3PB Direct

I’m just looking for some initial advice at this stage – can I contact you?

Yes of course. You don't have to be ready to instruct a barrister to contact us. One of our experienced team of... Read more

What are the sort of actions that could make me fall foul of gross misconduct?

These vary according to the sport, but an example from UK athletics may be illustrative and helpful. The following are... Read more

How quickly will my misconduct case be dealt with?

 When legal issues arise for professional and high-profile sports personalities, we know it's vital these are resolved... Read more

What is the Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions?

The Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions is a multilateral treaty that aims to... Read more

What defences or mitigation have been put forward in match fixing cases?

It is not uncommon to see a defence that the athletes were ‘vulnerable’ in the sense that they were easily... Read more

What is spot fixing rather than match fixing?

Bookmakers now also accept bets about individual performances in team sporting events, which has prompted a phenomenon... Read more

Can betting syndicates be prosecuted for match fixing under UK law?

Yes, the Fraud Act 2006 adds the offence of fraud to the list of criminal offences contained within the Gambling Act... Read more

What about bookmakers and the policing of match fixing?

Under the Gambling Act 2005, all bookmakers are required to share information with sporting governing bodies and to... Read more

What are sports bodies doing about match fixing?

Many sports are investigating and managing this internally through appropriate rules and penalties drawn up by the... Read more

Is there a definition of match fixing?

An accepted definition of match-fixing of The National Policy on Match-Fixing in Sport in Australia (June 2011) is... Read more

What impact does the new Bribery Act have in sports?

The Act creates four criminal offences: paying bribes, receiving bribes, bribing foreign public officials and negligent... Read more

What happens if I become subject to an investigation into corruption in sport?

An investigation can be extremely stressful. Not only is the reputation of your club and your sport at stake, but your... Read more

How to instruct a barrister

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