Stewarts

We help our clients avoid, manage and resolve sports-related disputes. We provide strategic advice to assist in navigating serious, complex and challenging situations.

Our multi-disciplinary team has substantial experience in a wide range of disputes, acting for both individuals and corporate clients. We represent professional and amateur sportspeople, agents, clubs, governing bodies and other sports organisations. Our cases relate to a wide variety of sports including athletics, boxing, cycling, football, horseracing, motorsport, rugby, skiing and ice hockey. Some of our recent matters include:

  • Acting for the estate of racing driver Jules Bianchi following the fatal F1 crash that he suffered at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka
  • Acting for a number of professional and former professional sports players in a £250m claim following the collapse of the Ingenious Film Partners scheme
  • Advising leading sports professionals in divorce and family law matters. We have particular expertise in child maintenance claims and financial remedy proceedings
  • Acting for a Premier League football club in a fraud investigation and freezing order application
  • Acting for insurers defrauded as a result of a multimillion pound scam involving injured racehorses

We have unrivalled experience in putting together innovative costs arrangements. The use of third party funding, after-the-event insurance and risk-sharing fee agreements enables our clients to manage risk and litigate from a position of financial strength. In addition to conducting litigation in the UK, our lawyers coordinate claims in overseas jurisdictions, when necessary working alongside specialist law firms around the world.

We are able to deal with disputes involving:

  • Divorce and separation
  • Children
  • Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
  • Cohabitation and civil partnerships
  • Trust disputes
  • UK inheritance claims
  • Employment
  • Regulatory issues
  • Financial crime
  • Fraud
  • Tax enquiries and investigations
  • Tax litigation
  • Reputation management
  • Privacy, confidentiality and personal data
  • Contractual disputes and arbitration
  • Investment loss
  • Insurance coverage
  • Injury and clinical negligence

Address

  • Street: 5 New Street Square
  • Postcode: EC4A 3BF
  • City: London
  • Country: United Kingdom

Contact

Key Individuals

Associate

Barrington Atkins

Partner

Clive Zietman

Partner

Stephen Foster