Sport: Law and Practice
This is a major textbook on Sports Law in the UK and consolidates guidance across all the major practice areas of interest to sports lawyers. Written by a team of acknowledged and acclaimed experts, this comprehensive work is essential reading for solicitors and barristers practising sports law, as well as Universities, governing bodies, sports agencies, clubs and commercial firms.
Practical insight from the field
With numerous practical insights from the frontline, this book is full of practice tips, precedent clauses, detailed explanations of key practical issues and step-by-step analysis.
This new edition includes new chapters on:
Government intervention in sport;
Match-fixing and related corruption (including reference to the Bribery Act);
Dealing with on-field offences;
Mediation/ADR in sport;
“No self-respecting sports lawyer should be without a copy of this fine book” – Global Sports Law and Taxation Reports
About the authors
Adam Lewis QC is a Barrister specialising in public law, EC law and sports law at Blackstone Chambers, London. He regularly advises national and international sports governing bodies, clubs, individual players and commercial partners, and appears on their behalf before the courts and regulatory authorities. Together with Jon Taylor, he edits the text book Sport: Law and Practice, currently in its 2nd edition, 2008, with the 3rd edition under preparation.
Jonathan is one of the world's leading sports lawyers, advising nationally and internationally on cutting-edge commercial, regulatory and contentious issues across all major sports.
Jonathan is the co-head of Bird & Bird's Sport Group. Jonathan advises a wide range of sports bodies (including international and national governing bodies, public agencies, event organisers, leagues, clubs, and their commercial partners and agents) on commercial matters (including the exploitation of broadcasting and sponsorship rights), contentious matters (including challenges to regulatory decisions, rights protection programmes, and commercial disputes), and regulatory and disciplinary issues (including in particular match-sanctioning, match-fixing and doping issues).
Jonathan is an experienced advocate, appearing regularly before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, as well as a range of internal sports tribunals.
He sits as an arbitrator in sports disputes (as chairman of the International Baseball Federation's Anti-Doping Panel, under FA Rule K, and under the auspices of Sport Resolutions), and is also a member of the British Horseracing Authority's Ethics Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency's Working Group on Legal Matters.
Jonathan has UK and US law degrees, and originally qualified and practised as a commercial lawyer in New York, before moving back to the UK in the late 1990s to focus exclusively on the sports sector.
Alongside his practice, Jonathan is co-editor (with Adam Lewis QC) of the leading sports law text, Sport: Law and Practice (3rd Edn 2014), and was director of studies in sports law at King's College, London from 2000 to 2007.