The world of sport moves at a fast pace. Modern sports organisations must balance their commercial and corporate operations with competitive sporting interests in an ever more complex legal and regulatory environment.

We have in-depth, market-leading understanding and experience of the sports sector from many years of providing high-quality, commercial and practical legal advice to clients. We have vast experience advising a wide range of clients from within the sports sector; from international governing bodies (IGBs), national governing bodies (NGBs) and major sports teams, to individual athletes, coaches, sports tech providers and event organisers. 

Over the years we have advised on all legal areas that any client from within the sports sector is likely to need help with. 

Our sports team includes specialists in all areas of sports law, from anti-doping and safeguarding to sports litigation and the exploitation of image rights. We provide a full-service solution to a range of sporting organisations, helping clients to quickly spot issues and proactively working with them to mitigate risk. 

Immersed in the sports sector

Members of our sports team perform governance roles within Commonwealth Games England, the UK Cheerleading Association and England Squash. Whilst we have years of experience advising sporting clients on governance matters, having members of our team seeing issues from a client’s perspective gives us a greater understanding of the pressures faced by our sports clients. 

Our sports specialists hold the following positions: 

  • NED of England Squash
  • Independent Chairman of UK Cheerleading Association 
  • NED of British Eventing 
  • NED of Sport Birmingham 
  • NED of Run for All 
  • Member of disciplinary panel for British Cycling 
  • Independent member of the London FA disciplinary panel

We find that the more closely we work with our sporting clients, the more value we can add to their organisation and bring to their sport.