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Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

Sports Disputes and Investigations 

Ranked in Legal 500 a leading firm in Sport, Peters & Peters provide a unique service in the Sports Law market, specialising in sports disputes and contentious litigation.

Peters & Peters  deal with all forms of commercial, corporate and business disputes, both domestic and international. Increasingly, as sport develops as a global industry, our cases involve sporting bodies, clubs, managers, administrators and agents.

In addition, with the professionalisation and globalisation of sport has come an enhanced awareness of the potential for market abuses and criminality. This has led to greater enforcement action by sporting bodies and governments in relation to corruption, match-fixing and doping.

As commercial sports disputes increasingly involve allegations of quasi-criminality or fraud of some complexity, Peters & Peters is able to deploy the expertise of both its commercial and criminal law departments to provide multi-disciplinary teams to meet our clients’ needs. 

A snapshot of our recent international and complex cases demonstrates our continuing strength is this area:

  • Acting for Constantin Medien AG in a claim brought against President and CEO of Formula One Management and Formula One Administration Bernard Ecclestone and other for conspiracy to defraud (damages in excess of $171 million);
  • Representing a high-profile and wealthy Indian national, founder of a $4 billion sports league, who faces on-going disciplinary, civil and criminal investigations in India;
  • Acting for the American former-owners of Liverpool Football Club (“LFC”), Mr Tom Hicks and Mr George Gillett in high court proceedings in relation to the sale of Liverpool Football Club;
  • Acting for a successful former director of a Dutch travel company in relation to the sale of tickets for the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Our “outstanding” team of lawyers have been recognised in the leading directories Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 by achieving top tier status across the main practice areas of Civil Fraud, Criminal Fraud, White-Collar Crime and Extradition. Because of that expertise, we are frequently asked to assist sports managers, administrators, clubs and agents in relation to criminal liability, fraud and extradition.The firm has a formidable reputation for representing high-profile clients, including a former England football manager, owners of a Premier League football team, and a leading football agent.

Members of the team have considerable experience in the area of Sports Disputes. They have conducted private prosecutions on behalf of the Premier League to protect commercial TV rights, advised both Manchester football clubs on contractual matters, and represented a leading football agent in an FA Disciplinary Hearing which went to the Court of Appeal.


  • Street: 15 Fetter Lane
  • Postcode: EC4A 1BW
  • City: London
  • Country: United Kingdom


  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7822 7777
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Key Individuals

Keith Oliver

Keith Oliver

Senior Partner

Monty Raphael QC

Monty Raphael QC

Special Counsel

Jonathan Tickner

Jonathan Tickner


Neil Swift

Neil Swift


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