The need for specialist Sports Solicitors has never been so important in the 21st century sports-loving culture. Sport is now so much more than the activity itself it’s become a significant commercial reality with potentially high financial and reputational stakes involved. It presents major legal challenges to individuals and organisations alike and disputes are an unavoidable feature of sports
UK, EU and international laws and regulations influence both professional and amateur sports.
Sports law impacts on all sporting activity including football and cricket; horse-racing and rugby; snooker and tennis. Disputes frequently require sports lawyers to liaise professionally and sensitively with other individuals such as managers, as well as sports clubs, amateur or professional groups.
Sporting disputes are often submitted to the independent Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The CAS provides expert services to help the parties settle sports-related disputes, either through arbitration or mediation. Any arbitral award from the CAS has the same enforceability as a judgments in the ordinary courts.
Attempting to settle a sports dispute before it reaches court is far better than going to the expense and stress of litigation. Both the courts and sporting bodies encourage cases to go to mediation with professional mediators to try to avoid expensive court action where the stakes are potentially enormous.
Whether the issue concerns a doping allegation, alleged cheating, negligence following a sports injury, fraud or eligibility - expert legal advice is vital. Entrusting your sports issue with specialist sports solicitors can greatly reduce the stress, time and costs involved in your case – allowing you carry on with your life.
How Selachii Can Help
Selachii is a dynamic litigation law firm based in Kensington, London. Our sports solicitors are highly experienced in sports law and advising individuals, clubs and other organisations on their legal issues. We put the best interests of our clients at the heart of everything we do. We work with both businesses and private individuals, giving them legal advice and support which is unique to them and their situation.
We don’t believe in simply handing out one-size-fits-all solutions to problems. We will focus on your specific circumstances before working out the best and most cost-effective way of helping you achieve your aims.