1st Edition

Commonwealth Caribbean Sports Law

By Jason Haynes, J. Tyrone Marcus Copyright 2019
    398 Pages
    by Routledge

    398 Pages
    by Routledge

    Sports Law has quickly developed into an accepted area of academic study and practice in the legal profession globally. In Europe and North America, Sports Law has been very much a part of the legal landscape for about four decades, while in more recent times, it has blossomed in other geographic regions, including the Commonwealth Caribbean. This book recognizes the rapid evolution of Sports Law and seeks to embrace its relevance to the region.

    This book offers guidance, instruction and legal perspectives to students, athletes, those responsible for the administration of sport, the adjudication of sports-related disputes and the representation of athletes in the Caribbean. It addresses numerous important themes from a doctrinal, socio-legal and comparative perspective, including sports governance, sports contracts, intellectual property rights and doping in sport, among other thought-provoking issues which touch and concern sport in the Commonwealth Caribbean.

    As part of the well-established Routledge Commonwealth Caribbean Law Series, this book adds to the Caribbean-centric jurisprudence that has been a welcome development across the region. With this new book, the authors assimilate the applicable case law and legislation into one location in order to facilitate an easier consumption of the legal scholarship in this increasingly important area of law.

    Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Table Of Cases; Table Of Legislation; Chapter 1: Introduction To Commonwealth Caribbean Sports Law; Chapter 2: Sports Governance; Chapter 3: Sports Contracts; Chapter 4: Intellectual Property And The Protection Of Sports Rights; Chapter 5: Civil Liability In Sports; Chapter 6: Criminal Liability, Ethics And Integrity In Sport; Chapter 7: The Legal Regulation Of Drugs In Sports; Chapter 8: Emerging Issues In Commonwealth Caribbean Sports Law; Chapter 9: Conclusion; Index


    Jason Haynes is a Barrister-at-Law and Solicitor (St Vincent and the Grenadines) and Attorney-at-Law (Barbados), who is currently employed as the Senior Legal Officer at the British High Commission, Bridgetown, Barbados. Jason obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus, Barbados; the Master of Laws (LLM) degree from the University of Nottingham, UK; and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Law from Durham University, UK. He is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Authority, having previously taught law at Durham University and the UWI, Mona Campus, Jamaica. He is a former National Scholarship recipient from the State of St Vincent and the Grenadines, a former British Chevening Scholarship recipient and a former Commonwealth Scholarship recipient. He is passionate about sport in its varied forms, and previously captained the Ustinov College Cricket Club while at Durham University.

    J. Tyrone Marcus is an Attorney-at-Law admitted to practice in Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and Barbados, an adjunct lecturer in Sports Law at UWI, St Augustine, Trinidad, a member of the NORCECA Volleyball Legal Commission, a former Board Member of the Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO) and former Senior Legal Officer at the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs in Trinidad and Tobago. He is the current President of the Trinidad and Tobago Association for Sport and Law and has been specializing in sports law since 2006, having completed in 2010 a Masters’ Degree in Sports Law and Practice via distance learning with the De Montfort University in Leicester, England. He has published contemporary sports law articles for the International Bar Association, the International Sports Law Journal, the Sport and the Law Journal, the World Sports Law Report, the Law in Sport online journal and the Global Sports Law and Taxation Reports. He previously represented his secondary school and university in track and field and football and formerly played competitive tennis.