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The Welsh Premier League and the ‘significant risk’ to match-manipulation. Is a specific offence required? (2019)
Book Chapter
Hall, M. (2019). The Welsh Premier League and the ‘significant risk’ to match-manipulation. Is a specific offence required?. In N. Ryder, & L. Pasculli (Eds.), Corruption in the Global EraRoutledge

This chapter explores issues relating to match manipulation in football with a specific focus on the Welsh Premier League. The article also considers the legal framework domestically and international and considers whether a specific offence is requi... Read More about The Welsh Premier League and the ‘significant risk’ to match-manipulation. Is a specific offence required?.

Alcohol and football fans: A brief revisit (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Hall, M. (2018, March). Alcohol and football fans: A brief revisit. Paper presented at Socio-Legal Studies Association

This paper explores the law curtailing alcohol consumption among football spectators in England and Wales. A comparison is drawn to alcohol legislation within wider society, and a contrast made to non-sporting events.

De/Connoted messages in sports photography in national newspapers (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Keppel-Palmer, M., & Hall, M. (2018, March). De/Connoted messages in sports photography in national newspapers. Presented at SLSA Annual Conference 2018

This paper reports on a longtitudinal survey and analysis of photographs in the dedicated sports sections of three national newspapers in 2016. The survey shows that the narrative remains that sport is the province of white male athletes, and that wh... Read More about De/Connoted messages in sports photography in national newspapers.

Alcohol and football spectators: Time for a choice (2018)
Journal Article
Hall, M. (2018). Alcohol and football spectators: Time for a choice. Criminal Law and Justice Weekly, 182, 62-64

Spectators of football have long been subject to strict alcohol curtailment via s 2(1)(a) Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol etc.) Act 1985. Yet, despite its repeal by the Licensing Act 2003, no Commencement Order has been forthcoming. To tackle iss... Read More about Alcohol and football spectators: Time for a choice.

The disappearing Ghosh test (2017)
Journal Article
Hall, M., & Smith, T. (2017). The disappearing Ghosh test. Criminal Law and Justice Weekly, 181, 752-754

Matt Hall and Dr Tom Smith write on the recent case of Ivey v. Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd t/a Crockfords [2017] UKSC 67