This textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the ways in which the law has impacted on how sport is played, administered and consumed. The author writes in a clear and engaging manner, tracing the origins and sources of this rapidly evolving subject and drawing examples from a wide range of professional and amateur sports to illustrate the important current debates and topics of interest.
The book covers a wide-range of topics from participant and non-participant liability, fighting sports and their legality, and liability for stadium safety and disasters. The final section of the book takes in the very latest developments in mass-event sport and the growing but fundamental area of sports commercialisation.
About the Author
Mark James is Professor of Sports Law and Director of Research at Manchester Law School, Manchester Metropolitan University. He has published widely in the area of sports law and is currently serving as the Editor for the Entertainment and Sports Law Journal.