Sports Law

Practice Summary

Sports law covers a wide range of circumstances and Doughty Street Chambers has considerable experience in all aspects including disciplinary proceedings, arbitrations, doping control, contractual disputes, employment, image rights, sponsorship, state aid and funding, sports injuries and medical negligence, assaults on the field of play and broadcasting.


High profile individuals frequently seek protection from intrusive media intention. In recent times this has included phone hacking and defamation. Members of our media team have acted for both individuals and the press in these cases including in cases brought by John Terry, Rio Ferdinand, Paul Gascoigne and Max Moseley.


As a result of our broad base of experience we represent athletes, clubs, agents and corporate organisations as well as the media.

What our clients’ say about our service


“I received all the help and advice I could have wanted. I was able to carry on playing knowing that I was in good hands.”

Ben Thatcher (Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Wales)


“Always my first port of call when I have a legal problem.”

Andrew Evans (FA licensed agent, solicitor and Director of World in Motion Ltd. sports agency)


“I know they get the job done.”

Dean Baker (FA licensed agent with WMG)


“Very happy with the service I received.”

Bradley Wright-Philips (Manchester City, Southampton and Charlton Athletic)

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