21 December – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Director of Sport for London 2012, Debbie Jevans, this morning said that the London Games would leave a fantastic sporting legacy for the whole of the UK, and that there will be many opportunities for UK businesses to become sponsors and suppliers of the Games.
Her comments were made at a sports law seminar held by Hammonds on Wednesday, 14 December at the firm’s Leeds office.
Ms Jevans, previously executive director of the International Tennis Federation and a former Junior Wimbledon Champion, discussed how the London 2012 bid was put together and what lies ahead in the run up to the Games. She also discussed how the Games would affect the rest of the UK and the commercial opportunities for those who wish to sponsor the Games.
Max Duthie, of Hammonds, spoke about the statutory provisions that outlaw ticket touting (including touting of Olympic tickets) and also gave a round-up of recent sport disciplinary cases.
Attendees at the seminar included representatives from the Rugby Football League, England Basket ball, the Football League, Leeds United, Sheffield United, Umbro, and the European Sponsorship Association.
The next breakfast seminar will be held on Wednesday, 15 March 2006 at Hammonds’ office in Manchester. The seminar will cover a range of sports law issues, including player behaviour and protecting the rights of governing bodies, clubs and sponsors.
For more information about the Hammonds Sports Law Breakfasts, telephone Max Duthie at Hammonds on 0870 839 7423 or email [email protected]