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Lawyers for Sportspeople and Governing Bodies

Our specialist sports lawyers act on a nationwide basis for professional sportsmen and women who are appearing before their regulatory bodies and professional disciplinary tribunals. We also work with the sports governing bodies charged with prosecuting breaches of their rules and regulations.

Our sports lawyers have a wealth of experience representing a variety of professional sportspeople across a range of disciplines. We are deeply conscious of the importance of the professional reputation and standing of our clients and of their need for a vigorous and proactive approach to their situation. Our priority is always to ensure that you, or your sporting organisation, are supported throughout the process and that we achieve the best possible outcome for you, the client.


Reliable advice on disciplinary matters

We will give you clear, well-reasoned and practical advice on all sports regulatory matters, including those relating to selection, eligibility, disciplinary, doping and corruption. We promise a proactive approach to your case.

Richard Nelson LLP is a completely independent law firm, meaning that we can provide advice that is totally impartial. We provide a personal and discrete service, maintaining full confidentiality.


Dependable sports law services

Our comprehensive sports disciplinary service includes:

We are able to advise and act before high profile disciplinary hearings, as well as appeals to specialist panels such as Sports Resolutions and the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne.


Speak to our sports lawyers today

If you face or are concerned you are about to face, a sports disciplinary investigation or hearing, please contact us. Alternatively, if you are seeking the prosecution of such a disciplinary hearing, we will also be happy to talk to you.

Get in touch

For more information about the sports law services we can provide and how we can help sportspeople and sports governing bodies, contact us using the enquiry form on this page. Alternatively, you can:

  • Call us on 0333 888 4040
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    What we do...

    Our specialist sports lawyers can offer advice, assistance and representation at all points of the disciplinary process. We are also happy to advise governing bodies when they are prosecuting a case. Some of the key parts of our sports disciplinary offering are:

    • Assistance from the point of initial referral.

    • Preparation of written representations.

    • Vigorous and thorough representation at a hearing.

    • Advice on the merits of an appeal.

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