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Employment & Sports Disciplinary

We have extensive experience dealing with on and off field disciplinary issues at the highest level.

We act for sports clubs and organisations, players, coaches, club officials and agents, involved in disciplinary proceedings - both at first instance and on appeal. Our skills help ensure that our clients can field their strongest possible teams in the biggest games.

We also have experience of advising in relation to Paralympic classification, Paralympic and Olympic selection as well as anti-doping matters

Examples of our recent work include advising:

  • numerous international rugby unions
  • a Premiership Rugby club on a controversial on field disciplinary incident
  • clubs with confidential coach and backroom staff issues
  • a football club on sanctions imposed on it by the FA for fielding an ineligible player
  • a leading football agent in disciplinary proceedings brought by the FA and FIFA
  • a double Paralympic champion on a classification dispute with the IPC
  • a rugby league player on proceedings brought by UK Anti-Doping


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