Sports Law

"No other set in the country has such expertise and experience in this area."

Guildhall Chambers provides specialist advocacy and advisory services to the sports sector both throughout the United Kingdom and abroad.

This expertise is recognised by both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 as exceptional, with rankings for the group as well as Christopher Quinlan KC, Richard Smith KC and Samuel Jones.

We understand that issues in modern day sport cross many boundaries. We can call upon expertise in leading high-profile reviews and Regulatory & Discipline hearings. We also have comprehensive experience in Sports Law related contract, Professional Negligence, Insolvency, Commercial, Competition, Crime and Employment & Discrimination matters.

In the last five years we have developed a highly specialist expertise in leading high-profile investigations.

We have long supported competitive sport at local, national and international level. We represent and advise clients from international and national governing bodies to individuals with a wide range of different sporting backgrounds; from internationally renowned sportsmen, professional clubs and national sporting bodies, to individual amateur athletes.

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Sports Law Experience

Our unique knowledge, experience and proven expertise gives all our clients a genuinely competitive edge in the prompt, cost effective resolution of sports-related disputes.

Members of our team have worked at successive Rugby World Cups since 2003, on Lions Tours and at the recent Olympic Games in Japan.

We have led public reviews for the British Horseracing Authority, UK Athletics and British Gymnastics. We are regularly instructed to act for international sports teams as well as professional athletes and players.

Sports Law Barristers

Richard Smith KC

Call 1986 | Silk 2001

Christopher Quinlan KC

Christopher Quinlan KC

Call 1992 | Silk 2011

Hugh Sims KC

Call 1999 | Silk 2014

Ray Tully KC

Call 1987 | Silk 2021

Fergus Currie

Call 1997

Samuel Jones

Call 2008

Christopher Stoner KC

Call 1991 | Silk 2010

Sports Law Clerks

Lucy Northeast

Practice Director - Crime & Sports

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