How to become a sports lawyer

Published 20 December 2013

How to become a sports lawyer

#BeaSportsLawyer - 03 February London 

Sports Law is a popular, but difficult area of the law to break into. It is not always clear to law students, trainees and qualified lawyers how to start their careers as a sports lawyer.

On the 3rd February 2014, LawInSport will host an evening of informal talks and facilitated networking with leading sports lawyers to offer practical advice on how to secure a career in sports law.

Guests will get to hear from and network with leading sports lawyers from private practice, in-house and academia to provide a true representation of the Sports Law sector.

Our guest speakers include:

  • Jane Mulcahy – Barrister at Blackstone Chambers, Vice-Chair British Association for Sports Law, Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer for world tennis and Member of the Tribunal of the Federation Equestre International
  • Andrew Ryan - Senior Legal Counsel - EMEA and Content Distribution at Perform, Independent Director at England Basketball, Head of Fundraising and Corporate Partnerships at Cricket Without Boundaries
  • Andy Gray - Head of Sports Law at BHW Solicitors, Head of Sports Law Unit at Leicester De Montfort Law School and Judicial Commissioner for the Amateur Swimming Association
  • Jason Saiban – Partner and Former Head of the Charles Russell Sports Group, Director at British Association for Sports Law

Sports lawyers from governing bodies, teams, sponsors and broadcasters will also be present to offer their advice and network with aspiring sports lawyers. 



Tickets are £25 per person.


There are only a limited number of places and therefore tickets are sold on a first come first serve basis.



The evening is structured to provide the maximum time for networking: Welcome drinks
6.15pm Panel discussion
7pm Networking drinks and canapés
8.30pm Close

To follow annoucements about the event and on the evening follow #BeaSportsLawyer on Twitter.



This event would not be possible without the support from our sponsors Charles Russell, British Association for Sport and Law, Nottingham Law School (LLM in Sports Law) and the Sports Law Unit at Leicester De Montfort Law School.



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