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Our submission to DCMS Committee inquiry into “fake news”

Below is the full wording of our submission, in association with our client James Haskell, to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport Committee inquiry into “fake news”.   Department for Culture, Media and Sport Committee – “fake news” inquiry 1st March 2017 Executive Summary   Himsworths Legal are a media law firm, with particular … Continued

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Social media education … in the news

In the aftermath of the sentencing of footballer Adam Johnson we were asked to comment, in interviews with Radio 4, Radio 5 Live and the Daily Mail, on what football is doing in an effort to educate players. The answer, from our experience, is “a hell of a lot”. Football clubs in our experience take … Continued

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Sunday People correction to Manchester City

The Sunday People have published a correction over their incorrect story about our client Manchester City. The correction appeared in both their print edition this weekend and on the Mirror’s website. The link to the correction is here and the hard copy correction is here:      

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Mario Balotelli – FA Written Reasons

The FA’s independent Regulatory Commission has today published their Written Reasons regarding their sanction of Liverpool FC player Mario Balotelli, for whom this firm acted, regarding a post on Instagram. A copy of the Written Reasons appear here. Mr Balotelli had accepted the charge and put forward mitigation which the FA prosecutors accepted was “forceful” and … Continued

The Rugby Players Association Annual Induction Day 2014

Himsworths Legal appeared, for the third year running, at the Rugby Players Association’s annual Induction Day at Loughborough University. The induction day introduces academy players from rugby union’s Aviva Premiership to the issues, stresses and strains that they may face as they commence a career in elite sport. The firm speaks frankly to players about … Continued

Asia Pacific Family Investment Conference 2014

The firm were very proud to be invited to speak at Campden Wealth’s Asia Pacific Family Investment Conference in Singapore last week (22nd May 2014). The event explored and discussed issues facing family offices in the Asia Pacific area. We were invited to discuss the modern challenges posed to families, across the generations, in protecting … Continued

New instruction from the Professional Cricketers’ Association

The firm are delighted to announce that they have started a long-term relationship with the Professional Cricketers’ Association (the PCA) offering legal, media and social media support to the Association and its members. The PCA’s Assistant CEO Jason Ratcliffe commented, “We’re really pleased to offer players the experience and expertise that Matt brings in this key … Continued

Jacob Soar and family win apology from Red Issue magazine

Jacob Soar a young Liverpool supporter and his family have secured a prominent apology from football fanzine Red Issue. In the Christmas 2010 edition Red Issue published an image of 13 year old Jacob Soar with player Joe Cole Alongside the image the fanzine made offensive comments directed to both Jacob and Joe Cole. In … Continued