Edmund Gross

Edmund Gross

Ed is a Barrister at Furnival Chambers.  Ed’s practice is diverse and includes a growing Sports Law practice including instructions from the Rugby Football Union and sitting on MCC Disciplinary Panels. He is also a London Football Association Disciplinary Panel Member.

He also has a busy criminal practice in the Crown, Magistrates’ and Youth Courts and has been instructed in a wide range of criminal matters. Those who instruct him have noted his meticulous preparation and he has been described as very approachable and professional in his manner. Furthermore, Ed has a growing practice in Financial Crime both for the defence and prosecution.

Through the Attorney General’s Junior Juniors Scheme Ed has a growing Public Law practice, which includes being instructed for the Home Office in the Undercover Police Inquiry.

In terms of his sports work Ed was instructed as part of a barrister and solicitor team by a national sport’s governing body who are exploring the implementation of a new governance structure.

He has been instructed in a wide range of regulatory and disciplinary matters by the Rugby Football Union which includes issues relating to anti-doping.

Ed has sat on MCC Disciplinary Panels. He is also a London Football Association Disciplinary Panel Member.

Before commencing pupillage, Ed spent a year with leading disputes practice Peters & Peters LLP. He worked in their Commercial Litigation team on a high-profile case that had been brought by over 100 individuals, including many high profile footballers and cricketers, in relation to investments in schemes offered by The Ingenious Group.

Ed enjoys writing on all issues relating to Sports Law. Previous publications include:

  • Article published in the Football Legal, the international journal dedicated to football law, analysing the High Court’s decision in Mercato Sports (UK) Ltd & McKay v Everton FC. (2019)
  • Article published by LawInSport, the leading sports law website in the world, “Knocked Down, but Not Out – A Review of the ICC’s new Concussion Replacement Regulations”. (2019). Ed co-authored the article with Thomas Cleeve, of Penningtons Manches Cooper solicitors. The article explored the new concussion replacement substitutions in cricket.
  • Article published by LawInSport, “The curious case of Wigan Athletic and the English Football League’s owners & directors test”. (2020). Ed co-authored this article with Wayne Barnes, Partner at Fulcrum and head of their Sports Law team.
  • Article published by LawInSport, “Practical Considerations For Introducing A ‘Fit and Proper Test’ To Elected Members OF World Rugby’s Council”. (2021). Ed co-authored this article with the Fulcrum Sports Law team.”
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