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 2021 - 

The barristers at Kings Chambers handle all manner of sports law cases, from agent disputes and other challenging contractual cases, to disciplinary hearings for footballers, boxers and jockeys. With such a diverse range of skills and expertise on offer, the set is well equipped to act for governing bodies as well as individual athletes. The set counts many high-profile sports clubs among its clients, including Premier League football clubs. "It is an excellent chambers and unquestionably the leading set outside of London for sport law," says one commentator.

Client service: "The clerks are helpful, upfront and honest – Gary Young and Harry Young will always make sure the client is looked after and provide a fantastic all-round clerking service." Gary Young is the chief clerk for sports law.


Barristers in this practice area


Paul Chaisty QC | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Paul Chaisty QC | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

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, FCIArb | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

David Casement QC, FCIArb | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

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 | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Mark Harper QC | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

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

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Louis Doyle QC | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Louis Doyle QC | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Deputy Head of Business and Property

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

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Marcus F Daly SC | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Marcus F Daly SC | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

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 | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Colm Ó hOisín SC | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

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

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Neil Berragan | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Neil Berragan | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

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

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Adam Aldred | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Adam Aldred | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

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

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Kelly Pennifer | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Kelly Pennifer | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

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

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Martin Budworth | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Martin Budworth | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

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

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Rupert Beloff | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Rupert Beloff | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

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

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Ben Harding | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Ben Harding | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

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

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Steven Flynn | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Steven Flynn | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

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

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Jonathan Ward | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Jonathan Ward | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

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

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Laura Gould | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Laura Gould | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Commercial Litigation | Employment | Sport |

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Aidan Reay | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Aidan Reay | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

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

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Rosie Kight | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Rosie Kight | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Employment | Sport |

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Nick Taylor | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Nick Taylor | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

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

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Ian Cooper | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Ian Cooper | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

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

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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
Brandon Singh

Brandon Singh

Clerk for Business & Property

Telephone: 0161 819 8257 Click to Mail
Alex Meredith

Alex Meredith

Leeds Clerk

Telephone: 0113 203 1140 Click to Mail
Louise Barnes

Louise Barnes

Senior Leeds Clerk

Telephone: 0113 203 1141 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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