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John Mehrzad

John Mehrzad

John is recognised as a leading barrister specialised in employment, commercial and sports law, practising from Littleton Chambers where he is the Head of the Sports Law Group.

He represents football players, managers, agents and clubs before forum including the CAS, FIFA, the FA, the Premier League and before the civil courts or tribunals. He is also recommended for his expertise in rugby and cricket. He is an FA Rule K Arbitrator; on the FA Chairman’s Panel of anti-discrimination panel Chairs; a panellist for Sports Resolutions; and was an appointed advocate to London 2012 and Glasgow 2014.

He was the only legally qualified panel member on the first-ever independent review into the climate and culture within a domestic world class programme (British Cycling) and was chair of a separate independent review into the governance of another NGB (British Equestrian Federation). He drafted both independent reports. John was an international rower, national and university champion in that sport and now runs marathons across the world in his spare time.

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