Outer Temple Chambers’ Sports Law are leading experts in the field of governance and regulation across a wide variety of sports both domestically and internationally.
Our barristers have advised and acted in a range of cases including:

Anti Corruption

Advising and acting in the leading cases involving match fixing, match manipulation and improper betting across a range of sports.

Anti Doping

Acting for athletes and governing bodies in WADA and other doping contexts in human and animal sport.

Rules and Regulations

With experience in drafting competition and sporting rules for events and International Sports Governing Bodies.

On and Off Field Disciplinary Offences

With experience in appeals against red cards and improper use of social media.

Selection Disputes

Acting for governing bodies in resolving safeguarding disputes and advising on regulations and procedures.

Animal Welfare

Cases arising from animal welfare obligations in Greyhound and Equestrian sports.

Sports Governance & Regulation Experience

Members of our Sports Law team have been involved in a number of high profile sports governance cases including:

  • BWF v Tan Chung Seang and Zulfadli bin Zulkiffli CAS 2018/A/5846 and 5847.
  • DRA v Kyle McKinstry [2020]
  • WPBSA v David John and Jamie Jones [2020]
  • BWF v Raj Gaya [2018]
  • BHA v Graham McKeever (BALNASLOW) [2020]
  • BHA v Richard Rowe (LIKE SULLY) [2020]
  • UKAD v Luke Traynor [2019]
  • Dragon Symbol v BHA [2021]
  • Six Nations Rugby v Mohamed Haouas [2020], Le Roux [2020] and Wilhelms [2020]
  • BHA v Jason Watson [2021]

Sports Governance & Regulation Barristers

James Counsell QC

Call: 1984 Silk: 2017

Sarah Crowther QC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2018

Matthew Phillips QC

Call: 1993 Silk: 2017

Jonathan Hand QC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2019

Matthew McDonagh

Call: 1994

Louis Weston

Call: 1994

David Haines

Call: 2005

Ben Bradley

Call: 2007

Tom Gibson

Call: 2010

Sophie O’Sullivan

Call: 2011

Olinga Tahzib

Call: 2016

Anthony Lo Surdo SC

Call: 1996 Silk: 2011

Joshua Cainer

Call: 2019

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