2 Bedford Row's members continue to play a prominent role in the Sports sector.Chambers Directory 2015
Our members have represented individual athletes, football players and clubs, national and international sporting associations and regulatory bodies.
Members of chambers regularly appear before CAS, the FA, FAPL, UEFA, FIFA and the regulatory bodies of other sports – such as boxing, horse racing, athletics and rugby. Our experience covers all disciplinary and regulatory matters, including doping. Members of chambers sit as Chairman of FA and RFU disciplinary commissions.
Members of chambers have acted in some of the most significant sports law cases of the past decade, including acting for Wigan in the “Webster” case on the construction of Article 17 of FIFA’s statutes, advising national FA’s in South America and Asia in relation to International disputes and acting for some of the best known and prestigious Clubs and players in football today. Work undertaken includes the full range of disciplinary and regulatory breaches (including allegations of failing to control fans and preventing racist behaviour) as well as contract disputes between players and clubs, including disputes over “third party” ownership. In the summer of 2010 Jim Sturman QC acted for Dan Gosling in his successful application for a declaration that he was entitled to a “free transfer” from Everton FC.
Our experience includes representing clubs and players before PFCC compensation committees and advising on disputes before FIFA and UEFA and covers many sports, including horse-racing, rugby, motor racing, athletics, fencing and boxing.
Chambers is rated by the legal directories as being in the top rank for criminal work and members of chambers frequently represent sports personalities who fall foul of the criminal law, ranging from serious offences to traffic offences. Chambers is considered a leading sports law firm in the UK (plus International sports law).
Members of Chambers are ranked as leading practitioners in this area by the main legal directories.
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Jim Sturman QC represented Steve Evans, the manager of Mansfield Town on a charge of threatening the 4th official in a match. The case was heard before a Regulatory Commission…
Jim Sturman QC and Christine Agnew QC appeared before a Panel of the Ethics Board of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) representing ND and JB-D respectively. ND admitted…
On Tuesday 13th December Jim Sturman QC acted for Chelsea FC who pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to control their players before an FA Regulatory Commission and were…
Jim Sturman QC represented Andre Gray of Burnley FC who appeared before the FA on 6 charges that related to breach of FA Rule E3 for postings on Twitter.
Mark Milliken-Smith QC represented Joe Marler in a Disciplinary Hearing brought by World Rugby, arising out of the “gypsy boy” incident in the England v Wales 6 Nations match.