Sport Barristers

Sport

In the sports law sector our members offer a full service, multi-disciplinary approach, with expertise in commercial contracts, service agreements, image rights, intellectual property, competition law, state aid, insurance coverage, governance, disciplinary, licensing, gaming, tax, VAT, planning, stadium construction and safety, immigration, anti-doping, selection and eligibility, judicial review and safeguarding. When required, members are able to call on their commercial experience in dealing with fraud and corruption issues.

Members act for domestic and international sport governing bodies, clubs, owners, agents, sportspersons, employees, other participants, sponsors, corporates, commercial contracting parties, insurers, policyholders and educational institutions.

Our sports law team has experience in advising and representing clients and sitting on arbitration panels in all the main areas of professional sport with particular expertise in professional football (Premiership and Football League), rugby (Union & League), horse racing, motor sports, equestrian, athletics, sailing, cycling, golf, cricket, boxing and skiing. This experience includes disputes before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Europe and Oceania.

A number of our senior members are qualified, actively practising arbitrators in the sports law sector and are regularly appointed by specialist arbitration institutions or ad hoc to determine disputes in the UK and internationally. They are also appointed by specialist mediation institutions to mediate disputes domestically and internationally.

In addition to arbitration and court work, our members appear regularly, as advocates and panel chairmen and members in disciplinary tribunal proceedings domestically and internationally, in particular in professional football (FAPL, FA, EFL, FIFA), athletics and sailing.

 

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.


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Call: +44 (0)20 7832 1179


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Neil Block QC

Neil Block QC

Call: 1980 Silk: 2002

Edwin Glasgow CBE QC

Edwin Glasgow CBE QC

Call: 1969 Silk: 1987

John Steel QC

John Steel QC

Call: 1978 Silk: 1993

Richard Spearman QC

Richard Spearman QC

Call: 1977 Silk: 1996

William Norris QC

William Norris QC

Call: 1974 Silk: 1997

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

Peter Rees QC

Peter Rees QC

Call: 2014 Silk: 2009

Sean Wilken QC

Sean Wilken QC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2010

Fenella Morris QC

Fenella Morris QC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2012

James Ramsden QC

James Ramsden QC

Call: 1987 Silk: 2016

Michael McParland QC

Michael McParland QC

Call: 1983 Silk: 2017

Andrew Tabachnik QC

Andrew Tabachnik QC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2017

Jonathan Bellamy

Jonathan Bellamy

Call: 1986

Alexis Hearnden

Alexis Hearnden

Call: 2005

Katherine Apps

Katherine Apps

Call: 2006

Angela Rainey

Angela Rainey

Call: 2010

Jonathan Darby

Jonathan Darby

Call: 2012

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

Sir Colin Mackay

Sir Colin Mackay

Call: 1968 Silk: 1989

Paul Hayes QC

Paul Hayes QC

Call: 2005 Silk: 2018

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