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Sports Law

Experienced team of specialist law in sport barristers have a range and depth of expertise in a number of areas, including the protection and exploitation of commercial rights and disciplinary, regulatory, personal injury and governance issues.

Sports Law, Legal 500 2020

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Our Members have experience and expertise in Sports Law and disputes arising from sport that is recognised nationally and internationally.

We have specialists who have worked for many years across the full range of sports and who address complicated disputes and concerns over all issues that arise in Sports Law and providing advice, advocacy and answers in a commercial and client focussed approach.

Our Sports Law group has Members who specialise and are recognised in the national and international directories in sports disputes and who represent and advise governing bodies and players in Rugby, Horseracing, Badminton, Greyhound Racing, Athletics, Football, Cricket and other sports. We have leading experts in equestrian accidents and claims and our Members act as panel members in sports arbitrations and enquiries.

Our Members have excellent reputations in the areas of:

  • Governance and the regulation of Sport.
  • Integrity and Anti-Doping.
  • On field disputes.
  • Safeguarding.
  • Selection disputes.
  • Commercial disputes between participants, clubs and governing bodies and players and clubs.
  • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence in the sports context, particularly in clinical management of players and concussion and equine cases.

Where needed our Chambers can draw on expertise from Members with specialist practices in Pensions, Conflict of Laws and Employment law in the sporting context.

Our Members regularly speak and publish articles on Sports Law topics.


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