Miss Cerys Evans
Senior Lecturer
Legal Studies
Telephone: (01792) 602373
Room: Office - 004
Ground Floor
Richard Price Building
Singleton Campus

Administrative Roles: LLB Admissions Tutor, Schools Liaison Officer


Areas of Interest:

Child protection issues in sport relating to both the sexual and physical abuse of young athletes. I have a particular interest in the lack of adequate protection against the physical abuse and over training of young athletes.

The use of sport in society as a political tool and to provide a sense of national identity for minority nations.

Teaching

  • LA-369A Coursework 1 & 2 for Graduate Diploma in Law

    Coursework 1: One piece of coursework to be completed in either Criminal, Land or Tort Coursework 2: One piece of coursework to be completed in either Contract, Public or Trusts

  • LAA341 Sports Law and Liability

    Sports law is a popular and interesting field of study and a growth area of legal practise. It is not a singular topic with generally applicable principles but instead incorporates a variety of legal issues relevant to sport. This module will firstly consider how sport is governed internally by the governing bodies and what happens when legal challenges are made to the rules and decisions made by such bodies. The focus will then shift towards sport and liability and the growth in sports personal injury litigation. The potential liability of participants and clubs will be considered, along with the extension of the law of negligence to match officials, selectors, governing bodies and medical professionals. The involvement of the criminal law to regulate sports filed violence will also be considered, along with the legality of fighting sports like boxing and mixed martial arts.

  • LAA342 Legal Issues in Sport

    Sports law is a popular and interesting field of study and a growth area of legal practise. It is not a singular topic with generally applicable principles but instead incorporates a variety of legal issues relevant to sport. This module will focus on some of the key legal issues in sport relating to doping, discrimination, football violence, stadium safety and child protection. By situating the law in its social and economic context the module seeks to highlight key ethical issues, potential human rights infringements and the safety concerns of participants and spectators.

  • LAMM21 Sports Liability and Legal Issues

    Sports law is an exciting and dynamic growth area of legal practise. This module analyses the relationship between modern sport and the influence of UK, European and International law. The role of the UK courts and the Court of Arbitration for Sport in resolving sports disputes will be highlighted. This module will explore contemporary legal issues such as discrimination and equality, doping, and child protection. It will also focus on the extent to which the criminal law should be used to regulate sports field violence and the legality of fighting sports such as boxing and mixed martial arts. The civil liability of participants and clubs for causing injuries to other participants will be explored, along with the extent to which liability can be extended to sports governing bodies, officials, medical professionals, coaches and selectors. By situating the law in its social and economic context the module seeks to highlight key ethical issues, potential human rights infringements and the safety concerns of participants and spectators.