• Advising The Football Association Premier League, and Matchroom Boxing, in relation to successful applications for court orders requiring UK internet service providers to block customers' access to servers streaming infringing live content in real time. In particular, Alasdair advised the Football Association Premier League Limited in relation to the first “dynamic” blocking injunction to be granted by the English courts (Football Association Premier League Ltd v British Telecommunications plc [2017] EWHC 480 (Ch)).
  • Advising a sports body in relation potential causes of action in relation to “court-siding” (a practice where individuals collect and transmit live data from sports matches without authorization).
  • Advising a sports governing body in internal arbitration proceedings relating to a challenge to a disciplinary sanction imposed, which was alleged to be impermissible under the governing body’s rules.
  • Advising a sports governing body in relation to possible causes of action against online platforms reselling tickets for a major international event in breach of the ticketing terms and conditions.
  • Advising an international sportsperson in relation to potential causes of action in relation to an investigation launched by his governing body without proper grounds under the sport’s rules.
  • Advising a sports governing body in relation to in investigations into breaches of its rules, including conducting witness interviews, preparing subsequent investigatory reports summarising relevant findings and suggesting appropriate sanctions.
  • Advising a number of sports bodies in relation to a variety of contractual issues as a result of postponement or cancellation of events due to COVID-19.
  • Advising The Football Association Premier League Limited in relation to various IP issues, including leading on a number of copyright infringement claims in the High Court.
  • Advising a broadcaster in an international arbitration relating to the right to broadcast matches played as part of an African football league.
  • Advising a Paralympic athlete in relation to a grievance dispute with their sports’ governing body.