Court of Appeal assesses damages for loss of a chance
Anthony McGill v Sports and Entertainment Media Group and Others  EWCA Civ 1063, 4 November 2016
The Court of Appeal had to consider whether damages should be awarded for loss of a chance where the chance was less than
50%. The facts were relatively straightforward – Mr McGill was a football agent who negotiated the transfer of a football
player from Aston Villa FC to Bolton Wanderers FC, based on an oral agency arrangement with the player. However, a rival agency,
Sports and Entertainment Media Group (SEM), intervened and completed the transfer of the player, depriving Mr McGill of the
commission promised to him. Mr McGill brought a claim against SEM for, amongst other things, inducing a breach of contract.