Kings Sport is the dedicated sports law team of barristers based in Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham and practising throughout the United Kingdom. Members of the sports law team have been involved in some of the most substantial and high profile sports cases nationally in recent years. Several members are able to receive direct client instructions.

Kings also offer an enviable depth of experience in relation to Sports related development. From the promotion of major Premiership Football Stadia down to the protection of local sports grounds. Members of Kings are able to draw on that depth of experience to provide advice on major and minor development projects, both at planning application stage and at appeal, High Court challenges as well as registration of Assets of Community Value. The experience of Kings Planning team can be found at the link below.  

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The areas of sports law and related disciplines that Kings Sport covers are: 
  • Commercial dispute resolution: including the resolution of contractual disputes between participants in professional sport such as clubs, players, agents, officials, promoters, hosts and sponsors
  • High Court challenges to the decisions of governing bodies
  • Disciplinary and regulatory proceedings
  • Anti-doping rules and proceedings
  • Employment issues and dispute resolution
  • Wealth management issues including company, insolvency and trusts
  • Intellectual property including image rights, trademark infringement and breach of copyright
  • Financial services including spread betting
  • Sports-related personal injury and product liability
  • Breach of confidentiality and breach of privacy including injunctions against newspapers
  • Immigration and Nationality advice and assistance for sports professionals and Clubs

Examples of cases undertaken by members of Kings Sport

Billy Graham v Ricky Hatton

Proactive v. Wayne and Colleen Rooney 

Paris Saint Germain v Manchester City FC

Charlie Adam v Blackpool FC

Sheffield United v. West Ham United

Alan Curbishley v. West Ham United

The Football Association Limited v Paul Stretford

Team Associates Limited v Micah Richards and SEM

Proform Sports Management v Proactive Sports Management

Please contact our specialist clerks Gary Young, Gary Smith or Paul Clarke for further information.

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