Sport and the law


Sport and the law may not seem like an obvious mix. However, the fact that the sporting world has become such a commercial industry means that there is the constant need for regulation. Even though it may not be apparent at first, there is a clear attachment between sport and the law and in the sports sector you may well find yourself requiring legal expertise.

One of the main areas where sport and the law combine is with regard to contract law. The large amounts of money involved in sporting events means that clear contracts are needed. This may be a simple contract between a player and an agent, or it may be a much more complicated contract to manage a multi-million pound contract for a sporting event, and therefore deal with areas such as sponsorship, ticketing, media and licensing to name but a few. However, sport and the law is not limited to contract law. Recent issues include doping investigations, match fixing allegations and unfair dismissal.

It is clear that sport and law is a very complex area, and there are many different regulatory bodies and councils which must be dealt with. Given that the sports sector is such a lucrative industry all over the world, it is important that lawyers who specialise in the topic have technical expertise in this niche market and are used to providing advice to individuals and large organisations alike, as well as understanding how to deal with high-profile clients and cases.

If you would like to obtain legal advice on sport and the law then Contact Law can put you in touch with a local sports solicitor free of charge. So, if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local sports solicitors please call us at 0800 1777 162 or complete the web-form above.

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