Jonathan Rennie


Jonathan is dual qualified in Scotland and England and Wales and is recognised as an accredited specialist in employment law by the Law Society of Scotland. Jonathan has significant corporate experience having qualified as a Chartered Secretary and worked in house for FTSE 100 companies. 

Jonathan chairs judicial disciplinary panels for both the Scottish Football Association and the Scottish Rugby Union and also works with sports organisations on contentious employment and regulatory matters including player and manager disputes and exits as well as integrity issues including doping.

Jonathan has chaired “fast track” disciplinary cases and more involved “main” panel cases and has determined significant high-profile appeal cases in Scotland on Covid points deductions for premier league football clubs and penalties for players who breached Covid government regulations. He was also a member of the judicial panel determining a high profile Covid match abandonment case in English Premiership Rugby

Jonathan is a trustee of the sports charity, Street League, and in 2021 was appointed to the UK Sport Resolutions’ panel of arbitrators and mediators as a Legal Arbitrator. He is also appointed as an Independent Legal Member of the English FA Judicial Panel. In that role he has a particular focus on the determination of discrimination cases and works across the full football pyramid from grass roots level to the top leagues.

He is a noted commentator on employment and discrimination matters and hosts a podcast series “Employment Law Focus” which discusses hot topics including discrimination in sport.


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Jonathan Rennie


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