Katherine Apps

Working at 39 Essex Chambers

Katherine has a wide ranging sports law practice and her experience as counsel includes: regulatory and disciplinary issues; governance; employment and discrimination; safeguarding; commercial disputes including Arena hire; immigration; selection disputes; doping. Katherine acted for Dwain Chambers in his 2008 bid to run for team GB at the Beijing Olympics: Dwain Chambers v British Olympic Association [2008] EWHC 2028 (QB). Katherine is a member of the Disciplinary Panel of the Premier League Judicial Panel. She is also on the Sport Resolutions Panels of Arbitrators for Integrity and Discipline, Commercial Disputes, Employment and Discrimination and the National Safeguarding Panel. She was appointed as member of the Board of Appeal for Table Tennis England and to the Pro Bono Panel of the 2012 London Olympics. She has presented to the Annual Player Contracts Conference on Child Safeguarding in Sport.


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Katherine Apps


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