Sports Law

Chambers’ Sports Law group is a highly specialised and focussed team of barristers dedicated only to getting the best results for private clients appearing before sports regulators. Our barristers have acted in some of the most high profile sports disciplinary and regulatory investigations in recent times. We continue to provide strategic advice and expert advocacy for individual and corporate clients at every level of proceedings. This includes, most recently, advice to football clubs on regulatory compliance, bribery and corruption in international football and the effect of betting regulations on corporate liability.

Chambers also comprises of a team of expert lawyers to advise in HMRC tax investigations and has a proven track record of defending serious and complex allegations of tax avoidance and fraud relating to football clubs.

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Within the changing regulatory landscape and the spotlight increasingly on regulatory enforcement by professional sports bodies, 187 Fleet Street’s Sports Law barristers offer a tailored legal solution to the needs of its private clients in the sporting world.

Chambers has recently been representing clients before the following sports regulators:

  • Football Association (FA)
  • Rugby Football Union (RFU)
  • British Horseracing Authority (BHA)
  • British Judo Council (BJC)
  • The Gambling Commission

To instruct a barrister or discuss your case further, Chambers has a dedicated clerking team led by our Senior Clerk, John Pyne.

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