When is an athlete’s management agreement in restraint of trade? Lessons from Hamilton Management Group v. Paul Di Resta case

Published 18 November 2014 By: Nina Goolamali QC

Paul Di Resta and Anthony Hamilton

In this article Nina Goolamali, head of the Sports Team at 2 Temple Gardens, reviews the doctrine of restraint of trade in the context of Formula 1®racing following the Hamilton Management Group v Paul Di Resta litigation in which she was instructed by Paul Di Resta as Junior Counsel, led by Paul Downes QC (also of 2 Temple Gardens).


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Nina Goolamali

Nina Goolamali QC

SILK: 2017 CALL: 1995

Described as “one of the most knowledgeable and personable barristers around”, who is “supremely intelligent” and “just keeps getting better”, Nina has a very well established practice in Sports Law. She took silk in 2017 and is ranked as a Tier 1 Barrister in Sport in the Legal 500 2017.

Nina is highly regarded as a skilled, commercially astute and sensitive advocate and negotiator in complex multi-million pound cases arising in sports disputes.

Nina leads the 2TG Sports Team and has been described in Chambers & Partners as a “sports expert”. She is praised in the Legal 500 for having “unwavering tenacity and determination to get the right result for the client” and “an impressive level of technical knowledge.”

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