39 Essex Chambers

In the sports law sector members of 39 Essex Chambers offer a full service, multi-disciplinary approach, with expertise in commercial contracts, service agreements, image rights, intellectual property, competition law, state aid, insurance coverage, governance, disciplinary, licensing, gaming, tax, VAT, planning, stadium construction and safety, immigration, anti-doping, selection and eligibility, judicial review and safeguarding. When required, members are able to call on their commercial experience in dealing with fraud and corruption issues.

Members act for domestic and international sport governing bodies, clubs, owners, agents, sportspersons, employees, other participants, sponsors, corporates, commercial contracting parties, insurers, policyholders and educational institutions.

Our sports law team has experience in advising and representing clients and sitting on arbitration panels in all the main areas of professional sport with particular expertise in professional football (Premiership and Football League), rugby (Union & League), horse racing, motor sports, equestrian, athletics, sailing, cycling, golf, cricket, boxing and skiing. This experience includes disputes before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Europe and Oceania.

A number of our senior members are qualified, actively practising arbitrators in the sports law sector and are regularly appointed by specialist arbitration institutions or ad hoc to determine disputes in the UK and internationally. They are also appointed by specialist mediation institutions to mediate disputes domestically and internationally.

In addition to arbitration and court work, our members appear regularly, as advocates and panel chairmen and members in disciplinary tribunal proceedings domestically and internationally, in particular in professional football (FAPL, FA, EFL, FIFA), athletics and sailing.

Address

  • Street: 81 Chancery Lane
  • Postcode: WC2A 1DD
  • City: London
  • State: England
  • Country: Malaysia, Singapore, United Kingdom

Contact

  • Tel: 020 7832 1179
  • E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Key Individuals

John Dyson

Lord Dyson

Sir Colin Mackay

Sir Colin Mackay

Sir Wyn Williams

Sir Wyn Williams

Sir David Foskett

Sir David Foskett

Edwin Glasgow CBE QC

Edwin Glasgow CBE QC

Neil Block QC

Neil Block QC

Richard Spearman QC

Richard Spearman QC

William Norris QC

William Norris QC

Paul Darling

Paul Darling OBE QC

Susan Rodway QC

Susan Rodway QC

John Steel QC

John Steel QC

Charles Manzoni QC

Charles Manzoni QC

Peter Rees QC

Peter Rees QC

Sean Wilken QC

Sean Wilken QC

Fenella Morris QC

Fenella Morris QC

James Ramsden QC

James Ramsden QC

Andrew Tabachnik QC

Andrew Tabachnik QC

Michael McParland QC

Michael McParland QC

Paul Hayes QC

Paul Hayes QC

Jonathan Bellamy

Jonathan Bellamy

Alexis Hearnden

Alexis Hearnden

Kelly Stricklin-Coutinho

Kelly Stricklin-Coutinho

Katherine Apps

Katherine Apps

Zane Malik

Zane Malik

Angela Rainey

Angela Rainey

David Hopkins

David Hopkins

Stephanie David

Stephanie David