Nina Goolamali QC
SILK: 2017 CALL: 1995
Described as “one of the most knowledgeable and personable barristers around”, who is “supremely intelligent” and “just keeps getting better”, Nina has a very well established practice in Sports Law. She took silk in 2017 and is ranked as a Tier 1 Barrister in Sport in the Legal 500 2017.
Nina is highly regarded as a skilled, commercially astute and sensitive advocate and negotiator in complex multi-million pound cases arising in sports disputes.
Nina leads the 2TG Sports Team and has been described in Chambers & Partners as a “sports expert”. She is praised in the Legal 500 for having “unwavering tenacity and determination to get the right result for the client” and “an impressive level of technical knowledge.”
She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Law from King’s College, London and is on the Editorial Board of LawInSport, a leading international online sports law publication. She is the winner of the Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Award in Sport for 2016.
Her sports practice encompasses injury, regulatory, insurance, commercial and employment contractual matters. She acts for players, teams and national governing bodies in all major sports but is particularly sought after in the field of Motorsport (Formula 1, MotoGP, MotoCross, Speedway & Karting), rugby and football.
Clients include the Amateur Motor Cycle Association (AMCA); the Auto Cycle Union (ACU), the Motor Sports Association (MSA), amateur and professional athletes, the MCF, Formula 1 teams & leading Rugby & Football Clubs.
Many cases in which Nina has been involved must remain confidential to the parties concerned. Notable cases which have been reported (either in the law reports or the national press) include the following:
Estate of Maria de Villota v Manor GP Racing Limited (2017)
Litigation arising out of a crash on 03.07.12 whilst Maria de Villota was carrying out testing for Marussia. Litigation now concluded. See joint press release issued by the parties in October 2017. Instructed by Clyde & Co Solicitors on behalf of the Defendant Formula 1 team.
Hamilton Management Group Limited v Paul Dr Resta (2013-February 2014)
Acted for Formula 1 driver Paul Di Resta in dispute with former F1 management company, HMG, and Anthony Hamilton (father of F1 champion Lewis Hamilton). HMG’s claim for wrongful termination of his management contract was dismissed by consent on 07.02.14 following 11 day trial. Led by Paul Downes QC. Instructed by Wragge & Co Solicitors on behalf of Paul Di Resta.
Nina is a member of the Sport Resolutions UK Pro Bono Legal Service which is made up of lawyers willing to provide pro-bono legal advice and representation to athletes, coaches, team officials, and other individuals appearing before Sport Resolutions and other sport specific tribunals.
Tel: 020 7822 1222
- Playing football is simply not cricket - issues with athletes’ insurance against training and warm-up injuries following the Rory Burns case
- Bullying & harassment in sport: How the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 helps protect athletes & employees
- A practical guide to the liability arising from risk assessments in motor sport
- When is an athlete’s management agreement in restraint of trade? Lessons from Hamilton Management Group v. Paul Di Resta case