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

Cerys has been lecturing in law since 1993. She started her career lecturing in Contract and Commercial Law, having graduated with a LLB in Business Law and an LLM in European and International Trade law. Her lifelong passion for sport, however, led her to complete a further master's degree in International Sports Law in 1999. Whilst continuing to be involved with the Contract Law module, Cerys is the module leader for two Sports Law modules on the LLB, Sport and Liability and Sport and Legal Issues. Discrimination in sport and in particular, gender issues in sport are her main areas of interest. She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy which recognises commitment to professionalism in teaching and learning in Higher Education.

Cerys has always enjoyed focusing on the pastoral side of the student experience and this is reflected in her roles within the School. She is the Disability and Wellbeing link tutor, Senior Academic Mentor and as the Safeguarding Officer she has responsibility for overseeing the wellbeing of any students studying within the School who are under 18. Cerys is actively involved with student engagement and participates regularly in presenting Sports Law workshops in schools and on a range of university outreach programmes.

When not working, Cerys can be found hanging around Cardiff Arms Park supporting Cardiff RFC and Cardiff Blues rugby teams or generally just watching sport!

Teaching

  • 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 and potential human rights infringements.

  • 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.