Sport

 

What our Sports Law Barristers offer 

Kings Chambers’ Sports Law team have been involved in some of the most substantial and high profile sports cases nationally in recent years involving commercial dispute resolution, disciplinary and regulatory proceedings, anti-doping rules, employment issues, sports-related personal injury, breach of confidentiality and privacy, wealth management issues, intellectual property including image rights, trademark infringement and breach of copyright.

They are also regularly involved in the most substantial and high-profile cases at both a national and international level across a wide range of sports including football, athletics, boxing, cricket, cycling, darts, e-sports, equestrian, golf, horseracing, motorsport, Oympic sports, rugby (League and Union), snooker, swimming, tennis with a number being recognised by legal directories for their pre-eminent expertise.

Our specialist sports law barristers regularly appear before sporting disciplinary and appeals panels, as well in the High Court and before arbitral tribunals. This includes proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport and FIFA’s Player Status Committee and Dispute Resolution Chamber.

A number of our barristers have also been appointed to Sport Resolutions Arbitrations Panel; the National Anti-Doping Panel; the Football Association Judicial Panel and the EFL Dispute Resolution Commission, as well as chairing disciplinary panels for the FA, the ECB; British Cycling; England Boxing and British Gymnastics.

Members of the team also accept appointments to sit as arbitrators and have experience of a wide variety of arbitral rules and procedures.

 

What the directories say about our Sports Team Barristers;

Chambers UK consistently recognises our specialist barristers in this field of expertise which exists at Kings Chambers.  A selection of quotes from the most recent 2019 edition;

David Casement QC - Highly experienced barrister with one of the most impressive sports offerings outside London. He is recognised for his diverse practice as an arbitrator, counsel and panel chair. Strengths: "David has an exceptional reputation for handling high-profile and complex sporting disputes. His knowledge of the legal and regulatory frameworks is second to none."
Recent work: Represented Manchester City FC in obtaining trespass injunctions against a number of individuals who engaged in parkour at the Etihad Stadium.

Neil Berragan - Experienced in commercial litigation relating to sports including rugby, football and British professional wrestling. Strengths: "He is supremely bright, his paperwork is excellent and he is user-friendly."

Martin Budworth - Well versed in employment-related disputes, especially those relating to football. He is also adept at handling cases concerning the Olympics and cycling. He sits as an arbitrator for Sports Resolutions and the Football League. Strengths: “He is astute, approachable and understands the sports industry” ”Experienced, no-nonsense, pragmatic and a very client-focused adviser”.


Barristers in this practice area


Paul Chaisty QC

Paul Chaisty QC

Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Insolvency | International and Offshore | Partnership | Private Client, Trusts and Probate | Professional Negligence | Real Estate Litigation | Sport |

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David Casement QC

David Casement QC

Head of Sport

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Insolvency | International and Offshore | Mediation | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Sport |

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Mark Harper QC

Mark Harper QC

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Insolvency | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Real Estate Litigation | Sport |

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Marcus F Daly SC

Marcus F Daly SC

Arbitration | Commercial Litigation | Company | EU and Competition Law | International and Offshore | Mediation | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Sport | Technology & Construction

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Colm Ó hOisín SC

Colm Ó hOisín SC

Arbitration | Commercial Litigation | Company | EU and Competition Law | International and Offshore | Mediation | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Sport | Technology & Construction

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Neil Berragan

Neil Berragan

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Company | Insolvency | International and Offshore | Mediation | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Sport | Technology & Construction

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Adam Aldred

Adam Aldred

Arbitration | EU and Competition Law | International and Offshore | Mediation | Procurement | Sport |

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Kelly Pennifer

Kelly Pennifer

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Company | EU and Competition Law | International and Offshore | Partnership | Procurement | Professional Negligence | Sport | Technology & Construction

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Louis Doyle

Louis Doyle

Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Insolvency | International and Offshore | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Sport |

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Martin Budworth

Martin Budworth

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Employment | International and Offshore | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Sport | Technology & Construction

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Rupert Beloff

Rupert Beloff

Clinical Negligence & Healthcare | Commercial Litigation | Serious Injury | Sport |

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Ben Harding

Ben Harding

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Insolvency | International and Offshore | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Sport | Technology & Construction

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Steven Flynn

Steven Flynn

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Employment | International and Offshore | Partnership | Sport |

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Jonathan Ward

Jonathan Ward

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | International and Offshore | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Technology & Construction Sport |

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Laura Gould

Laura Gould

Commercial Litigation | Employment | Sport |

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Aidan Reay

Aidan Reay

Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Insolvency | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Real Estate Litigation | Sport | Technology & Construction

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Rosie Kight

Rosie Kight

Employment | Sport |

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Gary Young

Gary Young

Chief Clerk for Business & Property, Construction, Mediation, Sports Law

Telephone: 0161 819 8801 Click to Mail
Harry Young

Harry Young

Senior Clerk for Business, Property & Litigation Funding & Costs

Telephone: 0161 819 8803 Click to Mail
Louise Barnes

Louise Barnes

Senior Leeds Clerk

Telephone: 0113 203 1141 Click to Mail
Tom Gornall

Tom Gornall

Junior Clerk for Planning, Chancery & Commercial and Costs

Telephone: 0161 819 8271 Click to Mail
Brandon Singh

Brandon Singh

Junior Clerk for Chancery & Commercial

Telephone: 0161 819 8257 Click to Mail
David Casement QC - "His knowledge of the legal and regulatory frameworks is second to none."
Chambers UK
Neil Berragan - "He is supremely bright, his paperwork is excellent and he is user-friendly."
Chambers UK
Martin Budworth - "He is astute, approachable and understands the sports industry."
Chambers UK

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