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Book review: From Match Fixing to Murder

Dr Gregory Ioannidis reviews the first in a series of titles for practitioners in Solicitors Journal

13 October 2015

An expertly written and exciting book, From Match Fixing to Murder offers the reader a unique opportunity to appreciate and understand the factual and evidential details of some of the most controversial cases of the sporting world.

Written in an accessible and easy to understand language, Ian Hewitt describes in a direct and effective manner the details of several sporting cases that have required, over the years, the involvement of lawyers. Although this is not the standard academic textbook used for teaching purposes, it nevertheless makes engaging and light reading for those seeking a rudimentary knowledge of the interaction between sport and the law.

The book contains ten chapters and an epilogue, which focuses on FIFA. Each chapter analyses a specific area of sporting legal enquiry, with reference to high-profile sporting cases
(and some not so well known). Hewitt sets out the fac...

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