year’s special theme – ‘Rethinking the “Regional” in Refugee Law and Policy?’. Within a panel on Borders Externalization, Dr Giuffré gave a talk on “Stemming Refugee Flows to Europe through ‘Contactless’ Migration Controls beyond Borders: What Responsibility for European States?” engaging in discussion on jurisdiction and refugee rights, especially non-refoulement and the right to leave.