Sports Law Yearbook 2016/17 – UK, Ireland & Europe Now Available

Sports Law Yearbook 2016 2017 Front Cover

We are pleased to announce that the second edition of the 'Sports Law Yearbook 2016/17 - UK, Ireland and EU' by LawInSport and the British Association for Sport and Law (BASL) is now available to purchase in electronic and hard copy.

Building on the success of the first edition, the Yearbook contains legal commentary and analysis from over 30 leading sports lawyers from the UK, Ireland and Europe across 10 different chapters on:

  • Governance
  • EU Law
  • Commercial Rights
  • Employment Law
  • Discrimination and Equality
  • Media Rights
  • Financial Corruption
  • Anti-Doping
  • Disciplinary Procedures
  • Participation and Safety

The Sports Law Yearbook identifies and reviews developing trends in the sports law markets of the UK, Ireland and Europe. To this end, the tone of the Yearbook is such to ensure that it is accessible to people from all backgrounds without sacrificing the accuracy or depth of the information.


Accessing The Yearbook

LawInSport Plus members with an annual subscription & BASL members are eligible to:

  • Access the digital version of the Yearbook for free;

  • Purchase a hard copy print versions of the Yearbook at the reduced price of £60 (50% off) for a limited period; and,

  • Receive a complimentary digital copies of last year's and this year's Sports Law Yearbooks.

Note: LawInSport Plus members with an annual subscription are also entitled to discounted tickets to LawInSport networking events and receive £100+ off the full ticket price for our annual conference which will take place in London on the 7 & 8 September.

The Yearbook can also be purchased by members without a yearly membership in digital form for £90 or purchase a hard copy for £120 here.



If you would like to know more about our plus yearly membership and/or purchasing the Sports Law Yearbook 2016/2017, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We would like to sincerely thank all of our authors who contributed towards this Yearbook for their enthusiasm, energy, expertise and professionalism in working with us throughout the process.


Contributing Authors

Chapter 1 - Governance
Rod Findlay, England Golf
Erin Stephens, Sport England
Michael Lister, Harbottle & Lewis
Michael Finch – Harbottle & Lewis
Kevin Carpenter, Captivate Legal & Sports Solutions

Chapter 2 – EU/Competition
Angelique Bret, Pinsent Masons
Benoit Keane, Keane Legal
Despina Mavromati, Court of Arbitration for Sport
Alex Haffner, Dentons

Chapter 3 – Commercial/IP
Jon Walters, Charles Russell Speechlys
Sean Corbett, Formula One Management Ltd
Alex Kelham, Lewis Silkin
Pete Hackleton, Saffery Champness
Nick De Marco, Blackstone Chambers
Chris Walsh, Onside Law

Chapter 4 - Employment
Andrew Smith, Matrix Chambers
John Shea, Shoosmiths
Phil Hutchinson, Mills & Reeve
Daniel Lowen, Couchmans

Chapter 5 – Discrimination and Equality
Lydia Banerjee, Littleton Chambers
Charles Fursdon, Farrer & Co
Robert Lewis, Farrer & Co
David Hunt, Farrer & Co
Liz Riley, Bird & Bird

Chapter 6 – Media Rights
Andrew Ryan, International Olympic Committee (IOC)
Warren Phelops, K&L Gates
Dylan Kerrigan, Dentons
Nick Fitzpatrick, DLA Piper
Alasdair Muller, DLA Piper
Alex Slade, BT Sport
Stephen Ridgway, Sky Sports

Chapter 7 – Financial Corruption
Adam Brickell, Regulus Partners
Leigh Thompson, Sport and Recreation Alliance
Chris Davies, Burges Salmon
Jack Mitchell, Old Square Chambers
Keith Oliver, Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP
Craig Hogg, Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP
Gareth Farrelly, Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP
Kimberly Morris, FIFA TMS
Barry Lysaght, FIFA TMS

Chapter 8 – Anti-Doping
Kendrah Potts, Mishcon de Reya
Edward Carder, Mishcon de Reya
Euan McMahon, Mishcon de Reya
Rupert Beloff, No5 Chambers
Natalie St. Cyr Clarke, LIBRA LAW Ibarrola & Ramoni Avocats

Chapter 9 – Disciplinary Procedures
Nick De Marco, Blackstone Chambers
Gemma White, 3PB Barristers' Chambers
Mark Hovell, Mills & Reeve
Jake Cohen, Mills & Reeve

Chapter 10 – Sport and Safety
Mark James, Manchester Metropolitan University
Nina Goolamali, 2 Temple Gardens
Jack Anderson, Queen's University Belfast
Jon Heshka, Thompson Rivers University
Anthony Indaimo, Withers LLP
Jacopo Pistone , Withers LLP
Richard Spafford, Reed Smith
Carolyn Pepper, Reed Smith
Casey Ryan, Reed Smith

Chris Bond
Sean Cottrell
Manali Kulkarni



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