Sports Law

The Sports Law team advises a range of sport entities including national governing bodies, clubs, teams, sponsors and commercial partners.

Straightforward and practical advice

We have assisted sporting bodies to re-draft their rules, regulations and constitutional documents to reflect the modern world of professional sport and improve their organisational structures to align with regulatory requirements.

Some members of our team sit as board members of sporting organisations and have first-hand experience of the administrative, governance and compliance issues that sporting bodies are required to address. Our considerable experience in this area will ensure that you receive appropriate advice in the most straightforward and practical terms.

Our areas of legal expertise include:

  • Regulatory and governance

  • Selection procedures

  • Commercial contracts

  • Football transfers and contracts

  • Anti-doping and other disciplinary matters

  • Litigation and dispute resolution

  • Sponsorship and partnership arrangements

  • Property, premises and planning

  • Intellectual property and image rights

  • Health and safety

Key Contact

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Partner

Clare provides advice to the boards of national governing bodies

Legal Commentry

"Dolmans is particularly well-known for its work on behalf of Welsh sporting bodies, including the Commonwealth Games Council for Wales and the Federation of Disability Sports Wales, across a range of commercial, contractual and governance matters. Leveraging the firm's expertise for personal injury work, the team also regularly handles work on behalf of sporting bodies and sports persons in relation to sports injuries. Clare Hoskins and Nicola Edwards are recommended."

"Adrian Oliver often advises the firm's impressive roster of sports clients on regulatory and contractual matters."

Legal 500, 2019

Our popular bulletins and events will keep you abreast of the latest legal developments.

This edition considers an incident at Manorbier Castle, Pembrokeshire, where the Court had to decide whether the condition of a rural footpath was dangerous and various case summaries.

This edition considers recent case-law updates as well as the increase in bereavement damages.

Our annual keynote seminar was held on Tuesday, 18 June 2019 at the Vale Resort. Speakers included Simon Evans, Peter Bennett, Amanda Evans and guest speaker, Steven Ford QC.

This edition considers an incident at Manorbier Castle, Pembrokeshire, where the Court had to decide whether the condition of a rural footpath was dangerous and case summaries relating to surveillance evidence and the perils involved with effecting service of the Claim Form. 

This edition considers recent case-law updates as well as the increase in bereavement damages.

Our annual keynote seminar was held on Tuesday, 18 June 2019 at the Vale Resort. Simon Evans considered the impact of the Civil Liability Act 2018, Peter Bennett provided a regulatory update and Amanda Evans and guest speaker, Steven Ford QC, discussed recent developments following CN v Poole BC [2019] UKSC 25.

Enquiries

Head Office

Capital Tower

Greyfriars Road

Cardiff

CF10 3AG

Tel: 07747 444 812

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