Sport law covers many different areas. Under civil law at St Pauls Chambers, we have a number of barristers who practice law relevant to the sporting world.
Sport and the law come together in the UK to cover a wide range of issues. Due to the scale and diversity of sport in the UK, there are various areas in which sport and the law intersect. An experienced sports barrister can support you with such legal matters.
In the UK and many other countries, sports are governed and regulated by their national governing body. For example, football in England is governed by the Football Association (the FA). However, situations do arise which fall outside the jurisdiction of governing bodies. When this happens, sport and the law must come together.
Sports law doesn’t exist as an individual branch of law; it is an amalgamation of many areas of law applied to a range of sporting contexts and situations. As such, sports barristers must be well-versed in a range of both law practices and sports.
Sports law is significant because it describes legal issues and disputes relating to players, spectators, sponsors, stadiums, broadcasting and a host of other factors. It ensures fairness, equality and accountability within the sporting world.
The following are a list of legal areas in which sport and the law intersect:
Sports law covers many different areas. Under civil law at St Pauls Chambers, we have a number of sports barristers who have experience in both civil law and sports.
If you are in need of guidance, please take a look at our counsel profiles for our expert sports law barristers. Alternatively, contact us for more information.
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