I have advised on and conducted many cases and disputes in the sports law area. The areas where I have acted include:
- The dispute between the Welsh Rugby Union and the Regions about the financial relationship between them in relation to, in particular, internationals. This case settled shortly before trial in a considerable blaze of publicity.
- Cases about football transfers.
- Hearings at the Disciplinary Committee of the Jockey Club and the British Horseracing Authority.
My sports work has also meant that I have advised on many cases about sports ground and stadia. Some are referred to in my section on Construction. I was involved in disputes about the National Stadium in Wales, Wembley, Aintree Racecourse, Sunderland Football Ground (the Stadium of Light), Newcastle United (St. James Park) and Leicester City.
This, in part, was why I applied to be Chairman of what was then called the Football Licensing Authority and, is now called, the Sports Ground Safety Authority. Whilst holding that public office I did not think it right to accept instructions in relation to any sports grounds, whether within my authority’s jurisdiction or not. Now that my term of office has come to and end, I am accepting instruction again in such cases, both in the UK and abroad.
I have particular expertise in the Green Guide and Multi-Use Stadia.