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



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