Sport Barristers

Sport

What our barristers offer

Our Sports Law group offers a full service, multi-disciplinary  approach, with expertise in commercial contracts, competition law, insurance coverage, governance, regulation, disciplinary, tax, planning, selection and eligibility; anti-doping and judicial review. Group members are experienced in fraud and corruption issues. They have Court of Arbitration for Sport experience in Lausanne and Oceania.

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
  • competition law
  • insurance
  • governance
  • regulation
  • disciplinary
  • tax
  • planning
  • selection and eligibility
  • anti-doping
  • judicial review

Additional sector knowledge

A number of our senior practitioners are qualified, practising arbitrators and are regularly appointed by specialist arbitration institutions and governing bodies to sports arbitration panels and disciplinary commissions 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

Ben Sundborg

Ben Sundborg is the Senior Practice Manager for the Sport team and will, along with the clerking team below, be able to help you with any questions.


Ben SundborgEmail


Call: +44 (0)20 7832 1179


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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

Susan Rodway QC

Susan Rodway QC

Call: 1981 Silk: 1997

Paul Darling OBE QC

Paul Darling OBE QC

Call: 1983 Silk: 1999

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

Christian Du Cann

Call: 1982

Jonathan Bellamy

Jonathan Bellamy

Call: 1986

Robert Lazarus

Robert Lazarus

Call: 2004

Katherine Apps

Katherine Apps

Call: 2006

Stephanie David

Stephanie David

Call: 2016

The Rt. Hon. Lord  Dyson

The Rt. Hon. Lord Dyson

Call: 1968 Silk: 1982

Sir Wyn Williams FLSW

Sir Wyn Williams FLSW

Call: 1974 Silk: 1992

Paul Hayes QC

Paul Hayes QC

Call: 2005 Silk: 2018

Call +44 (0)20 7832 1111 for more information

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