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Examples of work undertaken by DJB lawyers

  • Planning and CPO advice for two Premier League Stadiums.

  • Drafted and negotiated a lease for the use of a stadium.

  • Advised and secured licences for multiple concerts including Bruce Springsteen, Adele and other high-profile artists.

  • Secured dilapidations from numerous parties for damage caused after an event.

  • Advised a telecommunications provider on the acquisition of rights to use large distributed antenna systems at a number of major sports stadiums, handling all drafting and negotiations connected with this, as well as securing the right to construct and use permanent and temporary installations at the Olympic Park during the 2012 Games.

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Legal issues that may arise

  • Acquisition and disposal of stadiums

  • Negotiation and drafting of leases and licences to occupy

  • Rent reviews

  • Planning permissions to build or extend stadiums and associated infrastructure such as adjoining transport networks

  • Events licences and contracts including complex clauses for crowd capacity, noise control, liability for death or injury and access for construction and dismantling infrastructure.

  • Securing fees and dilapidations for damage caused to the stadium after an event

  • Environmental issues including nuisance and rights to light

  • Procurement of events contractors

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The largest stadium in the UK by capacity is Wembley stadium, which holds 90,000 people, also making it the second largest stadium in Europe. Many stadiums can accomodate multiple types of sport and stadiums are also often used as live music venues.

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