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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

The work we do:

Old Square’s experience in this sector is extensive, with members able to offer legal assistance in a comprehensive range of related specialist practice areas, such as employment and discrimination, personal injury, clinical negligence and professional discipline. This combination of expertise makes us the go-to set for sports’ professionals. Our clients range from individuals (including players, managers, coaches and healthcare professionals) and trade unions to large insurers, medical defence organisations, sports clubs, health club companies, regulators and governing bodies.

Built on a reputation for success in our football and rugby litigation issues, we have become a popular choice for claimants and defendants in all sports including athletics, boxing, motor racing, horse racing and cycling to name a few. We are regularly instructed on a range of contractual matters, including employment disputes and disciplinary and internal hearings and investigations.

Our members have also acted in numerous high-value injury and career-ending claims (including clinical negligence) involving professionals in a variety of sports, together with those playing semi-professionally or at amateur level.

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

Sports medicine is an area in which we are uniquely placed with our ability to offer a range of experience. We have been instructed in many high-profile cases involving medical professionals ranging from employment disputes, career threat due to clinical negligence through to regulatory and disciplinary matters for medical professionals employed by clubs and governing bodies.

We have a growing reputation for advising on safeguarding and child protection issues and act for a variety of institutions, including clubs and associations, having conducted numerous independent investigations into these issues.

Who we act for:

  • Sports professionals
  • Insurers
  • Regulatory and governing bodies and associations
  • Clubs, teams and organisations
  • Managers
  • Coaches
  • Players
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Medical defence organisations
  • Trade unions
  • Insurers

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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