Nina Goolamali QC

Described as “an exceptional leading counsel” and “one of the most knowledgeable and personable barristers around”, Nina specialises in sports law and catastrophic personal injury and is ranked as a Leading Silk in both practice areas by Legal 500 & Chambers & Partners, 2021.

Nina is highly regarded as a skilled and commercially astute advocate on behalf of Defendants in complex multi-million pound cases. She acts for players, teams and national governing bodies in all major sports in particular Motorsport (Formula 1, MotoGP, MotoCross, Speedway & Karting), rugby and football.

Described as having “an impressive level of technical knowledge” and “inspiring confidence” she is regularly instructed in press sensitive cases especially when a new duty or standard of care is being advanced.

She is particularly sought after for her expertise in claims relating to brain injuries on and off the field (especially cases involving minors, subtle brain injuries, concussion injuries, capacity and rehabilitation technology), para/tetraplegia, amputation cases, fatalities, chronic pain, stress at work, bullying and harassment, fraud and disputes against educational institutions.

She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Law from King’s College, London (2007). She is a member of the UK & Ireland Editorial Board of LawInSport, a leading international online sports law publication and regularly speaks and writes on sports specific topics.

She is a member of the Sport Resolutions UK Pro Bono Legal Service. In 2019, she was nominated as an FA Rule K Panel Arbitrator.

She is instructed by all the major Insurers and Claims Handlers including Ageas, AIG, Allianz Cornhill, Amlin, Aviva, Chartis, Chubb, DAS, Ecclesiastical, Faraday, Haven, Hiscox, Insure The Box, Liberty, Liverpool Victoria, Markerstudy, Nelson, NFU Mutual, Premier, Riverstone, Travelers, Zenith and Zurich.

Nina served as a Non-Executive Director of Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund (BMIF) from 2014 to 2020. She is a longstanding Advocacy Trainer for Middle Temple as well as being part of the Inn’s training team for new pupil supervisors.


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Nina Goolamali


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