Sports tribunal representation

We are one of the few law firms with genuine experience in the niche area of sports law and sports tribunals. We are able to advise professional sportsmen and women in relation to all aspects of the regulation of professional sport including both on-field and off field regulatory issues.

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Our experience

We have experience of advising clients in relation to Football Association disciplinary tribunals, representing professional rugby league players before the disciplinary committee of the Rugby Football League and in bringing appeals against the decisions of those sporting bodies on behalf of professional sportsmen.
 
We are the preferred lawyers for Wigan Warriors Rugby League club and act on disciplinary tribunals of behalf of the club.
 

We're widely accredited for our work - regulatory & criminal justice

  • Legal 500

It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf. Over the years our regulatory and criminal justice team has been recognised by industry awards and accredited for their excellence.

Memberships & accreditations

8.5 out of 10
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It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, and you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf.

Our Trustpilot reviews

I was kept up to date at every junction. My case is now closed with no restrictions to my practice. Thank you to Carl and his team especially Laura who worked so diligently on my case! They acted professional at all times. I highly recommend this company.
View from a professional discipline client

Article 64 of the FIFA disciplinary code - a new approach

On 23 rd May 2018, procedural changes will be made to the application of Article 64 of the FIFA disciplinary code (“the code”) in all disciplinary cases. One of the core tasks of the FIFA disciplinary committee (“the committee”)...

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Regulatory Twitter Block

Supreme Court decision strikes blow against gig-economy

The Supreme Court has ruled on the case of a plumber who had argued he was being denied working rights in a decision expected to have serious ramifications for the ‘gig-economy’. Gary Smith has won the right to take his case to a tribunal...

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staff reorder - professional discipline

  • Carl Johnson
  • Sean Joyce
  • ​Alison Marriott
  • Francesca Snape
  • Laura Hannah
  • Paul Loughlin​
  • Neal Boland

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As an award-winning top 150 law firm, with over 450 staff based in offices across the country, you're never far from the advice you need.

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As an award-winning top 150 law firm, with over 450 staff based in offices across the country, you're never far from the advice you need.