Sports Law

Monckton Chambers has considerable expertise in the field of sports law and has particular strength in the fields of overlap between sports law and all aspects of commercial EU law, most notably competition law, freedom of movement and cross-border trading.

This experience sees members making regular appearances in all manner of specialist sports courts and tribunals.  We also have unparalleled experience in sports disputes before the European Court of Justice, the Court of First Instance, the European Commission, the Competition Appeal Tribunal and the Competition Commission, as well as litigating regularly in the High Court and above.

Monckton Chambers serves a broad range of clients within the sports sector from national sports governing bodies, individual participants, clubs, agents and broadcasters.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Agency
  • Breakaway leagues;
  • Broadcasting and licensing;
  • Contract
  • Corporate governance;
  • Corporate hospitality;
  • Data rights
  • Disciplinary procedures and hearings;
  • Discrimination between participants;
  • Dominance of governing bodies;
  • Doping and sanctions;
  • Funding;
  • Ground and TV advertising;
  • ‘Home Grown’ player requirements;
  • Image rights
  • Kit and equipment rules;
  • Kit supply and markings;
  • New competition entrants;
  • Passing off
  • Regulatory oversight;
  • Sponsorship;
  • State aid;
  • Ticketing; and
  • Transfers.

See individual barristers’ CVs for details of members’ recent and significant cases.

Members of Monckton Chambers belong to the British Association of Sport and the Law (BASL), of which one member is currently Deputy Chairman.