Outer Temple Chambers’ Sports Law Team specialise in litigation matters specifically within the sporting industry. Our specialist barristers have advised clubs, agents and elite athletes on some of the highest-profile and sensitive disputes in a wide range of sports around the world.

Our multi-disciplinary team is able to advise on a wide range of disputes across jurisdictions including:

Personal Injuries Professional Negligence

Advising and acting in claims for injuries arising in the sporting context. We have particular expertise in equestrian injuries and professional negligence claims in respect of concussion and other conditions and syndromes acquired chronically.

Commercial Litigation

Arising from sporting disputes whether in Rule K arbitration or in civil proceedings over buying and selling of horses, player and commercial contracts and inter club disputes.

Advising on branding, sponsorship contract disputes including force majeure disputes.

Sports Litigation Experience

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

  • Lynch v. Ed Walker Racing Ltd [2017] EWHC 2484 (QB)

Sports Litigation 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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