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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

“Overseen by Adrian Oliver, Dolmans' sports team has developed a particularly strong reputation acting for national governing bodies/organisations across a range of their regulatory, governance and commercial arrangements."

"Adrian Oliver continues to act for core client Disability Sport Wales, including on the restructuring of the organisation's governance documents and on sponsorship arrangements.”

Legal 500, 2024

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