Sport Barristers

Sport

What our barristers offer

Within the sports law sector our members offer a full service, multi-disciplinary  approach, with expertise in commercial contracts matters, competition law issues, insurance coverage; professional liability; administration and governance; regulation; selection and eligibility; doping, disciplinary; judicial review; clinical negligence, personal injuries (including historic sexual abuse and concussion) and child protection. When required, members are able to call on their experience in dealing with fraud and corruption issues.

Who our barristers act for

  • Governing bodies
  • Regulators (national and international)
  • Supervising bodies
  • Educational institutions
  • Insurers
  • Clubs
  • Agents
  • Participants
  • Contracting parties, including owners and rights holders

Which sports we cover

  • Football (FAPL & FL)
  • Rugby (Union & League)
  • Motor Sport
  • Golf
  • Cricket
  • Horse racing
  • Equestrian
  • Olympics
  • Sailing
  • Skiing

Which areas of sport we cover

  • commercial contracts
  • insurance
  • professional liability
  • selection and eligibility
  • governance
  • regulation
  • disciplinary
  • judicial review
  • personal injuries
  • child protection

Additional sector knowledge

  • A number of our senior practitioners are qualified, practising arbitrators and are regularly appointed by specialist arbitration institutions or ad hoc to determine sports sector disputes in the UK and internationally. They are also appointed to mediate disputes by specialist mediation institutions and to chair disciplinary panels including professional football.

Who to contact

Alastair Davidson

Alastair Davidson is the Senior Clerk for the Sport team and will, along with the clerking team below, be able to help you with any questions.


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Call: +44 (0)20 7832 1181


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Neil Block QC

Neil Block QC

Call: 1980 Silk: 2002

Richard Spearman QC

Richard Spearman QC

Call: 1977 Silk: 1996

William Norris QC

William Norris QC

Call: 1974 Silk: 1997

Hodge Malek QC

Hodge Malek QC

Call: 1983 Silk: 1999

Paul Darling OBE QC

Paul Darling OBE QC

Call: 1983 Silk: 1999

Susan Rodway QC

Susan Rodway QC

Call: 1981 Silk: 2002

Charles Manzoni QC

Charles Manzoni QC

Call: 1988 Silk: 2009

Sean Wilken QC

Sean Wilken QC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2010

James Ramsden QC

James Ramsden QC

Call: 1987 Silk: 2016

Christian Du Cann
Jonathan Bellamy

Jonathan Bellamy

Call: 1986

Robert Lazarus

Robert Lazarus

Call: 2004

James Potts

James Potts

Call: 2011

Yash Bheeroo

Yash Bheeroo

Call: 2011

The Rt. Hon. Lord Dyson

The Rt. Hon. Lord Dyson

Call: 1968 Silk: 1982

Paul Hayes

Paul Hayes

Call: 2005

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