LawInSport is a knowledge hub and global community that provides expert analysis and commentary on the latest legal developments in sport. 

We collaborate with our community of people, groups and organisations to help them ‘understand the rules of the game’™ by:

  • helping our readers grow their knowledge and application of law in sport;
  • helping the sport sector achieve long-term growth that benefits all the stakeholders in sport;
  • empowering our community to build meaningful relationships and networks; and
  • enabling sport stakeholders and athletes to be informed and sophisticated purchasers of legal services.
What is LawInSport?


Our global membership includes top European football clubs, sports leagues, international sports federation, sports executives, governments, sports brands, marketing agencies, anti-doping organisations, sports lawyers, players agents, academic institutions, sports administrators, professional athletes, sports charities, academics and students.

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

Ashok is an Operations Assistant at LawInSport, working on website processes, CRM and analytics. Prior to joining LawInSport, Ashok spent six years as a Research Analyst.

Ashok has a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Mumbai.

Ashok Jadhav

Operations Assistant



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