Sports Law

Cases

  • Sky Andrew v Jermain Defoe Rupert Bowers represented Jermain Defoe in this FA arbitration with his former agent.
  • Steph Brennarr Sue Sleeman represented the harlequins RFC physio in the ‘bloodgate’ scandal.
  • Gary Lineker Liam Walker represented and advised Mr Lineker.
  • Renault F1 Anthony Hudson acted for Renault F1 in a defamation case brought by Nelson Piquet.
  • Operation Krypton (‘The Kieron Fallon case’) Chris Sallon QC and Francis FitzGibbon QC represented a defendant in the first sports betting/ result-fixing fraud at the Old Bailey.  The case collapsed with all defendants being acquitted.
  • Harry Redknapp Rupert Bowers represented Mr Redknapp in the successful challenge to the legality of the search of his home.
  • Khalil Burke (racehorse trainer): Ed Fitzgerald QC represented Mr Burke before the Jockey Club accused of falsifying vetinary records.
  • Bradley Wright-Philips  Rupert Bowers represented Mr Wright- Philips in a criminal allegation of theft. The case was dismissed.
  • Ben Thatcher- Rupert Bowers represented Mr Thatcher at the FA disciplinary tribunal for his challenge upon Pedro Medes and for a separate allegation for assault on the field of play which did not result in any change.
  • Manchester United Supporters Association. Jamie Burton advised and appeared for Manchester United fans unhappy with license conditions which restricted their attendance at away games. 
  • Paul Hart Martin Westgate QC represented Mr Hart in an employment law claim against Rushden and Diamonds FC.
  • Larry Achike Paul Bowen advised Mr Achike regarding funding issues from Uk Athletics.
  • Yasmin Clarke Jamie Burton represented tennis player Miss Clarke in a contractual dispute against her former manager David Lloyd.
  • Mike Newell Rupert Bowers advised Mr Newell in relation to freedom of speech and defamation issues regarding allegations he had made about illegal payments to football agents.
  • World in Motion Ltd v Joao Moutinho: Rupert Bowers represented the player’s agent suing the Portugese midfielder (successfully) for breach of contract before CAS.
  • Francisco Sandaza: Rupert Bowers represents Fran Sandaza in relation to the termination of his contract with Rangers following being “tapped up” by a hoax caller.

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