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Premier League v Manchester City case – what do ‘good faith’ obligations really mean?

The alleged breaches by Manchester City FC of many Premier League Rules have attracted a lot of commentary in recent months and resulted in calls for a new examination of what the principle of ‘good faith’ engagement with the Premier League really means for football clubs, as well as the obligation to co-operate with, and help, the Premier League in investigating rules breaches.

In this article for LawInSport, Craig Hogg and Abbie Melvin delve into the alleged breaches and the allegations against Manchester City.

They also explain what “utmost good faith” means in practice and how it applied in this context, before turning to the penalties that could be imposed and how the future of football regulation is shaking up.

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