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Horse Racing Reforms – The Standardised Co-Ownership Agreement

Horse Racing Regulations – Co-Ownership Agreement The horse racing industry has recently seen the commencement of a new set of regulations in respect of the rights and responsibilities of co-owners and trainers.  Racing Australia’s new Trainer and Owner Reforms (‘TOR’), which commence
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Check Your Representation Agreements – Lessons Learned From Sports Management Litigation

In its recent decision in Strategic Management Australia AFL Pty Ltd & Anor v Precision Sports & Entertainment Group Pty Ltd & Ors [2016] VSC 303, the Victorian Supreme Court held that accredited AFL agents were liable to their previous employer for failing to renew Repres
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Newsletter Winter 2015

We are pleased to introduce to you our Winter 2015 Newsletter. There is an excellent selection of recent legal developments in the areas of Commercial Law, Employment Law, Intellectual Property, Property, Sports Law, Litigation and taxation included. The weather is getting cold and it
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A Swing and a Near Miss: Member challenges merger of Kingswood Golf Club and Peninsula Country Club

On 3 September 2014 the Victorian Supreme Court handed down judgment in the matter of William Falkingham v Peninsula Kingswood Golf Club [2014] VSC 47, a proceeding brought by a member of the Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club Ltd who was attempting to undo a merger of Kingswood Go
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A Swing and a Near Miss: Member challenges merger of Kingswood Golf Club and Peninsula Country Club

On 3 September 2014 the Victorian Supreme Court handed down judgment in the matter of William Falkingham v Peninsula Kingswood Golf Club [2014] VSC 47, a proceeding brought by a member of the Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club Ltd who was attempting to undo a merger of Kingswood Go
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NSW Supreme Court challenge to Harness Racing Drug Rules

On 14 October the NSW Supreme Court handed down its judgment in proceedings instituted by two NSW harness racing trainers who had received interim suspensions by NSW stewards after prohibited levels of cobalt had been detected in post race urine samples taken from their winning horses
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Sporting Body Constitutions

Pointon Partners recently hosted Rob Macdonald, a Senior Fellow in the Sports Law Program at the University of Melbourne, for a seminar which he presented to the members of our firm’s Sports Law Practice Group. Rob’s seminar was based upon research conducted ahead of the November 2014
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Tax Office fails in protest hearing concerning Cox Plate prizemoney. Court rules that Tax Office garnishee notice fails and correct weight declared

An interesting postscript to the running of last year’s Cox Plate won by the 3yo colt ‘Shamus Award’ involved the claim by the Australian Taxation Office for payment to it of the $900,000 prizemoney. One of the two owners registered with Racing Victoria was Sean Buckley, founder of th
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Sponsorship Issues

POINTON PARTNERS ACTS AS LEGAL ADVISORS FOR THE FINANCIAL REVIEW CORPORATE CYCLING CHALLENGE EVENTS OF 2012 Pointon Partners has recently advised Australian Corporate Cycling Challenge Pty Ltd on the successful staging of the amateur cycling events known as the Financial Review Corpor
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Charter of National/Vic Bodies

Defending the position of sporting organisations in the new state of play The Australian Sports Commission recently published its new ‘Sports Governance Principles’ (Principles) with the aim of improving the governance of Australia’s national sporting organisations to ultimately impro
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