Ben Collett is currently a student at Leeds University with a long term ambition of becoming a journalist. Yesterday, the Court of Appeal upheld his £4.7m damages award obtained against Middlesboro Football Club and one of their players, Gary Smith, last August. As Middlesboro were relegated last season, in the absence of insurance cover, this judgement will no doubt add to their forthcoming financial woes. Continue reading £4.7 million for a broken leg?
On 9th February 2008, Kelvin Jack – a Trinidad & Tobago national team goalkeeper with 31 international appearances – suffered a “freak training ground accident” whilst on trial with Barnsley Football Club. He sustained a serious broken leg. Jack is presently without a club, but personal injury litigation does not appear to be imminent. Just over a year later, Jack finally received some good financial news at least when the Court of Appeal handed down it’s judgement in Imageview Management Limited v Jack. Continue reading Fiduciary Law in the murky world of the football agent