LawInSport is the world leading sports law knowledge hub and global community that provides practically focused expert analysis and commentary on the latest legal developments in sport.

LawInSport collaborates with our community of over 30,000 lawyers, sports executives, sports administrators, athletes, coaches, academics and students and their organisations them ‘understand the rules of the game’™ though helping and empowering them to:

  • Grow knowledge and understanding of law in sport
  • Learn the practical application of law in sport
  • Improve governance and professional standards
  • Build meaningful relationships and networks across the world, and
  • Be informed and sophisticated purchasers of legal services
What is LawInSport?


  • 2000+ Peer-reviewed articles by the worlds leading sports lawyers
  • 32,000+ Regisered Members
  • 30,000+ Social Media Followers
  • 2.8 Million+ Yearly Page Views
  • 100+ Member Countries
  • 410,000+ Yearly Unique Website Visitors
  • 50,000+ Monthly Readers

Our global membership includes the world leading:

  • Sports Organisations including international sports federation, sports leagues, the world's top sports clubs/teams,sports executives & administrators, sports brands, marketing agencies, anti-doping organisations
  • Law firms and Barristers Chambers
  • Academic Institutions with sports law courses and modules, sports administrators, professional athletes, sports charities, academics and students
  • Athletes and their representatives including players agents and player unions and commissions
  • Governmental and Non-Governmental Organisation including sports ministries and charitites

Join our global community by heading over to our membership page:



Access 2000+ peer-reviewed articles organised by legal topic and sport.


Find the latest sports law news, press releases and updates in one place.


Access podcasts with transcripts to over 90+ episodes.


Access recordings of previous LawInSport conferences and webinars.


Attend events such as our conferences, networking socials, workshops and seminars.

Courses & Webinars

Continue your professional development with our bespoke courses and get completion certificates.


Benefit from our full recruitment service, and see the latest sports law positions on our Jobs Board.


Use our Expert Advisors Directory and Courses Directory to identify the best service provider for your needs.

Mentoring Scheme

Our pro bono initiative pairs mentees with leading sports lawyers to advance their careers.


Editorial Board

Our Editorial Board consists of 90+ expert lawyers from over 20 countries who review all our content to ensure factual and legal accuracy as well as ensure we are focusing on current developments that are impacting the sector.

Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board consists of 16 in-house lawyers who advise how we can better help support in-house lawyers and sports executives given the growing complexity of legal issues in sport globally.



We make complex and inaccessible legal information accessible without compromising on academic rigour and legal accuracy.


We help foster a community that is focused on meaningful relationships, that encourages the sharing and development of best practice and that benefits the sports sector globally.


We promote the inclusion of individuals or groups from all backgrounds regardless of their ethnicity, nationality, physical or mental impairment, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation or socioeconomic background.


We segregate our editorial and commercial streams so that we never have to compromise our editorial integrity.

What is LawInSport?


Sean is the founder and CEO of LawInSport. Founded in 2010, LawInSport has become the "go to sports law website" for sports lawyers and sports executives across the world.

Sean Cottrell

Founder & CEO

Chris is the Editor at LawInSport, and takes responsibility for the review of content in conjunction with the Editorial Board. Prior to joining LawInSport, Chris worked as a litigation lawyer at King & Wood & Mallesons SJ Berwin.

Chris Bond

Editorial Director

A Cambridge law graduate, John has spent over twenty years in recruitment and consultancy with a particular focus on lawyers, working both in private practice and the wider commercial and corporate market. 

John Cullen

Director of Recruitment

Yama is an Editor at LawInSport, working with Chris Bond and the Editorial board on content review and commissioning. Before joining LawInSport, Yama trained at a leading media law firm and subsequently worked as a sports arbitration and disputes lawyer.

Yama Otung


Marcos is a Marketing and Editorial Assistant at LawInSport, managing the social media, email newsletters and keeping the news up-to-date.

Prior to joining LawInSport, Marcos undertook a 12-month legal internship with human rights organisation, International Justice Mission, and completed an LLM in Commercial & Corporate law at Queen Mary University of London.

Marcos Santillana

Marketing and Editorial Assistant

Gabriella is an Administration Assistant and is responsible for invoicing, membership and event operations and client service.

Prior to joining LawInSport, Gabriella completed her bachelor's degree in Football Business & Finance at UCFB. She also undertook internships at the Irish FA and sports marketing agency, Ear to the Ground.

Gabriella Lowe

Administration Assistant



The Clarence Centre
6 St George's Circus
London SE1 2FE

Have any questions?

Membership: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Editorial content: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Recruitment: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Jobs Board advertising: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Events booking: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Mentoring scheme: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
General: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Tel: +44 (0)203 286 8003 

Or visit our Help Centre for frequent queries and information.


Legal Advisors

Copyright © LawInSport Limited 2010 - 2022. These pages contain general information only. Nothing in these pages constitutes legal advice. You should consult a suitably qualified lawyer on any specific legal problem or matter. The information provided here was accurate as of the day it was posted; however, the law may have changed since that date. This information is not intended to be, and should not be used as, a substitute for taking legal advice in any specific situation. LawInSport is not responsible for any actions taken or not taken on the basis of this information. Please refer to the full terms and conditions on our website.