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Sporting bodies

"I think that the courts must be slow to allow an implied obligation to be fair to be used as a means of bringing before the court for review honest decisions of bodies exercising jurisdiction over sporting and other activities which those bodies are far better fitted to judge than the courts. This is so even where those bodies are concerned with the means of livelihood of those who take part in those activities. The concepts of natural justice and the duty to be fair must not be allowed to discredit themselves by making unreasonable requirements and imposing undue burdens. Bodies such as the board which promote a public interest by seeking to maintain high standards in a field of activity which otherwise might easily become degraded and corrupt ought not to be hampered in their work without good cause." Per Sir Robert Megarry V-C in McInnes v Onslow Fane [1978] 1 WLR 1520, 1535 F – H approved by Sir Nicolas Browne-Wilkinson V-C in Cowley v Heartley, The Times 24 July 1986 and by the Court of Appeal in Flaherty v National Greyhound Racing Club Ltd [2005] EWCA Civ 1117.


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