Tom Serby

Course Leader

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences

Department:Anglia Law School

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Law

Tom Serby teaches commercial and employment law at Anglia Law School, Anglia Ruskin University. His research specialism is sports law.

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Having graduated from Cambridge University, Tom pursued a career in the law for ten years as a commercial litigator in the City of London before joining Exeter University to teach on its Legal Practice Course. In 2007, Tom joined Anglia Ruskin University and now teaches predominantly on our LLB and LLM programmes.

Research interests

  • Sports law


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LLM International Business Law, LLM International Commercial Law


  • BA and MA (English), University of Cambridge
  • CPE and LSF, College of Law

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Senior Fellow, the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Solicitor Advocate (Higher Rights, Civil)

Selected recent publications

Serby, T., (forthcoming 2016) ‘The state of EU sports law: lessons from UEFA’s ‘Financial fair play’ regulations’ (accepted International Sports Law Journal

Serby, T., 2015. The Council of Europe Convention on Manipulation of Sports Competitions: the best bet for the global fight against match-fixing? The International Sports Law Journal, T.M.C. Asser Institute 2015, 1-2.

Serby, T., 2014. UEFA’s Financial Fair Play Regulations: the devil is in the detail Global Sports Law and Taxation Reports, 2014(2), pp.6-12.

Serby, T., 2014. British football club insolvency: regulatory reform inevitable? The International Sports Law Journal, T.M.C. Asser Institute 2014(1-2), pp.12-23.

Serby, T., 2013. The 21st Century Law Student: The Lecture Room or the Mobile Phone? In: Boyle, C. (Ed.). Student Learning: Improving Practice. Nova Science Publishers, Inc, pp.31-42.

Serby, T., 2013. ‘Follow the money: confiscation of unexplained wealth laws and sport’s fixing crisis’ International Sports Law Review Issue 1: 2-8.

Serby, T., 2012. ‘Gambling related match-fixing: a terminal threat to the integrity of sport?’ International Sports Law Journal 1-2: 7-12

Serby, T., 2011. ‘Willing Suspension of Disbelief: A study in online learning through simulation, and its potential for deeper learning in higher education’ Liverpool Law Review 32:181-195

Media experience

January 2016. BBC interviews on BBC Radio Kent and BBC Three Counties on match-fixing in tennis.

2015. BBC interviews on BBC Three Counties, BBC Norfolk and BBC Kent on FIFA corruption scandal.

2014. BBC interviews on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, BBC Radio Kent, BBC Radio Suffolk, BBC Radio Essex, BBC Radio Northamptonshire and BBC Radio Three Counties on match fixing in football.

October 2013. BBC interview on BBC Radio Essex on match fixing in football.