Freerunning lawyers

23 Feb 2017

Solicitors are used to jumping through legal hoops while being given the runaround by the other side, the government, and even the courts, but one North East-based law firm has helped its client turn obstacle evasion into a recognised sport.

Acting pro bono, sports lawyers John Devine and Anthony Coultas at Newcastle-based Muckle played a key role in helping shape the governance of a new governing body, Parkour UK, in advance of its application to have parkour/freerunning recognised as a sport.

Originating in France as l’art du d├ęplacement in the 1980s, the sport is principally the non-competitive physical discipline of training...

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