Modahl v British Athletics Federation: HL 23 Jul 1999

An athlete’s governing body was not in breach of contract to a member athlete by suspending her in accordance with its rules after a positive drug test. It was accepted that the faults in the registration of the drug testing centre with another governing body were not known to the defendants, and would not directly affect the suspension under this contract.


Lord Chancellor Lord Nicholls of Birjkenhead Lord Hoffmann Lord Clyde Lord Millett


Times 23-Jul-1999, [1999] UKHL 37


House of Lords, Bailii


England and Wales


Appeal fromModahl v British Athletic Federation Limited CA 28-Jul-1997
Lord Woolf MR said: ‘The question of whether a complaint about the conduct of a disciplinary committee gives rise to a remedy in public law or private law or is often difficult to determine. However the complaint in both cases would be based on an . .
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Contract, Administrative

Updated: 19 May 2022; Ref: scu.83781