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The World Anti-Doping Code updated

The World Anti-Doping Code updated

The 2021 version of the World Anti-Doping Code (the Code) is likely to be approved at the fifth World Conference on Doping in Sport, to be held in Nov ...

Government approves establishment of new Gambling Regulator

Government approves establishment of new Gambling Regulator

Sports betting in Ireland is currently regulated by the Betting Act 1931. While this Act was amended in 2015 to provide for a limited licensing regime ...

EU Commission Notice on the recognition of professional qualifications post Brexit

EU Commission Notice on the recognition of professional qualifications post Brexit

Directive 2005/36 EC* governs the system of recognition of professional qualifications in the EU. The directive provides a system of recognition of pr ...

Recent UK Court of Appeal decision on Fitness to Practise General Optical Council -v- Matthew Clarke

Recent UK Court of Appeal decision on Fitness to Practise General Optical Council -v- Matthew Clarke

The UK Court of Appeal recently gave judgment in a decision that provides an interesting interpretation of the law in relation to impairment of fitnes ...

Sports Law Update

Sports Law Update

DAC Beachcroft's Sports Law Update focuses on news and events occurring within the sports sectors which give reason for concern or interest. Going Now ...

Insuring the World Cup: The Cup Runneth Over for Insurers

Insuring the World Cup: The Cup Runneth Over for Insurers

Insurance costs are not the first thing to spring to mind for football fans when they think of the World Cup. However, figures released recently by so ...

PCRS:  What to expect when they're inspecting

PCRS: What to expect when they're inspecting

Pharmacists who provide services on behalf of the Primary Care Reimbursement Service ("PCRS") agree to a number of terms and conditions as part of the ...

Clubs, Sports Bodies and the GDPR

Clubs, Sports Bodies and the GDPR

It can be a challenge for sporting bodies to meet their obligations under existing data protection law, not to mention the enhanced obligations under ...

US legalises gambling and Ireland moves towards regulating it

US legalises gambling and Ireland moves towards regulating it

The US Supreme Court has struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act 1992 (Pub.L. 102-559) (known as the Bradley Act) and endorsed ...

HPRA expresses its concern at the significant increase in the number of illegal prescription medicines

HPRA expresses its concern at the significant increase in the number of illegal prescription medicines

On 17 April 2018, the Health Products Regulatory Authority (the “HPRA”) expressed concern in relation to the "…significant increase in the number of i ...