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Duration 40:19

When sport meets the law

This talk uses records of the law courts and government departments to describe the uneasy relationship between sport and the law, covering various sports, including football, cricket, golf and horse racing. Highlighted are historical betting scandals and contractual disputes, an echo of recent events.

Nigel Taylor has worked at The National Archives for 22 years. He currently works in the Advice and Records Knowledge Department and is a legal records specialist. He co-wrote The National Archives’ publication Wills & Probate Records.