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"The barristers are reliable specialists in their field who provide high quality legal advice and representation. They also understand their clients"

Chambers & Partners


Old Square Chambers is a popular choice for sporting teams, players and individuals connected to or with sport.  Our reputation has been built upon successful football and rugby litigation, however members have been involved in issues relating to many sports including athletics, boxing, motor racing, horse racing, nfl and cycling.

We advise teams, sporting bodies, players, coaches, agents, physiotherapists and team healthcare professionals with disputes, including employment and contractual matters.

Specialists in Sports Law

Mary O’Rourke KC successfully represented the “Bloodgate” doctor before the ERC disciplinary and appeal panels and ultimately the GMC.

Our clinical negligence specialists handle claims which have led to career-ending injuries.

Lectures held by the FA, RFL, UK Sport, LMedA, Chartered Sports Physios, REMO, the British Horseracing Authority, World Sports Trauma Congress and the ISSSMC will often include an Old Square Chambers specialist presenting on sports medicine issues.

Members have written articles for Law in Sport and World Sport Advocate.

Clients pursuing equine-related injuries, sporting or otherwise, will be interested in our barristers with know-how in handling issues of damages, loss of earnings, vet and livery bills, and future losses.

Our expertise includes:

  • All forms of discrimination
  • Breach of contract
  • Directors' disputes
  • Equal pay
  • Injunctive relief
  • Investigations including harassment and or bullying, historical abuse
  • Status
  • Whistleblowing

Fee charging model

Key contacts

William Meade

Senior Clerk
William Meade 020 7269 0360 Email

Samantha Jones

Deputy Senior Clerk
Samantha Jones 020 7269 0307 Email
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Out of hours

William Meade (Senior Clerk)

07970 649 755