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Central Court 25 Southampton Buildings London WC2A 1AL
Tel: +44 020 7936 3637
DX 458 London Chancery Lane
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Church Court Chambers’ Barristers have developed a niche practice in the rapidly expanding and evolving field of Sports Law. Our clients include national governing bodies, public bodies, International athletes and clubs and media agencies.
Church Court Chambers have been involved in matters over a wide range of sports including, football, cricket, athletics, boxing, rugby union, cycling, horse racing, snooker, tennis, various combat sports. We have been involved in notable high profile cases and representation at all levels of Criminal and Civil Courts, Disciplinary Panels, arbitration and Mediation matters and disputes being resolved at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
We are also partnered with sport specialists Slam.Global (headed by Yasin Patel) which have represented high profile athletes before various legal tribunals, providing contractual advice to athletes and resolving media industry disputes.
A few notable high profile and recent cases we have/are instructed on:
Together with SLAM.Global we have experience and expertise in:
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Should Government Intervene with Sports? “Sports and Politics should not mix”: agree or disagree? Yasin Patel and Jibreel... more
Yasin Patel investigates the effects of Brexit upon Kolpak Professionals in the UK and particularly in cricket and rugby. He... more
So how do we resolve the age old problem of racism in the game? Is there actually a problem? Has the problem been caused by... more
Caster Semenya’s Appeal to Switzerland’s Federal Supreme Court from her unsuccessful case at CAS was rejected last week.... more
Sports Stars and Unpaid Wages – Yasin Patel looks at the World of Professional Cricket and the growing problem of what can... more
It is not just in the worlds of finance and commerce where the effects of the global Corona Virus pandemic are currently being... more
This weekend the Rugby World Cup Final between England and South Africa will be watched by billions around the globe. Inside... more
Yasin Patel looks at the question of “racism in football”. In this two part series, the first article outlines the arguments... more
Yasin Patel looks at the growing area of ‘Image Rights’ and why it makes sense for a sports star to protect their ‘image... more
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